UO sets another record with the return of ESPN’s College Game Day

The Sept. 6 broadcast from the Memorial Quad marks sixth consecutive visit to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. (Sept. 2, 2014) - ESPN College GameDay can’t get enough of Eugene and the Oregon Ducks as it returns for the sixth straight year in a row to stage production in the memorial quadrangle area of campus.  A record for the production, as Oregon, the only school to host the show for even five consecutive years, is now raising the bar to a six year hosting streak. This will be College GameDay’s ninth visit to the Eugene campus and the nineteenth game overall featuring UO.

The production will once again feature the Lillis Business Complex and its iconic O as the backdrop to the show.  The Lillis Business Complex is the first LEED certified building in the Eugene-Springfield area and now one of six LEED certified buildings on campus.

Saturday morning’s three-hour ESPN College GameDay airs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. PT on ESPN.

UO students, faculty, staff and the community are encouraged to attend the live broadcast.  The area in primary view for the television audience is expected to be filled to capacity before the broadcast begins at 6 a.m.

The following items are not allowed in the area: bags, food, pens or markers, signs depicting advertising or attached to sticks, poles or rulers, objects that could be used as projectiles, or any items deemed by ESPN staff to be inappropriate.

Fans are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool when possible to travel to campus.  Near campus parking options include Lots 6B, 42, 16, and 18 on the map here.  The lots are reserved for permit holders during business hours Monday to Friday; however, the public will be allowed to park while attending the GameDay broadcast. 

The Autzen Stadium parking lot will operate on its regular game day schedule with opening four hours prior to kick-off at 3:30 p.m., per city ordinance. It will not be available for early morning parking.

Near-campus businesses are planning to open early for the early rising Duck fans.  The UO The Duck Store will open at 5 a.m. with coffee and apparel available for purchase.

Set-up for the show will begin by Thursday morning as ESPN personnel prepare the stage and demonstration field areas.

Editor’s Note: Local media requesting access passes or live shot locations for the GameDay broadcast can contact Jen McCulley, 541.346.8880, or Julie Brown, 541.346.3185

About the University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.

Media Contact: Jen McCulley, 541.346.8880, jmccull@uoregon.edu

Note: The University of Oregon is equipped with an on-campus television studio with a point-of-origin Vyvx connection, which provides broadcast-quality video to networks worldwide via fiber optic network. In addition, there is video access to satellite uplink, and audio access to an ISDN codec for broadcast-quality radio interviews.