College Gameday is going to Cal-Utah. College Gameday has never been to Berkeley. If they hypothetically did come to Berkeley in 2055, what would you like the background setting to be on ESPN and why?
Vincent S: Assuming there's enough space, set up on the outskirts of Memorial Glade, right next to the reflecting pool (Memorial pool?). The reflecting pool should be right in front of the set. The "pit" is located on the glade, and Doe, Bancroft, and the Campanile provide the backdrop. Alternately, if there isn't enough space by the pool, set on Memorial Glade with the Library steps forming the pit.
A.W. Johnston: I would love to see Gameday come and setup shop by the Campanile. The Campanile is the one place on campus you at least have to pass through once a day to get to class and the first thing I look for when my flights land at Oakland Airport.
Piotr Le: A GIANT GUNDAM STYLE ROBOT OF OSKI DEVOURING A TREE WITH EVANS HALL'S REPLACEMENT GLEAMING IN THE SUNLIGHT IN ITS BLUE AND GOLD GLORY.
TwistNHook: Sproul Plaza. There is great history there and Sproul is a gorgeous building in the background.
KWBears: Wow, I will be old and decrepit in 2055. If I'm sitting on my rocker and watching GameDay then, I think I would want to see Sather Gate in the background. So, I'm thinking somewhere along that main walkway between Dwinelle and Wheeler would be perfect.
Alex Ghenis: Maybe find wherever the new waterfront is post sea-level-rise, and do an iconic westward view over the Bay and half-underwater SF.
atomsareenough: I'm mostly agnostic on the question. It'll probably end up being at Goldman Plaza, or maybe that plaza between Wurster, Kroeber, Boalt, and Bancroft Way. But my top 3 locations would be: Sproul Plaza; the area between Dwinelle and Wheeler just outside Sather Gate, or that flat area between the Campanile and Memorial Glade. Those are iconic Berkeley locations, right in the middle of campus. They'd be great spots for people to gather.
Nik Jam: Realistically they'd probably have it on Maxwell Family Field (or whatever it's called now that there's a parking lot below it) and I think it could work if they can work the view of San Francisco in the background. (Isn't there a big screen in the way though?)
Lower Sproul Hall in front of Zellerbach and the new Student Center could also work just because there'd probably be more room and although there's no view of the Bay, it captures a lot of what makes the Berkeley campus so fun to walk around.