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Friday, January 26th, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – January 26th – 31st, 2018
(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 26th
5:30 a.m. on Olympic Channel – Four Continents Figure Skating – Ladies’ Free Skate
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk Live
9 a.m. on NBCSN – The Dan Patrick Show
9:30 a.m. on Olympic Channel – FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Women’s Combined
11:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
12 p.m. on NBCSN – Four Continents Figure Skating Paris Free Skate
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Four Continents Figure Skating Ladies’ Free Skate
4 p.m. on NBCSN – USSA Toyota US Grand Prix
Saturday January 27th
2 a.m. on Olympic Channel – Four Continents Figure Skating Men’s Free Skate
3 a.m. on NBCSN – Big Bash Cricket: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars
7 a.m. on NBCSN – FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Women’s Giant Slalom
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Men’s Downhill
10 a.m. on NBCSN – FIS Cross Country Skiing World Cup – Men’s & Women’s Sprint
12 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: Duquesne at Rhode Island
12 p.m. on Olympic Channel – FIL Luge World Cup – Doubles
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Mecum Auto Auctions: Kissimmee
12:30 p.m. on Olympic Channel – FIL Luge World Cup – Women’s Singles
1:30 p.m. on NBC – Detroit Auto Show
2 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: U Mass at Fordham
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Four Continents Figure Skating – Recap
3:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
4 p.m. on Olympic Channel – FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Women’s Individual
4:30 p.m. on NBC – Pegasus World Cup Invitational
5 p.m. on NBCSN – US Track & Field – Armory Invitational
5:30 p.m. on Olympic Channel – FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Men’s Team
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Skills Challenge
9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
Sunday January 28th
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Four Continents Figure Skating – Men’s Free
6 a.m. on NBCSN – FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Women’s & Men’s Slalom
9 a.m. on NBCSN – Four Continents Figure Skating – Recap
11 a.m. on NBCSN – FIS Cross Country Skiing World Cup – Women’s 10km Mass Start
12 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: George Washington at St. Bonaventure
12 p.m. on Olympic Channel – FIL Luge World Cup – Men’s Singles
1:30 p.m. on NBC – Incredible Dog Challenge
2 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: Richmond at Davidson
2 p.m. on Olympic Channel – UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup – Women’s Elite
2:30 p.m. on NBC – USSA Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup – Aerials
3 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
3 p.m. on Olympic Channel – UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup – Men’s Elite
3:30 p.m. on NBC – NHL All Star Game
4 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: St. Bonaventure at Duquesne – Women’s
4 p.m. on Olympic Channel – FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Women’s Individual
5:30 p.m. on Olympic Channel – FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Men’s Individual
10 p.m. on NBCSN – FIL Luge World Cup – Women’s & Men’s
NBC Sports surrounds the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend in Tamps, Fla., with comprehensive live coverage on NBCSN and NBC, culminating with the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Coverage of the NHL All-Star Weekend begins Saturday with the GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition from Amalie Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Five-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), former player, general manager and head coach Mike Milbury (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call the All-Star Game on Sunday. Kathryn Tappen anchors studio coverage with analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones, as well as Milbury. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Roenick and Boucher will provide commentary for the All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday.
Tuesday January 30th
3 p.m. on NBCSN, Universo – Huddersfield v. Liverpool, commentated by Jon Champion and Kevin Kilbane
3 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Swansea City v. Arsenal, commentated by Rob Hawthorne and Don Goodman
3 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold – West Ham v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Bill Leslie and Tony Gale
Wednesday January 31st
3 p.m. on NBCSN, Universo – Tottenham v. Manchester United, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
3 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Chelsea v. Bournemouth, commentated by Martin Tyler and Iain Dowie
3 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Everton v. Leicester City, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Jamie Carragher
3 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Newcastle v. Burnley, commentated by Phil Blacker and Davie Provan
3 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Southampton v. Brighton, commentated by Tony Jones and Efan Ekoku
3 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion, commentated by Daniel Mann and Danny Higgninnbotham
3 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold – Stoke City v. Watford, commentated by David Stowell and Garry Birtles
The Atlantic 10 basketball season continues this weekend, as NBCSN presents a men’s doubleheader tomorrow, Jan. 27 and a tripleheader on Sunday, Jan. 28, highlighted by a matchup between the Duquesne Dukes (14-7, 5-3) and the No. 24 ranked Rhode Island Rams (16-3, 8-0) tomorrow at Noon ET from Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. Todd Harris (play-by-play) and Tim McCormick (analyst) will provide commentary of Duquesne-Rhode Island.
Saturday’s doubleheader coverage wraps up at 2 p.m. ET, when the Fordham Rams (6-14, 1-7) host the UMass Minutemen (10-11, 3-5) at historic Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx, N.Y. Jason Knapp calls UMass-Fordham alongside Blaine Fowler.
