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ESPN College GameDay heads to Iowa State for 2021 Cy-Hawk game

Truth be told. For the second time in three seasons, the well known ESPN Saturday pre-game show will be arranged before the yearly Cy-Hawk competition for Iowa versus Iowa State. That choice was made Saturday night, after Iowa squashed Indiana and after Iowa State got away with a 16-10 triumph against Northern Iowa.

“It is a tremendous privilege to host GameDay twice in three years and a testament to the incredible job Matt Campbell, his staff and student-athletes are doing on and off the football field,” Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard said in a Saturday night statement. “This will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase Iowa State University, our football program and fans to a national audience. I am confident that our fans will again show out for this special event, just as they did two years ago.”

The primary stage will be situated between the Sukup End Zone Club and Reiman Gardens. The show begins at 8 a.m. The Cy-Hawk game starts off at 3:30 p.m., on ABC.

ESPN’s College Game Day is returning to Ames!

For the second time in three years, Iowa State will have ESPN’s College GameDay worked by the Home Depot on Saturday, Sept. 11, in front of the Cyclones’ home football match-up against the yearly Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series confrontation against Iowa. The opening shot for the sold-out game, which will air on ABC, is set for 3:30 p.m. (Focal).

“It is a gigantic advantage to have GameDay twice in three years and a demonstration of the unbelievable occupation Matt Campbell, his staff and understudy competitors are doing here and there the football field,” said Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard. “This will be a colossal chance to grandstand Iowa State University, our football program and fans to a public crowd. I’m sure that our fans will again show out for this uncommon occasion, similarly as two years prior.”

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Iowa State is one of five nearby locales that have facilitated the program twice since 2019, joining Georgia, Clemson, Penn State and Minnesota. ESPN originally broadcasted the show in 1987 from its studio, and showed up in 1993 in South Bend, Ind., in front of the coordinate between No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 1 Florida State.

ESPN’s College GameDay, the organization’s particular school football pregame show, starts at 8 a.m. (Focal) on ESPN. The set will again be found South of MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium in the verdant region between the Sukup End Zone Club and Reiman Gardens. The three-hour show highlights Rece Davis (have), Lee Corso (expert), Kirk Herbstreit (examiner), Desmond Howard (investigator), Gene Wojciechowski (giver), David Pollack (examiner/supporter), Robert Griffin III (investigator/benefactor), Chris “Bear” Fallica (analyst/donor) and Jen Lada (patron).