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October 10, 2012

2012-13 Men's Basketball Television Schedule Announced

NBC Sports Group Release | CBS Sports Network Release

Portions courtesy of the NBC Sports Group

NEW YORK and PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball jumps onto the national stage for the 2012-13 season with an 11-game television package that includes 10 games on the NBC Sports Network and one on the CBS Sports Network and features all eight schools.

NBC Sports Network's Ivy League men's basketball schedule begins with Penn hosting Big 5 rival Villanova on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m and also includes Florida at Yale on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 5:30 p.m., Penn at Princeton on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., Princeton at defending Ivy champion Harvard on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and Cornell at Harvard on Saturday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m.

This year, NBC Sports Network will televise more than 50 college basketball games, the most in the network's history.

The League will also have a presence on the CBS Sports Network with Harvard at Yale on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. CBS Sports Network returns to the court for its 10th season of college basketball programming, airing 172 contests, its most extensive slate of games ever.

The 11-game package comes on the heels of the Ivy League and the NBC Sports Group announcing a two-year renewal of their national television rights agreement for football, men's basketball and men's lacrosse games in May. For the 2012 football season, the League boasts eight nationally-televised games with seven on the NBC Sports Network and one on the CBS Sports Network.

2012-13 IVY LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
All times ET

Date Game, Time
Network
Saturday, Dec. 8
Villanova at Penn, 8 pm
NBC Sports Network
Friday, Dec. 28
Providence at Brown, 7 pm
NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Jan. 6
Florida at Yale, 5:30 pm NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Jan. 12
Penn at Princeton, 6 pm
NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Jan. 19
Columbia at Cornell, 3 pm
NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Jan. 26
Dartmouth at Harvard, 2 pm
NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Feb. 2
Columbia at Princeton, 6 pm
NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Feb. 16
Princeton at Harvard, 7 pm
NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Feb. 23 Harvard at Yale, 8 pm CBS Sports Network
Saturday, March 2 Harvard at Penn, 6 pm NBC Sports Network
Saturday, March 9 Cornell at Harvard, 5:30 pm NBC Sports Network


ABOUT THE IVY LEAGUE

Founded in 1954, the Ivy League includes Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton and Yale universities, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania, and is the most diverse intercollegiate conference in the country with over 8,000 athletes competing each year. Sponsoring conference championships in 33 men's and women's sports, and averaging more than 35 varsity teams at each school, the Ivy League provides more intercollegiate athletic opportunities per school than any other conference in the country. The Ivy League annually finishes among the top conferences in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics competitive rankings, and Ivy student-athletes annually compile the country's best records in the NCAA Academic Performance Ratings.
 
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ABOUT THE CBS SPORTS NETWORK
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