FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS IN 2016 SHAMROCK SERIES THIS SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
2016 Shamrock Series to Be Played at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen to Call 51st Matchup Between Army and Notre Dame
Liam McHugh and Dhani Jones to Manage Halftime Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 10, 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 Army Black Knights in the 2016 Shamrock Series at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish (3-6) enter Saturday’s game following a 28-27 loss against Navy. Army head coach Jeff Monken and the Black Knights (5-4) travel to San Antonio following a 31-12 loss to Air Force.
The Fighting Irish will play the Black Knights for the 51st time in their history, with the rivalry dating back to 1913. The two teams last met in the 2010 Shamrock Series, when Notre Dame defeated Army 27-3 at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY. The Fighting Irish hold a 38-8-4 all-time lead in the series between the two schools.
During their century long rivalry, the two programs have regularly played each other at historic off campus venues. From 1925-1929,and again from 1931-1946, Notre Dame and Army’s annual matchup was held at Yankee Stadium. The Fighting Irish and Black Knights have also played each other at Soldier Field, in Chicago, Ill., Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., Philadelphia Municipal Stadium, in Philadelphia, Pa., and Shea Stadium, in New York, N.Y.
Saturday’s matchup serves as the eighth edition of the Shamrock Series, Notre Dame’s annual off-site home game. The Fighting Irish are 7-0 in the series and have outscored their opponents 239-105 in the previous seven Shamrock Series games. Past Shamrock Series games have been played at Fenway Park (2015), Lucas Oil Stadium (2014), AT&T Stadium (2013), Soldier Field (2012), FedExField (2011), Yankee Stadium (2010) and the Alamodome (2009).
Dan Hicks (@DanHicksNBC) calls Saturday’s game alongside 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner and analyst Doug Flutie (@DougFlutie), and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen (@KathrynTappen).
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, 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–