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Friday, September 29th, 2017

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – SEPTEMBER 29th -October 1st, 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 September 29th

3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – Dover

5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR The Decades

7 p.m. on NBCSN – Ivy League Football – Dartmouth v. Penn

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – FISA World Rowing Championships – Finals

 

Saturday September 30th

5 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Malaysian Grand Prix – Qualifying

6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live

7:30 a.m. on NBCSN, Universo – Huddersfield Town v. Tottenham

8 a.m. on NBC – The Presidents Cup

8 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour British Masters

10 a.m. on NBCSN, Universo – Manchester United v. Crystal Palace

10 a.m. on Olympic Channel – FISA World Rowing Championships – Finals

10 a.m. on NBC Sports GoldBournemouth v. Leicester

10 a.m. on NBC Sports GoldStoke City v. Southampton

10 a.m. on NBC Sports GoldWest Bromwich Albion v. Watford

10 a.m. on NBC Sports Gold West Ham United v. Swansea City

10:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Cup Series Practice – Dover

11:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying – Dover

12 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA/LET Tour: McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open

12:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Universo – Chelsea v. Manchester City

12:30 p.m. on CNBC – NASCAR America

1 p.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice – Dover

2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Xfinity Series Countdown to Green

3 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Dover

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – Web.com Tour Championship

5 p.m. on NBCSN – Notre Dame Football – Miami Ohio at Notre Dame

6 p.m. on Olympic Channel – ISU Short Track World Cup – Budapest

8 p.m. on Golf Channel – The President’s Cup

8:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Notre Dame Post Game

9 p.m. on NBCSN – Premiership Rugby Leicester v. Exeter

 

Sunday September 24th

2 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Countdown

2:30 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Malaysian Grand Prix

5 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Extra

6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live

7 a.m. on NBCSN – Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion

9 a.m. on NBCSN – Everton v. Burnley

9:30 a.m. on Olympic Channel – FISA World Rowing Championships –Finals

11:30 a.m. on NBCSN, Telemundo – Newcastle United v. Liverpool

12 p.m. on NBC – The Presidents Cup

12 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA/LET Tour: McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open

1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Xfinity Series Countdown to Green

2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Cup Series Race – Dover

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – Web.com Tour Championship

5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Cup Series Post Race – Dover

6 p.m. on Olympic Channel – ISU Short Track World Cup – Budapest

6 p.m. on NBCSN Victory Lap

7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America

8 p.m. on Golf Channel – The President’s Cup

8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis at Seattle

11 p.m. on NBCSN – FISA World Rowing Championship – Finals

12 a.m. on NBCSN – Match of the Day II

1 a.m. on NBCSN – Match of the Week

2 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour British Masters

 

NFL

NBC Sports continues its presentation of Sunday Night Football this weekend as Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks host T.Y. Hilton and the Indianapolis Colts at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, October 1, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Colts are coming off their first win of the season, a 31-28 victory over the Cleveland Browns, last Sunday in Indianapolis. QB Jacoby Brissett completed 17-of-24 passes for 259 yards and one touchdown, and added two rushing touchdowns in his second start for the Colts. The Seahawks look to bounce back from a 33-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans, despite Wilson throwing for a regular-season career-high 373 yards and four touchdowns.

Calling Colts-Seahawks are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.

Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from CenturyLink Field, and Dan Patrick, who will host from Studio 1 at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and PFT Live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Radio. Paul Burmeister will report from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., on the Raiders-Broncos game.

 

College Football

NBC Sports continues its season-long coverage of Notre Dame Football this Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN when the No. 22 Fighting Irish (3-1) host the Miami (Ohio) University RedHawks (2-2) in just the second-ever meeting between the two programs.

Paul Burmeister (play-by-play) will call the action this week, while Mike Tirico handles golf coverage of the Presidents Cup on NBC and Golf Channel. Burmeister will be joined in the booth by Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie (analyst) and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.

Liam McHugh hosts studio coverage of Notre Dame Football on NBC, alongside former college and NFL quarterback Chris Simms, on-site at Notre Dame Stadium for every game this season.

NBCSN kicks off its 2017 Ivy League football schedule on Friday night, when Penn (2-0) hosts Dartmouth (2-0) at 7 p.m. ET.

Randy Moss (play-by-play) and Ross Tucker (analyst), a former NFL offensive lineman and four-year starter at Princeton University, will call the action from Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Friday night’s game marks the first of six Ivy League football telecasts this season on NBCSN and CNBC.

 

NASCAR

NBCSN kicks off its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series coverage from Dover International Speedway this Friday at 10 a.m. ET with first practice, followed by qualifying at 3:30 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. ET on CNBC with second practice, followed by a special 30-minute edition of NASCAR America at 12:30 p.m. ET. Final practice wraps up the day at 1 p.m. ET on CNBC.

Sunday’s race day coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with NBC Sports Group’s pre-race show, Countdown to Green. NASCAR Cup Series racing begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and is followed by a live on-site post-race show. NBCSN wraps up coverage at 6 p.m. ET, with Victory Lap,NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR post-race show originating from Stamford, Conn.

NBC Sports Group’s lead race announcer Rick Allen (@Rickallenracing) will call this weekend’s Monster Energy and XFINITY Series action, alongside Daytona 500 winning crew chief Steve Letarte (@steveletarte), and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton (@Jeffburton).

Krista Voda (@KristaVoda) will host pre- and post-race coverage alongside auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@Kylepetty), and Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett). Marty Snider (@HeyMartysnider), Kelli Stavast (@Kellistavast), Dave Burns (@tvdaveburns) and Parker Kligerman (@Pkligerman) will report from pit road.

