FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 9th, 2021
NO. 8 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST TOLDEO IN HOME OPENER THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 AT 2:30 P.M. ET EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK
Notre Dame-Toledo Marks Drew Brees’ Debut as an NBC Sports Game Analyst
Mike Tirico Returns as Voice of Notre Dame on NBC with Kathryn Tappen as Sideline Reporter & Terry McAulay as Rules Analyst
Peacock to Stream Special Pregame Show Countdown To Kickoff, Beginning Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET and Hosted by NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth and Corey Robinson
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 9, 2021 – NBC Sports’ 31st season of Notre Dame Football kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 11, when the No. 8 Fighting Irish (1-0) open their home slate by hosting the Toledo Rockets (1-0) at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., at 2:30 p.m. ET streaming exclusively on Peacock.
NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Drew Brees (game analyst) and Kathryn Tappen (sideline reporter) will call Notre Dame on NBC games throughout the 2021 season. Terry McAulay returns for his fourth season as an on-air rules analyst. Notre Dame-Toledo marks Brees’ college football debut as a commentator.
Saturday’s game marks the first-ever meeting between the schools and the first time a Fighting Irish Football game is available to watch exclusively on a streaming service.
Prior to kickoff, Peacock will stream Countdown to Kickoff at 1:30 p.m. ET, an exclusive hour-long pre-game show hosted by NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth and Corey Robinson.
The ND on NBC Podcast, hosted by Jac Collinsworth, returned last week and will release weekly episodes throughout the season. On this season’s first episode, Collinsworth speaks with Notre Dame safety and team captain Kyle Hamilton. Episodes are released every Thursday, and can be found here.
Notre Dame topped Florida State, 41-38, in overtime in their season-opener last weekend as quarterback Jack Coan threw for 366 yards and four touchdowns in his Fighting Irish debut.
All remaining Notre Dame home games during the 2021 season will air on NBC and stream on Peacock.
|2021 NBC NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|DATE||TIME (ET)||OPPONENT||WHERE TO WATCH|
|Sat., Sept. 11||2:30 p.m.||Toledo||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 18||2:30 p.m.||Purdue||NBC/Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 2||2:30 p.m.||Cincinnati||NBC/Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 23||7:30 p.m.||USC||NBC/Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 30||7:30 p.m.||North Carolina||NBC/Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 6||3:30 p.m.||Navy||NBC/Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 20||2:30 p.m.||Georgia Tech||NBC/Peacock|
Notre Dame Football coverage will stream on Peacock Premium. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com. Peacock is widely available across devices, details here.
This year, NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame kick off their 31st 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. Peacock previously streamed the 2021 Blue-Gold Game. The current agreement runs through the 2025 season.