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ESPN GameDay Heading to BYU this Week

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Now this is big news that ESPN is bringing GameDay to Provo  The last time they came to a Mountain West school was in 2004 when they came to Salt Lake City for the Holy War matching up Utah and BYU.  That was also the year Utah would be the first BCS buster.  The TCU verse BYU matchup is the biggest game of the week; with TCU at seven and BYU 16th in the coaches polls.

Besides this being great exposure for the league it is odd that GameDay is coming to a Mountain West school.  For starters ESPN has zero rights to broadcast the game on televising or radio, and second Kirk Herbstreit is an analyst on the ABC night game.  The 8pm eastern kick for ABC is Texas at Missouri, so I wonder if he will do GameDay and then fly to Columbia, Missouri; he did do this a few weeks back when GameDay was at Boston College and his night game was the Miami, FL at Oklahoma game.

This should bring more exposure to the Mountain West and the people who vote in the polls to tune into the game which is on Versus, and yes still not on DirecTv.  Again, very nice to see the Mountain West getting respect with this matchup featuring a top ten and top twenty team.