ESPN College GameDay coming to Kzoo Saturday

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Students and fans of Western Michigan University football may be waking up earlier for next week’s matchup against Buffalo.

According to a post on the show’s Twitter account, College GameDay, ESPN’s national college football pregame show, will broadcast live from Kalamazoo Saturday. The show travels to different universities every week and airs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays on ESPN.

Western Michigan said in a Monday release that the show would be recorded at Sangren Pedestrian Mall in the center of main campus. The area will open for fans as early as three hours before the show starts.

The Western Michigan game, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. at Waldo Stadium, will be televised on ESPNU.

Sweetwater’s Donut Mill on Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo says it’s serving seven special College GameDay-themed donuts between Tuesday and Saturday in honor of the visit.

The Broncos are 10-0 on the season, one of two unbeaten teams remaining in the Football Bowl Subdivision. They defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes 37-21 last week. Before the win, they were ranked 21st in the College Football Playoff poll. They stayed at No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday.

national championship trophy
The college football National Championship Trophy in 24 Hour News 8’s studio on Nov. 17, 2016.

Additionally, fans can check out the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy at the Kalamazoo Wal-Mart on Gull Road between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, at the Kalamazoo Wal-Mart on 9th Street between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and at Waldo Stadium on Saturday.


ESPN College GameDay on Twitter

**Correction: An earlier version of this article stated Western Michigan beat Kent State on Saturday. That game was actually Tuesday.