Florida Gators To Host ESPN's College GameDay for Record 35th Time

By Steve LeMaster

ESPN’s College GameDay is headed back to Gainesville. The unbeaten Florida Gators (6-0/5-0 SEC) will host ESPN’s College GameDay prior to entertaining the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-1/4-2 SEC) on Saturday. Florida is set to make its record 35th appearance on College GameDay, which is the most by one school in the program’s history. College GameDay is due to set up shop in Gainesville for the first time since Nov. 28, 2009, when Florida notched a 37-10 win over longtime rival Florida State.

Florida and South Carolina will meet in another Top-10 battle. Florida, with a 31-17 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores, remained undefeated over the weekend. Head coach Will Muschamp has the Gators chomping hard these days.

South Carolina, under the direction of former Florida head coach Steve Spurrier, carries one loss following a setback to the LSU Tigers. South Carolina is a field goal shy of being undefeated following Saturday’s 21-23 loss to LSU.  The Gamcocks’ road will get much easier after this week. South Carolina has home games remaining with the Tennessee Volunteers, Arkansas Razorbacks and Wofford Terriers. South Carolina will enjoy an open date on the week of Saturday, Nov. 3.

The Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Florida State Seminoles, Michigan Wolverines, Alabama Crimson Tide, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Southern California Trojans, LSU Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers have also hosted their share of College GameDay broadcasts since 1993. The College GameDay Appearances By School list dating back to 1993 features some heavyweights. The first 10 on the list shapes up as follows: 1. Florida, 35; 2. Ohio State, 30; 3. Oklahoma, 26; 4. Florida State, 24; 4. Michigan, 24; 6. Alabama, 23; 7. Notre Dame, 20; 7. Southern Cal, 19; 9. LSU, 18; 9. Tennessee, 18.

Gators or Gamecocks? Gainesville is gearing up to host College GameDay.

Kickoff for the Florida-South Carolina game is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.

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