Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for Week 9 on ESPN

This week’s version of “College GameDay” is poised to be a historic one.

The popular college football preview show is spurning the Power 5 for the historically-Black college trail, slated to set up shop in Jackson, Miss. for Jackson State vs. Southern.

The rivalry between the Tigers and the Jaguars is among the best in all of sports. Under Deion Sanders’ tutelage, Jackson State has become must-watch football, increasing the visibility and pull for HBCUs across the Black Belt. The Tigers are 7-0 this season, further cementing their status as one of the FCS’ best teams.

And despite some recent struggles, Southern has long been able to mount a claim for that title, as well. The Jaguars are 5-2 on the year, lagging slightly behind JSU’s unbeaten start. However, the program has helped develop generation after generation of football talent, including Hall of Famer Mel Blount and current Bear offensive guard Ja’Tyre Carter.

It should be an enthralling affair, full of all the sights and sounds that HBCU football has come to be associated with over the years. And ESPN will be there, tracking all the action as it unfolds.

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With that, here’s what you need to know about “GameDay’s” visit to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Where is ‘College GameDay’ location for Week 9?

  • Rental: Jackson, Miss.
  • Time: 9 am ET
  • matchups: Southern at Jackson State

This week’s iteration of “College GameDay” will take place at Jackson State, home of Deion Sanders and the Tigers. It’s a significant choice for “GameDay”, which has not been hosted at an HBCU since 2008, when Florida A&M hosted Hampton.

The “GameDay” crew sure picked a good one to attend, though. Jackson vs. Southern, known more commonly as the BoomBox Classic, is one of the finest rivalries in all of college sports. It’s been a tightly-contested affair in the past, with Southern holding a slim 35-30 advantage in the all-time series.

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‘College GameDay’ schedule on ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Start time: 9 am ET
  • TV channels: ESPN
  • Streaming: ESPN+, fuboTV

The “GameDay” crew will preview all of Saturday’s action live from Jackson, Miss. Southern’s clash with Jackson State is scheduled to kick off at 2 pm ET.

There are a host of intriguing matchups in this week’s college football slate, games that should make the “GameDay” crew’s decision quite difficult, including No. 2 Ohio State at No. 13 Penn State; Notre Dame at No. 16 Syracuse; No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 22 Kansas State; No. 19 Kentucky at No. 3 Tennessee; and Stanford at No. 12 UCLA, among others.

Week Matchups Rentals Guest Picker Corso’s Headgear Outcome
1 West Virginia at No. 17 Pitt (Thursday) Pittsburgh N/A Panthers Pitt 38,WVU 31
1 No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 2 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Jack Harlow Buckeyes Ohio State 21, Notre Dame 10
2 No. 1 Alabama at Texas Austin, Texas Glen Powell Crimson Tide Alabama 20 Texas 19
3 Troy at Appalachian State Boone, NC Luke Combs Mountaineers Appalachian State 32,Troy 28
4 No. 20 Florida at No. 11 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. Bianca Belair Volunteers Tennessee 38Florida 33
5 No. 10 NC State at No. 5 Clemson Clemson, SC Christian Wilkins N/A Clemson 30, NC State 20
6 No. 17 TCU at No. 19 Kansas Lawrence, Camp. Rob Riggle N/A TCU 38,Kansas 31
7 No. 3 Alabama at No. 6 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. Peyton Manning Volunteers Tennessee 52, Alabama 49
8 No. 9 UCLA at No. 10 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Oregon 45, UCLA 30
9 Southern at Jackson State Jackson, Miss. TBD TBD TBD

Who is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 9?

This week’s celebrity guest picker has not been announced yet. However, expect it to be someone with serious ties to the Jackson, Miss. community. Each of the last seven guest pickers have attended the school where “College GameDay” was being hosted that week.

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