Penn Athletics Announces New Radio Broadcast Package For Men's Basketball

PHILADELPHIA - Penn Athletics is proud to announce its comprehensive radio broadcast package for the 2007-08 University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball season. The Penn Sports Network, the broadcasting arm of Penn Athletics encompassing radio, television, and on-line/new media, is partnering with Sports Radio 950 WPEN AM and 88.5 WXPN FM to carry live, play-by-play coverage of the Quakers.

Sports Radio 950 will air 18 regular-season Red and Blue home and road contests on its recently increased 25,000-watt signal, allowing Penn fans to hear the games throughout the city and suburbs of Philadelphia, as well as in Southern New Jersey, parts of Northern New Jersey, and Northern Delaware. Included among the Quakers’ appearances on the station are marquee non-conference clashes with the University of North Carolina and the University of Miami, and select Ivy League matchups.

“We are thrilled about our agreement with Philadelphia’s up-and-coming sports radio station,” said Brian Head, Penn’s Coordinator of Marketing and Promotions. “WPEN will allow us to continue to reach our core audience that has been so loyal over the years.”

“Sports Radio 950 offers the Philadelphia sports fan insight and entertainment, and above all, passion,” said WPEN Station Manager Bob DeBlois. “Partnering with Penn men’s basketball broadcasts only furthers that pledge. You will get the best insight on the Quakers and be entertained by the team's matchups against opponents like North Carolina and Princeton. And for passion, hearing 8,700 rowdy fans packed into the Palestra is awesome.”

In addition to its arrangement with Sports Radio 950, Penn Athletics has also reached an agreement to extend its relationship with WXPN (88.5 FM), which will broadcast an additional 10 Penn men’s basketball games. An “Ivy League Saturday Night” package highlights the deal, as WXPN will serve as home to five of the six outings the Quakers will play on the back-end of Ancient Eight weekends.

“We are pleased to continue our long and storied association with Penn basketball, and look forward to another exciting year with the Quakers,” said WXPN’s General Manager, Roger LaMay.

Each radio broadcast of the 2007-2008 season (with the exception of 2/12 vs. Princeton) will begin 15 minutes prior to tip-off with a pre-game show, featuring exclusive interviews with the John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, Glen Miller, and a member of the opposing team’s coaching staff. Also, all radio broadcasts will stream live and on-demand through the Penn Sports Network at PennAthletics.com.

For the third consecutive campaign, Brian Seltzer C’07 (play-by-play) and Vince Curran W’92, SEAS’92 (analyst) will call the action. In addition to his role in the Penn Athletics Department, Seltzer serves as the Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter for Sports Radio 950, and co-hosts its Monday Night Football Live program, featuring the Brian Dawkins Show. Curran also provides color commentary for numerous television networks, including CSTV, CN8-The Comcast Network, and the Atlantic-10 Network. He appears frequently on Comcast SportsNet’s Daily News Live.

The Quakers tip off their season Friday, Nov. 9 against Drexel at 7 p.m. at the Palestra. For ticket information, visit PennAthletics.com or call the Penn Athletics Ticket Office at 215-898-6151.

Penn Men’s Basketball 2007-2008 Radio Broadcast Schedule

Sports Radio 950 WPEN AM / 88.5 WXPN FM

Date

Opponent

Site / City

Air / Tip Time

Station

Friday, 11/9/07

Drexel

Dragons

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WXPN

Sunday,

11/11/07

Loyola-Baltimore

Greyhounds

Reitz Arena

Baltimore, MD

11:45 AM /

12:00 PM

WXPN

Saturday,

11/17/07

Howard

Bison

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

4:45 PM /

5:00 PM

WXPN

Tuesday,

11/20/07

The Citadel

Bulldogs

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

7:45 PM /

8:00 PM

WPEN

Friday,

11/23/07

Virginia
Cavaliers

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

8:45 PM /

9:00 PM

PennAthletics.com


Saturday,

11/24/07

Seton Hall Pirates /

Navy Midshipmen

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Wednesday,

11/28/07

Lafayette

Leopards

Kirby Arena

Easton, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

12/1/07

Villanova

Wildcats

The Pavilion

Villanova, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

PennAthletics.com

Tuesday,

12/4/07

North Carolina

Tar Heels

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

12/8/07

Monmouth

Hawks

Boylan Gym

West Long Branch, NJ

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Thursday,

12/20/07

Elon

Phoenix

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

12/29/07

Florida Gulf Coast

Eagles

Alico Arena

Fort Myers, FL

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WXPN

Wednesday,

1/2/08

Miami

Hurricanes

BankUnited Center

Miami, FL

7:45 PM /

8:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

1/5/08

NJIT

Highlanders

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Tuesday,

1/15/08

La Salle

Explorers

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

1/19/08

Saint Joseph’s

Hawks

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

7:15 PM /

7:30 PM

PennAthletics.com

Wednesday,

1/23/08

Temple

Owls

Liacouras Center

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

PennAthletics.com

Friday,

2/1/08

Harvard

Crimson

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

2/2/08

Dartmouth

Big Green

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Friday,

2/8/08

Columbia

Lions

Levien Gymnasium

New York, NY

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

2/9/08

Cornell

Big Red

Newman Arena

Ithaca, NY

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WXPN

Tuesday,

2/12/08

Princeton

Tigers

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

7:00 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Friday,

2/15/08

Brown

Bears

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

2/16/08

Yale

Bulldogs

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

5:45 PM /

6:00 PM

WXPN

Friday,

2/22/08

Dartmouth

Big Green

Leede Arena

Hanover, NH

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

2/23/08

Harvard

Crimson

Lavietes Pavilion

Cambridge, MA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WXPN

Friday,

2/29/08

Yale

Bulldogs

Payne Whitney Gym

New Haven, CT

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

3/1/08

Brown

Bears

Pizzitola Sports Center

Providence, RI

5:45 PM /

6:00 PM

WXPN

Friday,

3/7/08

Cornell

Big Red

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

7:45 PM /

8:00 PM

WPEN

Saturday,

3/8/08

Columbia

Lions

The Palestra

Philadelphia, PA

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WXPN

Tuesday

3/11/08

Princeton

Tigers

Jadwin Gymnasium

Princeton, NJ

6:45 PM /

7:00 PM

WPEN