History and hoop-la: Clemson's Bowman Field has seen its share of both.
When ESPN sets up camp for Saturday's GameDay festivities, it will do so right in the middle of the Clemson campus' premier open space.
It will be the second time that ESPN has used Bowman Field for GameDay, which also broadcast from the area adjacent to Tillman Hall on Oct. 21, 2006, prior to the 13th-ranked Tigers' 31-7 mauling of No. 12 Georgia Tech.
The four-hour broadcast will begin at 9 a.m., and will feature GameDay regulars Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso, as well as Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Samantha Ponder.
Bowman Field served as the first home of the Clemson football team, as well as the Tigers' first baseball, track and basketball teams, between 1896 and 1914. Clemson John Heisman-coached teams played on the field from 1900-03.
During Clemson's more than half a century as a military school, Bowman Field also served as the parade ground for Clemson cadets.
Looking in the mirror: While much of the buildup to Saturday's game has focused on the heated rivalry between the two schools in the 1970s and 80s, the two programs share striking similarities in the recent past.
Both Dabo Swinney's Tigers and Mark Richt's Bulldogs went 6-7 in 2010, and then bounced back for 10-4 finishes in 2011. Both teams played for their conference championship that year, with Clemson winning the ACC and Georgia finishing as runnerup in the SEC.
Both teams lost just twice last season, with the Tigers finishing 11-2 and the Bulldogs 12-2.
Over the past three seasons, Georgia is 28-12 and Clemson is 27-12. Both are 17-7 in conference play.
Clemson has seven victories over ranked opponents during the past three years, while Georgia has four.