ESPN’s "College GameDay" Built by The Home Depot will open the 2010 season in Atlanta, site of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between LSU and North Carolina on Sept. 4.
The game will be televised as part of the weekly Saturday Night Football series on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. It will mark the third consecutive season -- and fourth in five years -- in which the show has opened the season from Atlanta (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2009 and 2008, and Notre Dame at Georgia Tech in 2006).
ESPNU will televise the new first hour of the show -- originating from the site of the day’s best game or the game with the most compelling storyline -- from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon, "College GameDay" will continue to air on ESPN. Each "College GameDay" location throughout the year will generally be determined on the preceding Monday.
The three-hour "College GameDay" will feature show host Chris Fowler with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. Erin Andrews will join the "College GameDay" lineup, anchoring several segments during the first hour on ESPNU, and contributing reports, interviews and features during the ESPN portion of the show.