07 Jun 2012 2:00 PM
NBC & NBC SPORTS NETWORK TO TELEVISE 32 COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES IN 2012
 
 


2012 Coverage of Notre Dame, Mountain West, CAA & Ivy League Kicks Off Sept. 8

NBC to Broadcast Bayou Classic between Grambling & Southern for 21st Consecutive Year; NBC Sports Network to Televise Atlanta Football Classic between Florida A&M & Southern for 5th Straight Year


NEW YORK – June 7, 2012 – NBC and NBC Sports Network will combine to televise 32 college football games during the 2012 season, beginning with a triple-header on Saturday, Sept. 8. The combined NBC and the NBC Sports Network 2012 college football schedule is comprised of Notre Dame home games; games from the Mountain West Conference, the Colonial Athletic Association, and the Ivy League; the annual Bayou Classic between Grambling State and Southern, which NBC has broadcast every year since 1991; and the Atlanta Football Classic, this year between Florida A&M and Southern, which NBC Sports Network has televised since 2008.

Coverage kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 8, with Purdue at Notre Dame on NBC at 3:30 p.m. ET and Delaware State at Delaware (CAA) at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Later that night, NBC Sports Network will air Army at San Diego State (MWC) at 7:30 p.m. ET. The first Ivy League telecasts air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, Sept. 22, when Cornell hosts Yale at 1 p.m. ET followed by defending champion Harvard at Brown at 4:30 p.m. ET.

The NBC and NBC Sports Network 2012 college football schedule includes seven Notre Dame games, 10 Mountain West Conference games, six Colonial Athletic Association games, seven Ivy League games, plus the Bayou Classic and Atlanta Football Classic.

NBC Sports’ college football studio team of Liam McHugh, Doug Flutie and Hines Ward will provide pre- and post-game coverage on NBC and/or NBC Sports Network every Saturday. Game commentators will be announced closer to the start of the season.

Highlights of the 2012 College Football schedule include:

  • Seven primetime/nighttime games, including Army at San Diego State on Sept. 8 on NBC Sports Network and Michigan at Notre Dame on Sept. 22 on NBC.
  • Three quadruple-headers on Sept. 22, Nov. 10 (all on NBC Sports Network) and Nov. 17.
  • Continuing its off-site home series, Notre Dame will host the Miami Hurricanes at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • For the fifth consecutive year, NBC Sports Network will present the Atlanta Football Classic from the Georgia Dome at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 29. This year’s game features Florida A&M taking on Southern.
  • Perennial Mountain West powerhouse Boise State plays four times on NBC Sports Network.
  • The Game: Yale at Harvard airs at Noon ET on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, Nov. 17.
  • On Saturday, Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC will broadcast the 39th Annual State Farm Bayou Classic between Grambling State and Southern for the 21st time from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

NBC SPORTS GROUP COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (all times ET)

3:30 p.m.

Sat, Sept. 8

Purdue at Notre Dame

NBC

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 8

Delaware State at Delaware

NBC Sports Network

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 8

Army at San Diego State

NBC Sports Network

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 15

William & Mary at Towson

NBC Sports Network

4:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 15

Miami (Ohio) at Boise State

NBC Sports Network

1:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 22

Yale at Cornell

NBC Sports Network

4:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 22

Harvard at Brown

NBC Sports Network

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 22

Michigan at Notre Dame

NBC

10:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 22

Nevada at Hawaii

NBC Sports Network

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 29

Penn at Dartmouth

NBC Sports Network

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 29

Atlanta Football Classic: Florida A&M vs. Southern (Georgia Dome)

NBC Sports Network

1:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 6

Towson at James Madison

NBC Sports Network

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 6

Miami at Notre Dame (Soldier Field)

NBC

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 13

Brown at Princeton

NBC Sports Network

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 13

Stanford at Notre Dame

NBC

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 13

Fresno State at Boise State

NBC Sports Network

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 20

Penn at Yale

NBC Sports Network

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 20

BYU at Notre Dame

NBC

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 20

UNLV at Boise State

NBC Sports Network

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 27

Delaware at Old Dominion

NBC Sports Network

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 3

Towson at Delaware

NBC Sports Network

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 3

Pittsburgh at Notre Dame

NBC

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 10

Harvard at Penn

NBC Sports Network

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 10

Air Force at San Diego State

NBC Sports Network

7:00 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 10

Boise State at Hawaii

NBC Sports Network

10:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 10

Fresno State at Nevada

NBC Sports Network

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 17

Yale at Harvard

NBC Sports Network

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 17

Wake Forest at Notre Dame

NBC

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 17

Colorado State at Boise State

NBC Sports Network

7:00 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 17

Old Dominion at James Madison

NBC Sports Network

2:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 24

Bayou Classic: Grambling State vs. Southern (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

NBC

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 24

Air Force at Fresno State

NBC Sports Network

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For more information contact:

Chris McCloskey
NBC Sports Group
t:212-664-5598
m:347-331-3593
e: christopher.mccloskey@nbcuni.com