via press release:
NOTRE DAME HOSTS #14 UTAH FOR FIRST TIME EVER THIS SATURDAY ON NBC
“I expect to see the best you can get from both teams this week.” – NBC Sports’ Mike Mayock
“Football Night in America’s” Peter King and Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio Discuss Latest NFL news at Halftime
NEW YORK – November 11, 2010 – The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame take on the #14 Utah Utes for the first time ever this Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Tom Hammond (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (analyst) and Alex Flanagan (sideline) anchor NBC Sports’ coverage. Mayock is in his first season with NBC Sports as a Notre Dame game analyst. For additional information on Mayock, click here: HTTP://TINYURL.COM/2WDQ2BO
NOTRE DAME-UTAH: Notre Dame and Utah will meet on the gridiron for the first time in the 122-year history of Irish football. The Utes are the 139th different opponent in Notre Dame football history. The Irish have faced 69 of the other 120 teams currently competing at the FBS level.
MAYOCK ON THE MATCHUP: “I expect to see the best you can get from both teams this week. For Notre Dame, every kid in that locker room is fighting for their team to become bowl eligible and they’re playing a nationally ranked team. This is a chance for them to earn back some national respect. For Utah, they get a chance to take on one of college football’s big programs on national television.”
MAYOCK ON NOTRE DAME: “This is a winnable game for Notre Dame. They have a habit this season of playing up or down to their competition. Navy was an anomaly. If they can run it this week, they have a real chance. Defensively, they will have a challenge with Utah.”
MAYOCK ON UTAH: “This is a legitimate Top 20 team. They are a really good, well-coached football team with above-average talent. They have a balanced offense that will give Notre Dame’s defense trouble. Last week, TCU took away their run game early on and that forced them to be one dimensional.”
WATCH A VIDEO
Notre Dame Hosts #14 Utah
EMBED NBC SPORTS VIDEO: Notre Dame video highlights are available to be embedded on media websites at NBCSPORTS.COM by clicking here: HTTP://NBCSPORTS.MSNBC.COM/ID/22825103/VP/21428047#39595249
Notre Dame-Utah promo
Alex Flanagan interviews
Historical highlights and more
HALFTIME: Fans can get caught up on the latest NFL news during halftime of every Notre Dame on NBC broadcast with Peter King of Sports Illustrated and “Football Night in America” and Mike Florio of NBCSports.com’s Pro Football Talk.
DIGITAL & INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION
The 2010 Notre Dame football season includes more NBC Sports distribution platforms than ever before, including robust digital and mobile features, iPhone and iPad apps, and an international agreement with Eurosport to broadcast games in Europe and Asia.
NOTRE DAME EXTRA: For the first time, the entire Notre Dame-NBC Sports schedule will be streamed live on NBCSPORTS.COM. “Notre Dame Extra” will feature a simulcast of the broadcast feed plus one additional online-only bonus camera throughout the game.
“Notre Dame Extra” will employ a full HD-quality player using Microsoft Silverlight and Smooth Streaming that will help set new benchmarks for live streaming video cross-platform. The video player will include full DVR functionality allowing the user to pause and scroll back-and-forth – even review plays in “slo-mo” — all while watching live video.
Extra will also feature live coverage of the Notre Dame and visiting teams’ bands at halftime, in-game highlights, as well as a live, online-only postgame that will include head coach Brian Kelly’s press conference.
Click on Notre Dame Central at NBCSPORTS.COM to access Notre Dame Extra HTTP://NBCSPORTS.MSNBC.COM/ID/25889627/
NOTRE DAME CENTRAL APP: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users can get complete NBC Sports coverage of the Notre Dame 2010 college football season with the Notre Dame Central app. Users can access live scores, stats, video highlights & archives, and much more. Fans can also purchase an upgrade to get LIVE access to every NBC Sports broadcast of Notre Dame football games. The iPhone update for the 2010 season will be available prior to the September 4 season opener against Purdue, with an iPad-specific version to come later in the season.
LIVE MOBILE BROADCASTS: NBC Sports’ live coverage of every Notre Dame home football game is available on both NBC 2Go and NBC Sports Mobile.
NOTRE DAME ON NBC SPORTS MOBILE: Fans can receive news and scores right on their cell phones with the NBC Sports Mobile Web site or the NBC Sports iPhone app. Fans can also sign-up for exclusive text alerts with scoring updates and daily news. To find out how, users can just text the word ND to 51515 or visit HTTP://M.NBCSPORTS.COM.
@NDSIDELINE: Follow NBC Sports’ Notre Dame sideline reporter Alex Flanagan on Twitter @NDSideline during games and during the week.
EUROSPORT: NBC Sports and the Eurosport group signed an international television rights agreement that provides Eurosport 2 with exclusive broadcast rights to 2010 Notre Dame home football games across Europe and Asia. Games will be broadcast throughout Europe live exclusively on Eurosport 2, and to the 14 countries where Eurosport Asia Pacific is distributed.
THE NOTRE DAME-NBC SPORTS RELATIONSHIP: The University of Notre Dame and NBC Sports continue their television relationship for the 20th consecutive season in 2010. On June 19, 2009, a five-year renewal to televise all Notre Dame home football games was announced, giving NBC Sports the rights to Fighting Irish home games through the year 2015. NBC Sports began its original contract with Notre Dame in 1991.
The most recent extension provides NBC Sports with rights to Notre Dame home games from 2011 through 2015, extending the partnership between the University and network to 25 years. Notre Dame will provide seven home games per season to NBC Sports and an additional eighth off-site game airing in primetime as part of the agreement. This year’s eighth game takes place on November 20 from Yankee Stadium when the Irish face Army.
NBC SPORTS’ REMAINING 2010 NOTRE DAME SCHEDULE
Nov 13 Utah 2:30 p.m. ET
Nov 20 Army 7 p.m. ET (at Yankee Stadium)