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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA LAUNCHES “GIANTS OUTSIDERS” ON MONDAY, JUNE 26 HOSTED BY GRANT BRISBEE AND THERESE VIÑAL

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA LAUNCHES “GIANTS OUTSIDERS” ON MONDAY, JUNE 26 HOSTED BY GRANT BRISBEE AND THERESE VIÑAL

“Giants Outsiders,” Presented by Peet’s Coffee, to Air Live After Every 7 p.m. PT

San Francisco Giants Game Televised by NBC Sports Bay Area

 

Half-Hour Program Simultaneously Synced with Facebook Live

to Produce Fan Interaction and Show Content

 

“Giants Outsiders” Available Across NBC Sports Bay Area’s Multiple Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 22, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Giants Fan,” today announced the launch of Giants Outsiders presented by Peet’s Coffee, a live 30-minute multi-platform and fan-interactive show, premiering on Monday, June 26 at 11p.m. following the San Francisco Giants-Colorado Rockies game.  Giants Outsiders is the latest installment of the network’s Outsiders franchise, following the highly successful inaugural season of Warriors Outsiders.  The announcement was made by David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.

Said Koppett:  "We're excited to add to our programming lineup a new perspective on Giants baseball from a pair who know the Orange and Black inside and out.  Giants fans will really enjoy interacting with Therese and Grant through a variety of platforms."

Giants Outsiders, hosted by Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) and Therese Viñal (@ThereseVinal), provides viewers with an entertaining and fresh take on the game with insightful analysis and spirited commentary, and emphasizes viewer interaction via fan engagement on a number of social media platforms: Twitter (@NBCSGiants, @mccoveychron & @ThereseVinal) and Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic). Giants Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

Giants Outsiders will be available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

  • Live on NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Streaming live on NBCSportsBayArea.com
  • Live audio streaming via “Listen Live” button on NBCSportsBayArea.com

Giants Outsiders will air live at 11 p.m. after every 7 p.m. Giants game on NBC Sports Bay Area (show schedule below):

Monday

June 26

vs

Colorado Rockies

Tuesday

June 27

vs

Colorado Rockies

Friday

July 7

vs

Miami Marlins

Saturday

July 8

vs

Miami Marlins

Friday

July 14

at

San Diego Padres

Monday

July 17

vs

Cleveland Indians

Tuesday

July 18

vs

Cleveland Indians

Friday

July 21

vs

San Diego Padres

Monday

July 24

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates

Tuesday

July 25

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates

Monday

July 31

at

Oakland A's

Tuesday

August 1

at

Oakland A's

Wednesday

August 2

vs

Oakland A's

Thursday

August 3

vs

Oakland A's

Friday

August 4

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

Tuesday

August 8

vs

Chicago Cubs

Friday

August 18

vs

Philadelphia Phillies

Monday

August 21

vs

Milwaukee Brewers

Tuesday

August 22

vs

Milwaukee Brewers

Monday

August 28

at

San Diego Padres

Tuesday

August 29

at

San Diego Padres

Friday

September 1

vs

St. Louis Cardinals

Monday

September 11

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Tuesday

September 12

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Wednesday

September 13

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Friday

September 15

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

Tuesday

September 19

vs

Colorado Rockies

Friday

September 29

vs

San Diego Padres

 

Giants Outsiders, Game-Day Programming Lineup on NBC Sports Bay Area:

5 p.m.              The Happy Hour                     (1 hour)

6 p.m.              Giants Pregame Live              (1 hour)

7 p.m.              Giants game                           (approx. 3 hours)

10 p.m.            Giants Postgame Live             (1 hour)

11 p.m.            Giants Outsiders                  (30 min.)

11:30 p.m.       Giants Raw                             (30 min.)

Grant Brisbee has been the lead writer for McCovey Chronicles , a Giants-themed site, since 2005, and he has served as a national baseball writer for SB Nation since 2011.  Brisbee has been featured as a Giants correspondent for MLB Now on MLB Network, and he is a frequent guest on KNBR radio.  In 2015, he was awarded the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference Research Award in the "Contemporary Baseball Commentary" category for his article "Rumors, rumors, every where, nor any drop to drink" about his experience at the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings.  A native of Burlingame, Calif., Brisbee graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Career Writing.

