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Here's a breakdown of College GameDay's first-ever appearance at UCF

Events begin at 6 a.m. Saturday on campus

Central Florida cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.
Central Florida cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (Associated Press)

ORLANDO, Fla. – This Saturday may be the biggest day in college football for the University of Central Florida Knights.

ESPN’s College GameDay will make its first-ever appearance on campus. With fans so ecstatic for the national recognition, seats for the game are already sold out.

Before the Knights take on the Cincinnati Bearcats, it’s a good idea to have a look at some of the changes.

With College GameDay in town, a schedule of events has been provided.

Memory Mall - 6 a.m.
Line up on Memory Mall for a chance to get into the GameDay pits. Open container laws will be in effect. 

GameDay pits - 6:30 a.m.
If you’re looking for a chance to get on TV, be ready to rush into the pit. ESPN will open the pit behind the stage at 6:30 a.m. and let fans filter in. 

College GameDay Home Depot Stage - 9 a.m.
It’s showtime. College GameDay will start its preview show and wrap up around noon. UCF is the 71st different school to host the show -- and it’s the first time the show has made its way to campus.

Tailgating lots - 2 p.m.
After GameDay wraps up, it’s time to tailgate. Lots will open at 2 p.m. Remember, open containers are allowed at this point.

Knight Walk - 5:57 p.m.
Watch the Knights strut down IOA Plaza. They’re expected to walk right before 6 p.m.

Drew Baldridge - 6:30 p.m.
After watching the Knights walk toward hopefully another win, catch the musical stylings of Drew Baldridge. The country music singer will perform on IOA Plaza.

Gates open - 6:30 p.m.
With a sold-out game, you may want to rush in early and enjoy some pregame entertainment.
All gates to the stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. UCF says its clear bag policy will be in effect. People carrying other bags will be turned away. 

March to Victory - 7 p.m.
It’s an evening March to Victory across East Plaza Drive. 
Watch Knightro, the band and cheerleaders parade across the plaza.

Kickoff - 8 p.m.
The No. 11 Knights take on the No. 19 Bearcats. This game determines who goes home with the American Athletic Conference East Division championship. Seniors will be honored.

Fans are encouraged to “black out” Spectrum Stadium by wearing their darkest Knight gear.


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