Football Weekly Release - Week 1
Photo courtesy of Penn Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 58th season of Ivy
League football kicks off this weekend with eight Ivy teams opening
against non-conference opponents.
LAST TO START
For the eighth time in the past 10 seasons, the Ivy League will claim the distinction of having one of its teams among the last in NCAA Division I (Football Bowl Subdivision or Football Championship Subdivision) to kick off the 2013 season.
Actually, the last three games this year list the same start time of 6 p.m. as Dartmouth is on the road at Butler, Penn kicks off at home against Lafayette and Princeton hosts Lehigh on the NBC Sports Network on Saturday, Sept. 21. Last season, Dartmouth claimed the honor with its 7 p.m. kickoff against Butler on Sept. 15. Cornell was the final team to open the 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2011 seasons while Penn was the final team to kick off the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Historically, Ivy League teams are among the last to begin play with their eight season openers usually falling on the third Saturday in September.
THE IVY LEAGUE® DIGITAL NETWORK
Ivy League football gets wall-to-wall coverage on The Ivy League® Digital Network, the League’s new nine-channel digital network, for the 2013 season.
Coverage will include multi-camera HD coverage of all available home and select away games in football and men’s and women’s basketball and selected home and away games in men’s and women’s ice hockey. Every available Ivy League contest in those sports will be shown on the network. Selected live events in field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball will also be featured on the network this fall. In addition, live coverage of Ivy League championship events and other winter and spring sports will be announced at a later date.
INSIDE IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL
"Inside Ivy League Football," the weekly online radio show dedicated to Ivy League football, returns for its third year for the 2013 season but now has a new home on The Ivy League® Digital Network.
Season 3 opens Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. featuring interviews with Penn head coach Al Bagnoli and Princeton Director of Athletics Gary Walters, who will discuss the impact of 1951 Heisman Trophy winner and 1966 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Dick Kazmaier.
Saturday, September 21
Georgetown at Brown, 12:30 pm [IVY]
Columbia at Fordham, 1 pm
Yale at Colgate, 1 pm
Bucknell at Cornell, 3 pm [IVY]
Harvard at San Diego, 3 pm
Dartmouth at Butler, 6 pm
Lafayette at Penn, 6 pm [IVY, LSN/ESPN3]
Lehigh at Princeton, 6 pm [NBCSN]
KEY: ESPN3 – ESPN3.com; IVY – Streamed live on The Ivy League® Digital Network; LSN – Lafayette Sports Network (RCN-4, Lehigh Valley, Pa.; RCN-8 [Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Washington, Chicago], WBPH-TV [Allentown, Pa.] DirecTV 788, DISH 457, ESPN3, MASN [tape delay]); NBCSN – NBC Sports Network (DirecTV 603, DISH 159, Verizon FiOS 90 [SD]/590 [HD])