EUGENE, Ore. -- Thousands of duck fans got up early Saturday to camp out for their chance to appear on ESPN's College GameDay.
The flagship show College GameDay was back at the University of Oregon for the fifth year in a row, filling the Knight Library lawn with thousands of fans.
“I woke up at 7:45 Friday morning for my 8:30 class, and I'm going to pull an all-nighter, so I'm going to be here all day,” UO student Dyuce Woodson said as he camped out for GameDay.
“We live it, we breathe it, we represent it… there's no better place in the country than right here,” said Duck fan Ray Destin
For die-hard Oregon Fan Tom Finneran, it's been 40 years in the making.
“I've had season tickets since the mid 70's. Never went to Oregon, but been a big duck fan, love the ducks,” said Finneran. “I’ve been supporting them for years by doing this character for now 13 years… you know it's just a labor of love."