NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

Sports 05/20/19, 01:07

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay."It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost ...

The sports world is abuzz about Tiger Woods’ victory

Sports 04/16/19, 12:06

Tiger Woods' win at the Masters is still a hot topic. PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg look back at the memorable moment that transcended the sports world. Litke and Dahlberg also discuss what Woods may do next for his career and the sport with AP Golf Writer ...

Earnhardt joins NBC Sports coverage of Indianapolis 500

Sports 04/03/19, 14:21

NBC Sports will use retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. in its inaugural broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 next month.The second-year analyst will be part of a team that features 14 commentators and host Mike Tirico and analyst Danica Patrick.Earnhardt will be a roving reporter for his first Indianapolis 500 ...

Tirico to do play-by-play from Augusta Women’s Amateur

Sports 03/26/19, 14:09

Mike Tirico has had various broadcasting duties at the Masters for the better part of 20 years, including play-by-play host for ESPN during weekday coverage. What excites him about this year is working the weekend in a new event that gives viewers their first look at Augusta National.NBC Sports says ...

APNewsBreak: Danica Patrick to join NBC’s Indy 500 team

Sports 03/20/19, 06:09

Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico.Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Great American Race" prepped her for a return as a television personality.She told The Associated Press racing at ...

Tirico chosen to host NBC’s inaugural Indy 500 coverage

Sports 02/15/19, 12:28

NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world."I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one of America's iconic ...

NBC’s Tirico will call first NHL game on Feb. 20 in Detroit

Sports 02/07/19, 15:25

Mike Tirico will call his first NHL game on Feb. 20 when Detroit hosts Chicago on NBC Sports Network's "Wednesday Night Hockey."Tirico came to NBC from ESPN in 2016 and has been a part of the network's NHL coverage during the past year. He hosted two games of last year's ...

Bob Costas exiting longtime home at NBC Sports

Sports 01/16/19, 20:52

Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether.NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details.A representative for Costas didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.Costas, 66, served as the ...

Tirico, Dungy, Harrison set to call Falcons-Saints

Sports 11/20/18, 02:50

When fans tune into NBC's Thanksgiving night broadcast of the Falcons-Saints game, they might do a double take.Rather than seeing Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison in the studio for the pregame and halftime programs, those three will be calling the game.It's nothing new for Tirico, who does play-by-play ...

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