Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen to Call Primetime Matchup
Notre Dame Pre-Game Show Countdown to Kickoff Begins at 7 p.m. ET Live on NBCSN
Liam McHugh and Dhani Jones to Manage Pre-Game, Halftime and Postgame Coverage
Former Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen Joins McHugh and Jones as Guest Analyst
2016 Notre Dame Football on NBC Home Games to Be Presented in 4K UHD
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 13, 2016 – 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.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish (2-4) enter Saturday’s game following a 10-3 loss against North Carolina State. Stanford head coach David Shaw and the Cardinal (3-2) visit South Bend following a 42-16 loss against Washington State.
Saturday’s matchup marks the 20th consecutive season that Notre Dame and Stanford have met, dating back to 1997. The Fighting Irish hold a 19-11 all-time lead in the series, despite victories from the Cardinal in five of the previous seven meetings, including Stanford’s 38-36 win last season in Palo Alto, Calif. Half of the 30 all-time meetings between Notre Dame and Stanford have been decided by 10 points or less.
The rivalry between the two teams began with the Rose Bowl in 1925, when Knute Rockne’s Fighting Irish defeated Pop Warner’s Cardinal team 27-10 for their first ever national title. Since 1989, the winner of the game has been awarded the Legends Trophy, made of an Irish crystal glass and California redwood base.
Liam McHugh (@liam_mchugh) will host Countdown to Kickoff at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as well as halftime on NBC and postgame coverage on NBCSN. McHugh will be joined by 11-year NFL veteran and former University of Michigan LB Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones). In addition, former Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) will join McHugh and Jones as a guest analyst for pre-game, halftime and postgame studio coverage.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC IN 4K UHD
In addition to NBC’s traditional high definition broadcast of all Notre Dame Football home games, NBC and DIRECTV will offer viewers 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) coverage of every Fighting Irish Football home game during the 2016 season. 4K UHD coverage of Notre Dame Football on NBC will be delivered live, as a companion presentation to NBC’s high definition broadcast, and will feature the same on air commentators, camera angles and graphics. 4K UHD coverage of Notre Dame Football will be a first for NBC and will be distributed to DIRECTV (Check local listings for channel information).
Listed below is a complete schedule of the remaining Notre Dame Football on NBC games during the 2016 Notre Dame Football season.
REMAINING 2016 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC SCHEDULE (all times ET)
|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.
NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
All Notre Dame home games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
NBCSports.com will feature a simulcast of the broadcast feed in full HD quality plus one additional online-only bonus camera. The video player will include picture-in-picture capability and full DVR functionality, allowing the user to pause the live video and even review plays in “slo-mo.” Additionally, fans can watch in-game highlights, live coverage of the Notre Dame and visiting teams’ bands at halftime, as well as live postgame footage that will include head coach Brian Kelly’s press conference.
NBCSports.com will continue its Notre Dame Football coverage through its Notre Dame Central section. Notre Dame will also be featured within NBC Sports Talk with its popular Inside The Irish blog written by Notre Dame Football insider Keith Arnold.
COMCAST SPORTSNET CHICAGO
For the fourth straight year, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will continue its expanded coverage of Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football via its partnership with NBC Sports by providing additional content to help power NBCSports.com’s popular Notre Dame Central section (http://www.nbcsports.com/college-football/notre-dame-central). Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s Notre Dame Football “Insider” JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) from CSNChicago.com, will serve as the primary beat reporter in providing up-to-the-minute Fighting Irish news and analysis, columns, game previews/recaps, interviews and much more.
SAME DAY HOME GAME REPLAYS – Comcast SportsNet Chicago will provide a same day replay of every Notre Dame home game produced by NBC Sports (consult CSNChicago.com for exact air times).
HEAD COACH BRIAN KELLY’S WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE – CSNChicago.com 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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–