ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The fifth-ranked University of Michigan football team's game against No. 15-ranked Notre Dame this Saturday (Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m. EDT) will mark the seventh time that ESPN's College Football GameDay crew will be present at Michigan Stadium. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and special correspondent Rocket Ismail will host the pregame show from the seventh tee of the Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Course across from the south end zone of the "Big House."
The ESPN GameDay crew on its last visit to U-M, for the 2002 season opener.
ESPN college football writer Ivan Maisel will be making live reports from inside the stadium during the 10:30 a.m. to noon show, while ESPN GameDay Radio with Mel Kiper and Dave Revsine will be broadcasting from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT in the Ann Arbor Pioneer High School parking lot.
With GameDay's broadcast of one of college football's most storied rivalries, Michigan will tie the University of Florida for the most on-campus visits by the show in its 10th year of existence. The appearance at the Notre Dame game also puts the Wolverines (16 appearances) behind the Gators (19) and Florida State (17) for the most appearances in the onsite ESPN GameDay game.
U-M has compiled an 11-4 overall record when GameDay is present and has a 5-1 record at Michigan Stadium. A victory against the Irish would tie Michigan with Ohio State (6-0) for the most victories when hosting the college football pregame show, and tie Florida (12-7) for the most victories when the show has been onsite for a game. The Michigan-Notre Dame matchup is the third most covered matchup by ESPN GameDay, with U-M holding a 2-1 edge against the Irish.
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