ESPN College GameDay Set to Stop in Eugene for this Weekend's Football Game
Nov. 14, 2002
EUGENE - The radio version of ESPN's College GameDay will make its fifth of six tour stops at Autzen Stadium Saturday as part of the festivities surrounding this weekend's Oregon-Washington football game.
The broadcast, featuring NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. and Dave Revsine, will originate from inside the Moshofsky Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST) Saturday, with all fans holding tickets for the 12:30 p.m. football game welcome to take part in the activities. The broadcast features interviews and updates of college football games from around the country, with doors to the Moshofsky Center opening at 9:30 a.m.
It marks the first time the ESPN Radio Road Tour has stopped in Eugene. Other sites the radio production has visited this year include Athens, Ga. (Clemson at Georgia), College Park, Md. (Florida State at Maryland), Oxford, Miss. (Florida at Ole Miss) and Lincoln, Neb. (Texas at Nebraska). The tour will close out its second season Nov. 23 in Columbus, Ohio -- the site of this year's Michigan at Ohio State game.
The ESPN College GameDay television production made one of only two West Coast stops ever in Eugene during the 2000 football season for the Ducks' 29-10 win over UCLA.