Predict the 2012 College Gameday locations

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on August 5th, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Here's mine

September 1st Arlington, TX Michigan vs. Alabama

September 8th Baton Rouge, LA Washington at LSU

September 15th Little Rock, AR Alabama at Arkansas

September 22nd Tallahassee, FL Clemson at Florida State

September 29th East Lansing, MI Ohio State at Michigan State

October 6th Columbia, SC Georgia at South Carolina

October 13th Baton Rouge, LA South Carolina at LSU

October 20th Ann Arbor, MI Michigan State at Michigan

October 27th Madison, WI Michigan State at Wisconsin

November 3rd Los Angeles, CA Oregon at USC

November 10th Stillwater, OK West Virginia at Oklahoma State

November 17th Morgantown, WV Oklahoma at West Virginia

November 24th Columbus, OH Michigan at Ohio State

December 1st Atlanta, GA SEC Championship Game

January 1st Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl Game

January 7th Miami Gardens, FL National Championship Game


turd ferguson

August 5th, 2012 at 10:22 PM ^

This sounds fun - and thanks for posting it - but your list isn't realistic.  Three Michigan games?  Three Michigan State games?  West Virginia, South Carolina, and MSU each in back-to-back weeks?  Not happening.


August 5th, 2012 at 11:06 PM ^

Receptionist: "Hello, ESPN"

Caller: "This is Mike Slive, Commissioner of the SEC"

Receptionist: "How can we help you?"

Caller: "Do you have our six weeks of ESPN gameday set up for this year?"

Receptionist: "No problem Mr. Slive, how about we make it better for you and add the SEC Championship in Atlanta...the true national championship game, right?"

Caller: "That's what I like to hear". "Any chance we can renegotiate that television and media deal to equate our earnings more with the B1G?"

Receptionist: "No."


August 6th, 2012 at 12:52 AM ^

I totally agree. MSU, WVU, and S.Carolina will only have one (if lucky). We should get Ala and OSU. Can't see another one happening unless it is championship. (Also not sure how they will treat teams on suspension, so OSU may not be shown.)

My proposal for the following dates:

Saturday 09/29/12        

Nebraska vs Wisconsin Badgers (HC)    Lincoln, NE

Texas vs Oklahoma Sooners      Dallas, TX


VaTech  at Clemson Tigers         Clemson, SC


UGa vs.  Florida Gators               Jacksonville, FL

ND  at Oklahoma Sooners           Norman, OK  

Saturday 11/10/12        

UGa    at Auburn Tigers               Auburn, AL

Alabama vs Texas A&M Aggies   Tuscaloosa, AL

Saturday 11/17/12        

Stanford at Oregon Ducks          Eugene, OR

USC at UCLA Bruins                  Los Angeles, CA

Nov 3rd is tough call, also on Saturday  11/03/12        

Alabama at LSU Tigers            Baton Rouge, LA

oriental andrew

August 6th, 2012 at 10:29 AM ^

Totally on board with wisconsin @ nebraska and notre dame @oklahoma.  The irish last visited the sooners in 1966, so a good bet gameday will be in norman.

Red River Rivalry is tough to beat.  You'd have to see a surprise national title contender to get gameday there.  E.g., if SCar or Mizzou are somehow really good, their games against LSU and Bama (respectively) could make the cut.  But probably not. 



August 6th, 2012 at 2:10 PM ^

Not only that but its nebraska’s homecoming they will be unveiling new look uniforms and they are considered two big10 contenders.  Also nd-okla is a lock in my opinion, also an acc game like va tech/Clemson, along with the great cocktail party if uga and/or florida is doing well.


August 5th, 2012 at 10:23 PM ^

They are not doing a Michigan game 3 much as I would love to see that.

I have a hard time believing Michigan vs Ohio would make the cut since it would mean anything besides Urban vs Brady. I agree with the post above, Michigan State three times? Hell no. Probably MSU vs Wisconsin obviously, but thats it.

oriental andrew

August 6th, 2012 at 10:40 AM ^

Oregon has been involved in 11 games featuring the gameday crew.

3 times in 2009 (vs #5 USC, @ #11 Arizona, Rose Bowl)

4 times in 2010 (vs #9 Stanford, @ unranked USC, @ unranked OR St, MNC game)

4 times in 2011 (@ #4 LSU, vs #18 ASU, @ #4 Stanford, Rose Bowl)

By comparison, LSU has made 7 appearances on Gameday, although 5 (!) were in 2011. 

Alabama has been involved in a Gameday featured game 8 times since 2009. 

Wisconsin and osu have ruled the roost in the Big Ten with 5 appearances each, although none for the buckeyes last season. 

Michigan has featured just twice - the UTL game vs. notre dame and the Sugar Bowl. 


August 5th, 2012 at 10:24 PM ^

look at the competition

Michigan MSU is up against BYU at Notre Dame, South carolina at florida, FSU at Miami

Michigan Ohio is up against ND at USC, Okie State at Oklahoma, and Florida at FSU


August 5th, 2012 at 10:27 PM ^

Love the idea of this post as I am always trying to guess these myself, but you are way off. No way they have South Carolina and MSU both back to back and MSU three times. Or UM three times at that.


August 5th, 2012 at 10:27 PM ^


September 8th Ann Arbor, Air Force @ Michigan

September 15th Ann Arbor, U Mass @ Michigan

September 22nd Ann Arbor, Fan Reaction to Michigan @ Notre Dame

September 29th Ann Arbor, Fan Reacton to a bye week

October 6th Ann Arbor, Fan Reaction to Michigan @ Purdue

October 13th Ann Arbor, Illinois @ Michigan

October 20th Ann Arbor, Michigan State @ Michigan

October 27th Ann Arbor, Fan Reaction to Michigan @ Nebraska

November 3rd Ann Arbor, Fan Reaction to Michigan @ Minnesota

November 10th Ann Arbor, Northwestern @ Michigan

November 17th Ann Arbor, Iowa @ Michigan

November 24th Ann Arbor, Fan Reaction to Michigan at Ohio State

December 1st Ann Arbor, Fan Reaction to Michigan in B1G Championship Game

January 1st Ann Arbor, Fan Reaction to Rose Bowl Game

January 7th Ann Arbor, Fan Reaction to Michigan in National Championship Game

turd ferguson

August 5th, 2012 at 10:54 PM ^

Okay, here are my predictions:

Week 1 - Michigan vs. Alabama

Week 2 - Florida @ Texas A&M

Week 3 - USC @ Stanford

Week 4 - LSU @ Auburn

Week 5 - Ohio State @ Michigan State

Week 6 - Miami (FL) @ Notre Dame

Week 7 - Texas vs. Oklahoma

Week 8 - Virginia Tech @ Clemson

Week 9 - MSU @ Wisconsin

Week 10 - Alabama @ LSU

Week 11 - Arkansas @ South Carolina

Week 12 - Oklahoma @ West Virginia

Week 13 - Michigan @ OSU

I'd like to get Oregon on there, but their schedule sucks except for a game at USC, which is, annoyingly, the same week as Alabama-LSU.


August 5th, 2012 at 10:47 PM ^

Replace MSU-OSU with Wisconsin-Nebraska, already set as the 8 PM game on ABC.

Replace South Carolina-LSU with the Red River Rivalry, they always go there.

Replace Wisconsin-MSU with ? MSU-Wisconsin is set as a 3:30 game, unless the game is going to be on CBS they almost never do College Gameday for a 3:30 game like that. My guess is Flordia-Georgia in Jacksonville.

Replace Oklahoma-WVU with Stanford-Oregon.

And most likely MSU-Michigan will be replaced, but I'm holding out hope it stays.


August 5th, 2012 at 10:48 PM ^

Sept 1st obviously Arlington

Sept 8th Georgia @ Mizzou

Sept 15th Alabama @ Arkansas

Sept. 22nd LSU @ Auburn

Sept. 29th Wisconsin @ Nebraska

Oct. 6th Miami @ ND

Oct. 13th Red River shootout

Oct. 20th VT @ Clemson

Oct. 27th MSU @ Wiscy

Nov. 3rd Oregon @ USC

Nov. 10th Baylor @ Oklahoma

Nov. 17th Yale @ Harvard

Nov. 24th THE GAME


August 5th, 2012 at 10:52 PM ^

September 1st Michigan vs. Alabama

September 8th  Washington at LSU

September 15th Alabama at Arkansas

September 22nd Michigan at Notre Dame

September 29th Texas at Oklahoma St

October 6th LSU at Florida

October 13th  South Carolina at LSU

October 20th Michigan State at Michigan

October 27th Notre Dame at Oklahoma

November 3rd  Oregon at USC

November 10th  West Virginia at Oklahoma State

November 17th Ohio at Wisconsin

November 24th Florida at Florida St

December 1st Atlanta, GA SEC Championship Game

January 1st Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl Game

January 7th Miami Gardens, FL National Championship Game

I wonder if they'll come here for the Illinois game to cover our 900th win assuming we lose to Bama. Hopefully win #900 comes at Purdue.

