Football Will Have Seven Games Televised

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania football program will have seven of its 10 games televised either nationally or regionally this season. It marks the first time the Quakers have had this many games televised in a single season.

The Quakers will have four of its five home games televised, as well as its road trips to Lafayette, Yale and Princeton.

Penn will be on regional cable channel CN8 three times in 2008, including each of its first two home games against Villanova (Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m.) and Dartmouth (Oct. 4 at noon). The Quakers’ home game with Harvard (Nov. 15 at noon) will also air on CN8, which can be seen on local cable systems from the Boston area into the Washington, D.C. region.

Penn’s games with Yale, Brown and Princeton will be available to a national audience.

Penn’s game at Yale (Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m.) will air live on YES Network, which is a regional cable channel in the Metropolitan New York area but can be seen nationally as part of the Sports Package on DirecTV (Channel 622).

One week later, the Quakers host Brown in the annual Homecoming game (Nov. 1 at noon). That game can be seen live on Versus Network as part of the Ivy League’s five-game package with that station. Versus-- known for its NHL and Tour de France coverage-- can be found on most cable packages throughout the nation, as well as DirecTV (Channel 608) and Dish Network (Channel 151).

Penn and Princeton will meet for the 100th time this season, and adding to the luster the game will be played under the “Friday Night Lights” at Princeton Stadium (Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.). Fans around the country can catch the game on ESPNU, which is again part of many digital cable packages and can also be found on DirecTV (Channel 609) and Dish Network (Channel 148).

The seventh TV game on the Penn schedule this year is its contest at Lafayette (Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.), which will be part of the Lafayette Sports Network package in the Lehigh Valley area (RCN-4). In the Philadelphia area, fans can watch the game on WBPH Channel 60.