Lee Corso will not be in Jackson for ESPN's 'College GameDay'

Beloved ESPN "College GameDay" host Lee Corso will not appear on the highly popular program this weekend at Jackson State because of health problems, the network announced Friday.

"Lee Corso will not travel to Jackson State for 'College GameDay' this week due to a health issue," an ESPN representative said in a statement.

Corso, 87, has missed two other editions of "College GameDay" this season, the first on Oct.1 in Clemson when he woke up feeling unwell, and again for the Kansas trip the following weekend.

He has been a featured analyst on the "GameDay" program since its inception in 1987. The most popular segment of the show is when Corso dons the mascot headgear for his predicted winner, a tradition that began in 1996.

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Corso suffered a stroke in 2009, suffering partial paralysis, and requiring three days of intensive care followed by a week's stay in the hospital.

"Coach Corso is in good spirits, and he hopes to be back on the road with the crew soon," ESPN said in the statement. "The rest of the ' College GameDay' crew will do what it can to bring Corso's energy to the set this Saturday for its preview of the Jackson State-Southern game. We're wishing Lee Corso a full and speedy recovery."

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Lee Corso will not be at Jackson State football for College GameDay