FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
NO. 11 NOTRE DAME FACES PURDUE SATURDAY IN PRIMETIME ON NBC
Notre Dame and Purdue Clash for 86th Time in Battle for the Shillelagh Trophy
Tom Hammond, Mike Mayock and Kathryn Tappen to Call Notre Dame-Purdue From Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in 2014 Shamrock Series
Notre Dame Pre-Game Show Countdown To Kickoff Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET Live on NBCSN with Liam McHugh, Doug Flutie and Hines Ward
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 10, 2014 – The No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to move to 3-0 with a victory over an in-state rival this weekend, when they face the Purdue Boilermakers (1-1) in primetime on NBC at 7:30 p.m. ET this Saturday, in the 2014 Shamrock Series at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Countdown To Kickoff, NBC Sports Group’s Notre Dame pre-game show.
The Fighting Irish will play the Boilermakers for the 86th time in their history, matching Navy for the most games played against a single opponent in Notre Dame’s history. Notre Dame boasts a 57-26-2 series advantage over Purdue, and has defeated the Boilermakers in their last six meetings, dating back to 2008. The two teams battle for the Shillelagh Trophy, and have played each other in every season since 1946.
Last weekend, Notre Dame ended their rivalry with Michigan, shutting out the Wolverines 31-0 at Notre Dame Stadium. Everett Golson threw for three touchdowns, including two to receiver Amir Carlisle, while the Notre Dame defense handed Michigan its first shutout since Oct. 20, 1984. Notre Dame has gained six spots in the Top 25 polls since starting the season at No. 17, following convincing wins over Rice and Michigan, outscoring the two teams by a combined 79-17. Purdue will look to rebound from a 38-17 loss at home to Central Michigan last Saturday.
Tom Hammond, former long-time Notre Dame play-by-play voice on NBC, will call Saturday’s game in Indianapolis, filling in for Dan Hicks, who will call The Tour Championship at the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup finale in Atlanta. He’ll be joined by Emmy Award-nominated analyst Mike Mayock and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen (@KathrynTappen), who joined NBC Sports Group this year as a reporter and studio host.
Liam McHugh (@liam_mchugh) will host Countdown To Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, on-site at Notre Dame Stadium. He will be joined by 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner Doug Flutie (@DougFlutie) and two-time Super Bowl champion Hines Ward (@MVP86HinesWard). McHugh, Flutie and Ward will also manage half-time and post-game coverage for the broadcast.
In addition to his studio duties, Flutie will also provide analysis from the sidelines during the game, analyzing specific matchups and key plays from his unique perspective.
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 NBCSports.com/liveextra. 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 Kathryn Tappen will provide live in-game tweets from the sideline from @NDonNBC on Twitter. 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.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC AVAILABLE INTERNATIONALLY
All remaining Notre Dame Football home games this season will be telecast across select markets in Asia, exclusively on Fox Sports Asia. Coverage in Asia will include Cambodia, China, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. A live stream of all Notre Dame Football home games will be available via Fox Sports Play in those markets.
In Latin America, Fighting Irish home games will be televised on ESPN Latin America, to markets including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela. A live stream of all Notre Dame Football home games will be available in select Latin America markets via ESPN Play, Watch ESPN or ESPN3.com.au. A grid highlighting availability in specific locations is listed below.
Outside of Asia and Latin America, coverage of Notre Dame Football home games will be available online via NBC Sports Live Extra –NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets. Click here for more info: www.nbcsportsliveextra.com.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC
Following this Saturday’s game against Purdue, NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Notre Dame football continues Saturday, Oct. 4 when they host No. 15 Stanford at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
The following is the NBC Sports Group 2014 Notre Dame Football schedule (all times ET)
|Saturday, Sept. 13
|Saturday, Oct. 4
|Saturday, Oct. 11
|Saturday, Nov 15
|Saturday, Nov 22
*2014 Shamrock Series at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
NBCSports.com 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.
COMCAST SPORTSNET CHICAGO
For the second-straight year, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will continue its expanded coverage of Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football via its partnership with NBC Sports by providing additional content to help power NBCSports.com’s popular Notre Dame Central section (http://www.nbcsports.com/college-football/notre-dame-central). Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s Notre Dame Football “Insider” JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) from CSNChicago.com, will serve as the primary beat reporter in providing up-to-the-minute Fighting Irish news and analysis, columns, game previews/recaps, interviews and much more.
SAME DAY HOME GAME REPLAYS – Beginning with the team’s home/season opener on Saturday, August 30 vs. Rice, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will provide a same day replay of every Notre Dame home game produced by NBC Sports with the Aug. 30 replay scheduled to air at 11 p.m. CT. Additional home game replays airing on Comcast SportsNet this season include games against Michigan (Sept. 6 at 1 a.m.), Purdue (Sept. 13 at 1 a.m.), Stanford (Oct. 4), North Carolina (Oct. 11), Northwestern (Nov. 15) and Louisville (Nov. 22). (NOTE: Replay airings to regularly take place on these Saturdays at 11 p.m.; fans are urged to consult CSNChicago.com for exact air times).
HEAD COACH BRIAN KELLY’S WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE – CSNChicago.com will provide a live stream of Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly’s weekly press conference, as he will address the prior weekend’s game, along with detailing his game plan against the team’s upcoming opponent. Coach Kelly’s weekly press conference, which will take place from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., will be live streamed every Tuesday throughout the season at 11 a.m.
“INSIDE NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL” w/BRIAN KELLY – Once again, Comcast SportsNet will be the local TV home for “Inside Notre Dame Football” with Head Coach Brian Kelly this season. The weekly, half-hour show will feature key highlights, along with detailed discussion & analysis regarding the team’s previous game and an X’s and O’s preview of their upcoming opponent. “Inside ND Football” will make its 2014 season premiere on Tuesday, September 2 in its regular 5 p.m. CT time slot. (NOTE: This Tuesday afternoon program may air on occasion at 4:30 p.m. CT should there be live pro event airing at 6 p.m. that evening). Fans can follow Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s @CSNIrish Twitter handle for the very latest Fighting Irish news and updates 24/7.
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