Greetings, everyone. I’m on vacation right now but I know there is a lot of interest in this so I thought I’d provide an update: ESPN’s GameDay is NOT coming to Berkeley for the Cal-Tennessee game on Sept. 1. As had been speculated, the network has decided to set up camp at Virginia Tech, instead. Obviously, it’s a way for ESPN to capture what should be an emotional day in the first football game since the university’s shooting massacre.
One interesting sidebar: ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit will be on site in Blacksburg, Va. for GameDay then immediately hop on a plane and fly to the Bay Area to call the Tennessee game.
For those who are disappointed, there likely is still hope. Cal’s game against USC on Nov. 10 figures to shape up as a biggie, and it’s already been selected as ABC’s Saturday night Game of the Week. It seems there would be a good chance GameDay would be here for that one.
On another note, in case you missed it, a time has been set for the Cal-Louisiana Tech game on Sept. 15: It will begin at 3:30 p.m. and air on Comcast Sports Net.