Philadelphia The University of Pennsylvania Athletic Department has announced the television broadcast schedule for the 2004 football season. The two-time defending Ivy League champion Quakers will open their television season at Franklin Field against Villanova at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 on CN8.
Also on CN8, which can be seen on the Comcast network from Boston down to Baltimore, will be the Penn-Yale game on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. in New Haven, Conn. and the Penn-Harvard game from Franklin Field on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. All CN8 telecasts can also be viewed live at the CN8 web site at www.cn8.tv. Check your local listings for channel selections in your area.
Two more of Penn’s Ivy League games will be featured on the YES Network (Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network) as part of a six-game Ivy League football television package. The Quakers will kick-off the 2004 Ivy League season with a matchup against Dartmouth at Franklin Field on Oct. 2 at Noon, before ending the season at Cornell on Nov. 20, also beginning at Noon.
The YES Network is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week premier sports and entertainment television network featuring the New York Yankees Major League Baseball team and the 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 Penn-Princeton game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. on Nov. 6 in New Jersey, will be shown as part of College Sports Television’s (CSTV) college football game of the week. CSTV, the fastest-growing independent cable network, is available to more than 20 million homes nationally on cable and satellite. The network is available on Time Warner, Adelphia and Insight cable systems, among others, and is also available on DirecTV (channel 610). For information on CSTV availability in particular markets, log on to www.collegesports.com/getcstv or call your cable or satellite operator.
The Quakers, who are ranked No. 19 in the 2004 Sports Network preseason poll, finished the 2003 season as the only undefeated team in I-A or I-AA with a 10-0 overall record and a 7-0 Ivy League mark. The Red and Blue ended the campaign ranked 12th in I-AA after becoming the first team in 10 years to capture back-to-back Ancient Eight crowns, as well as just the second team in League history to post back-to-back perfect Ivy seasons. The Quakers will begin defense of their 13th Ivy League banner on the West Coast at the University of San Diego on Sept. 18.
2004 Penn Football Broadcast Schedule
Date - Opponent - Time -TV
Sept. 18 -at San Diego -1 p.m. (PST)
Sept. 25 - VILLANOVA - 7 p.m. - CN8
Oct. 2 - DARTMOUTH - 12 p.m. - YES
Oct. 9 - at Bucknell - 1 p.m.
Oct. 16 -COLUMBIA (Homecoming) -1 p.m.
Oct. 23 - at Yale - 1 p.m. - CN8
Oct. 30 - BROWN (Family Weekend) -1 p.m.
Nov. 6 - at Princeton - 1 p.m. -CSTV
Nov. 13 - HARVARD - 1 p.m.- CN8
Nov. 20 - at Cornell - 12 p.m. -YES
Written by Carla Zighelboim