Published September 9, 2012 - 1:52pm
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It’s been nearly eight years since ESPN College GameDay has broadcast from Knoxville, TN, but that ends this week. Most thought GameDay would be in Fayetteville for the Arkansas-Alabama showdown, but with the ULM upset over Arkansas, the Hogs fell all the way out of the top 25, and the matchup next week took a big hit.
GameDay has not been in Knoxville since 2004 and hasn’t been there for Florida-Tennessee since 2002.
ESPN College GameDay Broadcasts from Neyland
Sept. 9, 1995 – Georgia at Tennessee (W, 30-27)
Sept. 21, 1996 – Florida at Tennessee (L, 35-29)
Nov. 6, 1999 – Notre Dame at Tennessee (W, 38-14)
Sept. 16, 2000 – Florida at Tennessee (L, 27-23)
Sept. 21, 2002 – Florida at Tennessee (L, 30-13)
Nov. 9, 2002 – Miami at Tennessee (L, 26-3)
Oct. 2, 2004 – Auburn at Tennessee (L, 34-10)
Both Florida and Tennessee are 2-0 and are ranked. Both teams have a little momentum after a good start to the 2012 season.
We’ll have plenty of analysis on this upcoming game throughout the week, but for now, the excitement level just took another notch up with the announcement from ESPN.
For the obnoxious SEC fan that is counting (me), that’s three straight SEC games for ESPN’s College GameDay.