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ESPN College GameDay’s coming. If you want to go, here’s what you need to know.

Hurricanes fans react after Michael Badgley in the kicks the winning field goal in the fourth quarter of the University of Miami’s win against Georgia Tech at Hard Rock Stadium on Oct. 14.
Hurricanes fans react after Michael Badgley in the kicks the winning field goal in the fourth quarter of the University of Miami’s win against Georgia Tech at Hard Rock Stadium on Oct. 14. adiaz@miamiherald.com

Saturday night’s Notre Dame-Hurricanes game brings the most popular Saturday morning group since the Superfriends, ESPN’s College GameDay crew, to the University of Miami’s main campus for the first time ever.

Here’s a few things the school and netowrk want you to to know if you want to bop out of bed and be in the hooting, sign-waving mass behind Miami Jackson High graduate Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit and Rece Davis.

▪ Where will it be? On the University of Miami main campus in Coral Gables. The GameDay stage will be between the Donna E. Shalala Student Center and the Norman A Whitten University Center Pool, at the patio’s north end. The fan mass “Pit” will be in front of the stage.

▪ How much will it cost to go? The event is free and open to the public. First come, first serve.

▪ When should I get there? Your call. The show starts at 9 a.m., but fans can begin arriving to the Pit at 5 a.m. The Pit opens at 6:30 a.m. There will be overflow viewing areas around Lake Osceola and the Rock Plaza.

▪ Where can I park? The Merrick and Pavia Garages. Take Stanford Drive to get there. The garages open at 5 a.m.

▪ What’s not allowed in the Pit? Bags, backpacks, purses, signs with offensive, vulgar, inappropriate or advertising signage (political shots, religious shots or website promos).

▪ Any other sign rules? None on a stick or pole. No pens, pencils, markers, dry erase boards.

▪ Anything else? No food or drinks. Don’t throw stuff. Act like somebody raised you.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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