FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 10th, 2020
NBC SPORTS KICKS OFF 30TH SEASON OF NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL COVERAGE THIS SATURDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Fighting Irish Kick Off ACC Schedule By Hosting Duke Blue Devils This Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Season Opener Marks Tony Dungy’s First Game as Lead Analyst; Mike Tirico Returns as Voice of Notre Dame on NBC
NBC Sports Host Jac Collinsworth Makes Notre Dame on NBC Debut; Terry McAulay Returns as Rules Analyst
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 10, 2020 – NBC Sports’ 30th season of Notre Dame Football kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 12, when the Fighting Irish open their season by hosting the Duke Blue Devils at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Saturday’s game marks the debut Notre Dame on NBC broadcast for Super Bowl-winning head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy and new NBC Sports host and Notre Dame alum Jac Collinsworth.
Dungy will be paired as lead analyst with Mike Tirico, who returns for his fourth season as the voice of Notre Dame Football on NBC. Dungy played quarterback at the University of Minnesota from 1973-76 and has also been an analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America since 2009 and has worked numerous NFL games as an analyst, including the Thanksgiving night primetime game.
Collinsworth will host NBC Sports’ pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage throughout the season, and will report from Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday while sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen continues her NHL on NBC Stanley Cup Playoff coverage. Terry McAulay returns for his third season as an on-air rules analyst.
Saturday’s matchup marks the first time Notre Dame and Duke will face off in back-to-back seasons after Notre Dame topped Duke, 38-7, in 2019. The Fighting Irish, who are led by fifth-year quarterback Ian Book and ranked No. 10 in both major preseason polls, will compete as part of the ACC for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Notre Dame posted an 11-2 overall record in 2019, which included victories against Virginia, USC, Navy, and Stanford. The season culminated with a win over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The Fighting Irish ultimately finished the season No. 12 in the final rankings.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage of all 2020 Notre Dame home games.
|2020 NBC NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Sat., Sept. 12||2:30 p.m.||Duke||NBC|
|Sat., Sept. 19||2:30 p.m.||South Florida||USA Network|
|Sat., Oct. 10||7:30 p.m.||Florida State||NBC|
|Sat., Oct. 17||2:30 p.m.||Louisville||NBC|
|Sat., Nov. 7||7 p.m.||Clemson||NBC|
|Sat., Dec. 5||TBD||Syracuse||NBC|
This year, NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame will kick off their 30th season. NBC Sports Group and the University of Notre Dame began their landmark Notre Dame Football relationship in 1991 and have renewed the partnership numerous times. The current agreement runs through the 2025 season.