Stephen A. Smith—an already ubiquitous power on ESPN’s air waves—is about to seem on one more main property for the community on Saturday morning. The First Take character posted a video to Twitter asserting that he’ll function Saturday’s Faculty GameDay visitor picker for the present at Jackson State.
ESPN is readily available for a serious HBCU rivalry conflict between Deion Sanders’s undefeated JSU squad and Southern (5–2). The sport, often known as the BoomBox Basic, dates again to 1958 and pits two SWAC powers in opposition to each other.
“Guess who the movie star sport picker is that this week for Faculty GameDay? That might occur to be me,” Smith mentioned after stepping out of a automobile within the video earlier than boarding a jet.
“Sure, I’m heading to Jackson, Mississippi. I’m heading there to see my man Prime Time and the remainder of the crew. GameDay crew, I’m coming y’all, I promise you I’ll be there.”
Smith, a New York native, is an attention-grabbing choose for the sport, although he’s the community’s most distinguished character to attend an HBCU. He performed level guard at Winston-Salem State from 1987–91 earlier than launching his profession in journalism.
As Smith is about to seem on the present, it will likely be with out its personal iconic determine. Lee Corso, who has handled well being points all through the autumn, won’t be on this system. He missed a number of weeks of the present earlier this 12 months, and on Friday, ESPN introduced that Corso wouldn’t be in Jackson on Saturday.
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