Locations, Time for ESPN's College GameDay and Fox's Big Noon Kickoff

By Kevin Harrish on November 18, 2019 at 4:51 pm
Big Noon Saturday

It's going to be a busy Saturday in Columbus.

Both major college football pregame shows – ESPN's College GameDay and Fox's Big Noon Kickoff – will be in town for this weekend's top-10 showdown between Ohio State and Penn State, in addition to the BTN Tailgate preview show.

It will be a lot happening all at once, but it appears Ohio State has the logistics figured out with GameDay broadcasting from just north of Ohio Stadium and both Big Noon Kickoff and BTN Tailgate broadcasting from southeast of the stadium.

Pregame Show Schedule
ESPN's College GameDay South Lawn of St. John Arena, north of Ohio Stadium 9-noon Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Maria Taylor
Fox's Big Noon Kickoff Near Ohio Stadium's victory bell tower to the southeast, then in the stadium at noon 10-noon Urban Meyer, Rob Stone, Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart
BTN Tailgate Near Ohio Stadium's victory bell tower to the southeast, along the walkway to the RPAC 10-noon Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Michelle McMahon

College GameDay will broadcast from the south lawn area in front of St. John Arena, just north of Ohio Stadium, starting at 9 a.m. ESPN's pregame show is making its 19th trip to Columbus and will be present for an Ohio State game for the 46th time.

Big Noon Kickoff's broadcast will originate just southeast of Ohio Stadium at 10 a.m. next to Ohio State's victory bell tower. The show will then move inside the stadium at 11 a.m. and do the remainder of the broadcast field-side ahead of the game. Fox's pregame show returns to Columbus for the second time this season after the crew – including former Buckeye coach Urban Meyer – did their show live from Columbus for Ohio State's home matchup with Wisconsin earlier in the year.

BTN Tailgate will also be present on Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m., broadcasting from an area adjacent to the southeast “Victory Bell,” where Big Noon Kickoff will be, but along the walkway to the RPAC.

Ohio State's home matchup with Penn State kicks off at noon on Saturday and will be broadcast on Fox.

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