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Notre Dame has announced successors to the ousted radio broadcast team of Don Criqui and Allen Pinkett.
Fighting Irish football will be called by Paul Burmeister, Ryan Harris and Jack Nolan, according to a release by the university and JMI Sports. In April, Notre Dame announced a deal with JMI Sports that included national radio rights.
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Burmeister, 47, a former Iowa and Minnesota Vikings quarterback, will be play-by-play announcer after serving in a similar role with NBC Sports since 2014. He called Notre Dame’s game against Miami (Ohio) last year and the Blue-Gold game on NBCSN for the past three years.
Burmeister also has broadcast Ivy League and Mountain West football for NBC networks since 2011, and the U.S. Army All American Bowl on NBC each January since 2012. He contributed to NBC’s Olympics coverage in 2016 and 2018.
Harris, 33, a three-year starting offensive lineman for the Fighting Irish, returns to his alma mater as a color analyst. He played 10 years in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. He hosts a radio show in Denver and previously worked on Notre Dame’s game-day coverage.
Nolan, who will be a field analyst, has covered Notre Dame football and basketball on TV and radio since 1982.
Pinkett, 54, a former Notre Dame running back, had been on national radio broadcasts for the Irish since 2001. Criqui, 78, also a Notre Dame alumnus, has called NFL games for 47 years on NBC and CBS.
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