FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
NBC SPORTS NETWORK PRESENTS THREE COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES AND ONE COLLEGE HOCKEY GAME THIS WEEK
Northeastern – George Mason Thursday at 7 P.M. ET
Lehigh – VCU Saturday at 5 P.M. ET
No. 13 Florida – Yale Sunday at 5:30 P.M. ET
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Pierre McGuire to Call College Hockey on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Liam McHugh On-site in Miami to Provide BCS Championship Reports and Updates
NEW YORK – January 2, 2013 – NBC Sports Network will televise three college basketball games this week, plus one college hockey contest called by veteran NHL commentators Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Pierre McGuire. In addition, NBC Sports college football studio host Liam McHugh will be on-site in Miami to file Notre Dame – Alabama reports from today through Monday.
Coverage begins on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET, when George Mason hosts Northeastern at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Todd Harris will handle play-by-play duties for the game and will be joined by analyst Ron Thompson.
College basketball coverage continues on Saturday night at 5 p.m. ET when Lehigh travels to the Siegel Center in Richmond, Va., to take on VCU. Veteran play-by-play announcer Dave Strader will call the action, alongside analyst Dave Kaplan.
On Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. ET, No. 13 Florida takes on Yale at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium in New Haven, Conn. Randy Moss will serve as the play-by-play announcer for the matchup and will be joined by analyst Dalen Cuff.
The NBC Sports Network will televise more than 60 college basketball games this season — the most in its history — featuring more than 40 different schools. The majority of the games and teams will come from the Atlantic 10, Mountain West, Colonial Athletic Association and Ivy League conferences.
In addition to this week’s college basketball coverage, NBC Sports Network will feature college hockey coverage on Friday night. No. 13 Nebraska–Omaha hosts Colorado College at 7:30 p.m. ET, from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick will call the game, alongside ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire.
NBC Sports Network will offer more college hockey games this season than ever before. By compiling a schedule of contests from the ECAC, Hockey East, the University of Denver, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, NBC Sports Network is airing 25 games this season.
NBC Sports will offer extensive coverage of the Notre Dame-Alabama BCS Championship Game. Today through Monday, NBC Sports college football studio host Liam McHugh will be on-site in Miami offering reports for various programs and updates across both NBC and NBC Sports Network.
Today through Friday, McHugh will produce reports for NBC Sports Talk and The ‘Lights on NBC Sports Network. On Saturday, McHugh will report live from Sun Life Stadium during pre-game and halftime of NBC Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the high school all-star football game airing on NBC. An interview he conducted with Brian Kelly will also air.
On Monday, McHugh will provide frequent live reports from Sun Life Stadium during the afternoon on NBC Sports Network. NBC Sports Talk will be dedicated to Notre Dame-Alabama coverage with McHugh hosting NBC Sports college football analyst Doug Flutie and other special guests live from Sun Life Stadium. McHugh will often be joined by Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports and Keith Arnold, NBCSports.com’s Notre Dame insider.
Remaining NBC Sports Network 2012-13 college basketball schedule (all times ET):
|Thurs., Jan. 3||Northeastern at George Mason||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 5||Lehigh at VCU||5 p.m.|
|Sun., Jan. 6||Florida at Yale||5:30 p.m.|
|Thurs., Jan. 10||Old Dominion at George Mason||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 12||Butler at Dayton||2 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 12||Drexel at James Madison||4 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 12||Penn at Princeton||6 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 12||Colorado State at San Diego State||8 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan 19||Columbia at Cornell||3 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 19||Hofstra at George Mason||5 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 19||UNLV at Colorado State||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan 26||Dartmouth at Harvard||2 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 26||New Mexico at San Diego State||4 p.m.|
|Mon., Jan. 28||Delaware at Drexel||7 p.m.|
|Thurs., Jan. 31||Drexel at George Mason||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 2||Dayton at Saint Louis||2 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 2||Columbia at Princeton||6 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 2||Nevada at New Mexico||8 p.m.|
|Mon., Feb. 4||George Mason at Old Dominion||7 p.m.|
|Thurs., Feb. 7||Old Dominion at Drexel||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 9||New Mexico at UNLV||9 p.m.|
|Mon., Feb. 11||Old Dominion at Delaware||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 16||Saint Joseph’s at La Salle||1 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 16||Princeton at Harvard||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 16||San Diego State at UNLV||9 p.m.|
|Mon., Feb. 18||Hofstra at Drexel||7 p.m.|
|Thurs., Feb. 21||Drexel at Delaware||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 23||New Mexico at Colorado State||4 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 23||Nevada at San Diego State||6 p.m.|
|Thurs., Feb. 28||Drexel at Old Dominion||7 p.m.|
|Sat., March 2||George Mason at Delaware||2 p.m.|
|Sat., March 2||UNLV at Nevada||4 p.m.|
|Sat., March 2||Harvard at Penn||6 p.m.|
|Thurs., March 7||Butler at Massachusetts||7 p.m.|
|Sat., March 9||La Salle at Saint Louis||1:30 p.m.|
|Sat., March 9||San Diego State at Boise State||3:30 p.m.|
|Sat., March 9||Cornell at Harvard||5:30 p.m.|
|Sun., March 10||CAA Conference Semifinal Game # 1||2:00 p.m.|
|Sun., March 10||CAA Conference Semifinal Game # 2||4:30 p.m.|
|Mon., March 11||CAA Conference Championship Game||7 p.m.|
Remaining NBC Sports Network 2012-13 college hockey schedule (all times ET):
|Jan. 4||Colorado College at #13 Nebraska-Omaha||7:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 9||Harvard at # 6 Boston University||7 p.m.|
|Jan. 11||#7 Union at Princeton||7:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 11||#13 Nebraska-Omaha at #15 Denver||10 p.m.|
|Jan. 18||Harvard at #14 Yale||7:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 25||#14 Yale at Cornell||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 1||#10 Dartmouth at Union||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 8||#8 North Dakota at #13 Nebraska-Omaha||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 15||#6 Boston University at Maine||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 22||#14 Yale at Quinnipiac||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 22||#8 North Dakota at #15 Denver||10 p.m.|
|March 1||Wisconsin at #13 Nebraska-Omaha||7:30 p.m.|
|March 8||Maine at #2 New Hampshire||7:30 p.m.|
Hockey East Tournament
5 &8 p.m.
–NBC Sports Group–