Sunday’s tripleheader action on NBCSN tips off at Noon ET, as the George Washington Colonials (9-11, 2-5) travel to the Reilly Center in Bonaventure, N.Y., to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (13-6, 3-4). Mike Corey (play-by-play) and David Kaplan (analyst) will provide commentary of George Washington-St. Bonaventure.
Coverage continues at 2 p.m. ET from the John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C., as the second-place Davidson Wildcats (10-8, 5-2) host the Richmond Spiders (7-13, 5-3). Todd Harris calls Richmond-Davidson alongside former Division I basketball player and analyst Jordan Cornette.
NBCSN’s tripleheader action concludes with a women’s matchup between the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (7-14, 2-6) and the second-place Duquesne Dukes (17-3, 7-0) at 4 p.m. ET. Kate Scott calls the action alongside WNBA All Star and two-time NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion Sue Bird (analyst).
FOUR CONTINENTS FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championship from Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. The coverage includes every event that continues Wednesday January 24 at noon ET and continues throughout the week. Coverage culminates Sunday at 9 a.m. ET with a recap show on NBCSN.
Coverage will be presented by Chris Vosters and Charlie White.
This weekend’s coverage of the FIS alpine skiing World Cup season continues with three women’s events from Lenzerheide, Switzerland, beginning with the super combined this Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel. NBCSN will present live coverage of the giant slalom on Saturday at 7 a.m. ET and the slalom on Sunday at 6 a.m. ET.
Coverage of the men’s alpine skiing season continues this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, with the final major men’s races before the Olympics begin.
Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and 2010 Olympian Will Brandenburg will handle the call for this weekend’s events.
NBCSN will present coverage of 10 KFC Big Bash League cricket matches during the 2017-18 season, including seven live matches during the regular season, as well as two KFC BBL Semifinal matches and the KFC BBL Final.
Coverage of the cross-country skiing World Cup season continues this Saturday from Seefeld, Austria, for the final competition before the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Bill Seward calls the event alongside former U.S. Biathlon team member and analyst Chad Salmela.
Olympic Channel’s coverage of the luge World Cup season wraps up this weekend from Sigulda, Latvia, with the final World Cup race of the luge season.
The World Cup ski jumping season continues this weekend as Ljubno, Slovenia, hosts the women’s ski jumping event, while the men’s circuit travels to Zakopane, Poland.
Bill Spaulding calls the event joined by 2014 Olympian Jessica Jerome.
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: KISSIMMEE
NBC Sports continues its coverage of the 2018 Mecum Auctions campaign this weekend, Saturday, January 27th on NBC.
Scott Hoke will host NBC’s Mecum Auctions coverage at Kissimmee, Fla., alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Katie Osborne, and Bill Stephens.
2017 Horse of the Year contender Gun Runner, the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, headlines a star-studded field in the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest horse race, from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., this Saturday, Jan. 27, live at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Laffit Pincay III hosts the show, alongside Hall-of-Fame jockey and analyst Jerry Bailey; analyst Randy Moss; and reporters Nick Luck and Britney Eurton.
US TRACK & FIELD: ARMORY INVITATIONAL
NBCSN presents coverage of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championship Series with the Dr. Norbert Sander Armory Track Invitational, the first event in the series, tomorrow, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. ET from New York, N.Y.
Highlighting the competition are 2016 U.S. Olympian and 2016 World Indoor Championships silver medalist Ajee Wilson, 2016 Olympic 800m bronze medalist Clayton Murphy, 2016 Olympic 4x400m gold medalist Courtney Okolo and World Championships 4x400m gold medalist Shakima Wimbley.
NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen, who competed in the decathlon at the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials, calls the event. Joining Allen at the Armory Track & Field Center in New York, N.Y., are four-time Olympic medalist and analyst Ato Boldon, analyst Paul Swangard, analyst Craig Masback and reporter Lewis Johnson.
INCREDIBLE DOG CHALLENGE
NBC Sports Group presents the Incredible Dog Challenge on Sunday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. E.T. on NBC.
UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP
The Cyclo-Cross World Cup concludes in Hoogerheide, Netherlands, for the final World Cup event of the season. Cyclo-cross, a non-Olympic discipline, combines cycling, steeplechase and NASCAR all into one.
The broadcast team for the Farmers Insurance Open will be Terry Gannon (play-by-play), Nick Faldo (analyst), Matt Gogel (tower), Arron Oberholser (on-course), and George Savaricas (interviews).
The broadcasters for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic will be Scott Walker (host), Dougie Donnelly (play-by-play), Tony Johnstone (analyst), Sam Torrance (analyst), Jay Townsend (on-course), and Ken Brown (on-course).
The broadcast team for the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic will be Grant Boone (play-by-play), Judy Rankin (analyst), Tom Abbott (tower), Jerry Foltz (on-course), and Karen Stupples (on-course).