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Thursday, December 31st, 2015
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – JANUARY 1-3, 2015
(All times ET)
The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team. For live streaming information on NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.
Saturday, January 2
7 a.m. on NBCSN –Premier League Live
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: West Ham v. Liverpool
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Arsenal v. Newcastle
10 a.m. on USA – Premier League: Manchester United v. Swansea City
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: St. Joe’s @ Richmond
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Watford v. Manchester City
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League Goal Zone
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: Dayton @ Duquesne
3 p.m. on NBC – Incredible Dog Challenge
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: St. Louis @ Rhode Island
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
Sunday, January 3
7:30 a.m. on NBC – Premier League Live
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Crystal Palace v. Chelsea
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Everton v. Tottenham
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day II
2:30 p.m. on NBC – National Pro Grid League
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
4:30 p.m. on NBC – Nitro Circus
5 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: U Mass @ LaSalle
7 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: Fordham @ George Washington
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night In America
8:20 p.m. on NBC –Sunday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
12:30 a.m. on NBCSN – THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC Sports’ coverage of Sunday Night Football features a NFC North critical division title showdown this week, when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers host Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling the action live from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., is Al Michaels (play-by-play) alongside Cris Collinsworth (analyst). Joining Michaels and Collinsworth is Michele Tafoya, who will report from the sidelines.
Bob Costas will host Football Night In America reporting live alongside Hines Ward from Houston at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Joining Costas and Ward from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., is co-host Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio and Peter King. Carolyn Manno will report from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., on the Chargers-Broncos game.
NBC Sports presents the NHL Winter Classic this Friday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC, when P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens battle Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins on New Year’s Day.
Play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analysts Eddie Olczyk, and Pierre McGuire will have the call of 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic from Gillette Stadium.
NHL Live host Liam McHugh will be on-site at Gillette Stadium alongside Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick to provide pre-game and post-game analysis, as well as commentary during intermissions.
NBC Sports Group continues its last month of Premier League action in 2015 with a full slate of action this weekend on the networks of NBCUniversal.
Coverage begins this Saturday, Jan. 2, on NBCSN at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, immediately followed by West Ham v. Liverpool at 7:45 a.m. ET. Live match coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Arsenal v. Newcastle on NBCSN, and Manchester United v. Swansea City on USA Network. Saturday’s coverage concludes on NBC with Watford v. Manchester City at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Live coverage on Sunday, Dec. 6, begins on NBCSN at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, immediately followed by Crystal Palace v. Chelsea at 8:30 a.m. ET. Coverage concludes on NBCSN with Everton v. Tottenham at 11 a.m. ET, followed with Goal Zone at 1 p.m. ET.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by a combination of Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett airs Mondays throughout the Premier League season. Downton Abbey actor Kevin Doyle will be this Monday night’s guest, at 12:30 a.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT.
Below is a full list of match commentators for this weekend’s Premier League coverage:
Saturday, January 2
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – West Ham v. Liverpool, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Danny Mills
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Arsenal v. Newcastle, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale
10 a.m. on USA Network – Manchester United v. Swansea City, commentated by Gary Weaver and Andy Hinchcliffe
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Leicester City v. Bournemouth, commentated by Joe Speight and David Prutton
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Norwich City v. Southampton, commentated by Tony Jones and Ray Houghton
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Sunderland v. Aston Villa, commentated by David Stowell and Garry Birtles
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Brom v. Stoke City, commentated by Jonathan Beck and Dean Sturridge
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Watford v. Manchester City, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon
Sunday, January 3
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Crystal Palace v. Chelsea, commentated by Peter Drury and Andy Townsend
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Everton v. Tottenham, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux
NBC Sports Group presents a weekend full of A-10 men’s college basketball action.
Saturday’s triple-header action begins at 12:30 p.m. ET with St. Joe’s at Richmond. Live coverage continues at 2:30 p.m. ET with Dayton at Duquesne, followed by St. Louis at Rhode Island at 5 p.m. ET.
Coverage on Sunday, Jan. 3, begins at 5 p.m. ET with UMass at La Salle, immediately followed by Fordham at George Washington at 7 p.m. ET.
Calling St. Joe’s at Richmond is Mike Corey and Blaine Taylor; while Ryan Burr and John Adams call Dayton at Duguesne; and David Kaplan and Steve Schlanger call St. Louis at Rhode Island.
On Sunday, Rich Lerner and Dalen Cuff call UMass at La Salle; while Mike Corey and Ron Thompson call Fordham at George Washington.