Ever since ESPN announced Saturday night that its flagship “College GameDay” show would be coming to Lincoln for the first time in 12 years, folks have wondered who would serve as the show’s celebrity guest picker.
Many names got bandied about, but one always seemed like the logical pick. On Thursday afternoon, she made it official herself.
Actress Gabrielle Union, an Omaha native and a Husker fanatic, will join the ESPN broadcast team on the set Saturday morning and make picks, including Nebraska and No. 5 Ohio State’s Saturday night matchup at Memorial Stadium.
Union and her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade, are expected to be in town Friday night for Nebraska basketball’s “Opening Night” scrimmage and Rick Ross concert at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Wade played for NU coach Fred Hoiberg in Chicago.
Union joins a list of celebrity guest pickers on the “GameDay” set this fall that has included Atlanta rapper Jeezy and country singer Eric Church.
Time will tell who Lee Corso picks, but you can probably guess which way Union is going.