VERSUS to Televise Three Penn Football Games in 2011

VERSUS/Ivy League Release

2011 Penn Football Schedule

Penn's National TV History

PHILADELPHIA - Without taking the field in 2011, the University of Pennsylvania football team has already tied a school record. For the second time in school history, Penn will have three nationally televised games.In a deal announced by VERSUS and the Ivy League on Wednesday, the two-time defending Ivy League champions will be broadcast nationally on the VERSUS network at Columbia (Oct. 15), vs. Yale (Oct. 22), and at Harvard (Nov. 12).

Penn and Yale each appear three times on VERSUS this season, including a head-to-head meeting on Oct. 22.The last time Penn had three nationally-televised games was in 2008 when games were broadcasted on ESPNU, VERSUS, and the YES network. In the last four years, the Quakers have had a combined nine nationally televised appearances.

VERSUS is the fastest growing sports cable network in the country and is now in more than 75 million homes. The network will broadcast five Ivy League games, beginning with Cornell visiting Yale on Sept. 24. The Quakers travel to Columbia on Oct. 15 with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. The next week Penn will host Yale at Franklin Field with a noon start. Three weeks later, Penn's matchup with Harvard will be seen across the country with a noon start. A complete list of the Ivy League on VERSUS is below.

This will mark the fourth straight year in which VERSUS has partnered with the Ivy League and the Quakers have been selected as part of the national network's package each year. In that span, the Red and Blue are 2-1 on the network.

In 2008, Penn's Homecoming game at Franklin Field was showcased on VERSUS as the Quakers fell in the final minutes, 34-27 to eventual Ivy League champion Brown. In 2009, the Red and Blue were featured on the network in its Ivy League opener, a 30-24 win over Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. Last year, Penn routed rival Princeton 52-10. It was the most points Penn has ever scored against the Tigers and marked the largest margin of victory for the Quakers in the 102-game history between the schools.

Penn will begin its 135th football season with practice in late August. The 2011 team will open the season on Sept. 17 against Lafayette at Franklin Field.The remainder of the television schedule and game times for the 2011 Penn football season will be released later this summer.

2011 Ivy League Football on VERSUS Schedule
Schedule subject to change; all times ET




Saturday, September 24

Cornell at Yale


Saturday, October 15

Penn at Columbia

3:30 pm

Saturday, October 22

Yale at Penn


Saturday, November 12

Penn at Harvard


Saturday, November 19

Harvard at Yale


Download: National TV Appearances.pdf