Earlier this week, ESPN announced that its College GameDay show would be telecast live outside Wrigley Field prior to the Wrigleyville Classic featuring Northwestern and Illinois. It will air on ESPNU from 8 a.m. CST to 10 a.m. CST and then move to ESPN's mothership channel from 10 a.m. to noon CST.â†µâ†µ
In conjunction with this broadcast, ESPN announced that its College Gameday Tour would also be located outside Wrigley Field from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST. NU and Illini fans will be able to listen to a live DJ, and visit a face-painting station before kickoff to uniquely express their true fandom in the stands. The tour will also include several LED televisions showing live coverage of the College GameDay telecasts. Throughout the event ESPNU event staff will be distributing ESPNU giveaways to fans, including T-shirts, lanyards and koozies. Another focal point of each stop will be the ESPNU monument (a 24-foot tall monument designed in the likeness of the ESPNU logo), which will be prominently displayed on each host campus throughout the weekend.
The game itself begins at 2:30 p.m. CST and will be televised on ESPNU.