VCU ATHLETICS, VCU RAMNATION JOIN FORCES ON CAMPAIGN TO BRING COLLEGE GAMEDAY TO VCU

RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Athletic department is joining forces with its fan site, VCURamNation.com, on a campaign to bring ESPN's College Gameday to the Siegel Center during the 2012-13 season.

We want to show the world why the Siegel Center has sold out 18 straight games, and why VCU was one of only five schools to sell out every home game last season.

We're asking all fans to use the hashtag "#Gameday2VCU" on Twitter and send tweets to ESPN throughout the summer. Some ESPN personalities to hit? @espn, @ESPNHomeCourt, @ESPNU, @DickieV, @JayBilas, and @ESPN_ReceDavis.

Ram Nation is more powerful than ever.  On Facebook, send messages and post on the walls of ESPN, ESPN Home Court and ESPNU,and tell them why they should come to the Stu.

Lastly, head over to VCURamNation.com and sign on the petition to bring Gameday to Richmond. Every signature will send a tweet and email to ESPN to let them know another member has joined the movement!

With less than 10 opportunities for this to happen, Ram Nation has to get moving. ESPN traditionally announces its locations for the upcoming season in late August.

A spin-off of its successful college football version, College GameDay made its debut on Jan. 22, 2005. Host Rece Davis is joined on the program by former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps, former Duke player and assistant coach Jay Bilas, college basketball's all-time winningest coach Bobby Knight and college basketball writer Andy Katz.

College Gameday features two hours of live coverage on Saturday mornings with live hits throughout the day and the main event later that evening.

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