PHILADELPHIA - Head Coach Al Bagnoli's final season at the helm of the University of Pennsylvania football team kicks off in less than two months. On Wednesday, the team officially announced game times for his final four home games at Franklin Field.
In the 23rd season under the winningest coach in school history, the Quakers will open their home slate against Philadelphia rival Villanova. The Quakers and Wildcats have matched up in each of the last 10 seasons and are set to continue the Schuylkill Showdown rivalry on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m.
The Red and Blue will then host three Ivy League foes at historic Franklin Field. Columbia is the first to visit the City of Brotherly Love with a 1 p.m. matchup on Oct. 18. Penn has defeated the Lions 18 consecutive times -- the NCAA's longest active annual win streak over one opponent -- and has not lost at home to Columbia since 1995.
Two weeks later, Homecoming kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. against Brown on Nov. 1. Last year, Penn drew its largest Homecoming crowd since 1995 with 21,214 in attendance against Princeton.
The home finale will also mark the final home game of Coach Bagnoli's illustrious career at Penn. The Quakers take on Harvard at 1 p.m. on Nov. 15. In each of the last seven seasons, either Penn or Harvard has claimed at least a share of the Ivy title.
Season tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase season tickets online at PennAthletics.com or by phone at 215-898-6151. Tickets are also available at the ticket office located at Weightman Hall on 235 South 33rd Street. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the summer, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 3.
Individual game tickets will go on sale August 15.
A complete 2014 football schedule can be found here. The remainder of the team's media, television and promotional schedule will be announced later this summer.
All dates, times and media are subject to change.