Friday, September 5th, 2014


No. 15 Notre Dame Hosts Michigan Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC 

Two Historic Football Programs Play For Final Time

Stamford, Conn – Sept. 5, 2014 – Two of college football’s most storied programs meet one final time this Saturday in primetime on NBC, as the No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the University of Michigan Wolverines close the book on another chapter of their iconic rivalry. Coverage starts Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Countdown To Kickoff on-site from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., prior to live game coverage at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Listed below are some key metrics about the historic rivalry and NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Saturday’s game.


1                      Notre Dame and Michigan have each started the season 1-0.

2                      Michigan and Notre Dame are the top two most-winning programs in college football history.

3                      On-air team for NBCSN’s Countdown To Kickoff, hosted by Liam McHugh, and analysts Doug Flutie and Hines Ward.

4                      Members of NBC’s on-air team covering the game, featuring Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (analyst), Kathryn Tappen (sideline reporter) and Doug Flutie (sideline analyst).

6                      Michigan wins vs. Notre Dame in the last 8 meetings. (Michigan holds a 24-16-1 advantage in the series)

8                      Number of Notre Dame Football home games on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra this year. (Including annual Blue – Gold game).

14                    Approximate number of hours between the time Dan Hicks signs off from Saturday night’s telecast in South Bend, Ind. and comes back on the air on Sunday to cover the BMW Championship from Cherry Hills Country club outside Denver, Colo.

24                    Consecutive years NBC has been the television home of Notre Dame Football home games.

42                    Saturday’s matchup will be the 42nd all-time meeting between the two teams.

1887                Year Michigan and Notre Dame played for the first time.