'College GameDay' heading to Orlando for first UCF appearance

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ESPN announced on Sunday that 'College GameDay Built by The Home Depot' will originate from the University of Central Florida (UCF) this upcoming weekend, as the Knights take on Cincinnati in this Athletic Conference East Division matchup. 

The Cincinnati-UCF game has been chosen as the Saturday Night Football matchup and is scheduled for 8 p.m. Live programming from Orlando will occur on both Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th, into the 9 a.m. start of 'College GameDay' Saturday.

This is the first time that UCF has been selected to host 'College Gameday.' They are also the 71st school to host 'College GameDay,' with Orlando being the 83rd city to host the program. 

Host Lee Corso will close the show by donning the mascot head of either the Cincinnati Bearcat or Knightro for the first time.