Fighting Irish Compete In 83rd Annual Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game
via press release:
SPRING FOOTBALL GAME SATURDAY, APRIL 21 at 1:30 P.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
NEW YORK – April 20, 2012 — Notre Dame’s 83rd Annual Blue-Gold spring football game will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. ET, marking just the second time that the Fighting Irish’s traditional spring scrimmage game will be televised nationally. The game gives fans a chance to see Head Coach Brian Kelly’s 2012 new recruits in action.
Paul Burmeister (play-by-play) will helm NBC Sports Network’s coverage. The former University of Iowa quarterback and host for NFL Network will be joined by NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football analyst Mike Mayock (analyst), who is nominated for a sports Emmy Award this year. NBC Sports Notre Dame sideline reporter Alex Flanagan will cover all the action from the field. The game will be produced by NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football producer Rob Hyland.
MAYOCK ON THE GAME: “This game the most intriguing in spring football. This is a really good football team that needs to continue to upgrade the play at the quarterback position. Tommy Rees will get the first shot, but I’m really anxious to watch Andrew Hendrix, Everett Golson and incoming freshman Gunner Kiel.”
Notre Dame Football on NBC begins Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host in-state rival Purdue. NBC Sports’ schedule is highlighted by the Fighting Irish’s primetime game against Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will be the first primetime game featuring the Wolverines in South Bend since 1990, and marks only the second primetime game the Irish have hosted at Notre Dame Stadium in 22 years, following last year’s game against USC. Three of the eight primetime games in Notre Dame Stadium history have come against Michigan (1982, 1988, and 1990).
The 2012 schedule also includes games against Stanford at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 13; BYU at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 20; Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 3; and Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Following is the NBC Sports Group 2012 Notre Dame Football schedule (all times ET):
Date Opponent Time Television
Apr. 21 Blue-Gold Spring Game 1:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
Sept. 8 PURDUE 3:30 p.m. NBC
Sept. 22 MICHIGAN 7:30 p.m. NBC
Oct. 6 MIAMI (Soldier Field) 7:30 p.m. NBC
Oct. 13 STANFORD 3:30 p.m. NBC
Oct. 20 BYU 3:30 p.m. NBC
Nov. 3 PITTSBURGH 3:30 p.m. NBC
Nov. 27 WAKE FOREST 3:30 p.m. NBC