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ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to West Point

It’s GameDay’s first trip to Army’s campus since 2003.

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For the seventh straight season, ESPN College GameDay will broadcast from the site of the annual Army-Navy game.

This year is a bit different though. Because of the pandemic, this year’s game is being played on Army’s campus at West Point for the first time since 1943. So, the GameDay crew won’t be set up in Philadelphia or Baltimore, they’ll be on the grounds of the United States Military Academy.

Kirk Herbstreit and the gang haven’t been to West Point since 2003, when the Black Knights hosted USF.

However, Army has been part of the featured contest on GameDay nine previous times, the most of any non-Power 5 program. Army is 3-6 in those games.

Navy is 3-3 in GameDay contests, all of which were Army-Navy games.

GameDay will air on ESPN from 9 a.m. to noon EST.

The 121st Army-Navy game will kickoff on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. on CBS. Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will have the call, while Jamie Erdahl reports from the sidelines. It’ll be the 13th time Danielson has called the game, the fifth for Nessler and the fourth for Erdahl. Danielson has called more Army-Navy games on television than anyone else in the game’s history.

Navy is 3-6 on the season after losing Saturday to No. 18 Tulsa, while Army is 7-2. The Black Knights still have to play Air Force on Dec. 19 and are scheduled to play in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26.