Everything you need to know about College GameDay

Guard Anthony Cowan Jr. drives to the basket in Maryland men's basketball's 74-73 win over Minnesota on Feb. 26, 2020. (Eric Andre/For The Diamondback)

In case you have not heard the news, Maryland is hosting College GameDay on Saturday for its showdown with Michigan State.

It’s the first time since 2005 that the GameDay crew will be in College Park, so here’s everything you need to know ahead of it.

The GameDay line opens at 6 a.m.

The line to get into the arena and secure the best seats for the show will begin more than a half hour before sunrise on Saturday. It will be cold morning, so bundle up and bring something to keep you warm, like coffee or hot chocolate. The line will have a station to make signs, so make sure your creative juices are flowing. However, remember to keep your signs PG, as ESPN has the right to remove any signs.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

The arena will open up three-and-a-half hours after the line starts. Once inside the arena, head to the wall for seating.

The seating chart for ESPN’s College GameDay on Feb. 29, 2020. (Image via Maryland Athletics)

This is the diagram available on the Maryland athletics website, showing where seating will be for the show.

The show begins at 11:00 a.m.

The one hour show will begin an hour-and-a-half after the doors open to the arena. Make sure to be loud and show Maryland pride during the show. At the very end of the show, ESPN selects one student to shoot half court shots to win a lot of money, so maybe it’ll be your lucky day.

Admission and parking is free.

There is no cost to get into College GameDay. The free parking can be found around the arena, in the Terrapin Trail Garage, Lot 9B and Lot 4B. The arena will also still be operating under its clear bag policy, as well as gate entrances. Students should enter through Gate F as per usual, and the general public should enter through Gates A, B and E.

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