The Annual College Football Signing Day is where some of the greatest High School athletes in the country officially announce what College they will attend for the upcoming school year. This is the 3rd annual ESPNU Signing Day Special Live that first began on 5 February 2014.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 90 minutes
ESPNU Signing Day Special - College GameDay (football) - Netflix
College GameDay (branded as ESPN College GameDay built by the Home Depot for sponsorship reasons) is a pre-game show broadcast by ESPN as part of the network's coverage of college football, broadcast on Saturday mornings during the college football season, prior to the start of games with a 12:00 p.m. ET kickoff. In its current form, the program is typically broadcast from the campus of the team hosting a featured game being played that day (such as one being broadcast by an ESPN network or ABC), and features news and analysis of the day's upcoming games. It first aired in 1987 with Tim Brando as host and Lee Corso and Beano Cook as commentators, giving an overview of college football games, but the show underwent a radical transformation beginning in 1993, and began incorporating live broadcasts. Today, the only original cast member remaining is Lee Corso. Rece Davis serves as host and Kirk Herbstreit is Corso's counterpart. Desmond Howard was added to the cast of the show in 2008. Craig James served as an analyst from 1990 to 1995. Erin Andrews joined the GameDay crew as a co-host and contributor in 2010, replaced in 2012 by Samantha Ponder (and in 2017 by Maria Taylor after Ponder left to become host of Sunday NFL Countdown that same year). In 2015, Rece Davis (also host of the college basketball version of GameDay) replaced Chris Fowler as host of the show. In 2010, the program was expanded from two to three hours, with the opening hour broadcast on ESPNU until 2013. The show is known for its prediction segment that appears at the end of each broadcast. Typically there are four predictors: Corso, Herbstreit, Howard, and an invited guest, usually a celebrity, prominent athlete, or radio personality associated with the host school for that week. The show always concludes with Corso's prediction for the host school's game, after which he dons the mascot's headgear of the team he predicts to win the game, usually to the ire or excitement of local fans.
ESPNU Signing Day Special - 2000 - Netflix
August 27: Georgia Tech at #11 Virginia Tech (BCA Classic) in Blacksburg, Virginia, Game cancelled September 9: #1 Nebraska at #23 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, Nebraska 27–24 OT September 16: #6 Florida at #11 Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, Florida 27–23 September 23: #6 UCLA at Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, Oregon 29–10 September 30: #17 Wisconsin at #9 Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michigan 13–10 October 7: #1 Florida State at #7 Miami in Miami, Florida, Miami 27–24 October 14: #8 Oklahoma at #2 Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas, Oklahoma 41–31 October 28: #1 Nebraska at #3 Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, Oklahoma 31–14 November 4: #2 Virginia Tech at #3 Miami in Miami, Florida, Miami 41–21 November 11: #1 Oklahoma at #23 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, Oklahoma 35–31 November 18: #4 Florida at #3 Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida, Florida State 30–7 December 2: #8 Kansas State vs. #1 Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship) in Kansas City, Missouri, Oklahoma 27–24 January 3, 2001: #3 Florida State vs. #1 Oklahoma (Orange Bowl - BCS National Championship) in Miami Gardens, Florida, Oklahoma 13–2
ESPNU Signing Day Special - References - Netflix