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Fighting Irish Host Sun Devils in 2013 Shamrock Series

Tom Hammond, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan to Call Action from Home of Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas

Liam McHugh Hosts Countdown To Kickoff On-Site at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Doug Flutie and Hines Ward

STAMFORD, Conn. – October 2, 2013 - NBC Sports Group’s 23rd season broadcasting Notre Dame Football continues this Saturday with the 2013 Shamrock Series from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas – the home of the Dallas Cowboys – when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the No. 22 Arizona State Sun Devils at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET with Countdown To Kickoff, NBCSN’s live on-site pre-game show.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and starting QB Tommy Rees lead the Fighting Irish (3-2), against the Sun Devils and QB Taylor Kelly, who led Arizona State to a 62-41 victory over USC last weekend in Tempe, Ariz. Saturday’s game marks the third all-time meeting between Notre Dame and Arizona State; the Fighting Irish won the first-ever meeting, 28-9, in 1998, followed by a 48-17 victory over the Sun Devils in 1999.

Tom Hammond, who served as NBC’s Notre Dame Football play-by-play voice for nearly 20 seasons, will call the game this week in place of Dan Hicks, who will be covering The President’s Cup. Hammond is joined by analyst Mike Mayock and sideline reporter Alex Flanagan.

Liam McHugh hosts Countdown To Kickoff on the field at AT&T Stadium, home of the five-time Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys. McHugh 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.

Following is the remaining NBC Sports Group 2013 Notre Dame Football schedule (all times ET)

Date Opponent Pre-Game Network Game Time Network
Saturday, Oct. 5 Arizona State* 7:00 p.m. NBCSN 7:30 p.m. NBC
Saturday, Oct. 19 USC 7:30 p.m. NBCSN 8 p.m. NBC
Saturday, Nov 2 Navy 3 p.m. NBCSN 3:30 p.m. NBC
Saturday, Nov 23 BYU 3 p.m. NBCSN 3:30 p.m. NBC

*Off-site home game from Arlington, Texas.

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 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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