Friday, January 24th, 2014


(All times ET)

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Friday, January 24

7 p.m. on Universal Sports Network – 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament 

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Hockey: Northeastern at Notre Dame

10 p.m. on NBCSN – Fight Night

Saturday, January 25

4:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – Commercialbank Qatar Masters

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auction: Kissimmee

Noon on NBCSN – Men’s College Basketball: George Washington at George Mason

1 p.m. on NBC – Detroit Auto Show

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – Farmers Insurance Open

2 p.m. on NBC – USSA: Ski and Snowboard Recap

2 p.m. on NBCSN – 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament 

3 p.m. on NBC – USSA: Freestyle World Cup

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic

4 p.m. on NBC – 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament 

4 p.m. on NBCSN – Men’s College Basketball: St. Joe’s at Richmond

7 p.m. on NBCSN – College Hockey: Northeastern at Notre Dame

8 p.m. on NBC – Shaun White: Russia Calling

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live

10 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stadium Series: Ducks-Kings from Dodger Stadium

Sunday, January 26

2 a.m. on NBCSN – Tour Down Under

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auction: Kissimmee

Noon on NBCSN – Men’s College Basketball: Fordham at UMass

12:30 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stadium Series: Devils-Rangers from Yankee Stadium

12:30 p.m. on Universal Sports Network – 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament 

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – Farmers Insurance Open

2 p.m. on NBCSN – 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament 

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic

3:30 p.m. on NBC – Mecum Auction: Kissimmee

4 p.m. on NBCSN – Men’s College Basketball: Harvard at Dartmouth

4:30 p.m. on NBC – 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament 

6 p.m. on NBCSN – Women’s College Basketball: Dayton at St. Joe’s

7 p.m. on NBC – Cris Collinsworth Sunday Night Football Special

7:30 p.m. on NBC – NFL Pro Bowl

8 p.m. on NBCSN – Curling: Continental Cup

10 p.m. on NBCSN – ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championship

11 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour Down Under


Coverage of the 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET on Universal Sports, and will continue Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and 4 p.m. ET on NBC. On Sunday, coverage begins on Universal Sports Network at 12:30 p.m. and continues on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET. Weekend coverage concludes at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Veteran play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will call the matches for NBC and NBCSN. Harris will be joined in the booth by former USA Sevens captain and USA Rugby World Cup participant Brian HightowerMarty Snider will report from the sidelines at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.


NBCSN will provide live coverage of Northeastern at Notre Dame in college hockey action. The two-game Hockey East series begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with coverage of the second game of the series starting at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst) will have the call from the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind.


NBC Sports Group kicks off its third season of Fight Night with the first top-level boxing matches of 2014 tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Tonight’s Fight Night is highlighted by a 10-round middleweight brawl between Brooklyn’s Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (25-4, 18 KOs) and Patrick “The Machine” Majewski (21-2, 13KOs) of Radom, Poland.

Also featured on the card is a contest for the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) cruiserweight title between Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (14-1, 10 KOs) of South Africa and Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola (15-1, 14 KOs) of Nigeria.

NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice, analyst B.J. Flores and reporter Chris Mannix will call the action from Atlantic City.


Golf Channel’s weekend coverage includes the Commercialbank Qatar Masters Saturday at 4:30 a.m. ET, the Farmers Insurance Open at 1 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, and the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.

Golf Channel’s team of Mike Ritz (studio host), Dougie Donnelly (play-by-play), Sam Torrance (analyst), Ken Brown (analyst), and Paul Eales (on course) will call the action for the Commercialbank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar.

Terry Gannon (play-by-play), Nick Faldo (analyst),   Peter Oosterhuis (tower), Curt Byrum (on course), and Todd Lewis (interviews) will handle coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open from Torrey Pines Golf Course (North & South courses) in La Jolla, Calif.

For the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, Golf Channel’s team of Whit Watson (play-by-play), Kay Cockerill (analyst), Tom Abbott (tower),  Jerry Foltz  (on course), and Phil Parkin (on course) will host coverage from Ocean Club Golf Course in Paradise Island, Bahamas.


This weekend’s Ducks-Kings and Devils-Rangers matchups are the first two of four games comprising the NHL Stadium Series, a new set of four outdoor games to be held at iconic outdoor stadiums in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

Coverage of Ducks-Kings from begins at Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live on-site at Dodger Stadium, hosted by Russ Thaler alongside analysts and former NHL players Jeremy Roenick and Anson CarterDave Strader (play-by-play), Brian Engblom (analyst) and Roenick will have the call from Dodger Stadium, inside the same broadcast booth that usually hosts legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully.

Twelve hours following the conclusion of Ducks-Kings from Los Angeles, NBC’s coverage of Devils-Rangers from Yankee Stadium begins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. NHL Live’s Liam McHugh (host), Mike Milbury (analyst), Keith Jones (analyst), and Roenick will be on-site at Yankee Stadium to provide pre- and post-game analysis, as well as commentary during intermissions.


NBC and NBCSN will combine to present more than eight hours of coverage from the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Fla. this weekend. Coverage on Saturday begins at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Sunday’s coverage of the Kissimmee Car Auction begins at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues with a one-hour special on NBC at 3:30 p.m. ET, highlighting the most prestigious and unique cars sold at the auction. In addition to coverage of the cars being sold, telecasts will include spotlight features on the history of vehicles up for auction, and the lifestyles of buyers and sellers.

Scott Hoke will host NBC Sports Group’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Kissimmee, Fla., alongside analysts John KramanStephen CoxBill Stephens and reporter Kelli Stavast. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 27 years.


The second annual Cris Collinsworth Sunday Night Football Special will air Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. The 14-time Emmy Award-winner and Sunday Night Football analyst, will look back at the 2013 NFL season, the major highlights from this season’s Sunday Night Football broadcasts, and preview Super Bowl XLVIII.


Live coverage of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl begins Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Calling the Pro Bowl is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), who just completed his 28th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. In addition to Tafoya, former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie will report from the sideline.

Liam McHugh will anchor the 2014 Pro Bowl halftime show, which will originate from Yankee Stadium, the site of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series game that will be played earlier that day between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils. Expected during the halftime show are interviews with the two Super Bowl XLVIII quarterbacks. Football Night In America co-host Dan Patrick will speak with QB Peyton Manning of the AFC champion Denver Broncos, while Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio will interview QB Russell Wilson of the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. NBC’s Pro Bowl halftime show will also include a live performance from the band Fall Out Boy from Aloha Stadium.