ESPN’s College Game Day brings its live coverage to tomorrow’s Mizzou game. Fans who did not score a ticket to the Tigers-Sooners game can still get a front row seat. MU campus, students, fans and Faurot Field will take center stage for a nationwide audience Saturday.
ESPN has covered games in Columbia before, but it’s never broadcast its Saturday College Game Day live. ESPN’s Communications Manager Mike Humes covering Tiger football was an easy decision. Both teams are undefeated, Missouri’s ranked No. 11 and Oklahoma sits at No. 1. He says that’s the kind of match up they’re looking to feature on their show.
He says a lot of preparation goes into shooting the event, which for his staff, which has been filtering into Mid Missouri since Wednesday.
Humes says he encourages the fans to come out and support their team. He says the crowds, the excitement and the energy is a big part of gameday broadcasting … rain or shine.
Game Day coverage starts at 8 a.m. Central and runs through the game — kick off is at 7 p.m.
Humes says as with each college town they visit, they’ll have do “when in Rome” and find out where the best place to eat in town is.