I’ll throw in two college football press releases in one post and they just so happen to be from future sister networks, NBC Sports and Versus.
NBC will carry Notre Dame hosting Tulsa and Versus has an intriguing Pac 10 matchup so let’s take a look at the releases, first from NBC Sports.
NOTRE DAME & TULSA MEET FOR FIRST TIME EVER THIS SATURDAY ON NBC“They are exciting to watch and will provide a real test for Notre Dame.” – NBC Sports’ Mike Mayock on Tulsa“Football Night in America’s” Peter King and Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio Discuss NFL News at HalftimeNEW YORK – October 27, 2010 – Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist, LB Manti Te’o and the rest of the Fighting Irish take on the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa for the first time ever this Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.Tom Hammond (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (analyst) and Alex Flanagan (sideline) anchor NBC Sports’ coverage. Mayock is in his first season with NBC Sports as a Notre Dame game analyst. For additional information on Mayock, click here: http://tinyurl.com/2wdq2boNOTRE DAME-TULSA: The Notre Dame and Tulsa football programs will meet for the first time in the 122-year history of Fighting Irish football. The Golden Hurricane are the 138th different opponent in Notre Dame football history. The Irish have faced 68 of the other 120 teams currently competing at the FBS level.
MAYOCK ON NOTRE DAME: “The best matchup for Notre Dame is their wide receivers against Tulsa’s defensive backs. They should have a matchup advantage there.”MAYOCK ON TULSA: “The Golden Hurricane have one of the most explosive offenses in the country. They are exciting to watch and will provide a real test for Notre Dame. What also strikes me is their balance. They give you a little taste of everything: run, pass, the option, reverses, trick plays.”
And here’s an NBC promo trying to hype this game.
And we have what Versus is saying about tomorrow’s matchup.
VERSUS’ COLLEGE FOOTBALL COVERAGE ON SATURDAY, OCT. 30, FEATURES A PAC-10 SHOWDOWN BETWEEN #13 STANFORD AND WASHINGTON
NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 27, 2010)-VERSUS continues its NCAA gridiron action on Saturday, October 30, when the Washington Huskies host #13 Stanford in Seattle, Wash., at 7 p.m. ET. For the first time in 40 years, Stanford has achieved a 6-1 record after defeating Washington State (38-28) last week. The Huskies are looking to make a comeback against another top-25 ranked team this week after losing to #18 Arizona (44-14) on October 23.
Ron Thulin will call all the game action and will be joined in the booth by analysts Glenn Parker and Kelly Stouffer. Lewis Johnson will report from the sidelines. College Football Central, which provides pre- and post-game coverage as well as halftime reports, will feature Kevin Frazier as host along with Roland Williams and Jeremy Bloom as the in-studio analysts.
There you go.