ESPN’s College Gameday has traveled across the country and visited hundreds of different college campuses over the years. Lee Corso, the show’s elder statesman and America’s grandpa, is widely known for his colorful antics and his elaborate mascot-aided game selections.
Recently Corso joined Mark Heim of AL.com and discussed his favorite place to visit for Gameday and he revealed that Eugene, Oregon is his favorite stop.
“My favorite is Oregon. The Ducks. My favorite mascot is the Duck. He’s really funny. I enjoy being with the Duck when I go out there. The show is on at 6 a.m. pacific in the morning. That means they are there all night. The students are there waiting for the show. They are tremendous fans. They have a great football program. Great atmosphere.”
GameDay has been to Eugene nine times and Oregon has been featured on the show 22 times, which ranks them No. 10 in show history. The Ducks are 14-8 in those games.
College GameDay has not been to Eugene since Oregon hosted Michigan State in 2014. Perhaps that will change this year if the Ducks get off to a hot start. Oregon hosts Stanford week 4 and Washington week 6. If the Ducks and Huskies are each undefeated on October 13, perhaps GameDay would make a return to Autzen Stadium.