If you haven’t heard by now, ESPN announced that College Gameday will be in Orlando for the Miami-Florida game next Saturday on the 24th.
Though, as you already know, this isn’t the first time that Gameday has been held where the Hurricanes are playing. Since it began airing in 1993, the show has featured a Miami game 19 times, with next Saturday marking the 20th occasion. So let’s take a look at Miami’s past with this great show.
Miami is 14-6 when College Gameday is at their games pic.twitter.com/jYU9Uox0n1— Beat UF (@hurricanesmarsh) August 17, 2019
- The first time the show made an appearance was at the old Orange Bowl back in 1994, when the Florida State Seminoles and Danny Kanell came to town. Miami won 34-20.
2. The very next year in 1995, Gameday again featured the Miami-FSU game, but this time it was in Tallahassee. Seminoles won 41-17.
3. It wasn’t until 1998 when the crew returned to the Orange Bowl, when the third-ranked UCLA Bruins came to Miami. Of course this was the Edgerrin James game, and the Canes pulled off the upset, 49-45.
4. Then the following season in 1999, they followed UM to Blacksburg, as the Hurricanes lost to Virginia Tech, 43-10.
5. In 2000, Gameday actually made two visits to South Florida and the OB. First was when the defending champion Seminoles, ranked #1 in the country, missed a certain field goal wide right, giving Butch Davis and his team the 27-24 win.
6. Later that season, the #2 Hokies with Michael Vick invaded Miami, but the Hurricanes won handily 41-21 and ended Tech’s five-game winning streak over UM.
7. During their championship run in 2001, Gameday featured a Canes game three times during the season. First was at FSU, when Miami snapped the Noles 54-game unbeaten streak at home, with a 49-27 win.
8. Fast forward to November, Gameday was there when Miami played host to the 14th-ranked Syracuse Orangemen, when the Canes won convincingly, 59-0.
10. The next year in 2002, Herbstreit and the gang were in Gainesville, as they saw first hand the Canes beat down the Gators, 41-16.
11. Also in 2002, Gameday was in Knoxville when the Hurricanes beat the Volunteers, 26-3.
12. Sadly, they also featured the dreaded Fiesta Bowl, where Miami lost in double overtime to Ohio State, 31-24. Maybe Herbstreit payed the refs....
13. In 2003, Gameday again visited Tallahassee, as the Hurricanes escaped with a 22-14 win in the pouring rain.
14. Miami was featured in one Gameday game in 2004, this time with NC State hosting, with the Hurricanes coming away with 45-31 victory.
15. Again it was just one game again in 2005, and another victory. The Canes upset the #3 Hokies in Blacksburg, 27-7.
16. For the 2006 season opener, Gameday was once again at the Orange Bowl for a Miami-FSU showdown. Unfortunately, the Seminoles won, 13-10.
17. For the second time, Gameday featured a Miami-Florida game in 2008, and again it was in Gainesville. With Tim Tebow, the eventual national champion Gators won, 26-3.
18. The Gameday losing streak increased to three straight in 2013, as the Seminoles ran the Hurricanes out of the building, 41-14, en route to a title of their own.
It's official. College Gameday is coming to Tallahassee next weekend for FSU vs. Miami. #Noles— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) October 26, 2013
19. Four years later in 2017, in one of the most memorable games in the past 15 years for Miami, Gameday was on hand when the #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish came to Hard Rock Stadium. It was glorious during the show, and the game was even greater, with the Canes winning 41-8.
For the first time in more than a decade, we're headed to The U!— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 5, 2017
Notre Dame. Miami. We can't wait. pic.twitter.com/UEoiKKT0SN
And now, in seven days, College Gameday will be in Orlando, previewing the Canes and the Gators.