Oct. 16, 2014 NOTRE DAME, Ind. - WatchND Stream
Complete with exclusive interviews with Lou Holtz, Renaldo Wynn and Shawn Wooden, a special edition of "Thursday Night Classics presented by TireRack.com" begins at 8 p.m. EDT tonight on WatchND, replaying the 1993 Florida State game where No. 2 Notre Dame upset the No. 1-ranked Seminoles, 31-24.
Made possible by the University recently regaining control of archival NBC game telecasts, the series reflects a unique partnership between Fighting Irish Digital Media (FIDM) and the innovative social media specialists from SpredFast. The interactive WatchND webpage filters Twitter activity using the hashtag #NDFBClassics. The viewing screen includes a leaderboard to see which fans engage the deepest through retweets and other social interactions on a weekly basis.
The social media-enhanced classic game streams are only available live and not in an on-demand format in an effort to help bring Irish fans together globally for a shared viewing experience.
"Thursday Night Classics" will air at 8 p.m. ET the Thursday of each football game week in 2014 with many of the upcoming editions also featuring exclusive commentary from participants in that game. Like the team, the series takes next week off before returning with a military academy theme. Two days before the Irish face Navy, Thursday Night Classics will replay the 2000 Air Force game on Oct. 30.