ESPN began setting up shop in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square Plaza on Thursday and will begin broadcasting Friday as part of the opening weekend of college football season.
ESPN’s SportsCenter segments will begin airing at 9 a.m. Friday from downtown Fort Worth, and College Football Live will air at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
The College GameDay show, which will air live from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, is in town for the Alabama-Wisconsin game at AT&T Stadium that day.
The show’s host is Rece Davis, who will be joined by Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and other special contributors. Country singer Brad Paisley will be on the GameDay set as the show’s celebrity game-picker.
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ESPN aired live from Sundance Square in January before the College Football Playoff championship. GameDay was also in Fort Worth for last year’s Florida State-Oklahoma State season opener.
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