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College GameDay at Virginia Tech: Five things to know

September 26, 2017

Coach Fuentes talks at College GameDay

ESPN’s College GameDay will broadcast live from campus Saturday before the Hokies take on the Clemson Tigers.

The show begins at 9 a.m.  

Here’s what you need to know. Get more details from the HokieSports page.  

Hokies wearing marron and cheering

1. Wear your gear

Saturday’s game is Maroon Effect. Make sure you’ve got on your Hokie gear.

Hokie fans cheering and holding up a Virginia Tech flag

2. Bring props

Posters, flags, signs. Be sure to show up and stand out.

Alumni mall

3. Get there early

College GameDay will broadcast from Alumni Mall. Fans can arrive as early as 4 a.m. Saturday to start lining up. "The Pit" area will open at 5 a.m. SportsCenter hits will start during the 7 a.m. hour before GameDay goes live at 9 a.m. Details

Cheering Hokie fans wearing maroon

4. Make some noise

Get loud. Show everyone what Hokie Nation is all about.

The HokieBird and two fans pose for a selfie

5. Have fun

Snap selfies and plenty of photos. Share them online using #VirginiaTech. We want to see your Hokie spirit.

Watch live

Can’t make it to Blacksburg? Watch College GameDay on ESPN starting at 9 a.m.

Parking on game day

The broadcast will impact parking. Make sure you know where to go.
Learn more

Skipper cannon will fire

Skipper, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets cannon, will be fired between 9 a.m. and noon. Details

Please be respectful

Hokies are all about respect and this weekend should be no different. Keep in mind, too, that Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sept. 29 and concludes at nightfall on Sept. 30. As such, if you're tailgating near these locations, please be respectful to those who may be observing this holy day in Judaism.

  • Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center on Toms Creek Road (near the intersection of Price's Fork)

  • Blacksburg Jewish Community Center on Roanoke Street (downtown)

  • Librescu Jewish Student Center on Wall Street