On Saturday morning, college football fans amusingly trolled actor Ashton Kutcher previous to his appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay.
Each week, the College GameDay crew welcomes a special guest to their college football pre-game talk show. It may be a famous musician, a movie or television star, or well-known athletes. For today’s guest host, Kutcher joined the sports show to talk about today’s huge rivalry game.
The former That ’70s Show star grew up in Iowa and went to the University of Iowa for college. The university is a big-time football school with an in-state rivalry game that kicks off at 4:30 p.m. later today. Even though Kutcher didn’t graduate from UI, it’s a given he’ll be rooting for #10 Iowa when they face #9 Iowa State this afternoon.
In fact, the College GameDay crew traveled to Ames, Iowa – home of the Iowa State Cyclones – for today’s game. This is the highest Iowa State has been ranked in years. Additionally, they’ll be looking to put an end to the Hawkeyes’ five-game win streak in their rivalry series. Historically, Iowa has dominated the team’s head-to-head matchups through the years. The Hawkeyes have a 45-19 series advantage in the rivalry, so Iowa State will look to turn things around with their performance today.
As Kutcher arrived by plane in Ames earlier today, he was met with a shower of boos from Cyclones fans. They know the actor and his ties to Iowa well, so they hilariously let him hear it, which College GameDay posted on Twitter.
‘College GameDay’ Highlights the Premier College Football Games Each Week
College football is a tradition-filled sport and has been for decades. Many school rivalries date back to the 1800s and are steeped in tradition and history. Universities like Iowa and Minnesota have played each other since 1891. The Purdue Boilermakers and Indiana Hoosiers began their rivalry the same year. Ivy League schools Yale and Harvard have faced off since 1875, and the longtime rivalry matchup is simply called “The Game.“
College GameDay is all about rivalries and weekly premier matchups. The pre-game show travels week to week to highlight at least one of the week’s best games. For Week 2 of the season, the show traveled to Ames, Iowa for a huge in-state rivalry game as mentioned.
On Saturday, Week 1 kicked off with a solid lineup of games. In addition, fans were out in droves to pull for their favorite college football teams. After a year of empty stadiums because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was a welcome sight to see fans packed behind the College GameDay set with their hysterical homemade signs. Whether supporting their favorite university or alma mater, or making fun of their school’s opponent, College GameDay fans are already in mid-season form.
Stay tuned to College GameDay every Saturday morning to see Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, and their weekly special guest talk all things college football. As an added bonus, make sure to check out fans’ hilarious signs as well.