Let the changes keep coming. In an offseason filled with three new coordinators and the conclusion of a $400-million construction project including a video board towering over the south end zone, Notre Dame fans will need to adjust to another departure from the Irish norm, though this one is far-from consequential when it comes to how the team plays.
Mike Tirico will replace Dan Hicks as the play-by-play man for Notre Dame games in 2017, NBC Sports announced Monday morning. Tirico joined NBC just more than a year ago and called three Irish games in 2016 while Hicks tended to golf broadcast duties.
“Mike has been an elite play-by-play voice in both professional and collegiate football for more than a decade,” said Sam Flood, executive producer and president of production at NBC Sports. “He is the latest in a line of distinguished broadcasters to call Notre Dame Football on NBC. … We look forward to hearing Mike call the first-ever game at the newly-renovated Notre Dame Stadium.” (more…)
It’s the final home weekend of the season. And if you aren’t in front of the TV and at home to watch the NBC broadcast, we’ve got options for you. See the below links:
WATCH NOTRE DAME vs. VIRGINIA TECH HERE.
CLICK HERE FOR THE NOTRE DAME BAND HALFTIME SHOW.
CLICK HERE FOR THE POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCES FOR BRIAN KELLY & JUSTIN FUENTE.
Pregame coverage starts at 3 p.m. ET live on NBC with Countdown to Kickoff, with Liam McHugh and Dhani Jones. Kickoff is at 3:30 with Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen on the call. Former Irish quarterback Jimmy Clausen will join as a guest analyst at halftime. You can watch all of that here or on the NBC Sports App on your mobile phone or tablet.
Notre Dame’s season-ending awards show took place last week, with the star-studded festivities airing over the weekend on NBCSN. Hosted by NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks and ESPN’s Hannah Storm, this year’s Echoes took a gigantic step forward, the type of production you’ll see over the next few months with movies and television celebrating their year-end achievements—only this was the 2015 Fighting Irish.
If you missed the show, we’ve got a selection of videos that’ll get you up to speed, including the opening monologue that’s definitely worth watching. (Apologies to Chase Hounshell for being the butt of the joke.) Hicks and Storm are taking on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler next…
Offensive Newcomer of the Year: DeShone Kizer
Sheldon Day wins the Moose Krause Lineman of the Year Award
Joe Schmidt wins Irish Around the Bend Award
Ronnie Stanley wins the Offensive Player of the Year Award
Jaylon Smith wins Defensive Player of the Year Award
C.J. Prosise wins Next Man In Award
Will Fuller wins the Team MVP
It’s time for the annual Shamrock Series.
With Notre Dame squaring off with traditional foe Boston College, the two Catholic schools playing major college football do battle for the Frank Leahy Trophy in one of baseball’s cathedrals: Fenway Park.
For those of you not at home tonight, we’ve got you covered. For the first time ever, the broadcast will be on NBCSN. It’ll also be streaming live on the NBC Sports Live Extra App. Even though the game is a few buttons away on the remote control, it’ll still feature NDonNBC’s team of Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen. You’ll also get Liam McHugh, Jonathan Vilma and Hines Ward for pregame and postgame.
Here are the details:
Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Postgame show to follow on NBCSN.
YOU CAN WATCH IT ALL RIGHT HERE.
It should be a special night in Fenway Park as Notre Dame goes for its 10th win of the season.