South Quad Squirrel

August 5th, 2012 at 11:07 PM ^

Could the fact that the timing for the MSU game has not been announced mean that it might be a night game? If it is, that could get Gameday here.


But then again, I'm not sure they would want to wait so long to announce something like that. It seems sort of unlikely.

Still, I'm hoping. I really want to have Gameday back on campus this season-the fact that they're covering the Cowboy Classic is no consolation.


August 5th, 2012 at 11:45 PM ^

Week 1 - Michigan v Alabama

2 - Georgia @ Missouri (can't get much better this week + new SEC member factors in)

3 - Notre Dame @ Michigan State (Bama v Arkansas is a poss, but I can't see them with Bama twice this early)

4 - Clemson @ Florida State (unless Clemson loses wk 1 to Auburn)

5 - Wisconsin @ Nebraska or Texas @ Oklahoma State

6 - Georgia @ South Carolina or LSU @ Florida

7 - Texas v Oklahoma (^either game makes it hard to go to So Carolina @ LSU, plus they'll need to give some Big 12 love) 

8 - Michigan State @ Michigan

9 - Notre Dame @ Oklahoma or TCU @ Oklahoma State

10 - USC @ Oregon or Alabama @ LSU (depending on who has tripped up thus far, but prolly USC/Oregon b/c need PAC 12 love)

11 - Arkansas @ South Carolina

12 - Oklahoma @ West Virginia

13 - Lots: Michigan @ Ohio, Auburn @ Alabama, ND @ USC, LSU @ Arkansas (Friday game)... the choice out of these games has a lot of bearing on how many times they've visited any of these teams so far this year)

14 - SEC Championship




August 6th, 2012 at 12:13 AM ^

They're not going to Baton Rouge twice, b/c they don't go to the same place more than once in a season. That's already been established.

They're not doing 3 M games this year.  Same with 3 MSU games too.

Zone Left

August 6th, 2012 at 1:09 AM ^

Lots of teams have gotten multiple home games in a season. Check it out. By my rough count, it's happened 13 times in 17 years (including 3 times by Florida in 1999). However, it doesn't look like it's happened in the last three seasons--but that will last until there's a really good late season game against a group of so-so competitors.

Zone Left

August 6th, 2012 at 12:55 AM ^

Sounds like a fun exercise.

Sep 1: Alabama - Michigan (Dallas)

Sep 8: Florida at Texas A&M (I think this is a foregone conclusion. It's the biggest actual  football story of the season).

Sep 15: Alabama at Arkansas

Sep 22: LSU at Auburn

Sep 29: Oregon at Washington St (The schedule sucks that week and Mike Leach is interesting)

Oct 6:  West Virginia at Texas

Oct 13: South Carolina at LSU

Oct 20: Michigan State at Michigan (The schedule is terrible that week)

Oct 27: Notre Dame at Oklahoma

Nov 3: Alabama at LSU

Nov 10: Oregon at USC

Nov 17: Random lower division game / in studio

Nov 24: Michigan at OSU

Wow, there's not many compelling matchups week-to-week. Michigan has a legit shot at four games this year. The Alabama game is clearly the biggest game of the year, Notre Dame will happen if both teams are unbeaten (please), the national schedule is terrible for Michigan State week, and the OSU game will be really compelling--especially if OSU adjusts to Meyer's coaching quickly.

Hopefully, Gameday will be watchable this year. It's gone from a straight football show to two hours of human interest stories and other assorted crap. I stopped watching regularly a couple years ago.


August 6th, 2012 at 8:20 AM ^

For those interested in considering past appearances of the College Football GameDay crew as a guide to predicting future appearances, here's a link to a list of those past appearances:

Following Erin Andrews' departure for FOX and Michelle Beadle's departure for NBC Universal, I'll be interested in seeing how well Samantha Steele will do in taking over the hosting job for the 9:00 to 10:00 portion of the GameDay show on ESPNU.