In 2015, Therese Viñal joined the Giants as an in-stadium host.  She is also a host and public announcer for Stanford University athletics.  Previously, Viñal was an associate web producer for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (formerly CSN Bay Area and CSN California).  Her anchor/reporter experience includes positions with Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area in San Jose and NBC 24 in Toledo, Ohio.  A Bay Area native, Viñal is a graduate of Presentation High School in San Jose. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  While at CU, Viñal was a four-year varsity letter winner in volleyball, a first-team All-Academic for the Big 12 Conference, and an honoree of the Big 12 Conference Good Works award.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-ROCKETS 2018 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-ROCKETS 2018 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

 

“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central” and “Warriors Outsiders” to Surround Each Game

with 4 Hours of News, Analysis and Commentary

 

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team Covering Warriors-Rockets Series;

Kerith Burke, Kelenna Azubuike & Monte Poole to Report from Houston

 

“The Happy Hour,” “Warriors With You” and NBCSportsBayArea.com

to Provide Comprehensive Multi-platform Warriors-Rockets Coverage

 

Network Coverage Presented On-Air and Live Streamed

on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

 

Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 10, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of the most comprehensive local coverage of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, continue their extensive season-long coverage into the 2018 Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.  The network’s Warriors-Rockets coverage is highlighted by four hours of live game-day coverage on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central and Warriors Outsiders.  Throughout the series, the network will continue to present complete Warriors playoff coverage with daily news, preview and analysis programs; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Rockets on-air and online details:

 

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Rockets coverage features the region’s deepest sports on-air/online roster, a total of 11 contributors, including the SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS); Warriors Outsiders Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa, Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Laura Britt (@Laura_Britt_) and James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).

 

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Rockets pregame coverage: One hour before the national broadcast, NBC Sports Bay Area will present comprehensive game preview and analysis, the latest team news and developments, and interviews with players and coaches on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central.  

 

Live Warriors-Rockets postgame coverage: After the game, Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game. 

 

Warriors Playoff Central will air before and after each national broadcast.  The shows will originate from Oracle Arena during home games.

 

The shows are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike.  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke.

 

For road games, Burke, Poole and Azubuike will report live from Houston.  Papa and St. Jean will anchor the shows from the Bay Area.

 

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSWarriors on Twitter for air dates/times and channel locations for Warriors Playoff Central during the Warriors-Rockets series.

 

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take on each Warriors-Rockets game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.  The show will air before and after each game.

 

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @DrewShiller and @GrantLiffmann for Warriors Outsiders air dates/times.

 

Additionally, Shiller and Liffmann host the Warriors Outsiders Podcast featuring game preview and analysis, opinionated commentary and lively debate.  To listen click HERE.

 

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by Greg Papa, Ray Ratto and Kelli Johnson – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Warriors and NBA news and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

 

The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

 

Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of its Warriors coverage on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.

 

Warriors With YouWarriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) a live multi-platform, half-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Kerith Burke and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will be presented throughout the playoffs on Facebook Live.  Kelenna Azubuike will join the show during road games.  Warriors With You will deliver a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Rockets series, the latest team developments and insider reports.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Burke, Poole and Azubuike during the shows via Facebook Live.

 

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Rockets coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Senior Insider Ray Ratto and NBA reporter James Ham, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, Warriors Outsiders, and Warriors Insider Podcast, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the Warriors-Rockets series across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Oracle Arena at every Warriors home game.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

 

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA NOMINATED FOR 23 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EMMY AWARDS

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA NOMINATED FOR 23 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EMMY AWARDS

Home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports” Earns 23 Nominations in 14 Categories

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 2, 2018 – The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic) with a combined 23 Emmy Award nominations in 14 categories. The nominations were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The 47th Annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 2 at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

47th Northern California Emmy Award nominations:

Overall Excellence/News Excellence

 “NBC Sports Bay Area,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Thomas Stathakes, Senior Vice President/General Manager

 

Sports Game-Live/Unedited (Program)

“SF Giants Baseball: Matt Cain's Goodbye,” NBC Sports Bay Area

David Koppett, Executive Producer; Joseph T. Washington II, Richard Zinn, Coordinating Producers; Jeff Kuiper, Producer; Sean Day, Daniel Peterson, Associate Producers; James P. Lynch, Director; David Flemming, Duane Kuiper, Jon Miller, Play-By-Play Announcers; Mike Krukow, Analyst; Amy U. Gutierrez, Field Reporter

 

“Warriors Basketball,” NBC Sports Bay Area

David Koppett, Executive Producer; Joseph T. Washington II, Richard Zinn, Coordinating Producers; Phil Pollicino, Producer; Sean Day, Associate Producer; Bob Fitzgerald, Play-By-Play Announcer; Jim Barnett, Color Analyst; Thomas Adza, Director’ Michael Rosenthal, Associate Director; Erik Fisher, Graphic Producer

 

Special Event Coverage

“Golden State Warriors Championship Parade,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Devon Fox, Executive Director; David Koppett, Executive Producer; Phil Pollicino, Pavlos Rozis, Producers; Bruno Ewald, Joseph T. Washington II, Richard Zinn, Coordinating Producers; Catherine Barr, Associate Producer; Kelenna Azubuike, Kelli Johnson, James Kozimor, Grant Liffmann, Greg Papa, Fallon Smith, Talent; Monte Poole, Warriors Insider; Thomas Adza, Director; Sean Day, Associate Director; Amanda Mantchev, Graphic Designer

 

On-Camera Talent-Sports-Play by Play/Analyst

“Giants Broadcast Team,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Duane Kuiper, Play-by-Play Announcer; Mike Krukow, Analyst; Amy U. Gutierrez, Field Reporter

