Wednesday, November 20th, 2013


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

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

Harvard-Yale Square Off In “The Game” – Saturday at Noon on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – November 20, 2013 – NBC Sports Group’s 23rd season broadcasting Notre Dame Football home games concludes this Saturday, when the Fighting Irish host BYU at 3:30 p.m. ET. Coverage from South Bend, Ind. begins with Countdown to Kickoff on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s matchup marks the eighth all-time meeting between the Fighting Irish and the Cougars. Last season, Notre Dame overcame a 14-10 fourth quarter deficit to defeat BYU 17-14 at Notre Dame Stadium. The Fighting Irish are 5-2-0 all-time against the Cougars, including a 4-1-0 mark at home.

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.

Liam McHugh hosts Countdown To Kickoff on the field at Notre Dame Stadium. He is 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 and post-game coverage of the telecast.

NBC Sports Group’s college football coverage begins at Noon on NBCSN, when Yale hosts Harvard in “The Game”, college football’s second-oldest rivalry. Randy Moss (play-by-play) and Ross Tucker (analyst) will have the call from The Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn.

In addition, NBCSN will present James Madison-Towson in a CAA college football matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Todd Harris (play-by-play) and Anthony Herron (analyst) will provide live commentary from Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sat., November 23 Harvard at Yale NBCSN Noon
Countdown To Kickoff (pre-game) NBCSN 3 p.m.
BYU at Notre Dame NBC 3:30 p.m.
James Madison at Towson NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame Post-Game Coverage NBCSN 7 p.m.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA ONLINE & APP: NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – provide comprehensive, live coverage of Notre Dame-BYU, Harvard-Yale, and James Madison-Towson this Saturday.

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.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

NBC Sports Live Extra online will feature a simulcast of the broadcast feed in full HD quality, plus one additional online-only bonus camera for all Notre Dame games. 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. continues 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.

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