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NEW YORK -- An Ivy League football first comes in the form of a doubleheader as two conference openers lead NBC and NBC Sports Network's college football coverage on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The Ancient Eight anchors a full day of live gridiron action with Yale at Cornell at 1 p.m. and Harvard at Brown at 4:30 p.m. in back-to-back broadcasts on NBC Sports Network.
Yale is coming off of a historic game against Georgetown during which freshman quarterback Eric Williams completed a pass to junior wide receiver Cameron Sandquist for 98 yards and a touchdown, the longest play in Yale history. Todd Harris will serve as play-by-play announcer and will be joined in the booth by analyst Blaine Fowler. Kelli Johnson will report from the sidelines.
Harvard looks to break its two-game losing streak at Brown Stadium, while Brown comes in on a high note after a come-from-behind win at Holy Cross. Randy Moss will call the game and will be joined by analyst Ross Tucker in the booth and Carolyn Manno on the sidelines.
No. 18 Michigan at No. 11 Notre Dame in primetime at 7:30 p.m. on NBC highlights NBC Sports' quadruple-header. The Fighting Irish returns home after a victory on the road and the Wolverines come in off a 50-point win that involved eight different players scoring touchdowns. Veteran NBC announcer Tom Hammond will handle play-by-play for the game, alongside analyst Mike Mayock. Alex Flanagan will serve as the sideline reporter from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
NBC Sports' college football studio team of Liam McHugh, 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner Doug Flutie, and two-time Super Bowl champion Hines Ward will provide pre-game, halftime and postgame coverage across NBC and NBC Sports Network throughout the 2012 season. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated will join the studio crew at halftime of the Notre Dame game on NBC.
Hawaii hosts Nevada, in Oahu, Hawaii, at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Paul Burmeister will manage the play-by-play duties for the game and will be joined by analyst and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Rod Woodson. Anthony Herron will serve as the sideline reporter from Aloha Stadium.
In other Ivy action, Columbia hosts Fordham for the Liberty Cup at 12:30 p.m., Dartmouth travels to Holy Cross for a 1 p.m. kickoff and Penn plays host to cross-city rival Villanova in a 3:30 p.m. start on The Comcast Network.
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||Harvard at Brown
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||Michigan at Notre Dame
||Nevada at Hawaii
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