Wednesday, October 30th, 2013


College Football’s Longest Uninterrupted Intersectional Series Continues in South Bend

Dan Hicks, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan to Call Action from Notre Dame Stadium 

Liam McHugh, Doug Flutie & Hines Ward Host Countdown To Kickoff  On-Site at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – October 30, 2013 – College football’s longest uninterrupted intersectional series continues this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when the No. 25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Navy Midshipmen in South Bend, Ind. Coverage begins with Countdown To Kickoff on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s matchup marks the 87th consecutive meeting between Notre Dame and Navy. The two schools have split the last six meetings, although Notre Dame holds a commanding 73-12-1 advantage in the all-time series. Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees leads the Fighting Irish (6-2) against the Midshipmen after throwing a career-high five touchdown passes in last Saturday’s 45-10 win at Air Force. Navy (4-3) enters action on Saturday following a 24-21 win at Pittsburgh last weekend.

Dan Hicks, NBC Sports Group’s longtime and critically-acclaimed golf and Olympic commentator, leads NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football coverage this season as its play-by-play voice. Hicks is joined by analyst Mike Mayock and sideline reporter Alex Flanagan for NBC’s 23rd season broadcasting Notre Dame Football home games.

Liam McHugh will host NBC Sports Group’s Notre Dame Pre-game show on the field at Notre Dame Stadium. He will be joined on-site by 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner Doug Flutie and two-time Super Bowl champion Hines Ward.  McHugh, Flutie and Ward will also manage half-time coverage for the broadcasting.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA ONLINE & APP: NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Notre Dame Football home games.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBC Sports Live Extra online will feature a simulcast of the broadcast feed in full HD quality plus one additional online-only bonus camera. The video player will include picture-in-picture capability and full DVR functionality, allowing the user to pause the live video and even review plays in “slo-mo.”

Sideline reporter Alex Flanagan will provide live in-game tweets. Additionally, fans can watch in-game highlights, live coverage of the Notre Dame and visiting teams’ bands at halftime, as well as live postgame footage that will include head coach Brian Kelly’s press conference. will again continue its Notre Dame Football coverage though its Notre Dame Central section. Notre Dame will also be featured within NBC Sports Talk with its popular Inside The Irish blog written by Notre Dame Football insider Keith Arnold.


Beginning this season, NBC Sports Regional Networks’ Comcast SportsNet Chicago will join forces with NBC Sports to help power’s “Notre Dame Central” (  CSN Chicago will contribute a dedicated Notre Dame Football “Insider” in JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) from, who will serve as a beat reporter providing up-to-the-minute Fighting Irish news and analysis, columns, game previews/recaps, interviews and much more.

Fans can also follow the network’s @IrishTalkCSN Twitter handle for the latest Fighting Irish news and updates 24/7.  Also this season, CSN Chicago will provide its TV viewers with same day replays of every Notre Dame home game produced by NBC Sports beginning Saturday, August 31, along with a live stream of Head Coach Brian Kelly’s weekly press conferences.  In addition, Comcast SportsNet Chicago has also hired Tony Rice, quarterback of the 1988 National Champion Fighting Irish, to be its ND Football on-air/online contributor throughout the upcoming college football season.

The following is the NBC Sports Group 2013 Notre Dame Football schedule (all times ET)

Date Opponent Pre-Game Network Game Time Network
Saturday, Nov 2 Navy 3 p.m. NBCSN 3:30 p.m. NBC
Saturday, Nov 23 BYU 3 p.m. NBCSN 3:30 p.m. NBC

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