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Friday, March 11th, 2016

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – MARCH 11-13, 2016

(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.

Friday, March 11  
12 p.m. on NBCSN – A-10 Championship Quarterfinals: No. 1 Dayton  – No. 9 Richmond
12 p.m. on Golf Channel – Sunshine Tour Investec Cup
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – A-10 Championship Quarterfinals: No. 4 Saint Joseph’s – No. 5 George Washington
3 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR Valspar Championship
5 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball Scoreboard
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – A-10 Championship Quarterfinals: No. 2 VCU – No. 10 Massachusetts
9 p.m. on NBCSN – A-10 Championship Quarterfinals: No. 3 St. Bonaventure – No. 6 Davidson 
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Track & Field USA Indoor Championships

Saturday, March 12  
1 a.m. on Golf Channel – Ladies European Tour World Ladies Championship
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Preview
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Norwich v. Manchester City
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Stoke City v. Southampton
10 a.m. on USA Network – Premier League: Bournemouth v. Swansea City
12:30 on NBC – Premier League Instant Classic: Tottenham v. Arsenal
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions
1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR Valspar Championship
2:30 p.m. on NBC – PGA TOUR Valspar Championship
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Aviva Premiership Rugby: Saracens vs. London Irish
3 p.m. on Golf Channel – Sunshine Tour Investec Cup
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Suncast Grand Prix
6 p.m. on NBCSN – America’s Cup World Series
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Paris Nice: Stage 7
8 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Track & Field USA Indoor Championships
10 p.m. on NBCSN – World Series of Fighting

Sunday, March 13  
12 a.m. on Golf Channel – Ladies European Tour World Ladies Championship
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League World
6 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour True Thailand Classic
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Paris Nice: Stage 8
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace
10:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
12 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Aston Villa v. Tottenham
12 p.m. on NBC – NHL Live
12:30 p.m. on NBC – NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers
1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR Valspar Championship
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBC – PGA TOUR Valspar Championship
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions: Kansas City
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL: Toronto Maples Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings
10:15 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
11 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Sunday Shootout: The Week in Review
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
1 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day II

NHL  
This week’s NHL Game of the Week features a pivotal Metropolitan Division showdown, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins visit Ryan McDonagh and the New York Rangers on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC in a rematch of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NBCSN’s Sunday Night Hockey matchup showcases a classic Original Six matchup, when Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings host Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call Penguins-Rangers from Madison Square Garden in New York.

John Forslund (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will provide commentary for NBCSN’s Maple Leafs-Red Wings Sunday Night Hockey matchup from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor this week’s NHL Live studio coverage, alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick and Brian Boucher.

NBCSN’s NHL Sunday Shootout recaps the biggest NHL moments every week, following each of NBCSN’s Sunday Night Hockey matchups. The program, hosted by Dave Briggs, will feature insight and analysis from Boucher.

PREMIER LEAGUE
NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of Premier League this weekend with live matches across NBC, NBCSN and USA Network.

Saturday’s Premier League coverage kickoffs on NBCSN at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, immediately followed by Norwich v. Manchester City at 7:45 a.m. ET. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Stoke City v. Southampton on NBCSN and Bournemouth v. Swansea City on USA Network. Coverage shifts to NBC at 12:30 p.m. ET with North London Derby Encore: Tottenham v. Arsenal.

Sunday’s coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, immediately followed by Aston Villa v. Tottenham at 12 p.m. ET. Coverage concludes at 2 p.m. ET with Goal Zone on NBCSN.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live joined by Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.

Saturday, March 12
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Norwich City v. Manchester City, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Danny Mills
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Stoke City v. Southampton, commentated by David Stowell and Barry Horne 
10 a.m. on USA Network – Bournemouth v. Swansea City, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Ray Houghton

Sunday, March 13
12 p.m. on NBCSN– Aston Villa v. Tottenham, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin

Monday, March 14
4 p.m. on NBCSN– Leicester City v. Newcastle, commentated by Martin Tyler and Kevin Kilbane

ATLANTC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
NBC Sports Group will present live coverage of the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Coverage of the A-10 Championship Quarterfinals begins on Friday at noon ET with Game 7 of the tournament featuring No. 1 Dayton and No. 9 Richmond. NBCSN’s coverage of the Quarterfinals continues throughout the day and concludes at 9 p.m. ET with Game 10 between No. 3 St. Bonaventure and No. 6 Davidson.

Play-by-play announcer Steve Schlanger will call Games 7 and 8, and will be joined by analyst Dave Kaplan. Former Columbia University G Dalen Cuff will serve as courtside reporter.

Veteran play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon will handle NBCSN’s coverage of the two evening matchups. Gannon will be joined by Cuff (analyst) and Kaplan (courtside reporter) for Friday’s nightcaps.

Dave Briggs will host NBCSN’s Atlantic 10 Championship studio show on Friday, and will be joined by analyst Ron Thompson.

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING
World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, Mar. 12, live at 10 p.m. ET, with the undefeated Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (15-0) defending his lightweight title against Brian Foster (25-8) from Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colo.

Saturday’s card also features six fighters making their World Series of Fighting debuts, including Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland (11-3) vs. Mike “300” Hayes (19-10-2) in the heavyweight division, Cory “The One” Devela (16-6) vs. Louis “Handgunz” Taylor (11-3) in the middleweight division, and Josh Cavan (11-6) vs. Kris Hocum (7-4) in the welterweight division.

Play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action.

USATF INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
NBCSN presents coverage of the 2016 USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend from Portland, Ore., beginning tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET and continuing live this Saturday, Mar. 12, at 8 p.m. ET.

Tom Hammond hosts coverage, joined by Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, Todd Harris, Craig Masback and Adam Nelson.

PARIS-NICE
NBC Sports Group concludes its daily coverage of Paris-Nice on NBCSN, this weekend with Stage 7 this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET and Stage 8 on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Steve Schlanger will handle play-by-play for the event alongside analyst Bob Roll.

GOLF
NBC Sports Group presents coverage the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, the European Tour’s True Thailand Classic, the Ladies European Tour’s World Ladies Championship and Sunshine Tour’s Investec Cup.

Live coverage of Valspar Championship continues today at 3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. Saturday’s coverage tees off at 1 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, and then moves to NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET. Sunday’s coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, and then shifts to NBC at 3 p.m. ET.

Bob Papa (play-by-play) hosts Golf Channel’s coverage from Palm Harbor, Fla. Gannon is joined by analysts Gary Koch (today) and Jerry Foltz (Saturday-Sunday). Play-by-play announcer Dan Hicks hosts NBC’s coverage from Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club joined by Koch.

Contributing to both teams are Gary Koch and Peter Jacobsen from the tower; Notah Begay, Billy Ray Brown (today) and David Feherty (Saturday-Sunday) from the course. Steve Sands contributes with interviews.

Weekend coverage of the True Thailand Classic on Golf Channel continues Saturday at 6 a.m. ET, and concludes Sunday at 6 a.m. ET.

Scott Walker hosts coverage of the European Tour from Golf Channel’s studio in Orlando, Fla. Calling the action from the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand, are Warren Humphreys (play-by-play), Dom Boulet (analyst), and Julian Tutt (on-course).

Coverage of the Investec Cup on Golf channel begins today at Noon ET, and concludes Saturday at 3 p.m.ET.

Denis Hutchinson (play-by-play) hosts Golf Channel’s coverage from Koster, South Africa. Hutchinson is joined by Ewen Murray (analyst) and Dale Hayes (on-course).