All eyes on college football will turn their focus to Penn State visiting Ohio State this Saturday at noon ET, as the matchup between the two unbeatens will be sure to be a top attraction for all ESPN BET Ohio users.
ESPN's College GameDay will be on hand for the contest in Columbus, and the Buckeyes have no shortage of alums who could grace the stage alongside Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso.
BetOhio.com, your home to the best sports betting apps in Ohio, broke down the hypothetical odds on which OSU alum or super fan will be the guest picker this weekend (plus one notable NBAer with Ohio ties).
Week 8 College GameDay Guest Picker Odds
J.K. Simmons, Jack Nicklaus Top Our Board
At the top of our board are actor J.K. Simmons and legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, both of whom have odds of +700. Simmons, an Oscar winner for the 2014 film "Whiplash," is a notorious Buckeyes fan, and can often be found ribbing Michigan fans on "The Rich Eisen Show." But will he find his tempo alongside the GameDay cast? Time will tell.
Nicklaus is also synonymous with Ohio State, as The Golden Bear has a case as their most notable athlete alum. And even at the age of 83, the Columbus native won't miss the chance to see his Buckeyes knock off the Nittany Lions.
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Could King James Return Home?
Third on our board is none other than LeBron James (+1000), who even at age 38 will garner some MVP odds this NBA season over at BetMGM Ohio. James, while not a Ohio State alum, has been known to support the program over the years, and he'd have no problem chopping it up with ESPN personalities. He's also taking in the sports scene before his Lakers tip off the regualr season, as he was recently seen courtside at the WNBA Finals. Why not GameDay next?
Other possibilities include Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter and former NFLers A.J. Hawk and Nick Mangold (all +1250).
Other options could include former Buckeyes Eddie George, Ted Ginn Jr., Braxton Miller, Terrelle Pryor, Troy Smith, Greg Oden and Evan Turner, as well as actress Patricia Heaton (an alum) and John Legend (an Ohio native and fan).
According to NCAA.com, with this week's appearance, Columbus extends its record of having hosted College GameDay the most times. This will be the 23rd time that the ESPN crew has visited Ohio's capital. Ohio State also has the most total appearances at all sites; this will be appearance No. 58 for the Buckeyes.