PHILADELPHIA - For the eighth straight season the University of Pennsylvania football team will be featured on national television. The Quakers will be seen on Fox College Sports at Dartmouth (Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m.), and as the "Ivy League Game of the Week" on NBC Sports at Yale (Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m.) and at Princeton (Nov. 8, 3:30 p.m.).
Over the previous seven years, the Red and Blue have been featured nationally 16 times, including 10 games on VERSUS/NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and two on Fox College Sports (FCS). This will also mark the fifth consecutive season the Quakers have had multiple national TV appearances.
Penn has played on national television in each of its previous two trips to Dartmouth and three of the last four games in Hanover. The Quakers won on each occasion. Last season's matchup with the Big Green concluded as the longest game in Ivy League history -- Penn won at Franklin Field, 37-31, in the fourth overtime.
The Quakers will visit the Yale Bowl which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The game also serves as a homecoming for head coach Al Bagnoli -- a Connecticut native -- in his final season at the helm of the Red and Blue. This will be the fifth national TV matchup between these teams since 2007 with the Quakers holding a 3-2 series edge in those games.
For the first time since 2010, the Quakers and Tigers rivalry game will be on a national stage. Not since Penn's historic 52-10 drubbing of Princeton have these two longtime rivals played in front of a national television audience.
*Note that game times have changed for the games at Yale and Princeton.