Aug. 28, 2012
DUBLIN, Ireland – CBS Sports kicks off the 2012 college football season with No. 24-ranked Notre Dame vs. Navy live from Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, Sept. 1 (9:00 AM, ET/2:00 PM, Local Time). CBS Sports’ lead college football team of Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and reporter Tracy Wolfson call the action live from Aviva Stadium. Craig Silver, the Network’s coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs.
The game broadcast features an interview with Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny, conducted by Wolfson. CBS Sports golf reporter David Feherty serves as a special in-stadium reporter. Feherty, who was born and raised in Bangor, Northern Ireland and is now a United States citizen, reports on the sights and sounds from around the stadium and the city, and contributes an essay to air during halftime.
Throughout the week leading up to the game, CBS Sports Network showcases a variety of reports and features from Ireland, including a special interview with Dan Rooney, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and Pittsburgh Steelers Owner, conducted by Lundquist. The interview with Rooney airs during the premiere of the TONY BARNHART SHOW (Tuesday, Aug. 28 – 9:00 PM, ET).
The American Forces Network will also carry the CBS television feed. The AFN worldwide radio and television broadcast network serves American service men and women, Department of Defense and other U.S. government civilians and their families stationed at bases overseas, as well as U.S. Navy ships at sea. The game will be available in 175 countries and U.S. territories thanks to AFN.
In addition, ESPN America will take the television feed from CBS and reproduce in 66 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For a list of countries that get ESPN America, go to: espnamerica.com.
The day’s coverage begins on CBS Sports Network with a special two-hour pre-game show, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOTRE DAME-NAVY KICKOFF PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY SIII, (7:00-9:00 AM, ET). Adam Zucker hosts and is joined by analysts Brian Jones, Houston Nutt, Aaron Taylor and reporter Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports Network’s Chelsea Piers Studio in New York City.
CBS Sports’ broadcast of Notre Dame-Navy also will be streamed live on CBSSports.com and CBS Sports Mobile, including iPads and iPhones. All digital platforms will feature a live chat throughout the game.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, CBS Sports’ pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show features host Tim Brando along with analysts Spencer Tillman and Aaron Taylor. The show also originates from the Chelsea Piers Studio. Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
Saturday will mark Notre Dame football’s 48th all-time appearance on CBS and first since a 33-17 win over Miami in the 2010 Sun Bowl. The Irish first appeared on the network in the opening game of the 1962 season, earning a 13-7 victory at Oklahoma. Notre Dame holds a 32-15 mark in games on CBS, including a 9-1 record in its last 10 appearances.