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'College GameDay' comes to Harvard

The Game, meet ESPN’s “College GameDay.”

Before Harvard and Yale meet Saturday for the 131st edition of the season-ending matchup that’s come to be known as “The Game,” the “GameDay” crew of Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will broadcast its three-hour, Emmy-winning pregame show live from a set built on the Dillon Quad.

The Crimson are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in Ivy play and the Bulldogs are 8-1 with at least a share of the Ivy League title at stake. If Harvard -- which already has at least a share of its 16th title locked up -- completes its perfect season, it will own the title outright.

“We are very honored and excited about ESPN ‘College GameDay’ coming to Harvard Stadium for The Game,” Harvard coach Tim Murphy said in a statement Sunday night. "It will make The Game even bigger and even more fun."

This will be the second time Harvard is featured on “GameDay,” which is in its 28th season and airs 9 a.m.-noon ET on Saturdays. The first time “GameDay” came to an FCS-level school was at Penn-Harvard in 2002.

Fans are invited to attend live tapings on Friday and Saturday.

The “College GameDay” account tweeted the news Sunday:

Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.