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Harvard-Yale Rivalry Highlights Ivy League-VERSUS Television Deal

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Ivy League Office has announced an agreement with VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, to televise at least three football games for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, culminating each year with the Harvard-Yale game – one of the most storied rivalries in sports.

Ivy League Football games on VERSUS in 2010 are scheduled for three consecutive weeks, beginning with Penn at Princeton on Saturday, November 6, at 3 p.m. ET, followed by Brown at Dartmouth on Saturday, November 13, at Noon and then the 127th edition of “The Game”, Yale at Harvard, on Saturday, November 20, at Noon. The three-game slate will mark the third consecutive year Ivy League football will air on VERSUS as the network has televised nine Ivy matchups over the last two seasons.

“This is great exposure for the Ivy League and our member institutions and allows us to celebrate and share our rich football traditions with our fans and alumni across the nation and around the world,” said Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris. “VERSUS is a great television partner and we are thrilled to continue our relationship with them.”

“We are excited to extend our partnership with the Ivy League for the next two seasons and we look forward to the opportunity to once again present several of the League’s marquee matchups to a national audience,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, Vice President of Programming for VERSUS.

2010 Ivy League Football SCHEDULE on VERSUS
Schedule subject to change; all times ET

Date

Time

Game

Saturday, November 6

3 p.m.

Penn at Princeton

Saturday, November 13

Noon

Brown at Dartmouth

Saturday, November 20

Noon

Yale at Harvard

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 provides the country’s widest intercollegiate athletic opportunities for both men and women, with over 8,000 athletes competing each year. 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.

ABOUT VERSUS
VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD). Now in more than 75 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR). VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football and college basketball programming. The network is home to the best outdoor programming on television and airs original programs not available anywhere else, including The Daily Line, Sports Soup and Sports Jobs with Junior Seau. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.