ESPN's College GameDay returning to South Bend on Sept. 1 for Notre Dame-Michigan

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ESPN announced Saturday that College GameDay will make an appearance at the Notre Dame football season opener with Michigan, Sept. 1 at Notre Dame Stadium.

It’s the 29th time GameDay has appeared at an Irish game, with 19 of those coming on the road, one at a neutral site.

ND’s history with the popular pregame show is a mixed bag. The Irish are 12-16 in the previous 28 appearances, but the last time GameDay came to South Bend — Oct. 13, 2012, for Stanford — the Irish not only won that game but went on to complete an unbeaten regular season. The Irish are 4-4 in those eight home appearances.

Notre Dame hosted the first on-campus edition of College GameDay on Nov. 13, 1993, when No. 1 Florida State visited to take on the second-ranked Irish. Lou Holtz’s squad handed the Seminoles a 31-24 defeat after the show aired from the Joyce Center.

See you September 1, @desmondhoward.#GoIrish ☘️

— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 4, 2018

Lee Corso shows off his pick for Notre Dame-Stanford clash, back in 2012, on the set of ESPN's College GameDay. The show returns to South Bend on Sept. 1.