Duke University Blue Devils Athletics Event Overview
The upcoming football face-off sees the 17th ranked Duke challenging 11th ranked Notre Dame. A series of exciting events, including the live broadcast of ESPN College GameDay, is lined up for the day. This marks the first time Durham will host the GameDay ahead of this Week 5 clash.
ESPN College GameDay Details
The live broadcast will take place at the Adele Quad on Duke’s campus from 9 a.m. to noon, with the game being aired at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature hosts Rece Davis, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and others.
Duke’s head coach, Mike Elko, and Kentucky’s head coach, Mike Stoops, will both make live appearances. A special segment will also include a preview of Syracuse’s preparations for their game against Clemson.
In a fun twist, celebrity and Duke alum, Ken Jeong, will feature as the guest picker for the day. Moreover, a unique fan event titled “Pat McAfee’s Kicking Contest” will be held, giving a lucky fan a chance to win $37,500.
There’s also a digital precursor to the main show called Countdown to GameDay. This segment will spotlight the week’s significant matchups and will feature Christine Williamson, Harry Douglas, and Harry Lyles Jr. Engaging activities like a dunk contest for Duke fans will also be a part of the digital coverage.
Important Information for Attendees
For those planning to attend, entry to the Adele Quad for the GameDay event is complimentary. Gates for the main game at the stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. To avoid the typical pre-game rush, it’s advisable to arrive early.
For smoother entry into the stadium, attendees are encouraged to use the Wilson Gate or Powers Gate, as some gates like the Tribull Plaza can get quite crowded. A Pedestrian Routes Map is available to guide visitors.
Lastly, security is paramount. Everyone, including staff and ticket holders, will undergo a security screening before entering the stadium. This will primarily involve metal detectors, with alternatives available for those who need them. For more details, it’s recommended to check the Entry Screening Policy.