ESPN College GameDay announced on its Facebook page that it's taking next Saturday's show to Tennessee.
"We're heading to Knoxville to see Florida take on Tennessee! Can't wait to get to Rocky Top!"
The stage was set for ESPN's College GameDay broadcast to come to Fayetteville next week. A location was picked out...t-shirts were even being designed....and then everything changed.
With the loss to ULM, ESPN is expected to take its highly rated Saturday morning show elsewhere.
GameDay host Chris Fowler tweeted the following message early Sunday morning, "Epic win for the Warhawks. We've seen plot twists before, but ULM rerouting @CollegeGameDay from Ark. next week is the all-timer!"
The broadcast coming to Fayetteville would've been a great opportunity to showcase the school to the nation and potential recruits. It also would've had benefits to the local economy.