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Harvard-Yale Rivalry Highlights Ivy League-VERSUS Television Deal

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Ivy League Office has announced a five-game 2011 season television schedule with VERSUS TV, culminating with the Harvard-Yale game – one of the most storied rivalries in sports.

The five-game slate will mark the fourth consecutive year Ivy League football will air on VERSUS as the network has televised 12 Ivy matchups over the last three seasons.

The 128th edition of “The Game”, Harvard at Yale, on Saturday, November 19, at Noon is again the highlight of the package. Tim Murphy's Crimson will also be televised the previous weekend, November 12, when the team hosts Penn at Harvard Stadium.

The 2011 Ivy League football schedule on VERSUS opens Saturday, Sept. 24, with Yale hosting Cornell in a Noon kickoff from the Yale Bowl. Two-time defending champion Penn makes its first of three-straight appearances, beginning on Saturday, Oct. 15, on the road at Columbia for the Lions' homecoming in the only 3:30 p.m. start on the slate.

"We are very appreciative of the relationship and support VERSUS has shown for the Ivy League and Ivy League football," said Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris. "Our League and our member institutions are fortunate to have a broadcast partner in VERSUS to showcase Ivy League football nationally to our passionate alumni and fans."


2011 Ivy League Football Schedule on VERSUS
Schedule subject to change; all times ET

Date

Time

Game

Saturday, September 24

Noon

Cornell at Yale

Saturday, October 15

3:30 p.m.

Penn at Columbia

Saturday, October 22 Noon Yale at Penn
Saturday, November 12 Noon Penn at Harvard

Saturday, November 19

Noon

Harvard at Yale

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.