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Notre Dame football: How to watch the 93rd Blue-Gold Game on Saturday

IMG_9992by:Tyler Horka04/17/24


It’s time for Notre Dame fans to dust off those Peacock subscriptions. The 93rd edition of the annual Blue-Gold Game is airing exclusively on NBC’s streaming platform again.

Fans will need access to Peacock Premium to watch the game live at 1 p.m. ET this Saturday, April 20. A Peacock Premium subscription also comes with the ability to watch new and hit shows, films and originals. Click here for more information on Peacock plans.

Notre Dame is proud of its partnership with Peacock. It’s a relationship that has been running for quite a few years now dating back to when the Irish streamed a game against Toledo in 2021. It was that season’s home opener, in fact. There has been one game streamed exclusively on Peacock in every season thereafter, and that won’t change. If anything, Peacock will only get more involved with Notre Dame football as the years go.

New Notre Dame athletics director Pete Bevacqua recently said on an episode of the “Wake Up the Echoes” podcast one of the developments he was most proud of while working for NBC was agreeing with his predecessor, Jack Swarbrick, that it would be a good thing for the Irish to get ahead in the streaming market by putting a game on Peacock. The two parties moved quickly, and now Peacock is an integral player in Notre Dame football broadcasts.

Notre Dame football Blue-Gold Game information

Game time: 1 p.m. ET
Site: Notre Dame Stadium
Forecasted weather: 48 degrees at kickoff, partly cloudy, windy

Rosters will be set for Saturday’s game on Thursday when the team holds a draft that will air live on Youtube and Notre Dame running backs coach Deland McCullough is coaching the Gold Team. Notre Dame defensive line coach Al Washington is coaching the Blue Team.

Notre Dame began spring practices March 7, so Saturday’s showcase is the culmination of six weeks’ worth of work. The Fighting Irish did put a halt to sessions for about two weeks after the first practice to go on spring break, though. They’ve been hitting the ground running since late March.

Since Marcus Freeman became the Irish’s head coach, the spring game format has traditionally played out as an actual game. Four quarters, no funky scoring system, etc. McCullough and Washington have taken their rivalry seriously under Freeman’s watch. Each position coach has led a team to victory. Saturday will give one of them a 2-1 edge over the other.

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