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Friday, January 13th, 2017

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – JANUARY 13-16, 2017

(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, January 13th
1 p.m. on Golf Channel – Diamond Resorts Invitational
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Kissimmee
5:30 p.m. on Universal HD – Men’s Super Combined – Wengen
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Dakar Rally
6:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Pre Round Coverage
7 p.m. on Golf Channel – Sony Open – Hawaii
7 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Swimming: Pro Swim Series
8:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Kissimmee
10:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Post Round Coverage
11 p.m. on Golf Channel – Sony Open – Hawaii

Saturday, January 14th
5 a.m. on Golf Channel – BMW South African Open
6:30 a.m. on Universal HD – Men’s Downhill – Wengen
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Tottenham v. West Brom
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Swansea v. Arsenal
10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: West Ham v. Crystal Palace
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Leicester City v. Chelsea
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: Richmond @ Saint Joseph’s
1:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Diamond Resorts Invitational
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: Saint Louis @ George Mason
3 p.m. on NBC – Women’s Downhill – Zauchensee
4:30 p.m. on NBC – USSA Freestyle Cup: Moguls
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: Fordham @ St. Bonaventure
5:30 p.m. on Universal HD – Men’s Downhill – Wengen
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Dakar Rally
6:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Pre Round Coverage
7 p.m. on Golf Channel – Sony Open – Hawaii
7 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Swimming: Pro Swim Series
8:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Kissimmee
10:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Post Round Coverage
11:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Sony Open – Hawaii

Sunday, January 15th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Everton v. Manchester City
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. Liverpool
12 p.m. on NBC – NFL on NBC
1 p.m. on NBC – NFL AFC Divisional Game: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Goal Zone
1 p.m. on Golf Channel – Diamond Resorts Invitational
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: UMass @ Rhode Island
4:30 p.m. on NBC – USSA Freestyle Cup: Aerials
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: George Washington @ La Salle
6 p.m. on Universal HD – Men’s Slalom – Wengen
5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Pre Round Coverage
6 p.m. on Golf Channel – Sony Open – Hawaii
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL: Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks
7:30 p.m. on Universal HD – Women’s Super Combined – Zauchensee
9 p.m. on Universal HD – Preview Stage: Adelaide
9:45 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
10 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Post Round Coverage
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Sunday Shootout
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Dakar Rally
11 p.m. on Golf Channel – Sony Open – Hawaii
12:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
1:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week

Monday, January 16th
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk Live
9 a.m. on NBCSN – The Dan Patrick Show
4 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Kissimmee
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL: Washington @ Pittsburgh
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Manchester Mondays

NFL
NBC continues its NFL Playoff coverage this Sunday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. ET with an AFC Divisional Round matchup, when Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC North, 12-5) visit Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West, 12-4) at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. NBC’s NFL Divisional coverage on Sunday begins at Noon ET with a special edition of Football Night In America.

Al Michaels handles play-by-play for Steelers-Chiefs, alongside Cris Collinsworth. They will be joined by sideline reporter Michele Tafoya and sideline reporter Heather Cox.

Football Night in America is hosted by Bob Costas, who will report from Arrowhead Stadium. Dan Patrick will host from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., and will be joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio.

Mike Florio brings fans the latest NFL news and interviews with players and coaches every weekday morning with ProFootballTalk on NBCSN at 7 a.m. ET.  The two-hour ProFootballTalk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers. The program is a simulcast of Florio’s national radio program that airs daily on NBC Sports Radio.

NHL
NBC Sports continues its “Star Sunday” telecasts this weekend, as Minnesota forward Zach Parise and Chicago forward Patrick Kane will be featured during NBCSN’s coverage of Wild-Blackhawks, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Wild-Blackhawks from United Center in Chicago, Ill. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

NBCSN’s NHL Sunday Shootout, a 30-minute program that recaps the biggest NHL moments of each week, serves as a weekly roundup for NHL fans on most Sunday nights leading into the postseason. In addition to insight and analysis recapping the week around the league, the show will preview the upcoming week and feature recurring segments. Kathryn Tappen hosts this week’s edition of NHL Sunday Shootout alongside Anson Carter.

PREMIER LEAGUE
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Premier League continues this weekend with a full slate of action this weekend on the networks of NBCUniversal.

This weekend’s Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by third-place Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

Saturday’s coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET, as NBCSN presents Swansea City v. fifth-place Arsenal, and CNBC hosts coverage of West Ham United v. Crystal Palace.

Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, last season’s champions Leicester City host first-place Chelsea on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux at King Power Stadium.

Liverpool visit Manchester United in a clash of English football’s two most successful clubs this Sunday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Old Trafford. Sunday, beginning with Premier League Live at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, White and Le Saux will report live from a pitch-side desk at Old Trafford, joined by Danny Higginbotham, with the latest news and analysis leading up to the match.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., joined by Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.

