The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 27, 2000 - 11
ESPN's Gameday gears up for Ann Arbor invasion
McCallister to bolster
Former Dayton senior women's
administrator and associate athletic
director Megan McCallister w4s
rator and associate:
thletic director yes-
terday by Michigan
athletic director Bill>
sports, strength and conditioning.,
band/cheerleaders and summer
McCallister will also serve as the
ichigan administration representa-
tive for the NCAA and the Big Ten.
Cagers seek fans for
poster shoot today
The Michigan men's basketball team
will be hosting a photo shoot today for
s 2000-01 promotional poster.
Interested Maize-Ragers are encour-
aged' to meet in the tunnel entrance of
Crisler Arena today at 5:30 to be a part
of the photos that may be featured in
posters and Michigan basketball mate-
To be included in the photo shoot.
fans -must wear their Maize-Rage t-
For information on the photo shoot
or Michigan Athletic promotions and
arketing, please call the Athletic
Marketing Department at 615-2025.
By Kareem Copeland
For The Daily
Saturday morning, Ann Arbor will
once again play host to "the world-
wide leader in sports." ESPN will be
making its second visit in two weeks
in celebration of college football.
Whereas Rich Eisen was reliving
the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry
at Dominick's, the crew of "College
Gameday" will preview this upcom-
ing weekend of football.
The University will tie Florida and
Notre Dame for the most times host-
ing the show with five since its
Having attended 54 regular season
games and six national champi-
onships, the pre-game show has
attracted a "cult following," analyst
Lee Corso said in a written state-
Corso is joined on set by fellow
analyst Kirk Herbstreit and host
The trio examines
all the angles of col-
matchups around thej
country, with intei- ^
views and features.
Mac Nwulu, com-
for ESPN, said that by
being "the most comprehensive" pre-
game show, "any game that means
something will be reviewed and ana-
The first "College Gameday" road
show made a trek to South Bend
November 13, 1993, highlighting
number one Florida State at number
two Notre Dame.
The idea was to "see what it looks
like - and try it on-site", Nwulu
said. "That's what makes college
football great - the
So they took the
show to the students.
teleprompter are used
so the analysts prepare
for themselves and use
notecards. Fowler has
kept the flow going as host since
1990. Herbstreit, a former Ohio State
QB, has fit in nicely since joining in
Corso is the "love him or hate
him" guy. His boisterous persona
leaves no room for the in-between.
Corso's trademark is to don a head-
piece of the squad lie picks to win.
Taking into account previous years'
opinions of Michigan, he'll probably
sport a Badger on Saturday.
For some strange reason good. old
Lee doesn't seem to be to popular on
It could be the fact that he is a
Florida State product.
Either way, just the mention of his
name got a few students riled up.
Senior Todd Stanly said that, "Lee
Corso can smoke my keilbasa."
Another senior, Will Albright,
recalled an intoxicated run-in with
Corso during their last visit.
Albright advised Corso that lie
"better watch where he drives his
Whatever your opinion of Corso,
he's on a 14-game win streak, includ-
ing a surprising prediction of
Oregon's win last week against
The road shows are simply chosen
by the the game's national champi-
Basically, the Michigan-Wisconsin
matchup is the best game of the
The show tries to avoid making
multiple trips to the same university,
but contests between blatant con-
tenders cannot be ignored.
For the first time ever, fans will
get a chance to determine the loca-
The Oct. 7 game will go to the
leading vote-getter at ESPN.com.
Voting started Aug. 25 and con-
cludes Sept. 30.
Knight to appear on Andl
spots during Olympics
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --Bob
*ight and Latrell Sprewell have both
run into'trouble for choking someone
during a basketball practice. Now both
have been featured in TV ads for the
same sneaker maker.
A' conmercial for the And 1 sports
apparel company starng Knight was
being edited Tuesday and will air dur-
ing the Olympic basketball semifinals
and finals this week, a spokeswoman
for the AndI athletic apparel company
Sprewell appeared in an And I ad
during last year's NBA Finals.
players will be suspended
MADISON (AP) The NCAA is
expected to suspend only two
Wisconsin basketball players for dis-
ounts they received at a shoe store,
The Capital Times said Thursday.
The newspaper, citing unidentified
Wisconsin sources, said the team could
escape with no other suspensions if the
NCAA follows the same guidelines it
did in suspending 26 football players.
But sports information director
Steve Malchow told The Associated
Press the school has not finalized its
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