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Friday, October 21st, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – OCTOBER 21-23, 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, October 21st
2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Talladega
3 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 United States Grand Prix – Second Practice
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Talladega
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Ivy League Football: Penn @ Yale
11 p.m. on Universal HD – 2016 Progressive Skate America – Ladies Short
Saturday, October 22nd
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Preview Show
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Bournemouth v. Tottenham
9:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Arsenal v. Middlesbrough
10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Swansea City v. Watford
12:30 p.m. on NCBSN – F1 United States Grand Prix – Practice 3 & Qualifying
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Liverpool v. West Brom
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Signature Series – Joyride
3 p.m. on Universal HD – FIS World Cup Soelden –Women’s Giant Slalom
4 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Talladega
4:30 p.m. on NBC – 2016 Progressive Skate America – Ladies Free
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Whelen Series – Thompson
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Notre Dame Hockey: Penn State @ Notre Dame
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
11:30 p.m. on Universal HD – 2016 Progressive Skate America – Men’s Short
Sunday, October 23rd
12:30 a.m. on Universal HD – 2016 Progressive Skate America – Pairs Free
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League World
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
8:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. Southampton
10:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Chelsea v. Manchester United
12:30 p.m. on NBC – 2016 Progressive Skate America – Men’s Free
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green
2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Talladega
2:30 p.m. on NBC – F1 Countdown
3 p.m. on NBC – F1 United States Grand Prix
5 p.m. on NBC – F1 Extra
5:30 p.m. on NBSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post Race Show
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals
9 p.m. on Universal HD – 2016 Progressive Skate America – Free Dance
9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – FIS World Cup Solden – Men’s Giant Slolam
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
1 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
NBC Sports continues its presentation of Sunday Night Football this week with an NFC West divisional showdown, when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks take on Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, October 23, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Seahawks-Cardinals are Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth; and Michele Tafoya.
Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from University of Phoenix 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 NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk. Kathryn Tappen will report from Pittsburgh on the Patriots-Steelers game.
NBC Sports heads to Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR’s biggest and baddest track, for the Round of 12 elimination race. NBCSN presents the final opportunity for Chase drivers to avoid elimination and advance into the next round Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports kicks off its standalone Sprint Cup coverage from Talladega Superspeedway today with Sprint Cup practice at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by final practice at 4:30 p.m. ET. An on-site edition of NASCAR America wraps up the day at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Saturday’s coverage includes qualifying at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Race day coverage begins Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NASCAR America. Countdown to Green kicks off at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by race coverage at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN. An on-site post-race show immediately follows the checkered flag, and Victory Lap concludes coverage at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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 contributes to NBCSN’s coverage Friday and Sunday.
Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continue their championship battle, and the American Haas F1 Team makes its debut in the United States, as NBC Sports Group presents the Formula One United States Grand Prix this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBC with F1 Countdown.
Live coverage continues on NBCSN today with Practice 2 at 3 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present live coverage of Practice 3 and Qualifying on Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET. Pre-race coverage on Sunday begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBC with F1 Countdown, and F1 Extra will recap the U.S. Grand Prix with post-race coverage at 5 p.m. ET. NBCSN will also air an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, and Monday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 commentary team of play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, Steve Matchett, and Will Buxton will call the race on-site from Circuit of the Americas.
Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United face off this Sunday, October 23, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this week.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.
Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, October 22, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Bournemouth v. Tottenham at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET, when Arsenal host Middlesbrough on NBCSN, and Swansea City host Watford on CNBC.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC presents coverage of Liverpool v. West Bromwich Albion. White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Anfield.
Immediately following the match, NBC presents a live Goal Zone Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe.
Live Match coverage on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester City v. Southampton at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.\\
Saturday, Oct. 22
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Bournemouth v. Tottenham, commentated by Jon Champion and Kevin Kilbane
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Arsenal v. Middlesbrough, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Keith Andrews
10 a.m. on CNBC – Swansea City v. Watford, commentated by Phil Blacker and Ray Houghton
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Burnley v. Everton City, commentated by Ian Crocker and Andy Walker
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Hull City v. Stoke City, commentated by Jonathan Beck and Garry Birtles
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Leicester City v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Ham United v. Sunderland, commentated by Joe Speight and Tony Gale
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Liverpool v. West Bromwich Albion, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux
Sunday, Oct. 23
8 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester City v. Southampton, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Chelsea v. Manchester United, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux
NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame will drop the puck on the 2016-17 Fighting Irish hockey season on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com, when Notre Dame hosts Arizona State at the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind.
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2016-17 season begins Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. ET when Notre Dame hosts Penn State.
NBC presents live coverage of 2016 Progressive Skate America this weekend, with the ladies’ free skate this Saturday, Oct. 22, at 4:30 p.m. ET and the men’s free skate this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 12:30 p.m. ET from Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Universal HD will present coverage of the event throughout the weekend, beginning this Friday, Oct. 21, at 11 p.m. with the ladies short competition.
Play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon calls the action on NBC joined by Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. Andrea Joyce will report from rink-side.
FIS WORLD CUP
NBC Sports Group begins its presentation of the 2016-17 FIS World Cup skiing season with comprehensive coverage of this weekend’s giant slalom event from Soelden, Austria, with U.S. Olympic gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety both slated to compete.
NBCSN will present coverage of the men’s giant slalom race on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET, and Universal HD will televise the women’s giant slalom event on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.
Bill Doleman will call this weekend’s action, alongside analyst Steve Porino.