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PHILADELPHIA – With the finalization of television contracts for three home games, the University of Pennsylvania football team is slated to reach a television audience on at least four occasions in 2009. The three home games will be carried on The Comcast Network, while Penn’s game at Lafayette will be on the RCN and MASN networks. With the finalization of the home television schedule, kickoff times were also confirmed for all 10 games.
Penn’s televised season and home opener against cross-city rival Villanova (Sept. 19) will kickoff at 7 p.m. The night game will mark the first under the lights at Franklin Field since Lafayette knocked off the Quakers, 8-7, with a last-second field goal on Sept. 15, 2007.
The remaining two televised home games will be afternoon starts against Yale and Princeton. Kickoff on Family Weekend against Yale (Oct. 24) is at 3:30 p.m. as is the homecoming start versus arch rival Princeton on Nov. 7. All games on The Comcast Network can be seen on Comcast cable in the local Philadelphia area.
The only confirmed televised road game is at Lafayette on Sept. 26. As Penn’s second opponent this season, the Leopards will host the Red and Blue in their second straight night game. Similar to last season, the contest in Easton, Pa., will begin at 6 p.m. 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.
Following the road opener at Lafayette, the Quakers will play in daylight for the next three weeks with a 1:30 p.m. start at Dartmouth (Oct. 3) and at Columbia (Oct. 17), and a 1 p.m. kickoff against Bucknell (Oct. 10).
Brown (Oct. 31) hosts the Quakers at 12:30 p.m. and Harvard (Nov. 14) does so at noon. The season finale against Cornell at Franklin Field is set to begin at 1 p.m.
All five home games can be seen live nationally on the PennAthletics.com webcast and all 10 can be heard locally on WFIL 560 AM or WNTP 990 AM. The Penn Sports Network will provide the live webcast to the five matchups at Franklin Field. Brian Seltzer, C’08, will be in his second season as the play-by-play man for the Red and Blue, while Hench Murray, C’66, GEd ’67, enters his 27th season as the Quakers’ analyst.
Check local listings to see if the game can be seen or heard in your area.