From NBC Sports –
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO PRESENT SEVEN NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL GAMES ON NBC, PLUS BLUE-GOLD SPRING GAME ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK IN 2012
First Michigan Primetime Game in South Bend Since 1990
Fighting Irish meet Miami Hurricanes at Chicago’s Soldier Field in Primetime
83RD Annual Blue-Gold Spring Game Set for April 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
NEW YORK – March 15, 2012 – The NBC Sports Group will broadcast seven Notre Dame Football games on NBC this season, including two in primetime, plus the 83rd annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game on the NBC Sports Network in April.
NBC Sports’ 2012 Notre Dame Football schedule is highlighted by the Fighting Irish’s primetime game against Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET. It’s the first primetime game featuring the Wolverines in South Bend since 1990, and marks only the second primetime game the Irish have hosted at Notre Dame Stadium in 22 years, following last year’s game against USC. Three of the eight primetime games in Notre Dame Stadium history have come against Michigan (1982, 1988, and 1990).
Continuing its off-site home game series, Notre Dame will host the Miami Hurricanes at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will mark the fourth straight year that NBC has broadcast a Notre Dame off-site home game in primetime.
Coverage of Notre Dame Football on NBC begins Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host in-state rival Purdue. The 2012 schedule also includes games against Stanford at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 13; BYU at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 20; Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 3; and Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 17.
In addition to the fall schedule, the NBC Sports Network will televise the annual Blue-Gold Spring Game for the second consecutive year at 1:30 p.m. ET, on Saturday, Apr. 21.
Following is the NBC Sports Group 2012 Notre Dame Football schedule (all times ET):
Apr. 21 Blue-Gold Spring Game 1:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
Sept. 8 PURDUE 3:30 p.m. NBC
Sept. 22 MICHIGAN 7:30 p.m. NBC
Oct. 6 MIAMI (Soldier Field) 7:30 p.m. NBC
Oct. 13 STANFORD 3:30 p.m. NBC
Oct. 20 BYU 3:30 p.m. NBC
Nov. 3 PITTSBURGH 3:30 p.m. NBC
Nov. 17 WAKE FOREST 3:30 p.m. NBC