 

“Sharks Broadcast Team,” NBC Sports California

Randy Hahn, Play-By-Play Announcer

 

Sports-One-Time Special

“Tomboy,” NBC Sports Bay Area

David Koppett, Executive Producer; Devon Fox, Coordinating Producer

 

Sports-Daily or Weekly Program

“Warriors Ground: Champions Rewind Part 1,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Golden State Warriors

Blake Wilberding, Director of Production; Paul Hawkins, Executive Producer; Devin Dismang, Lead Coordinating Producer; Kassidy Iwashita, Producer; Chris Casey, Producer/Editor; Rocky Matthers, Associate Producer; Michael Leslie, Lead Videographer; Janet Fong, Videographer; Matt Maniego, Matt Straus, Cinematographers; Karina Anglada, Lead Editor

 

“Warriors Ground: Champions Rewind Part 2,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Golden State Warriors

Blake Wilberding, Director of Production; Paul Hawkins, Executive Producer; Devin Dismang, Lead Coordinating Producer; Kassidy Iwashita, Producer; Chris Casey, Producer/Editor; Rocky Matthers, Associate Producer; Michael Leslie, Lead Videographer; Janet Fong, Videographer; Matt Maniego, Matt Straus, Cinematographers; Karina Anglada, Lead Editor

 

“Warriors Ground: Opening Night,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Golden State Warriors

Blake Wilberding, Director of Production; Paul Hawkins, Executive Producer; Devin Dismang, Lead Coordinating Producer; Kassidy Iwashita, Producer; Chris Casey, Producer/Editor; Rocky Matthers, Associate Producer; Michael Leslie, Lead Videographer; Janet Fong, Videographer Matt Maniego, Matt Straus, Cinematographers; Karina Anglada, Lead Editor

 

“Inside the Clubhouse: Barry,” San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions/NBC Sports Bay Area

Paul Hodges III, Executive Producer; Anica Chavez, Senior Producer; Katy Batchelder, Producer;

Alyssa Royce, Producer/Senior Video Editor; Brendan Ferguson, Kevin Hinh, Producer/Editors;

Iman Rodney, Cinematographer; Brad Martens, Media Manager

 

“Inside the Clubhouse: The System,” San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions/NBC Sports Bay Area

Paul Hodges III, Executive Producer; Anica Chavez, Senior Producer; Katy Batchelder, Producer;

Alyssa Royce, Producer/Senior Video Editor; Brendan Ferguson, Matthew McKee, Producer/Editors;

Everett Durán, Iman Rodney, Cinematographers; Brad Martens, Media Manager

 

Sports-News Feature/Segment

“Our Heroes' Heroes,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Chris Jones, Producer/Writer; Max Schreiber, Editor

 

Sports-Program Feature/Segment

“Work Like a Champ,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Mindi Bach, Producer/Reporter; Tyler Denevi, Editor

 

“Behind the Mask: Joey's Journey,” NBC Sports Bay Area/USF Athletics

Katie Morgan, Producer/Cinematographer/Editor

 

Promotion-Single Spot

“Canseco Bull,” NBC Sports California

Tom Pellack, Producer/Writer; Kristin Russell Bousquet, Photographer/ Editor/Graphic Design; David Casper, Graphic Design

 

“Who's That Kid?,” sfgiants.com/San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions, NBC Sports Bay Area

Paul Hodges III, Executive Producer; Anica Chavez, Senior Producer’ Katy Batchelder, Producer/Director/ Writer; Alyssa Royce, Producer/Writer/Senior Editor; Kevin Hinh, Associate Producer; Iman Rodney, Director of Photography; Angie Annett, Storyboard Artist Brad Martens, Media Manager

 

Commercial-Single Spot or Campaign

“San Francisco Giants 2017 Commercial Campaign,” sfgiants.com/San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions/NBC Sports Bay Area

Danny Dann, Paul Hodges III, Executive Producers; Kara Gilmore, Producer;

Matthew McKee, Director; Steve Condiotti, Director of Photography

 

Arts/Entertainment-Program/Special

“BaseBallet: Into the Game,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Athletic Art Productions

Mike Krukow, Executive Producer; Venancio Minton, Michael Phillips, Matthew Piniol, Torin Simpson, Producers; Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood, Producers/Choreographers Matthew McKee, Director; Benjamin Sollee, Composer; Cameo Cross, Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Artists

 

Writer-Program

“BaseBallet: Into the Game,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Athletic Arts Productions

Matthew McKee, Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood, Writer

 

Photographer-Program

“BaseBallet: Into the Game,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Red Panel

Matthew Piniol, Director of Photography; Venancio Minton, Michael Phillips, Cinematographers

 

“Iman Rodney Composite,” NBC Sports Bay Area/San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions

Iman Rodney, Cinematographer

 

Editor-Program

“BaseBallet: Into the Game,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Red Panel

Matthew McKee, Torin Simpson, Editors

 

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

 

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