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ESPN ‘College GameDay’ headed to Columbus for Michigan-Ohio State

The Michigan football team will get the “College GameDay” treatment for a third time this season.

ESPN’s popular morning tailgate show announced it plans to broadcast next Saturday from Columbus, Ohio, site of the Michigan-Ohio State football game.

The game not only pits two of the more historically popular college football teams in the country, but the winner will clinch a berth to the Big Ten’s championship game on Dec. 1 in Indianapolis.

After Saturday’s 31-20 win over Indiana, Michigan has already clinched a share of the Big Ten East division title.

The show, which airs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, will feature the usual cast: host Rece Davis and college-football analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Desmond Howard, the former Heisman Trophy winner at Michigan.

Saturday’s game — slated for a noon kickoff — will be broadcast on FOX.

Michigan (10-1, 8-0 Big Ten) has already had two of its games this season serve as the backdrop for the show: the season opener at Notre Dame on Sept. 1, and its home game against Wisconsin on Oct. 13 — the unofficial start of the team’s “revenge tour.”

The Wolverines have lost six straight to the Buckeyes, who narrowly avoided an upset Saturday to Maryland, and have not won a football game in Columbus since 2000.

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