This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This weekend a national audience will get a taste of what Memphis is all about. ESPN College GameDay is coming to the Bluff City in what will be a historic day for the city and Tigers football program. The show announced Monday that it will be in Memphis for the Tigers’ game vs. SMU this Saturday. It’s the first time ESPN’s premier, No. 1-rated college football program has been to the Bluff City. The show is famous for Lee Corso’s picks and fan-made signs. The Tigers are ranked No. 24, while SMU is No. 15. SMU is undefeated with an 8-0 record this season. The Tigers have a record of 7-1. This game will have large implications on the West Division standings. “I think that the country, when it hears about Memphis Tiger football, it thinks about success,” Tigers coach Mike Norvell said. “It thinks about an explosive football team with great players and, to have the opportunity to be in this light, to be in this game, it’s something we’re definitely proud of.”
The Memphis box office sold more than 1,000 tickets within an hour after the GameDay announcement became official.