Deion Sanders, Colorado to host ESPN's First Take on campus
Deion Sanders is bringing all the attention to Colorado.
ESPN’s First Take announced Monday morning that it will also be live from Boulder on Friday, beginning at 7 a.m. PT. Sanders “may stop by as well” for the show.
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That will bring one of the most interesting pairings in sports media — Stephen A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe — to CU’s campus to discuss the most interesting man in college football at the moment.
The 18th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes (2-0) are on top of the sport after beating a ranked TCU team on the road in their first game under Sanders and then smashing rival Nebraska in the home debut over the weekend.
The Buffs have their highest ranking in the AP poll since 2016, and that is drawing ESPN’s storied pregame show to campus for the first time since 1996 to highlight a game that will surely be a blowout.
On Sunday, Sanders was even said to have more star power than Nick Saban.
Given how many people are flocking to Boulder to get a glimpse of Sanders’ CU program, it’s hard to argue with that assertion.
“We expect it,” Sanders said of the media attention after the Nebraska game. “I know it sounds kind of boastful. At the risk of sounding arrogant, we truly expect that. And that’s why those kids come, they want the biggest stage and they’re getting that every darn week.”