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ESPN College GameDay Driven by State Farm FAQ
Release: 02/15/2010
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Feb. 15, 2010

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What are the times of the ESPN shows?
The crew will do some drop-ins during the 7am PT Sportscenter show, but the actual GameDay show broadcast from 8-9am PT and will be broadcast at center court in front of a live audience.

Where can I park?
Parking will be available in the lots south of Husky Stadium for $15 and Lot E-1 for $7.

Will you clear fans out of Bank of America Arena after the broadcast?
The UW-UCLA game is not until 6pm and both teams will use the arena for gameday shoot-arounds. As a result, Bank of America Arena will be cleared at the conclusion of the show.

Will Coach Romar be there? What about the Husky players?
Coach Romar is expected to make an appearance, but plans for the players have not been finalized.

What time will the doors open for the taping?
For the show, doors to Bank of America Arena open at 6:30am. For the game that evening, doors will open at 5:00pm. A game ticket is required for entrance to Bank of America Arena and the UW-UCLA game.

Where will the ESPN stage be set up?
The GameDay stage will be set up at midcourt, in front of the scorer's table and student section.

Can you bring in signs?
Signs are allowed, however, all signs will need to be approved and stamped by State Farm/ESPN personnel before they can be brought into the arena.

How did Washington get selected to host College GameDay Driven by State Farm?
Each year, ESPN chooses sites based on the recent success of the program, the projected success of the program in the near future and the significance of the game, among other factors.

Do you need a ticket to be allowed into College GameDay Driven by State Farm?
College GameDay Driven by State Farm is a free event in the morning and no ticket is required. A game ticket is required for entrance to Bank of America for the UW-UCLA game at 6pm that night.

What is State Farm's affiliation with ESPN College GameDay?
State Farm is the national sponsor for the ESPN College GameDay series. This is their fourth year as title sponsor.

Which ESPN announcers will be there?
The normal crew of Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis, Bobby Knight and Digger Phelps are expected to be here for the show.

What entrance should I go to?
Both Bank of America Arena entrances (NW & SW) will be open. The Dawg Pack will enter through the normal student entrance on the NW porch.

Is seating first come, first served?
Seating is not reserved. However, the student section will be reserved for the Dawg Pack.

Will concessions be open?
No. But complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be provided, plus Top Pot donuts will be available until they run out!

Are tickets available for the UW-UCLA game?
Availability for game tickets is extremely limited. Visit for updates. We do expect the game to be completely sold out.

What color highlighter should I bring to match Digger?
Purple, what else!

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