Saturday, Jan. 14th
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion, commentated by Peter Drury and Kevin Kilbane
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Swansea City v. Arsenal, commentated by Phil Blacker and David Prutton
10 a.m. on CNBC – West Ham v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Hull City v. Bournemouth, commentated by Tony Jones and Andy Walker
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Burnley v. Southampton, commentated by Gary Weaver and Andy Hinchcliffe
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Sunderland v. Stoke City, commentated by Joe Speight and Neil McCann
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Watford v. Middlesbrough, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Leicester City v. Chelsea, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux

Sunday, Jan. 15th
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Everton v. Manchester City, commented by Jon Champion and Andy Townsend
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United v. Liverpool, Arlo White, Graeme Le Saux and Danny Higginbotham 

GOLF
The PGA TOUR shifts to Honolulu this week for the Sony Open in Hawaii. World No. 2 Rory McIlroy will make his 2017 debut – and first start since the DP World Tour Championship in November – at this week’s BMW South African Open. PGA TOUR Champions and LPGA players will team up with celebrities this weekend at the Diamond Resorts Invitational in Orlando.

WOMEN’S SKIING
Lindsey Vonn’s return to competitive ski racing and men’s World Cup skiing from Wengen – the world’s longest and fastest downhill course – highlight NBC Sports Group’s Olympic winter sports coverage this weekend.

NBC will televise coverage of the men’s downhill from the Lauberhorn in Wengen on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and coverage of Vonn’s return in the downhill in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. Her race will be streamed live on NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports app on Saturday at 4:45 a.m. ET.

Live streaming coverage of Vonn’s return in the downhill will stream on Saturday morning at 4:45 a.m. ET, followed by highlights on NBC on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Sunday’s streaming coverage features the super combined at 3:30 a.m. ET, which will be televised on UniversalHD that evening at 6 p.m. ET.

Universal HD airs live coverage of the downhill on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET. Sunday’s streaming coverage of the slalom starts at 4:30 a.m. ET, with televised coverage airing on Universal HD at 6 p.m. ET.

Bill Doleman (play-by-play) and Steve Porino (analyst) will call both events.

NBC presents the moguls competition on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the aerials on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET. Todd Harris (play-by-play), Jonny Moseley (analyst), and Tina Dixon (reporter) will call the action.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
NBCSN continues its coverage of the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball season with five conference matchups this weekend, highlighted by an A-10 tripleheader on Saturday, January 14, and A-10 doubleheader on Sunday, January 15.

Saturday’s coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET, when Saint Joseph’s (8-7) hosts Richmond (10-6) at Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena, in Philadelphia, Pa. Steve Schlanger calls Saturday’s game alongside analyst Dave Kaplan.

The action continues at 2:30 p.m. ET, when Saint Louis (4-12) takes the court against George Mason (12-5) at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, Va. Kenny Rice and Ron Thompson will call the matchup.

Saturday’s A-10 tripleheader on NBCSN culminates at 4:30 p.m. ET, when St. Bonaventure (10-6) hosts Fordham (7-10) at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. Jason Knapp (play-by-play) and Blaine Fowler (analyst) will provide commentary.

NBCSN’s A-10 doubleheader on Sunday gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET, when UMass (11-6) hits the court against Rhode Island (10-5) at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. Rick Allen (play-by-play) and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (analyst) will call the matchup.

The weekend of coverage wraps up Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET, when George Washington (9-8) takes on La Salle (8-5) at the Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. Schlanger and Kaplan will handle the call.

MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS
The world’s largest collector car auction will be showcased to a national audience this weekend, as NBCSN presents nearly 25 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage from its iconic Kissimmee Car Auction.

NBCSN presents more than 10 hours of coverage today, beginning with a live four-hour block at 2 p.m. ET, and continuing with coverage at 8:30 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage on NBCSN begins at 8:30 p.m. ET, followed by a six-hour block on Monday, Jan. 16, at Noon ET on NBCSN.

Scott Hoke will host coverage on-site in Kissimmee, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Bill Stephens, and reporter Katie Osborne.

USA SWIMMING
2016 Rio Olympians highlight the first event of the 2017 arena Pro Swim Series from the University of Texas’ Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas, this weekend on NBCSN. Live coverage begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET, and continues this Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Rich Burk calls the action for NBCSN, joined by analyst Rowdy Gaines.

CYCLING
NBC Sports Group kicks off its 2017 cycling schedule with live coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under this Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3:45 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. NBC Sports Group’s cycling coverage includes 15 events throughout the year, highlighted by all 21 stages of Grand Tour races Tour de France and Vuelta a España. NBC Sports Gold’s daily live coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under culminates on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 p.m. ET.

Universal HD will televise encore presentations of the Santos Tour Down Under beginning Sunday, Jan. 15, at 9 p.m. ET.

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen will call the action for 2017 Santos Tour Down Under coverage on NBC Sports Gold and Universal HD.