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Dan Hicks, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan to Call Action in Battle
of Storied Programs and Top 25 Teams

Live Coverage From Notre Dame Stadium Begins with Countdown To Kickoff
at 3 P.M. ET on NBCSN

Liam McHugh Hosts Countdown To Kickoff  with Heisman Trophy Winner Doug Flutie and Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Hines Ward

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 25, 2013 – NBC Sports Group’s 23rd season broadcasting Notre Dame Football continues from Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET with Countdown To Kickoff, NBCSN’s live on-site pre-game show, followed by No. 22 Notre Dame hosting No. 12 Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and starting QB Tommy Rees lead the Fighting Irish (3-1), who are coming off of a 17-14 win over rival Michigan State at Notre Dame Stadium last Saturday, against the Oklahoma Sooners (3-0) and QB Blake Bell, who was named starter by head coach Bob Stoops after a four-TD performance in a 51-20 win over Tulsa in Bell’s first collegiate start on Sept. 14. The Fighting Irish have had the Sooners’ number over the years, boasting a 9-1 record in 10 all-time meetings, including a 30-13 win in Norman, Okla. last year in a clash of Top 10 teams.

Dan Hicks, NBC Sports Group’s longtime and critically-acclaimed golf and Olympic commentator, leads NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football coverage this season as its play-by-play voice. Hicks is joined by analyst Mike Mayock and sideline reporter Alex Flanagan for NBC’s 23rd season broadcasting Notre Dame Football home games.

Liam McHugh hosts Countdown To Kickoff on the field at Notre Dame Stadium. He is joined on-site by 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner Doug Flutie and two-time Super Bowl champion Hines Ward.  McHugh, Flutie and Ward will also manage half-time coverage for the telecast.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA ONLINE & APP: NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Notre Dame Football home games.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBC Sports Live Extra online 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.”

Sideline reporter Alex Flanagan will provide live in-game tweets. 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.

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