ESPN College Gameday

ESPN's College Gameday is coming to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for the first time! Be there live from the Hill as College Gameday broadcasts live from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. CT prior to #19 Kansas' matchup with #17 TCU.

College Gameday Info

The show will broadcast live from the  University of Kansas’ campus on the Hill, northeast of the Campanile with the stage facing southwest.

The Hill will open at 5:30 a.m. in advance of ESPN College GameDay, which airs live from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

The festivities officially begin Thursday at 2 p.m., when the Home Depot Bus pulls into town on the south end of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Kansas fans are encouraged to be there Thursday afternoon to greet the GameDay bus and welcome it to Lawrence.

The stage will be setup all day Friday with television segments being filmed beginning at 6:45 a.m.

Pat McAfee will host his show live on set at 12 p.m., for an hour with fans welcome to attend. ESPN’s College Football Live will then be broadcast live at 2 p.m., with Jen Lada, Desmond Howard and David Pollack.

Following the 30-minute show, fans are encouraged to head to the bottom of the hill to send off the football team as the Jayhawks depart for their team hotel Friday afternoon.

On Saturday, GameDay will take over as the primary attraction on The Hill with the “pit” opening for fans at 5:30 a.m.

Admission is free to the event.

Parking lots will open at 6 a.m. for those with valid football parking passes in the tailgating lots around David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Those without valid football parking permits should plan to park on the south side of campus or in the two downtown parking garages (8th and Vermont and 6th and New Hampshire) and take the football shuttle to the stadium. The shuttle stops on campus are lot 72 (Burge Union) and lot 34 (Price Computing Center), and for this game, will begin running at 6 a.m.

The shuttle will make return trips from the stadium to the south side of campus and downtown after kickoff.

Parking is available on campus without a permit in lots 90, 125, 127, 70, 71, and the Central District parking garage. All parking near the stadium will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday evening and overnight.

University buildings in the area will not be open to the public, but portable restrooms will be available in the area.

Kansas students will have the opportunity to enter “The Pit” area on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students admitted to the pit are encouraged to wear school colors and should have a numbered wristband. Participants are subject to ESPN security procedures and policies.

The following items are prohibited in the pit: bags (of any kind), food and drinks, pens, pencils, markers or dry erase boards and signs on sticks. Throwing objects is strictly prohibited in the pit. A number of sign regulations are required as well.

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#19 Kansas vs. #17 TCU

Ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2009, the No. 19 Kansas Jayhawks will host the No. 17 TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m. CT at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

With two top-25 teams in Lawrence, ESPN’s College GameDay will be on hand to broadcast its show from the Kansas campus for the first time in the show’s history.

The matchup will be a battle of the unbeatens, as the Kansas Jayhawks (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) enter Saturday coming off a dramatic 14-11 win against Iowa State on Oct. 1. TCU (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) comes into Lawrence after a decisive 55-24 victory against No. 18 Oklahoma.

Saturday’s Big 12 Conference matchup will be the first game in Lawrence to feature two Top 20 teams since Oct. 25, 2008, when No. 19 Kansas hosted No. 8 Texas Tech.

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