Signs behind the set of ESPNs College GameDay create a colorful and sometimes hilarious backdrop for the popular traveling pregame show. Since 1994, the signs have become a tradition ranging from cliché marriage proposals to humorous spoofs and outrageous commentary.
Its a time when fans can engage in trash talk with a marker, a large cardboard and some creativity.
Before No. 16 Washington plays No. 2 Oregon 1 p.m. Saturday at Husky Stadium, ESPNs three-hour show begins 6 a.m. on UWs Red Square plaza, which is near the schools iconic Suzzallo Library.
The first 600 or so students to arrive for “GameDay” can stand in the fenced-in area, called the “pit,” behind the stage, in direct line of the broadcast. Gates open at 4 a.m.
ESPN encourages fans to dress up in costumes and bring their signs in hopes of a few seconds of TV fame. And we want to see them. Before you go to GameDay or while you’re in Red Square on Saturday, tweet your photos to us @seatimessports.
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