College GameDay heads to Boone for App State vs. Troy


Courtesy of App State Athletics

ESPN’s College GameDay comes to Boone for the first time Sept. 17, 2022, hosted from Sanford Mall.

Chance Chamberlain, Associate Sports Editor

For the first time in App State history, ESPN’s College GameDay announced it would be traveling to Boone for the Mountaineers’ Sept. 17 matchup with Troy. 

College GameDay’s Rece Davis admitted the crew was originally likely headed to College Station, Texas, for Texas A&M’s matchup with No. 13 Miami, but the location flipped to Boone after App State defeated the No. 6 Aggies. The decision may have also been swayed thanks to viral videos of Mountaineer fans storming King Street and celebrating across campus circulating across all social media platforms. 

The announcement was made to the team before their flight departed back to North Carolina. 

The Sept.17 kickoff between the Mountaineers and Trojans is set at 3:30 pm, and is the Sun Belt Conference opener for App State as it looks to build momentum after its momentous win against the Aggies. Saturday’s win was its first against a ranked opponent since No. 14 Coastal Carolina in 2021 and first against a top 10 opponent since No. 5 Michigan in 2007. 

Students should be prepared to cheer on the Mountaineers and construct creative signs that are shown off on ESPN’s coverage. The show will be located on Sanford Mall and the renowned GameDay crew of Davis, Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and a special guest will begin their show at 9 a.m.