ESPN bringing ‘GameDay’ show to Western Michigan

Posted at 3:18 PM, Nov 13, 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Set your alarms early next Saturday!

ESPN is bring its college football pregame show 'College GameDay' to Kalamazoo to broadcast live on Saturday, Nov. 19 from the campus of Western Michigan University.

The announcement was made Saturday through the program's Twitter and Facebook accounts:

"Two unbeatens left," the tweet reads. "We're coming to see one of them. Get hyped, WMU Football!"

The 10-0 Broncos are just one of two undefeated teams left at this point in the season; catching the eyes of ESPN College GameDay.

"It's absolutely huge," said head coach PJ Fleck. "It's wonderful for our student body it's wonderful for our university and the city of Kalamazoo. We need to pay the city the entire week."

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, the GameDay crew will be broadcasting live from Western Michigan's campus.

"People are really excited about this opportunity and it's something Kalamazoo does not take lightly," said quarterback Zach Terrell.

"It's something for everyone to be proud of. It's not every day that College GameDay comes to you and we're really looking forward to the opportunity to host them and show what an amazing city and an amazing university we have."

Coach P.J. Fleck says he's keeping his team focused, but is excited for the national exposure coming to Kalamazoo.

"We want people from all over the state to visit Kalamazoo this week and come to GameDay," Fleck said. "Even if you're not a Western Michigan Bronco, we want you to come by and experience game day, experience Kalamazoo and what it has to offer and really experience our culture."

Fleck hopes to see record-breaking crowds Saturday morning before their match up with Buffalo.

"This is probably the best thing that's come towards Kalamazoo in a very long time and I want people to embrace it, cherish it and enjoy it."

Kickoff time for the 10-0 Broncos’ match up against the 2-8 Buffalo Bulls has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Waldo Stadium.

'College GameDay' airs from 9 a.m. - noon every Saturday on ESPN during college football season. The show travels to different campuses across the country.

FOX 17s Rebecca Russell contributed to this report