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Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen to Call Top 15 Matchup

Liam McHugh, Hines Ward and Jonathan Vilma Manage Pregame, Halftime and Post-Game Coverage

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 15, 2015 – The No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the No. 14 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a Top 15 matchup this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.

The Fighting Irish (2-0) are coming off a dramatic 34-27 win this past Saturday over the Virginia Cavaliers. After losing starting QB Malik Zaire to a season-ending ankle injury late in the 3rd quarter, back-up QB DeShone Kizer threw a 39-yard game-winning touchdown pass to WR Will Fuller with 12 seconds left in regulation. The play capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive with 1:54 left to play.

The Yellow Jackets (2-0) have won each of their first two games by at least 55 points, including a 65-10 victory against Tulane this past Saturday, and a 69-6 win over Alcorn State in their season opener.

Saturday’s matchup against Georgia Tech is the 35th all-time meeting between the Fighting Irish and the Yellow Jackets, a rivalry which dates back to 1922. Notre Dame holds a commanding 27-6-1 lead in the all-time series, including a 15-3 mark against Georgia Tech in South Bend. The tie in the series came in 1980, a 3-3 game which ended Notre Dame’s perfect season that year.

Dan Hicks (@DanHicksNBC) calls Saturday’s game alongside 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner and analyst Doug Flutie (@DougFlutie) and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen (@KathrynTappen).

Liam McHugh (@liam_mchugh) will host pregame, halftime and post-game coverage, live from Notre Dame Stadium. McHugh will be joined by two-time Super Bowl Champion and former University of Georgia QB/WR Hines Ward (@mvp86hinesward), and Super Bowl Champion, BCS National Champion and former University of Miami LB Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51).

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Notre Dame Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Rob Hyland and Emmy Award-winning director Pierre Moossa.

Listed below is NBC Sports Group’s remaining coverage of the 2015 Notre Dame Football season.


Sat., Sept. 193:30 p.m.Georgia TechSouth Bend, Ind.NBC
Sat., Sept 263:30 p.m.UMassSouth Bend, Ind.NBC
Sat., Oct. 103:30 p.m.NavySouth Bend, Ind.NBC
Sat., Oct. 177:30 p.m.USCSouth Bend, Ind.NBC
Sat., Nov. 143:30 p.m.Wake ForestSouth Bend, Ind.NBC
Sat., Nov. 217:30 p.m.Boston CollegeBoston, Mass.NBCSN*

*Shamrock Series game from Fenway Park (All Times ET)


NBC Sports Live Extrathe 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 Kathryn Tappen will provide live in-game tweets from the sideline from @NDonNBC on Twitter. 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. will continue its Notre Dame Football coverage through its Notre Dame Central section. Notre Dame will also be featured within NBC Sports Talk with its popular Inside The Irish blog written by Notre Dame Football insider Keith Arnold.


For the third straight year, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will continue its expanded coverage of Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football via its partnership with NBC Sports by providing additional content to help power’s popular Notre Dame Central section ( Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s Notre Dame Football “Insider” JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) from, will serve as the primary beat reporter in providing up-to-the-minute Fighting Irish news and analysis, columns, game previews/recaps, interviews and much more.

SAME DAY HOME GAME REPLAYS – Comcast SportsNet Chicago will provide a same day replay of every Notre Dame home game produced by NBC Sports (consult for exact air times).

HEAD COACH BRIAN KELLY’S WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE – will provide a live stream of Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly’s weekly press conference, as he will address the prior weekend’s game, along with detailing his game plan against the team’s upcoming opponent. Coach Kelly’s weekly press conference, which will take place from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., will be live streamed every Tuesday throughout the season at 11 a.m. CT.