Saturday marks the 68th meeting between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones. It’s also the second consecutive meeting that will feature ESPN’s College GameDay on campus.

The 2019 Cy-Hawk pre-game with ESPN Gameday was when Carson King pleaded for money for Busch Light ---which turned into $3 million in donations to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Iowa’s roadways in and around Ames on Saturday will definitely be a bit congested for the Cy-Hawk game at Jack Trice Stadium as #9 Iowa State hosts #10 Iowa.

All parking lots will open at 6 a.m.

Here is information regarding ESPN College GameDay courtesy of

Location – The show will be staged south of Jack Trice Stadium from Reiman Plaza.
Time – ESPN’s College GameDay runs from 8-11 a.m.
Admission – Free for all fans and open to the general public.
Pit – A limited number of fans will be allowed in the pit located behind the stage.

ESPN policies for the Pit:

-No food or drink
-No vulgar or inappropriate signage
-No offensive language
-No solicitation
-No bags, backpacks, or purses
-No pens, pencils, markers or dry erase boards
-Throwing of objects is prohibitive
-Fans are encouraged to bring signs – the best ones will make the show, so be creative!

The pit opens at 5:30 a.m. Fans will not be allowed to camp out on the grounds in advance of entry into the show’s footprint. No one will be allowed to line up until 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Security will have a presence in the area to help monitor activities.

5:30 a.m. – Entry to both the pit and the areas surrounding the stage open
7:30 a.m. – “Countdown to GameDay” digital show
8 a.m. – College GameDay starts
11 a.m. – College GameDay ends
1:30 p.m. – Stadium gates open for suites and ISU students
2 p.m. – Stadium gates open for general public seating and club spaces (Jack Trice Club, Sukup End Zone Club)
3:36 p.m. – Kickoff for Iowa State vs. Iowa at Jack Trice Stadium

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