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See Lee Corso’s picks for Week 11 games, the Masters

ESPN’s College GameDay set up camp in an unusually serene spot Saturday, broadcasting from the Masters Tournament, which is finally being played after originally being postponed from April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And the GameDay crew was pretty pumped about doing the show at the iconic Georgia course.

Lee Corso, however, was broadcasting from his home studio in Orlando, like he has been all season. But his backdrop was still fabulously decorated as if he was sitting on the course at Augusta National, complete with a scoreboard, flag and giant, legendary photos of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus in the background. Corso was even wearing a Masters tie.

And, perfect for the occasion, Nicklaus was also the guest picker of the week.

Because GameDay wasn’t on location highlighting a marquee matchup this week, Corso didn’t do a traditional headgear pick. He, and the rest of the show’s squad, still

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Rep. Lee honors College of Alameda official for food program

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Dr. Tina Vasconcellos, the College of Alameda’s vice president of student services, was honored by U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, for her leadership in feeding students and community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tatyana Kalinga, Lee’s Congressional district director, presented Vasconcellos with a letter of commendation from Lee at the college. The College of Alameda, in partnership with World Central Kitchen and Steph and Ayesha Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play Foundation, has given away more than 70,000 free meals to students and the community during the pandemic. The food program begun in May has provided free meals to those in need and added nearly $725,000 into the food service economy by hiring local restaurants to produce the meals.

Vasconcellos was honored for her leadership in creating the program and helping needy students, community members, and the restaurant community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The College of Alameda “Grab-N-Go Free Lunch” is

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See Lee Corso’s pick for Clemson vs. Notre Dame

ESPN’s College GameDay was in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday ahead of No. 4 Notre Dame’s primetime home matchup against No. 1 Clemson (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC). Both teams enter the game undefeated and at the top of the ACC standings in the Fighting Irish’s first year in the conference.



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And, like every week of the 2020 college football season, Lee Corso wasn’t with the GameDay crew. He joined the broadcast from his “home” studio in Orlando — compete with signs and mascots from around the country. But his headgear pick for the marquee matchup was hardly a surprise.

“It’s no secret I’m picking the Irish,” said Corso. “But it’s been 43 years since Notre Dame beat Clemson. 43 years! But it’s worth the wait. The Irish upset No. 1 Clemson and get their 23rd straight win at home.”

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See Lee Corso’s headgear pick for Michigan vs. Minnesota

ESPN’s College GameDay spent a brisk — like, temperatures in the mid-20s kind of brisk — Saturday morning in Minneapolis ahead of No. 21 Minnesota’s home game against No. 18 Michigan.



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Although it’s technically Week 8 of the college football season, it’s the Big Ten’s season-opening weekend, and, with only eight regular-season games in eight weeks, this matchup is a big one.

During the Golden Gophers’ impressive 11-2 2019 season, GameDay visited Minnesota for the first time, and now it’s back for a second appearance in 13 shows.

But while the GameDay crew was dealing with some chilly weather, Lee Corso continued broadcasting from his “home” studio in Orlando. And he has faith in Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines, who are slight 3-point favorites over Minnesota, and put on a giant Michigan helmet.

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See Lee Corso’s headgear pick for Georgia vs. Alabama

No. 2 Alabama will host No. 3 Georgia on Saturday night in the college football game of the week, and the Crimson Tide are hopeful that a negative COVID-19 test will allow Nick Saban to coach from the sideline.



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Titans running back and former Crimson Tide great Derrick Henry was the ESPN College GameDay guest picker this week, and backed Najee Harris to have a big day in the receiving game to lead Alabama to a win.

Lee Corso, from his home in Orlando, got to live out a dream by picking Alabama to win from atop a giant elephant. Kirk Herbstreit said that Corso once had a live elephant lined up for the show to pick Alabama, but he wasn’t allowed to get on it.

Corso also

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Derrick Henry makes picks with ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ as Lee Corso climbs elephant

Derrick Henry might have been video bombed while making his Alabama-Georgia pick Saturday during ESPN’s “College GameDay,” the but the Tennessee Titans running back overcame it like a would-be tackler.



graphical user interface: Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was video bombed on Saturday, Oct. 17, when he was making his college picks on ESPN's "College GameDay."


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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was video bombed on Saturday, Oct. 17, when he was making his college picks on ESPN’s “College GameDay.”

The former Alabama running back was the guest picker and didn’t disappoint.

“Of course, we know the passing ability,” Henry explained about Alabama’s offense. “We can go over the top on anybody. I think Najee Harris’ receiving skills will come in heavy emphasis today. I’m going with Bama all the day. Roll Tide, baby.”

Perhaps even more entertaining was Lee Corso, who continues to do the show from remote.

“For years, I wanted to be on a big elephant when I picked Alabama,” he said. “They never let me do it.

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