Report: Maria Taylor to replace Sam Ponder on ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’

Maria Taylor will join the cast of ESPN's "College GameDay" this fall.
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Maria Taylor is leaving “SEC Nation” and joining ESPN’s “College GameDay,” The Big Lead reported.

Taylor will replace Sam Ponder after she was named the lead host for the network’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” show. Laura Rutledge is said to be Taylor’s replacement on the SEC Network’s “SEC Nation.”

The former Georgia volleyball and basketball player joined ESPN as a sideline reporter in 2013. She has been with SEC Network for the last three years.

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