ESPN Radio 920 AM to Broadcast Penn Football in 2004

Philadelphia – The University of Pennsylvania has announced that ESPN Radio 920 AM will be the flagship station for Penn football broadcasts this season. ESPN 920 will air nine of 10 Red and Blue football games on the radio in 2004 and all 10 will be streamed live over the Internet via the Penn Athletics web site www.pennathletics.com. The Quakers were looking to reach a broader base of fans through the radio broadcasts of the Red and Blue football games and feel this will be achieved with ESPN 920.

“We are very delighted to be a part of the ESPN family and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with 920,” said Head Coach Al Bagnoli.

On-air talent for Penn football, Matt Leon and Hench Murray echo the sentiments of Coach Bagnoli and Penn Athletics. Leon, our play-by-play announcer and Murray, the Red and Blue’s color analyst, embark on their second season in the booth together. Their broadcasts can be heard on ESPN 920 in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden and Mercer Counties in New Jersey.

Matt Leon and Hench Murray, whowill be heard on ESPN 920,continue as the radio voices of Penn football in 2004.

The station carries programming from ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, and home to America’s most popular and respected sports personalities. ESPN 920 provides live on-site coverage of the biggest sporting events, inside information and breaking news in the world of sports, as well as complete college football and NFL coverage and exclusive NBA and Major League Baseball broadcasts. Along with the broadcast of Penn football, Coach Bagnoli will be a highlighted guest Philly Sports Live. The segment will preview the Quakers’ upcoming game as well as discuss topics in the world of sports and news as they pertain to the events of the previous week.

Penn finished the 2003 season as the only undefeated team in I-A or I-AA with a 10-0 overall record and a 7-0 Ivy League mark. The Red and Blue ended the campaign ranked 12th in I-AA after becoming the first team in 10 years to capture back-to-back Ancient Eight crowns as well as just the second team in League history to post back-to-back perfect Ivy seasons. The Quakers will begin defense of their 13th Ivy League banner on the West Coast at the University of San Diego on Sept. 18.

Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications