Earlier this week, with the passion and hype around College GameDay coming to Seattle, I sent out a tweet “offering $100 to pull down the Cougar flag at College GameDay this Saturday.” It was meant to be light-hearted and in the spirit of college football rivalry. I never meant for this to be a serious request and want to discourage anyone from disrupting the flag waving. This is a great day for Husky fans and local college fans in generaI. I encourage all fans to enjoy it by demonstrating good behavior and sportsmanship.
Complete GameDay facts for all fans can be found below ...
ESPN’s College GameDay built by The Home Depot is a three-hour show of news and analysis which will air live from Red Square in front of Suzzallo Library on the campus of the University of Washington this Saturday, Oct. 12th! The braodast will air from 6a-9a.m. and this will be GameDay’s first-ever stop in Seattle.
GameDay is hosted by Chris Fowler and features analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack with reporting by Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt and Gene Wojciechowski.
We encourage you to come out and show your Husky Pride at GameDay this Saturday!! #GetUpForGameDay
Red Square, UW Campus
3:30 a.m. Dawg Pack line for "The Pit" opens
4:00 a.m. "The Pit” opens for public
5:30 a.m. UW Band and Cheer Perform
6:00 a.m. College GameDay on ESPN begins
9:00 a.m. Broadcast concludes
Is College GameDay open to the public or just for students?
College GameDay is open to the public and we need Husky fans to come out in full force!
Where should I park?
Given it is a Husky Football game day, parking will be organized accordingly. Tyee parking lots will open at 3:30 a.m. Public Parking in Central Plaza Garage, Portage Bay Garage, South Campus Lot S1, and Padelford Garage will be open at 3:30 a.m. Saturday for public parking.
Will there be food or coffee available for purchase?
Yes! By George located near Red Square will be open for business at 4:00 a.m.
Complimentary breakfast bags will be provided to students with a student-issued Husky Card.
Can I bring a sign, flag or fathead?
Yes! We encourage fans to bring a festive (yet classy) sign to show your Husky spirit. “The Pit” — located in the front section of the broadcast — is generally occupied by students and has it's own set of rules and regulations. Please see the Dawg Pack landing page for more information about access to “The Pit”.
Get more info at GoHuskies.com!