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ESPN College Gameday is Coming to UW

Wake up, Seattle!

NCAA Football: ESPN College Game Day Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, they are coming to your city.

This will be the just the second time that Washington has hosted ESPN’s College Gameday program. The previous trip happened in October, 2013 when the Huskies hosted the Ducks in what became a stinker of a game for Husky fans.

College Gameday has been in existence since 1987, but did not start traveling around the country until 1993. It is an anomaly that it took ESPN twenty years to make their first trip to the vaunted University of Washington campus. But consider this: from 1993 to 2005, Gameday tripped to a west coast city just two times.

The Huskies will be hosting USC next weekend in a game that has post-season implications for both teams. Clay Helton’s Trojans have been streaking since the insertion of freshman QB Sam Darnold into their starting lineup. They are still in the running for a South division championship, but desperately need a victory to keep up with both Utah (who they do not have a tie-breaker against) and Colorado (who they do hold a tie-breaker over).

UW is in the heat of a playoff spot that is increasingly looking like will require an undefeated win. This game is the first of UW’s final two home games before their Apple Cup trip to Pullman.

Let’s hear from you, Dawg Fans. Will you be tripping out to Gameday?