Minneapolis (KROC AM News) - The Gopher football team will get more national attention this week.

ESPN’s popular “College GameDay” has booked its next show in Minneapolis leading up to the Minnesota/Wisconsin game at TCF Bank Stadium.

This was the announcement on College GameDay’s Twitter feed Saturday night:

ROW THE BOAT! 🚣‍♂️ For the first time ever ... We're headed to Minneapolis! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK

The news spread quickly and two former Gopher athletes joined the Twitter conversation:

Tony Dungy @TonyDungy I can’t wait to see @CollegeGameDay on the University of Minnesota campus. @GopherFootball has had a special year and Saturday vs Wisconsin will be awesome!

Lindsay Whalen@Lindsay_13 College Gameday is coming to the University of Minnesota. Been watching @CollegeGameDay for as long as I can I remember. I’ve dreamed of us hosting someday!! Thank you
@Coach_Fleck. #RTB

The show runs from 8:00 - 11:00 AM Saturday.

Kickoff for the game is scheduled at 2:30 PM.

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