ESPN's Gameday Returns to Allen Fieldhouse February 3

Jan. 25, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Students and fans are invited to Allen Fieldhouse Saturday morning, February 3, to watch a live broadcast of ESPN College Gameday. ESPN will broadcast live from Allen Fieldhouse that morning, and ESPN that evening will televise the game between current No. 8 Kansas and current No. 6 Texas A&M.

The ESPN College Gameday set will be located on the floor of the Fieldhouse; fans will have open seating in the east stands for the morning activities. The event is free to the public and doors will open at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m. there will be an ESPN SportsCenter tease, followed by a live, one- hour show from 10-11 a.m.

The KU pep band and spirit squads will be performing and Kansas Athletics will distribute free merchandise throughout the morning. Jayhawk head coach Bill Self will be conducting a live interview with the ESPN College Gameday crew during the 10-11 a.m. hour. Parking for the morning event is free, but the Fieldhouse and parking lots must be cleared out following the morning show.

Additionally, the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and the, located in the east entrance of Allen Fieldhouse, will open at 8 a.m.

Later that evening, Gameday will air live from the Fieldhouse from 7-8 p.m., previewing the Jayhawks and Aggies’ battle. Only ticketed fans for the A&M-KU game will be admitted to that portion of Gameday live.

This marks the second time ESPN College Gameday has originated from Allen Fieldhouse. In its inaugural year, the Gameday crew witnessed then-No. 7 Kansas defeat Texas, 90-65, on Jan. 29, 2005.