National sports show to air live at Hilton

ESPN "College GameDay"

ESPN's "College GameDay" makes its first trip to Ames, airing its two-hour national broadcast from inside Hilton Coliseum on Jan. 17 (9-11 a.m.). The event is free and open to the public.

Admission to the event will be at the north doors only, beginning at 8 a.m. All seating is general admission. Fans who wish to bring signs (no poles or sticks allowed) must get them approved by ESPN representatives. The University Book Store has two exclusive "GameDay" T-shirt designs ($16.99 each) to mark the event.

Limited concessions will be available and Cy's Locker Room will be open on the concourse. ESPN and show sponsor State Farm will provide giveaways for attendees. Following the broadcast, fans will be asked to clear the building. Vehicles must be moved from the parking lots by noon.

Doors will reopen to ticketholders at 6 p.m. for the Iowa State-Kansas men's basketball game. ESPN will air a pregame show at 7 p.m., with tipoff at 8 p.m.