ESPN's College Game Day Guest Picker in East Lansing - Actor Ken Jeong

Last Updated: Oct 30th 2021   Published: Oct 30th 2021   2 Min Read
ESPN's College Game Day Guest Picker in East Lansing - Actor Ken Jeong
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East Lansing is welcoming Leslie Chow for the exciting rivalry between the Wolverines and Spartans in the Big Ten on Saturday. ESPN’s College GameDay will be airing live outside of Spartan Stadium at 9 AM EST. 

It’s the first time since 2015 that the show will take place in East Lansing before a football game. The show goes where the action is and the Michigan Sports Betting action is on home soil this weekend. #6 Michigan travels 49 miles to go head-to-head with #8 Michigan State in front of thousands of fans roaring for the Noon Kick-off.

Actor Ken Jeong (aka Leslie Chow) from ‘The Hangover’ trilogy will be the guest picker when the show airs live from the Spartans’ campus on Saturday. 

Jeong spread the word in a video posted to social media, “Hi I’m Ken Jeong, and I’ll be the celebrity guest picker for College Gameday on ESPN Saturday, 11:30 a.m. for the big Michigan and Michigan State game. I know exactly who my pick is. Toodaloo Lee Corso!”

ESPN’s selection of the celebrity was a surprise to many, as he doesn’t have much of a tie to either university. Fans speculated that Magic Johnson, Tom Izzo or even Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could be the surprise guest. However, it’s no doubt that Jeong’s appearance will be praised and appreciated. 

Jeong was born in Detroit and has degrees from Duke and North Carolina. He’s well-known for his hilarious roles in movies like Knocked Up (2007), Role Models (2008), Along 2 (2016), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), among others.