XFINITY SERIES COVERAGE FROM DOVER – SATURDAY AT 2:45 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN’s XFINITY Series coverage from Dover begins Friday, with practice at Noon ET and 2:30 p.m. ET. Race day coverage begins Saturday with XFINITY Series qualifying at 11:30 a.m. ET on CNBC. Pre-race Countdown to Green coverage starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and race coverage begins at 2:45 p.m. ET.

 

F1

The 2017 Formula One season continues this week as NBC Sports Group presents comprehensive coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix, culminating in live race coverage on Sunday morning at 2:30 a.m. ET/Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) continue their battle for the F1 World Drivers’ Championship, as 28 points separate the two with six races remaining.

Pre-race coverage kicks off on Saturday with F1 Countdown beginning at 2 a.m. ET on NBCSN followed by live race coverage at 2:30 a.m. ET. F1 Extra wraps up the day’s events on NBCSN at 5 a.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET.

Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and Steve Matchett, an analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team. Will Buxton will serve as the on-site reporter in Sepang.

 

PREMIER LEAGUE

Defending champions Chelsea host Manchester City in a clash between top-three Premier League teams this Saturday, September 30, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.

NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League coverage begins this Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Huddersfield Town v. Tottenham Hotspur at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.

Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with second-place Manchester United v. Crystal Palace on NBCSN and Universo.

Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive matches with its “Premier League Pass:” Bournemouth v. Leicester City, Stoke City v. Southampton, West Bromwich Albion v. Watford, and West Ham United v. Swansea City.

Live coverage on Sunday, October 1, begins at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live, followed by Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion.

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN, Everton host Burnley.

Wrapping up this week’s live match coverage, Liverpool visit Newcastle this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux at St. James’ Park.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.

Saturday, September 30
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Huddersfield Town v. Tottenham Hotspur, commentated by Jon Champion and Matthew Upson
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Bournemouth v. Leicester City, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Keith Andrews
10 a.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Stoke City v. Southampton, commentated by David Stowell and Garry Birtles
10 a.m. on NBC Sports Gold – West Bromwich Albion v. Watford, commentated by Tony Jones and Andy Walker
10 a.m. on NBC Sports Gold – West Ham United v. Swansea City, commentated by Phil Blacker and Tony Gale
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Chelsea v. Manchester City, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux

Sunday, October 1
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Arsenal v. Brighton & Hove Albion, commentated by Peter Drury and Andy Townsend
9:15 a.m. on NBCSN – Everton v. Burnley, commentated by Joe Speight and Phil Neville
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Newcastle United v. Liverpool, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux

 

FISA World Rowing Championship – Finals

NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships from Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., with 12 hours of live coverage on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA beginning this Thursday, September 28. Thursday’s live coverage begins with the semifinals at 10 a.m. ET on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. In addition, NBCSN will present encore coverage this Friday, September 29, at 10:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, October 1, at 11 p.m. ET.

 

Live coverage of the 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships continues on Friday with the A finals at 11 a.m. ET on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Saturday’s coverage of the A finals on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA begins at 10 a.m. ET. Coverage of the event culminates with the A finals live on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.

 

The preliminary rounds of the FISA World Rowing Championships are also available to stream via authentication on the Olympic Channel app and OlympicChannel.com through Wednesday. In addition, live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will be streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.

 

Cycling

This weekend’s Olympic Channel event coverage also features the first event of the ISU Short Track World Cup season from Budapest, Hungary, beginning on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. Led by three-time Olympic medalist J.R Celski, the American team will be competing for Olympic qualification spots.

 

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY

NBC Sports presents coverage of Premiership Rugby Leicester vs. Exeter on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 

GOLF

Professional golf will ascend upon the New York metropolitan area as NBC Sports Group will dedicate more than 60 live hours of coverage to the 2017 Presidents Cup, the biennial international match play competition taking place Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey. Golf Channel and NBC will combine to showcase the event that will feature 12 of the top male golfers in the United States against 12 of the best from the rest of the world (outside of Europe).

The Golf Channel presents live coverage of The President’s Cup on Friday at 11:30 a.m. E.T., NBC will provide live coverage on Saturday at 8 a.m. E.T. and Sunday at 12 p.m. E.T.

NBC Sports’ Broadcast Team:
Play by Play:   Dan Hicks / Mike Tirico
Analyst:           Johnny Miller / Frank Nobilo / Justin Leonard
Tower:             Gary Koch / Peter Jacobsen / Tom Abbott / Curt Byrum
On-Course:      Roger Maltbie / David Feherty / Mark Rolfing / Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay / Jerry Foltz
Interviews:      Steve Sands / Jimmy Roberts
Essays:            Jimmy Roberts 

Web.com Tour

The Web.com Tour Finals culminate this week in Atlantic Beach, Fla., with the Web.com Tour Championship, where an additional 25 PGA TOUR cards will be awarded for the 2017-18 season. The Golf Channel presents live coverage on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. E.T.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play-by-Play:   John Swantek
Analyst:           Craig Perks
Tower:             Steve Burkowski
On-Course:      Phil Blackmar / Gary Christian
Reporter:         Chantel McCabe

European Tour

Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer headline the field on the European Tour at the British Masters. The Golf Channel presents live coverage beginning Saturday at 8 a.m.

Calling the action from Close House Hotel & Golf Club in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England is Dominik Holyer (play-by-play), Warren Humphreys (analyst), Jay Townsend (tower), and Dale Hayes and Julian Tutt on the course.

LPGA / LET Tour

LPGA and Ladies European Tours convene for the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open. The Golf Channel presents coverage on Saturday and Sunday at noon E.T.