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Penn's All-Time National TV Appearances
PHILADELPHIA – Highlighted by two national television appearances, the defending Ivy League champion University of Pennsylvania football team will have six of its games televised in 2010. Game times for all 10 of the Quakers' games have also been determined. Between 2008-10, the Quakers will have had 19 games televised, including six national appearances.
Penn will play in front of a national audience against Yale on the YES Network on Oct. 23 in New Haven, and then again two weeks later at Princeton on the VERSUS network Nov. 6. In addition, each of Penn's first three home games will be televised. The Comcast Network in Philadelphia will broadcast the Schuylkill Showdown at Villanova on Sept. 25 as well as Ivy home matchups against Dartmouth (Oct. 2) and Columbia (Oct. 16). Two more home games will be webcasted in HD on the Penn Sports Network, while RCN and MASN will show the home and season opener against budding rival Lafayette on Sept 18.
The season kicks off at 7 p.m. against the Leopards. It will mark the fourth straight year in which the two teams have met. Lafayette has claimed each of the last two meetings at Fisher Field in the waning seconds, including an overtime game last season, while also defeating Penn by one in the 2007 season opener on a last minute field goal. RCN reaches homes in and around Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., while MASN will carry a tape delayed broadcast in a seven-state area, from Harrisburg, Pa., to Charlotte, N.C., and including Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, the District of Columbia and parts of West Virginia.
The Comcast Network will show each of the next two games. In Penn's first road matchup, they'll take on Philadelphia rival and defending national champion Villanova on the Mainline at 6 p.m. The following week, the local Philadelphia station will televise the home contest against Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m.
After a trip to Lewisburg, Pa., to take on Bucknell at 1 p.m. on Oct. 9, the Quakers make another appearance on the Comcast Network against Columbia. The Lions visit on Family Weekend at Franklin Field. Kickoff on Oct. 16 is set for noon.
The first Ivy road game of the year takes place at the Yale Bowl. That matchup will mark the eighth time Penn has been on the YES Network, which is available in the New York City market as well as nationally on DirecTV. The Red and Blue are 5-2 all-time on the network. Kickoff is at noon.
The Homecoming game, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 against Brown, can be seen worldwide on the upgraded Penn Sports Network. Now broadcasting in HD, the Penn Sports Network webcast features Penn play-by-play man Brian Seltzer, C’08, who will be in his third season at the position, and analyst Hench Murray, C’66, GEd ’67, who enters his 30th season as part of the Quakers' broadcast team.
A week later, VERSUS televises the 102nd matchup between Penn and Princeton at 3 p.m. This will mark the third straight year in which VERSUS has partnered with Ivy League Football and the Quakers have been selected as part of the national network's package each year. In 2008, Penn's Homecoming game at Franklin Field was showcased on VERSUS as the Quakers fell in the final minutes, 34-27 to Brown, the eventual Ivy League champion. Last year, the Red and Blue were featured on the network in its Ivy League opener, a 30-24 win over Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. It was the first win of the year for the Quakers as they would not lose another game for the rest of the season en route to an Ivy League-record 11th outright Ivy title.
The Penn Sports Network will then broadcast the final home game of the season. Harvard and Penn - who have combined for the last three Ivy League titles - are scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start on Nov. 13.
The traditional season finale against Cornell is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. in Ithaca on Nov. 20. It will be the 117th meeting between the two programs, marking the fifth-oldest rivalry in all of college football.
On the internet and the radio, all 10 games can be heard around the globe on the Penn Sports Network at PennAthletics.com and locally on WFIL 560 AM or WNTP 990 AM.
Check your local listings to see if the game can be seen in your area. The game can always be heard on the Penn Sports Network. All dates, times and media are subject to change.
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