College GameDay announces destination for Week 0
College GameDay has revealed its first stop of the 2021 football season.
On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s popular pregame show announced that it will be heading to Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 28 for an HBCU showdown between Alcorn State and NC Central. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game is being held at Georgia State’s Center Parc Stadium.
With Nebraska traveling to Illinois for a Week 0 showdown between a pair of B1G West foes, many thought GameDay might make the trip to Champaign. That won’t be the case to kickoff the season.
WELCOME TO ATLANTA 👀
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) July 20, 2021
Other Week 0 matchups include: UTEP vs. New Mexico State; UConn vs. Fresno State; Southern Utah vs. San Jose State and Hawaii vs. UCLA.
The matchup between Alcorn State and NC Central is this year’s MEAC-SWAC Challenge. ESPN will also be airing First Take from the venue on Friday, Aug. 27, a day before the game.