FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 31st, 2017
NOTRE DAME HOSTS TEMPLE SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie, and Kathryn Tappen to Call Matchup
Liam McHugh and Chris Simms Provide Studio Coverage On-Site at Newly-Renovated Notre Dame Stadium
NBC Sports Gold to Offer Direct-To-Consumer Live Streaming Product For International Notre Dame Football Fans
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 31, 2017 – NBC Sports kicks off its 27th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday, September 2, when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Temple Owls at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush makes his first career start on Saturday, as head coach Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish play their first game at newly-renovated Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Notre Dame is 106-17-5 all-time in season openers.
Temple’s Geoff Collins makes his head coaching debut this weekend as the Owls come off consecutive 10-4 seasons, giving them the most wins in a two-year span in school history. Collins has yet to name a starting quarterback and has stated he expects multiple players to take snaps under center against the Irish, including redshirt junior Frank Nutile and redshirt sophomore Logan Marchi.
This marks the third time in five seasons that Notre Dame and Temple have squared off. In 2015, QB DeShone Kizer and the Fighting Irish defeated Temple 24-20 in Philadelphia. The Owls made their first-ever visit to South Bend to open the 2013 season, when QB Tommy Rees threw for 346 yards, a Notre Dame record in a season opener, en route to a 28-6 Fighting Irish victory.
The Notre Dame Football on NBC commentary team is led by Mike Tirico, who begins his first full season as the voice of Notre Dame Football on NBC. He’ll be joined in the booth by Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, who serves as lead analyst for Notre Dame Football on NBC, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.
Liam McHugh hosts studio coverage of Notre Dame Football on NBC, alongside former college and NFL quarterback Chris Simms, who makes his debut as a studio analyst for Notre Dame Football on NBC this season. McHugh and Simms will anchor pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage on-site at Notre Dame Stadium for every game this season.
Listed below is a complete schedule of NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2017 Notre Dame Football on NBC season.
2017 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC
|Saturday, September 2||3:30 p.m.||Notre Dame vs. Temple||NBC|
|Saturday, September 9||7:30 p.m.||Notre Dame vs. Georgia||NBC|
|Saturday, September 30||5 p.m.||Notre Dame vs. Miami (OH)||NBCSN|
|Saturday, October 21||7:30 p.m.||Notre Dame vs. USC||NBC|
|Saturday, October 28||3:30 p.m.||Notre Dame vs. N.C. State||NBC|
|Saturday, November 4||3:30 p.m.||Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest||NBC|
|Saturday, November 18||3:30 p.m.||Notre Dame vs. Navy||NBC|
NBC SPORTS GOLD TO OFFER DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER LIVE STREAMING PRODUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL FANS
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — is launching an international “Notre Dame Football Season Pass,” giving fans in 13 international countries access to every home game during the 2017 season. The direct-to-consumer pass, powered by NBC Sports’ Playmaker Media, will offer fans abroad coverage of Notre Dame Football home games live and on-demand, available online, as well as on mobile devices and tablets.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is available for purchase now for $49.99, and features all seven home games in the 2017 season, beginning Saturday, Sept. 2, with Temple vs. Notre Dame. The pass is available in 13 countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK. USD or local currency pricing is available. “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is not available to customers in the U.S. Click here for more information.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the 2017 Notre Dame Football on NBC season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
NBCSports.com will continue its Notre Dame Football coverage through its Notre Dame Central section. Notre Dame will also be featured within NBCSports.com with its popular Inside The Irish blog written by Notre Dame Football insider Douglas Farmer.
CSN Chicago will provide a same day replay of every Notre Dame home game produced by NBC Sports (consult CSNChicago.com for exact air times). 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–