FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST MIAMI HURRICANES THIS SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Hurricanes Visit South Bend For First Time In 26 Years
Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen to Call Matchup
Liam McHugh and Dhani Jones to Manage Pre-Game, Halftime and Postgame Coverage
Former Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen Joins McHugh and Jones as Guest Analyst
2016 Notre Dame Football on NBC Home Games to Be Presented in 4K UHD
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 26, 2016 – NBC Sports Group continues its 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host the Miami Hurricanes at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish (2-5) enter Saturday’s game following a 17-10 loss against Stanford on October 15. Miami head coach Mark Richt and the Hurricanes (4-3) visit South Bend following a 37-16 loss against Virginia Tech.
Saturday’s matchup will mark the 26th all-time meeting between the Fighting Irish and the Hurricanes, with the rivalry dating back to 1955. The two teams have only met twice in the last decade, and Saturday’s game will be the first meeting in South Bend since 1990. Notre Dame and Miami last met in 2012, when Notre Dame defeated Miami 41-3 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. The Fighting Irish hold a 17-7-1 all-time lead in the series.
Dan Hicks (@DanHicksNBC) calls Saturday’s game alongside 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner and analyst Doug Flutie (@DougFlutie), and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen (@KathrynTappen).
Liam McHugh (@liam_mchugh) will host pre-game and halftime coverage on NBC, as well as postgame on NBCSN. McHugh will be joined by 11-year NFL veteran and former University of Michigan LB Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones). In addition, former Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) will join McHugh and Jones as a guest analyst for pre-game, halftime and postgame studio coverage.
NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Rob Hyland and Emmy Award-winning director Pierre Moossa.
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, 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 Irishblog 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–