College Football’s Biggest Party is Coming to Ames on Saturday
In case you hadn't heard, there is a pretty big football game over in Ames this Saturday. #7 Iowa State hung on to top UNI while #17 Iowa blasted Indiana to set up a matchup so big, that more than just the state of Iowa will be paying attention this weekend! ESPN's College Gameday will be returning to Ames for their second straight Cy-Hawk game!
Yeah, as if Ames isn't crazy enough on gameday, I can't imagine how nuts it will be with the Gameday in town for all the Iowa/Iowa State festivities. Iowa Athletic Director Jamie Pollard said in a statement that Gameday's appearance in Ames will be "a tremendous opportunity to showcase Iowa State University, our football program, and fans to a national audience". Pollard also stated how it was a "testament to the incredible job Matt Campbell, his staff and student-athletes are doing on and off the football field".
So just where will Gameday be set up on Saturday? Back in 2019 they put up their set near the south end zone at Jack Trice Stadium. According to a press release from Iowa State, that is exactly where the set up will be again on Saturday, in the grassy area between the Sukup End Zone Club and Reiman Gardens.
ESPN's College Gameday program kicks off at 8 a.m. and features hosts Rece Davis, Lee Corso, and Kirk Herbstreit. The Cy-Hawk game between the Hawkeyes and Cyclones will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and be televised by ABC.