Chip and Joanna Gaines picked as pickers for ESPN GameDay show

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Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 3:07 PM CST
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“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will serve as the pickers during the ESPN GameDay broadcast Saturday morning ahead of the Baylor-Oklahoma game Saturday night.

“I’m trying to play hard to get here.. but YESSSSS!!! @joannagaines and I are IN! See you and the crew on the banks of the Brazos!” Chip tweeted Thursday.

The two will pick the winners in this weekend’s key games.

No. 11 Baylor will host ESPN's College GameDay for the third time on Saturday when the traveling program returns to Waco for the Bears’ matchup with ninth-ranked Oklahoma.

Baylor (9-0, 6-0) welcomes the award-winning program back to the banks of the Brazos River for the third time with previous visits in 2014 and 2015.

The popular national college football pregame show was last in town on Nov. 15, 2015, for a top-15 showdown with the Sooners.

The other previous visit was Dec. 6, 2014, as the Bears defeated K-State to earn their first Big 12 Championship. BU is 1-1 all-time in College GameDay visits.

The 11-time Emmy Award-winning show, which is in its 33rd year, will be live from McLane Stadium for three hours Saturday.

The popular pre-game show, which airs live from 8-11 a.m. CT on ESPN and ESPNU, is hosted by Rece Davis, and joined by analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica, Jen Lada, Tom Rinaldi, Maria Taylor and Gene Wojciechowski.

Saturday night, No. 11 Baylor will host No. 9 Oklahoma at McLane Stadium at 6:30 p.m. CT on ABC. Chris Fowler, Herbstreit and Taylor will broadcast the contest.

WACO, Texas (KWTX)—The three-hour show airs live from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. from outside McLane Stadium and the stadium's parking lots 3 and 4 will be open to the public from 5 a.m. until noon Saturday, but after that, non-credentialed vehicles will be towed.

The Sheila and Walter Umphrey Bridge and Tailgate area bridge will be closed to pedestrians from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.  The bridge will reopen briefly around 11 a.m. to allow fans access back over the bridge before closing again to allow for GameDay set tear-down and then will be closed until around 2:30 p.m.

Shuttles will run from the Ferrell Center to McLane Stadium from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. After 2:30 p.m., they will resume their normal BU game day route.


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