There haven’t been too many details on the 2015 Notre Dame Blue and Gold Game other than it would be somewhere on campus until Monday when the University announced that the game would be played at the Labar Practice Field and will be aired live on NBC Sports Network at 12:30 on Saturday, April 18.
Earlier this off-season rumors floated that the annual Blue-Gold Game could be played in Chicago with the Stadium not available due to construction on the Campus Crossroads Project, but those rumors were shot down by Brian Kelly back in February when he said the game would be played on campus. During his opening press conference for spring football Kelly also noted that the game would only have limited availability this year due to the campus being out of consideration.
For Notre Dame fans, having the game aired live on NBCSN should be a sigh of relief for fans anxious to get a glimpse of the annual quarterback derby and the new look Notre Dame coaching staff featuring four new assistants.
Notre Dame said in a statement on Monday that the broadcast will feature enhanced coverage including in-game audio from Brian Kelly, interviews with current and former players during the game, and in-game audio from select players.
In addition to the game being on NBCSN, the game will also be streamed online via NBC Sports Live Extra for all cable subscribers whose providers offer access to the NBC app. If you are unsure if your cable/internet provider offers access to this app, you can use this link to check.
The format for this year’s annual scrimmage has yet to be announced, but regardless every Irish fan with access to NBCSN will get a chance to see Everett Golson vs. Malik Zaire, early enrollee Jerry Tillery, the reported improvements at safety, CJ Prosise play some running back, and the battle for the starting tight end position in addtion to all of the other spring storylines this year for Notre Dame.