FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
NO. 18 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST NO. 12 MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS IN PRIMETIME THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen to Call Matchup
Liam McHugh and Dhani Jones to Manage Halftime and Postgame Coverage Live From Notre Dame Stadium
2016 Notre Dame Football on NBC Home Games to Be Presented in 4K UHD
STAMFORD, CONN. – September 14, 2016 – No. 18 Notre Dame and No. 12 Michigan State will continue one of college football’s greatest rivalries this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when the Fighting Irish host the Spartans in a primetime matchup at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish (1-1) enter Saturday’s game following a 39-10 win against Nevada, in which QB DeShone Kizer completed 15 of 18 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and the Spartans visit South Bend following a 28-13 win against Furman on September 2, in which QB Tyler O’Connor connected on 13 of 18 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns.
Saturday night’s matchup will mark the 78th meeting between the Fighting Irish and the Spartans, with the rivalry dating back to 1897. The two teams last met in 2013, when Notre Dame defeated Michigan State 17–13 at Notre Dame Stadium. The Fighting Irish hold a 48-28-1 all-time lead in the series.
Liam McHugh (@liam_mchugh) will host halftime coverage on NBC, on-site at Notre Dame Stadium. McHugh will be joined by 11-year NFL veteran and former University of Michigan LB Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones). McHugh and Jones will also manage postgame coverage on NBCSN.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC IN 4K UHD
In addition to NBC’s traditional high definition broadcast of all Notre Dame Football home games, NBC and DIRECTV will offer viewers 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) coverage of every Fighting Irish Football home game during the 2016 season. 4K UHD coverage of Notre Dame Football on NBC will be delivered live, as a companion presentation to NBC’s high definition broadcast, and will feature the same on air commentators, camera angles and graphics. 4K UHD coverage of Notre Dame Football will be a first for NBC and will be distributed to DIRECTV (Check local listings for channel information).
Listed below is a complete schedule of the remaining Notre Dame Football on NBC games during the 2016 Notre Dame Football season.
REMAINING 2016 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC SCHEDULE (all times ET)
|Saturday, September 17||7:30 p.m.||Michigan State – Notre Dame||NBC|
|Saturday, September 24||3:30 p.m.||Duke – Notre Dame||NBC|
|Saturday, October 15||7:30 p.m.||Stanford – Notre Dame||NBC|
|Saturday, October 29||3:30 p.m.||Miami – Notre Dame||NBC|
|Saturday, November 12||3:30 p.m.||Army – Notre Dame||NBC*|
|Saturday, November 19||3:30 p.m.||Virginia Tech – Notre Dame||NBC|
*Shamrock Series from San Antonio, TX.
NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
All Notre Dame home games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
NBCSports.com 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.” 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.
NBCSports.com will continue its Notre Dame Football coverage through 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 fourth 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 – Comcast SportsNet Chicago will provide a same day replay of every Notre Dame home game produced by NBC Sports (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. CT.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–