PHILADELPHIA Penn announced its 2008 sprint football schedule on Tuesday and the slate features seven games against Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) foes. Penn, which finished the 2007 season with a 4-2 record, will host three games at Franklin Field while playing four games on the road. One of those road games will be Penn’s first-ever trip to Mansfield University. The Mountaineers are entering their first season of sprint football and the Quakers will visit Mansfield as part of that school’s Homecoming Weekend on October 4.
As has become tradition, the sprint football year will begin with the annual Alumni Game at Franklin Field. This year's game between the current team and the alumni will be Saturday, September 13 at noon. More details on the weekend's festivities will be available at a later date.
The Red and Blue will open the 2008 regular season at home against Cornell on September 19 at 7:00 p.m. The two teams split the season series last year, with each school winning on its home turf. Penn defeated the Big Red, 35-28, in overtime last October. The Quakers will head to Ithaca on October 17 for a 7:00 p.m. game.
The rivalry between Penn and Princeton will reconvene in New Jersey on September 26 for the 94th meeting between the two teams. Penn will host the Tigers at Franklin Field for Senior Night on the last weekend of the season for a night game on October 31.
After scoring a dramatic 13-12 win in West Point last season, Penn welcomes Army to Philadelphia on October 10 looking to pick up back-to-back wins over the Black Knights.
Navy derailed Penn’s hopes for a league title in 2007 and the Quakers will have revenge on their minds when they head to Annapolis on October 24. The Midshipmen are the reigning CSFL champions and the road to the 2008 crown will go through Maryland.
Penn Sprint Football 2008 Schedule
All Dates and Times Subject to Change
All Home Games in CAPS
* Denotes CSFL Game that Counts in League Standings
Date Opponent Time
Sept. 13 ALUMNI GAMENoon
Sept. 19 CORNELL 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 26 at Princeton 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 4 at Mansfield 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 10 ARMY* 7:00 p.m.
Oct 17 at Cornell* 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Navy* 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 31 PRINCETON* 7:00 p.m.