2010 ND Game Time/TV Set

Submitted by MGoShoe on May 28th, 2010 at 6:03 PM

mgoblue.com has announced the start time for this year's Notre Dame game in South Bend.

The 38th game in the storied rivalry between the University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame football programs will kick off at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11 in South Bend. NBC Sports will broadcast the game to a national audience, making it the 22nd straight nationally televised contest between two of the nation's winningest programs.

Not a big surprise, but there you are.

Comments

UMWest22

May 28th, 2010 at 6:09 PM ^

if I remember correctly, I think this was listed as the info on the official site for some time.  I'm confused why they just now put out a press release.  Not shooting you down, just wondering.

MGoShoe

May 29th, 2010 at 9:48 AM ^

...I found this NBC Inside the Irish site last night but apparently didn't dig deep enough to locate this post.  Probably because I was getting the heebie-jeebies from searching the ND athletics site (where there was no announcement).

I don't know how you do what you do here and maintain your sanity.  I know I couldn't do it on an ND site. 

Irish

May 29th, 2010 at 10:10 PM ^

meh you asked for a link, so I gave one.  Its not a big deal whether its old or not, your threads always seem to have some substance to them relative to the other topics which pop up so I wouldn't worry about it.

Zone Read Left

May 28th, 2010 at 7:11 PM ^

What exactly constitues "nationally televised" when it comes to sports progamming? I live on the east coast and did not receive the 2003 UM-ND game on ABC, and instead got some ACC/Big East game. However, according to the article linked UM-ND has been nationally televised for 22 straight games. Just curious.

Zone Read Left

May 29th, 2010 at 12:48 AM ^

When ND plays at home its on NBC, however the 2003 game was at the Big House and televised on ABC. ABC had a coverage map on that Saturday and the M game was NOT shown in my area. However, the article states that 22 straight M-ND games have been nationally televised. So, my question is do ABA regionally televised games count as "nationally" televised? (this was before Big Ten's new contract with Disney, so the game was also not on ESPN).

Sambojangles

May 29th, 2010 at 1:31 AM ^

I'm not exactly sure how all the coverage rules work, because it's intensely complicated with four conferences and maybe 50 games on a given non-conference Saturday, but I believe "nationally televised" means something along the lines of "it's on TV somewhere outside the normal coverage area," which would be Michigan and Indiana, plus probably Illinois and maybe Ohio. A national game can still get bumped by a regional game, which would have been the ACC/Big East game in 2003.

Example: The "national" game on ABC is Florida vs. LSU at 3:30. But, Michigan-MSU is also starting at 3:30, and ABC can supercede the national coverage for a local game, so it does, and Fla-LSU gets bumped to ESPN or off cable entirely in Michigan.

Again, this is all speculation based on a few things I've read and seen, but I think it's how it all works, and how the term "national" doesn't really mean on every TV in the country.