By: SDSU Sports Information and Associated Press reports

BROOKINGS – Brookings and South Dakota State University will host “College GameDay” this coming Saturday in conjunction with the Dakota Marker football game, officials from ESPN announced Sunday.

The premier college football pre-game show airs from 8-11 a.m. Saturday mornings on ESPN. The location of the show and more information will be announced throughout the week as details are finalized.

South Dakota State is the 73rd different school to host GameDay, and Brookings will be the 87th different city to host the show.

The show began travelling to campus sites in 1993 and usually broadcasts from a major FBS game. However, it has set up twice in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, for Bison home games in 2013 and 2014.

“While we love going to places that we return to again and again, I don’t know that anything quite gives me the same type of adrenaline rush like going to a new place. This week, ‘College GameDay’ is going to the Dakota Marker game between South Dakota State and the Bison, seven-time national champions, of North Dakota State,” host Rece Davis said in a video posted on Twitter Sunday afternoon. “This is a huge rivalry game. We can’t wait to experience it with you, so Brookings, get ready. We’re coming to your city.”

Kickoff between third-ranked South Dakota State and top-ranked North Dakota State is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. For ticket information, log on to

The 7-0 Bison have won seven of the last eight national titles. The Jackrabbits are 6-1 after losing their season opener to unbeaten FBS team Minnesota.

Dakota Marker game sold out

Saturday’s Dakota Marker football game between third-ranked South Dakota State and top-ranked North Dakota State is officially sold out. The final remaining tickets for the game at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium were sold early Monday morning.

Information regarding SDSU student admission will be announced in the next 24 hours.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, with television coverage on Midco Sports Network, ESPN+ and Jackrabbits All-Access. Midco’s expanded pre-game show begins at 1:30 p.m. Radio coverage on the Jackrabbit Sports Network, including flagship station WNAX 570 AM, starts at 1 p.m.

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