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Friday, September 16th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – SEPTEMBER 16-18, 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 the NBC Sports app, Powered by Playmaker Media and Golf Channel’s Golf Live Extra powered by PlayMaker Media, click here.
Friday, September 16th
5 p.m. on NBCSN –Goal Zone
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Chicagoland
8 p.m. on NBCSN – Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
1 a.m. on NBCSN – Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Saturday September 17th
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Preview
9 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
9 a.m. on CNBC – Formula One Qualifying – Singapore
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. Bournemouth
10:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Chicagoland
11:45 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Chicagoland
12 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Chicagoland
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Everton v. Middlesbrough
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Chicagoland
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
3 p.m. on NBC – Countdown to Green
3 p.m. on NBCSN – East Coast Open Polo Championship
3:15 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Chicagoland
4 p.m. on NBCSN – FIVB Beach Volleyball – Women’s Final
5 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Series Practice – Sonoma
6 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Series Qualifying – Sonoma
7:30 p.m. on NBC – College Football: Michigan State @ Notre Dame
9 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR K&N Series – Utah
10 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR K&N Series – Utah
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Notre Dame Football Studio Post Game
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Sunday September 18th
6:30 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League Live
7 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Watford v. Manchester United
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Formula 1 Pre Race – Singapore Grand Prix
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Formula 1 – Singapore Grand Prix
9:15 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Crystal Palace v. Stoke City
10 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Extra
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Tottenham v. Sunderland
12 p.m. on NBC – LPGA Tour: The Evian Championship
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1:30 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Global Rally Cross
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
2:30 p.m. NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Chicagoland
3 p.m. on NBC – Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Chicagoland
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Series Race – Sonoma
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings
9 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Series Post Race – Sonoma
9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Victory Lap
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony
12 a.m. on NBCSN – FIVB Beach Volleyball – Men’s Final
2 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day II
NBC Sports continues its presentation of Sunday Night Football this week as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (1-0) visit Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (1-0) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, September 18, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Packers-Vikings are Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 31st season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; Cris Collinsworth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who reports on-site from U.S. Bank Stadium, and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and NBC Sports Radio. NFL Insider Peter King will contribute stories and information throughout the season. Paul Burmeister will report from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., on the Colts-Broncos game.
NBC Sports heads to Chicago this weekend for the first race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup postseason, as well as the playoff-setting race of the XFINITY Series.
NBC Sports begins its coverage of the Chase from Chicagoland Speedway today with NASCAR America begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Sprint Cup qualifying follows at 6:30 p.m. ET. Saturday’s trackside coverage kicks off at 10:30 a.m. ET on CNBC with Sprint Cup practice. An on-site addition of NASCAR America begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by final practice at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Race day coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NASCAR America. Countdown to Green begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by race coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET. An on-site post-race show wraps up NBC Sports’ coverage from Chicagoland Speedway. Victory Lap recaps the weekend’s racing action at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN from NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn.
Race announcer Rick Allen calls this weekend’s action alongside analysts Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton. Pre- and post-race coverage is handled by host Krista Voda, and analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Dave Burns and Kelli Stavast report from pit road. Rutledge Wood also contributes throughout the weekend from Chicagoland Speedway.
NBC Sports’ on-site coverage of the XFINTIY series continues with Saturday’s race day coverage begins with qualifying at 11:45 a.m. ET streaming, NBCSN coverage of qualifying begins at 12 p.m. ET. Countdown to Green kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN before transferring over to NBC at 3 p.m. ET. Race coverage of the final race of the XFINITY regular season begins at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBC.
Premier League action on Saturday, September 17, begins at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live, followed by Manchester City v. Bournemouth.
Coverage on Sunday, September 18, begins at 6:30 a.m. ET on CNBC with Premier League Live, followed by Watford v. Manchester United at 7 a.m. ET on CNBC and NBC UNIVERSO. Premier League action continues with Crystal Palace v. Stoke City at 9:15 a.m. ET on CNBC. This week’s live Premier League coverage wraps up Sunday at 11 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Tottenham v. Sunderland on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO at 11:30 a.m. ET. Tottenham are unbeaten in the Premier League this season, coming off a 4-0 win against Stoke City.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge. Coverage begins Friday at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Saturday, Sept. 17
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester City v. Bournemouth, commentated by Tony Jones and Neil McCann
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Hull City v. Arsenal, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Leicester City v. Burnley, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Keith Andrews
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Brom v. West Ham, commentated by Joe Speight and Tony Gale
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Everton v. Middlesbrough, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux
7 a.m. on CNBC – Watford v. Manchester United, commentated by Peter Drury and David Pleat
9:15 a.m. on CNBC – Crystal Palace v. Stoke City, commentated by Ian Darke and David Prutton
9:15 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Southampton v. Swansea City, commentated by Gary Weaver and Danny Higgenbothem
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Tottenham v. Sunderland, commentated by Jon Champion and Andy Townsend
No. 18 Notre Dame and No. 12 Michigan State will continue one of college football’s greatest rivalries this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when the Fighting Irish host the Spartans in a primetime matchup at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
Mike Tirico calls Saturday’s game alongside analyst Doug Flutie, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.
Liam McHugh will host halftime coverage on NBC, on-site at Notre Dame Stadium. McHugh will be joined by Dhani Jones. McHugh and Jones will also manage postgame coverage on NBCSN.
RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES
NBC Sports Group concludes its presentation of more than 70 hours of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games coverage across NBC and NBCSN this weekend. Coverage this weekend is highlighted by semifinal and medal round events in Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, and Sitting Volleyball.
Today’s coverage at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN will include medal round events in Swimming, Track & Field, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball, as well as Men’s Sitting Volleyball Semifinal action and Wheelchair Rugby Preliminary round matches.
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games coverage continues Saturday, September 17 at 1 a.m. ET on NBCSN, with the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball bronze medal game and more Wheelchair Rugby Preliminary action.
NBC Sports Group’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games competition coverage culminates Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, with medal round events for Wheelchair Rugby and Men’s Sitting Volleyball.
Jason Knapp and Chris Waddell will host NBCSN’s coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony, being held at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this Sunday night, September 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
This weekend’s motorsports coverage on NBCSN is highlighted by a duel for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, as Team Penske teammates Simon Pagenaud and Will Power battle for the season title at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Coverage from Sonoma begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with practice, followed by live qualifying at 6 p.m. ET. Pre-race coverage on Sunday begins at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at 6:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will also present an encore presentation of the race on Monday, Sept. 19, at noon ET.
Coverage also includes the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, as Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continue their season-long chess match atop the F1 driver standings with seven races remaining in the 2016 campaign.
Live coverage continues Saturday at 6 a.m. ET with Practice 3 and live qualifying at 9 a.m. ET on CNBC. Live Singapore Grand Prix race coverage begins Sunday morning at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with F1 Countdown, and is followed by F1 Extra at 10 a.m. ET.
Brian Till will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst David Hobbs, and analyst Steve Matchett. James Allen will serve as the on-site reporter in Singapore.