Princeton - The YES Network and the Ivy League today announced the schedule of six Ivy football games that will air on the network for the 2004 season. This fall marks the third straight season of Ivy football on YES.
All six telecasts start at 12:00, beginning Saturday, September 25th with the Harvard at Brown game. Both teams finished in a four-way tie for second place last season with 4-3 Ivy records. Another of those 4-3 teams, Dartmouth, travels to two-time defending Ivy champ Penn on October 2nd at noon. The Quakers were a perfect 7-0 in league play and 10-0 overall in 2003. First-year Cornell head coach Jim Knowles welcomes Princeton to Ithaca on October 30th. Close losses to Yale and Dartmouth at the end of last season kept the improved Tigers from a winning Ivy record.
One of the most entertaining YES games of 2003 was Columbia's 16-13 upset of Harvard in New York City. The rematch should be a good one, and the YES cameras will be there on November 6. Another intriguing rematch is Princeton's trip to Yale on November 13. YES was there last November when the Bulldogs scored a late touchdown and then won in overtime, 27-24. The traditional final-week match-up of Penn at Cornell, where the schools battle for theTrustees Cup, rounds out the schedule.
"Our campuses, alumni and fans are very appreciative of the continued commitment made by the YES Network," said Ivy League Executive Director Jeff Orleans. "As we've done with our earlier YES football and basketball telecasts, we look forward to a third straight year of highlighting the comprehensive Ivy League athletics story. We are very proud of the athletic, academic and community accomplishments of all Ivy students across our 33 sports."
The YES Network is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week premier sports and entertainment television network featuring the 26-time World Champion New York Yankees Major League Baseball team and the Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Nets, as well as other professional and collegiate sports teams and a wide variety of features (www.yesnetwork.com). The YES Network is available to viewers in New York, Connecticut, and large parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The YES Network is also available to DIRECTV subscribers who have the "SPORTS Pack," one of the provider's premium services. The YES Network airs on DIRECTV's channel 622.
The 2004 YES Network television schedule of Ivy League football games:
Sept 25 -- Harvard at Brown
Oct 2 -- Dartmouth at Penn
Oct 30 -- Princeton at Cornell
Nov 6 -- Columbia at Harvard
Nov 13 -- Princeton at Yale
Nov 20 -- Penn at Cornell
For more information, contact the Ivy League Office at 609.258.6426.