EUGENE, Ore. — Duck fans are getting ready to brave the dark and cold to have a shot at landing a prime spot behind ESPN’s College GameDay on campus.
The show goes live at 6 a.m., but fans will likely start lining up hours before that.
Students are already glued to GameDay on ESPN, and seeing that big O behind them is even better.
“We are pretty stoked and excited,” said senior Kimberly Hedman.
“I think people like having the GameDay setup on the lawn. It’s exciting to have ESPN make coverage of our game,” said UO student Trevor Wright.
The Duck Store at 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street is opening up early at 5 a.m. Saturday so that students can grab some last-minute merchandise and coffee.
“Our coffee bar will be open we got energy drinks for those who have been up for a few hours or maybe who didn’t go to sleep at all, so kind of just anything, jackets, hats, hand warmers,” said Jordan Hall, lead cashier.
If you’re one of the first 100 students there who show your student ID, you get a Duck cardboard cutout to help make the scene behind the GameDay show spirited.
There’s even a game day T-shirt and hat.
“It’s just another excuse to print a new shirt new hat,” Hall said.
And while the alarm clocks will be buzzing early, getting a chance to show their Duck pride on a national stage is totally worth it.