Tirico and Jones Join Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie, Kathryn Tappen and Liam McHugh for NBC’s Coverage of Fighting Irish Football
Tirico to Call Notre Dame Matchups with Nevada, Michigan State and Duke; Hicks to Call Stanford, Miami, Army and Virginia Tech
Jones to Serve as Pre-Game and Halftime Show Analyst
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 30, 2016 – Mike Tirico and veteran NFL linebacker Dhani Jones will join Notre Dame Football on NBC play-by-play announcer Dan Hicks, analyst Doug Flutie, sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen, and pre-game and halftime show host Liam McHugh for NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Notre Dame Football season.
Tirico will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the Fighting Irish’s first three matchups of the season on NBC, against Nevada, Michigan State, and Duke, while lead Notre Dame on NBC announcer Hicks is on assignment for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Fed-Ex Cup Playoffs. It was announced yesterday that Tirico will also serve as host of NBC’s Football Night In America. Hicks will return to the Notre Dame Football on NBC broadcast booth for the Fighting Irish’s final four games of the season on NBC, against Stanford, Miami, Army and Virginia Tech.
Heisman Trophy winner Flutie will once again serve as lead analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Notre Dame Football season, and will be joined by sideline reporter Tappen.
Jones, an 11-year NFL veteran and former University of Michigan linebacker, will join the NBC broadcast team as a pre-game and halftime show analyst. Jones will work alongside Notre Dame Football on NBC pre-game and halftime show host McHugh.
2016 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC SCHEDULE
NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame will kick off the 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC, when the Fighting Irish host the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m. ET, from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
NBC Sports’ coverage of 2016 Notre Dame Football is highlighted by primetime match-ups vs. 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinalist Michigan State on Saturday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. ET, and 2015 Pac-12 and Rose Bowl Champion Stanford on Saturday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. ET. In addition, coverage includes games against Duke on Saturday, September 24, at 3:30 p.m. ET; Miami on Saturday, October 29, at 3:30 p.m. ET; and Virginia Tech on Saturday, November 19, at 3:30 p.m. ET.
For the eighth consecutive year, NBC Sports will also present coverage of the Shamrock Series, Notre Dame Football’s annual home-away-from-home series. The 2016 Shamrock Series will feature Notre Dame hosting Army on Saturday, November 12, at 3:30 p.m. ET, from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.
Listed below is a complete schedule of NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2016 Notre Dame Football season.
2016 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC SCHEDULE (all times ET)
|Saturday, September 10||3:30 p.m.||Nevada – Notre Dame||NBC|
|Saturday, September 17||7:30 p.m.||Michigan State – Notre Dame||NBC|
|Saturday, September 24||3:30 p.m.||Duke – Notre Dame||NBC|
|Saturday, October 15||7:30 p.m.||Stanford – Notre Dame||NBC|
|Saturday, October 29||3:30 p.m.||Miami – Notre Dame||NBC|
|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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–