Penn Football Announces 2005 Television Schedule

Philadelphia – The University of Pennsylvania Athletic Department has announced the television broadcast schedule for the upcoming 2005 football season. The Red and Blue, coming off three Ivy League titles in the past five years will open their television season against Villanova at Franklin Field. It will be the second-straight season Penn and the Wildcats have battled under the lights for television viewers as the contest kicks off at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 on CN8.

The Quakers will have two additional games broadcast by CN8 over the course of the 2005 season. CN8 will bring you Penn’s contest against Bucknell at Franklin Field. Last season, the Quakers traveled to Lewisburg, Pa. and came away with a 32-25 victory in double overtime. Bucknell faces the Red and Blue at Franklin Field at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The final CN8 broadcast of the season will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 when Yale travels to Franklin Field for family weekend at Penn.

CN8 can be seen from Boston to Baltimore on the Comcast network. All CN8 telecasts can be viewed live on the CN8 web site at www.cn8.tv.

In accordance with the Ivy League’s television package with the YES Network (Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network), Penn’s annual showdown with Harvard will be televised live from Harvard Stadium at noon on Nov. 12. 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.

There is a possibility of a fifth game to be aired by the YES Network. The “wildcard” week is scheduled for Nov. 19, which is the date that Penn closes out its season against Cornell at Franklin Field at noon. There are two other Ivy League games that are in the running for this telecast. An announcement will be made later in the season.

2005 Penn Football Broadcast Schedule

Date

Opponent

Time

Network

Sept. 17

DUQUESNE

3:30 P.M.

Sept. 24

Villanova

7 p.m.

CN8

Oct. 1

at Dartmouth

12:30 p.m.

Oct. 8

BUCKNELL

3:30 P.M.

CN8

Oct. 15

at Columbia

1:30 p.m.

Oct. 22

YALE

(FAMILY WEEKEND)

3:30 P.M.

CN8

Oct. 29

at Brown

1 p.m.

Nov. 5

PRINCETON

(HOMECOMING)

NOON

Nov. 12

at Harvard

Noon

YES

Nov. 19

CORNELL

NOON