ESPN announced Sunday morning that College GameDay is coming to UCF for the Saturday, November 17th game between the UCF Knights and Cincinnati Bearcats. It was announced via Twitter by Kirk Herbstreit:
November 11, 2018
It is the first time UCF has ever hosted College GameDay which will be doing the show from the campus Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-noon with host Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, Maria Taylor and Orlando’s own Lee Corso who’s famous helmet picks will now include a UCF game.
The exact site of the stage is yet to be determined.
In addition, the game itself will kick off at 8 p.m. and will be televised on ABC.
BOOM! See you Saturday.— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) November 11, 2018
At 9-0, UCF can clinch the American Eastern Division title with a win over 9-1 Cincinnati.
ESPN’s Chris Fowler gave us a hint by tweeting at us that good news was coming to UCF on Sunday.
Damn, you guys are worked up! Chill. I humbly predict You won’t be disappointed.— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) November 11, 2018
Fowler will call the game with Herbstreit and Maria Taylor. Here is Fowler’s reaction once the news came out.
To honor Saturday’s big occasion I salute the original name for @UCF (back when it was Florida Technical University). The mighty Citronauts! (Inspired mash up of fruit & space travel ♂️). I love vintage nicknames! Thx for the swag @UCF_Football #SNF pic.twitter.com/wWjAKdvvQO— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) November 11, 2018
UCF is ready to go:
Welcome to UCF, @CollegeGameDay!— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) November 11, 2018
Ready to party? pic.twitter.com/4aoJs3RlET
Oh yeah. We’re ready.