PHILADELPHIA ESPNU will televise the 100th meeting between the University of Pennsylvania and its football rival Princeton Tigers on Friday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with Dave Cohen supplying the play-by-play with Gus Ornstein providing the analysis. Each team has won 35 games apiece in this series since 1892.
ESPNU, is a part of many digital cable packages and can also be found on DirecTV (now Channel 614) and Dish Network (Channel 148). The four-year-old network specializes in college sports and is affliated and owned by the ESPN network.
This is the third consecutive game in which a national television audience has been able to watch the Quakers. Last week, Penn’s Homecoming game was the National Ivy League Game of the Week on Versus, while the Quakers win over Yale on Oct. 25 was broadcast on the YES Network. Penn football has been televised for all but one game thus far this year and will have a school-record eight televised games by the end of the season.
Penn is 5-3 all-time on national television since 2000, including 1-1 this season. This will be Penn’s first Friday night game since Sept. 30, 1983. On that night, the Quakers defeated Columbia at the Meadowlands, 35-10.
Please check local listings to find the ESPNU channel in your area.
Alumni Gather in Support
If you're heading to the game in Princeton, Penn Alumni will have a place to gather pre-gameat the Alumni Tailgate. The tailgate party will begin at 5pm and will have hoagies, hot soup, beverages and beer and wine. Click here or call or email Athletics Coordinator Don Snyder, C'06 at 215.746.0020 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.