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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
NO. 8 NOTRE DAME HOSTS NAVY ON SENIOR DAY THIS SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Fighting Irish Ranked No. 8 in College Football Playoff Rankings
Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie, and Kathryn Tappen to Call Matchup from South Bend, Ind.
Liam McHugh and Chris Simms Provide Studio Coverage On-Site at Notre Dame Stadium
Ivy League Football – Yale Can Clinch Outright Ivy League Title with Win vs. Harvard in “The Game” Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 15, 2017 – NBC Sports wraps up its 27th consecutive season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC with a presentation of college football’s longest continuous intersectional rivalry, when the No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2) host the Navy Midshipmen (6-3) at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
Notre Dame and Navy meet on Saturday for the 91st consecutive year, dating back to the inaugural meeting in the series in 1927. The Fighting Irish are coming off a 41-8 loss to Miami on Saturday, now No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, snapping Notre Dame’s seven-game winning streak. Navy enters the game following a 43-40 win against SMU last week to become bowl-eligible for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons.
Saturday’s clash features two of the most prolific rushing offenses in all of college football. Navy leads all FBS teams in rushing yards per game (369.8), while Notre Dame ranks sixth in the nation (303.2). Navy slot back Malcolm Perry played quarterback in the Midshipmen’s win against SMU, rushing for 282 yards and four touchdowns, while Notre Dame RB Josh Adams is ranked fourth among all FBS running backs with 8.05 yards per carry this season.
Navy won last year’s matchup with Notre Dame by a score of 28-27 in Jacksonville, Fla. Notre Dame leads the all-time series, 76-13-1.
The Notre Dame Football on NBC commentary team is led by Mike Tirico, alongside 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. McHugh and Simms anchor pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage on-site at Notre Dame Stadium this season.
134TH EDITION OF “THE GAME” – HARVARD AT YALE – SATURDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON CNBC
NBC Sports presents “The Game,” one of college football’s most historic rivalries, this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on CNBC, when the Yale Bulldogs (8-1; 5-1 Ivy) host the Harvard Crimson (5-4; 3-3 Ivy) at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn.
Yale has clinched a share of the Ivy League title and can win the conference outright for the first time since 1980 with a victory against Harvard, or losses by both Columbia and Dartmouth. The Bulldogs have won five straight games, including a 35-31 come-from-behind win against Princeton, led by QB Kurt Rawlings, who threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s victory. Harvard is coming off a 23-6 loss at home to Penn.
Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), Ross Tucker (analyst), a former NFL offensive lineman and four-year starter at Princeton, and Carolyn Manno (sideline reporter), will call the action from Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn.
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 home games. 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.
NBC SPORTS CHICAGO
NBC Sports Chicago will provide a same day replay of every Notre Dame home game produced by NBC Sports (consult NBCSports.com/chicago for exact air times). NBCSports.com/chicago 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.
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