NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – OCTOBER 14-16, 2016
(All times ET)
The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team. For live streaming information on the NBC Sports app, Powered by Playmaker Media and Golf Channel’s Golf Live Extra powered by PlayMaker Media, click here.
Friday, October 14th
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Kansas
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Kansas
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Whelen Series – Charlotte
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Kansas
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Kansas
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL: Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators
10:45 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
Saturday, October 15th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Preview Show
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Chelsea v. Leicester City
9:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. Everton
10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Arsenal v. Swansea City
12 p.m. on CNBC – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Kansas
12 p.m. on Universal HD – UCI Road World Championship – Women’s Elite
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Crystal Palace v. West Ham
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Kansas
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Kansas
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Kansas
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Kickoff
7:30 p.m. on NBC – Notre Dame Football: Stanford @ Notre Dame
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Notre Dame Studio Post Game
Sunday, October 16th
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
2 a.m. on NBCSN – Arctic Race of Norway
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League World
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
8:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Middlesbrough v. Watford
10:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Southampton v. Burnley
12 p.m. on Universal HD – UCI Road World Championship – Men’s Elite
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – FEI Show Jumping – New York
1:30 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green
2 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Kansas
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – FEI Show Jumping – Barcelona
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Kansas
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans
9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Whelen Series – Stafford
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Paris Tours
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day II
NBC Sports continues its presentation of Sunday Night Football this week with an AFC South divisional showdown, when Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts travel to Houston to take on Brock Osweiler and the Texans. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, October 16, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Colts-Texans are Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who reports on-site from NRG Stadium, and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk. Heather Cox will report from Green Bay, Wis., on the Cowboys-Packers game.
NBC Sports Group continues its 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host the Stanford Cardinal in a primetime matchup at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, NBCSN’s live pre-game show.
Dan Hicks calls Saturday night’s game alongside analyst Doug Flutie, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.
Liam McHugh will host halftime on NBC and postgame coverage on NBCSN. McHugh will be joined by Dhani Jones.
NBC Sports presents a twin bill of NASCAR playoff racing from Kansas Speedway on NBC this weekend. A pivotal race for the 11 Sprint Cup Chase drivers who have yet to punch their ticket to the Round of 8, NBC presents this NASCAR postseason showdown Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. The XFINITY Series, also embroiled in its playoffs, enters the Round of 8 Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
Saturday’s coverage on NBCSN begins with NASCAR America begins at 1 p.m. ET and flows into final practice at 1:30 p.m. ET. Sunday’s race day coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special edition of NASCAR America, followed by Countdown to Green at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Race coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Victory Lap from NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., wraps up Sunday’s comprehensive coverage at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports’ XFINITY coverage from Kansas Speedway begins today with practice at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by final practice at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday’s race day coverage begins on NBCSN picks up coverage of XFINITY qualifying at 12:30 p.m. ET. Countdown to Green kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN before green-flag coverage shifts to NBC at 3 p.m. ET.
Race announcer Rick Allen calls this weekend’s action alongside analysts Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton. Pre- and post-race coverage is handled by host Krista Voda, and analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Dave Burns and Kelli Stavast report from pit road. Rutledge Wood contributes to NBCSN’s on-site pre-race coverage.
NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the Premier League this weekend with matches across the networks of NBCUniversal, highlighted by Liverpool v. Manchester United in a clash of English football’s two most successful clubs on Monday, October 17, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Anfield. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on Monday with Premier League Live.
Immediately following the match, NBC presents a live Goal Zone Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.
Weekend Premier League coverage begins this Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Chelsea v. Leicester City, a showdown of the last two Premier League champions, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. In addition, Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, CNBC presents coverage of Arsenal v. Swansea City.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC presents coverage of Crystal Palace v. West Ham United. White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at Selhurst Park. Immediately following the match, NBC presents a live Goal Zone Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Live match coverage on Sunday, October 16, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Middlesbrough v. Watford at 8:30 a.m. ET and Southampton v. Burnley at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBCSN presents a Central Division matchup on tonight at 8 p.m. ET, when Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks travel to Nashville to face P.K. Subban and the Predators.
Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher will call Blackhawks-Predators from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Studio coverage features host Paul Burmeister, as well as analysts Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.
Following an NHL record four-goal performance by 19-year-old American and 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs first overall draft pick Auston Matthews in his NHL debut last night, NBCSN announced today it will televise live coverage of Matthews’ first NHL home game this Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET, when the Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in an Original Six showdown.