NOTRE DAME, Indiana — The University of Notre Dame and exclusive football broadcast partner NBC Sports have announced updated kickoff times and the broadcast crew for the 2020 campaign, which will mark the 30th season of the Notre Dame on NBC partnership. The slate will feature a pair of primetime games at Notre Dame Stadium, and coverage will feature Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and Super Bowl-winning head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy.
Dungy will be paired with Tirico and Kathryn Tappen as lead analyst to call Fighting Irish games. The crew will be joined by new NBC Sports host and Notre Dame alum Jac Collinsworth, who will host NBC Sports’ pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage and on select weeks will be joined by Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie.
Tirico returns as the voice of Notre Dame Football on NBC and is joined for the first time by Dungy, who played quarterback at the University of Minnesota from 1973-76. Dungy has also been an analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America since 2009 and has worked numerous NFL games as an analyst, including the Thanksgiving night primetime game. Tappen returns as sideline reporter for her seventh season, while Flutie transitions this season from the booth to the studio for select weeks.
Five of Notre Dame’s six home games will be broadcast on NBC. The Notre Dame-South Florida game slated for Saturday, Sept. 19 is the exception, as it will be aired on the USA Network, a member of the NBC family of networks.
Coming off three-consecutive seasons with at least 10 victories, Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly and his squad, ranked No. 10 in both major preseason polls, will open the home slate on Sept. 12 when Duke visits for a 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff. It will be the seventh meeting on the gridiron between the Irish and the Blue Devils. South Florida will then visit on Sept. 19 for another 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
The Irish return home for the first of two primetime games in the House That Rockne Built when they play host to Florida State on Saturday, Oct. 10. The Irish and Seminoles will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Next on the home docket is a contest with Louisville, set for 2:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 17.
Nov. 7 will bring the Clemson Tigers to Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since 1979. The matchup will kick at 7:30 p.m. ET, with NBC pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The teams last met in 2018 at the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl.
The home slate concludes with a Dec. 5 visit from Syracuse. A kickoff time is yet to be determined.
NBC Sports Group and the University of Notre Dame began their landmark Notre Dame Football relationship in 1991 and have renewed the partnership numerous times.