Football Kicks off NBC Sports Quadruple-Header with Penn at Harvard on VERSUS
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Harvard Stadium will be the backdrop for a game with Ivy League football title implication as the Crimson hosts Penn in Week 9 gridiron action in the Ancient Eight.
Harvard, undefeated in Ivy play at 5-0, controls its own destiny to capture its 14th League championship. Penn and Brown, each at 4-1 in conference play, still have their sights on a share or the opportunity to win the 2011 title outright with wins this Saturday and a little help over the final weekend of the season.
The Penn-Harvard game starts a quadruple-header across NBC Sports Group's college football properties, NBC and VERSUS, this Saturday. VERSUS will kick off the day with Penn-Harvard at Noon, immediately followed by the much-anticipated showdown between 2010 Mountain West champion TCU Horned Frogs (7-2) at #5 Boise State Broncos (8-0) at 3:30 p.m. ET. NBC will then air Notre Dame (6-3) hosting Maryland (2-7) in primetime at 7:30 p.m. ET, in an off-site home game from FedExField in Landover, MD. VERSUS will conclude the night with a Pac-12 match-up between Arizona State at Washington State at 10:30 p.m. ET.
VERSUS, to be re-branded the NBC Sports Network on Jan. 2, 2012, brings the look and feel of NBC Sports production to all its college football coverage this season. The network is distributed in more than 75 million homes via most cable systems and satellite -- DirecTV (Channel 603), DISH Network (Channel 151) and Verizon FiOS (Channel 90 SD, Channel 590 in HD).
Randy Moss, a new member of NBC's award-winning horse racing team and contributor to the NFL Network, serves as the play-by-play announcer for the Ivy League games on VERSUS this season. He is joined in the booth by Ross Tucker as the lead analyst and on the sidelines by Carolyn Manno, sports reporter for Comcast SportsNet New England, as the in-game reporter.
The five-game slate marks the fourth-consecutive year Ivy League football airs on VERSUS as the network has televised 12 Ivy matchups featuring all eight schools over the past three seasons.
Click here for links to live statistics, video and audio of this weekend's games. Please note the links may not be live or appear until 15 minutes before kickoff.
*Penn at Harvard, Noon [VERSUS]
*Yale at Princeton, Noon [YES]
*Dartmouth at Brown, 12:30 pm
*Columbia at Cornell, 12:30 pm
*Ivy League Contests
KEY: VERSUS – VERSUS Network (DirecTV 603, DISH 151, Verizon FiOS 90 (SD), 590 (HD)), YES – YES Network (DirecTV 631)
INSIDE IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL
The 10th and final 2011 episode of "Inside Ivy League Football" is next Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. when hosts Dan Loney and Brian Seltzer take a look back at the weekend in review and a look ahead at the upcoming games, featuring interviews with those who know Ivy League football.
"Inside Ivy League Football" is a weekly online radio show that takes an in-depth look at all the on-field gridiron action and all the news and notes surrounding Ivy football. The show airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguefootball) and is available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com.
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