ESPN's College Gameday crew is headed to Lubbock for Saturday's showdown between No. 8 Texas Tech (8-0, 4-0) and No. 1 Texas (8-0, 4-0), network officials announced this morning. It will mark the first time for the Gameday crew to visit Lubbock, where hosts Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard will do a live broadcast from a location on the Tech campus from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The game is at 7 p.m. in Jones AT&T Stadium.
In a statement,Tech athletic director Gerald Myers said his school is "fortunate" the network chose to originate its morning show from Lubbock, rather than another venue.
"This is not only great for the athletics department, but also a tremendous opportunity to showcase our university, the city of Lubbock and our outstanding students, fans and citizens,” Myers said in his statement.
The location for the on-campus broadcast will be determined later, Tech officials said. The Red Raiders set up the battle of unbeatens by defeating No. 19 Kansas, 63-21, Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. while No. 1 Texas edged No. 7 Oklahoma State, 28-24,Saturday in Austin.
_ Jimmy Burch