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Friday, October 28th, 2016

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – OCTOBER 28-30, 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 NBCSports.com, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.

Friday, October 28th
3 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 2
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Martinsville
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Ivy League Football: Yale @ Columbia

Saturday, October 29th
12 a.m. on Universal HD – 2016 Skate Canada International
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League World
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Preview Show
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Sunderland v. Arsenal
9 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Martinsville
9:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester United v. Burnley
10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Tottenham v. Leicester City
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Crystal Palace v. Liverpool
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Martinsville
2 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBC – Countdown to Kickoff
3:30 p.m. on NBC – Notre Dame Football: Miami @ Notre Dame
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Aviva Premiership Rugby: Saracens v. Leicester
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Notre Dame Studio Post Game
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day

Sunday, October 30th
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
9:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League:Everton v. West Ham
12 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Southampton v. Chelsea
12 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Martinsville
2 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
2:30 p.m. on NBC – F1 Countdown
3 p.m. on NBC – F1 Mexican Grand Prix
5 p.m. on NBC – 2016 Skate Canada International
5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Martinsville
5:30 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 – Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day

NFL
NBC Sports showcases an NFC East rivalry this week on Sunday Night Football featuring the top two rookie quarterbacks in the NFL, when Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys host Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, October 30, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

Calling Eagles-Cowboys are Al Michaels (play-by-play), analyst 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 will report on-site from AT&T Stadium, and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk. Paul Burmeister will report from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., on the Packers-Falcons game.

NASCAR

NBC Sports continues its second consecutive standalone Sprint Cup coverage today with Sprint Cup qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. An on-site edition of NASCAR America from Martinsville Speedway wraps up the day at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 

Saturday’s coverage includes practice at 9 a.m. ET on CNBC, followed by final practice at noon ET on NBCSN. Race Day coverage begins on NBCSN with NASCAR America at 12 p.m. ET followed by Countdown to Green at 12:30 p.m. ET. Race coverage of the first playoff race in the Round of 8 begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The checkered flag is immediately followed by an on-site post-race show, as well as a trackside edition of Victory Lap beginning at 5:30 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.

PREMIER LEAGUE
NBC presents live coverage of two Premier League matches this weekend, when Liverpool visit Crystal Palace this Saturday, October 29, at 12:30 p.m. ET, and Chelsea visit Southampton this Sunday, October 30, at Noon ET

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at Selhurst Park.

A live Goal Zone follows Saturday’s match at 2:30 p.m. ET and Sunday’s match at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live joined by joined by Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.

This weekend’s live Premier League coverage kicks off Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live, followed by Sunderland v. second-place Arsenal at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Match coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with Manchester United v. Burnley on NBCSN, and Tottenham v. Leicester City on CNBC.

Live match coverage on Sunday begins at 8:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Everton v. West Ham at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. On Monday, October 31, at 4 p.m. ET, NBCSN hosts coverage of Stoke City v. Swansea City.

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air live Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Saturday, Oct. 29
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Sunderland v. Arsenal, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United v. Burnley, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Chris Waddle
10 a.m. on CNBC – Tottenham v. Leicester City, commentated by Tony Jones and Davie Provan
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Brom v. Manchester City, commentated by Rob Hawthorne and Danny Higgbotham
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Middlesbrough v. Bournemouth, commentated by David Stowell and Garry Birtles
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Watford v. Hull City, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Crystal Palace v. Liverpool, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Sunday, Oct. 30
9:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Everton v. West Ham, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
12 p.m. on NBC – Southampton v. Chelsea, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Monday, Oct. 31
4 p.m. on NBCSN – Stoke City v. Swansea City, commentated by Martin Tyler and Danny Higginbotham

F1
NBC Sports Group showcases Formula One racing for the second consecutive weekend on NBC this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET with live coverage of the F1 Mexican Grand Prix.

Live coverage begins exclusively on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app on Friday at Noon ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 at 3 p.m. ET. Streaming coverage on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app continues with Practice 3 on Saturday at Noon ET, followed by qualifying on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET.

Live Mexican Grand Prix race coverage begins Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC with F1 Countdown, and F1 Extra will recap the Mexican Grand Prix on NBC at 5 p.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Lead play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst David Hobbs, and analyst Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will report on-site from Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.
NBC presents coverage of 2016 Skate Canada International this Sunday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. ET featuring performances from the men’s and ladies’ free skate competition from Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Universal HD will present coverage of the event throughout the weekend, continues tonight at midnight ET with the ladies’ and men’s short competition.

Play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon calls the action on NBC joined by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.

NBC Sports Group continues its 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host the Miami Hurricanes at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.

Dan Hicks calls Saturday’s game alongside 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner and analyst Doug Flutie and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.

Liam McHugh will host pre-game and halftime coverage on NBC, as well as postgame on NBCSN. McHugh will be joined by Dhani Jones. In addition Jimmy Clausen will join McHugh and Jones as a guest analyst for pre-game, halftime and postgame studio coverage.

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign continues this weekend with a rematch of last season’s semifinal, when two-time defending champion and first-place Saracens (5-0-1) host Leicester Tigers (4-0-2) this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will anchor studio coverage for both NBCSN matches this weekend. He will be joined by Dan Lyle.