Corso, 75, started his run at ESPN in 1987 and is the only original cast member of College GameDay. The program didn't make much of dent in the college landscape for its first six seasons, and in an attempt to pump life into the broadcast, the decision was made in 1993 to take the show out of the studio and on the road.
The move outdoors was just what GameDay needed. The show took off and Corso soon found his niche. During a visit to Columbus for the Penn State-Ohio State game on Oct. 5, 1996, he added what has become GameDay's signature moment. After predicting a Buckeye victory, Corso donned the headgear of Brutus Buckeye. The crowd roared its approval and Corso has ended every show since with the bit.
Corso's catch phrase is "Not so fast, my friend!" He punctuates the statement with the ever-present No. 2 pencil, and there's a reason for his pencil pushing. He's director of business development for the Dixon Ticonderoga Company, manufacturer of office supplies, including the Ticonderoga pencil that has a distinctive green and yellow ferrule.
Corso suffered a stroke in May 2009 and although his speech is slower and more precise, he plans on fulfilling a three-year contract he signed before the start of this season.
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