NEW YORK and PRINCETON, N.J. -- FOX College Sports (FCS) announced today that it has acquired the rights to televise seven Ivy League football games for the 2013 season. With the new agreement, the conference and network revealed that Columbia's games at Cornell on Nov. 16 and against Brown on Nov. 23 will featured on FCS.
Featuring all eight Ivy League schools, the seven-game slate kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 28 as Dartmouth takes the field against Holy Cross at 7 p.m. ET in a non-conference matchup. Ivy League play on FCS gets underway over three-straight Saturdays in October with Dartmouth squaring off against Yale at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 12 Brown playing host to Princeton at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Harvard hosting Princeton at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Preseason favorite Penn battles Brown on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m. ET with the Quakers looking to capture their fourth Ivy League title in five years. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Cornell senior quarterback Jeff Mathews, a Walter Payton Award preseason nominee, leads the Big Red in a matchup against Columbia at 1 p.m. ET. Columbia closes out the schedule at home on Saturday, Nov. 23 against Brown at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Play-by-play announcer Eric Frede and former NFL linebacker Steve DeOssie will call the action.
"We are excited to enhance our national television presence that allows our fans and alumni to watch more Ivy League football games this season," said Robin Harris, Ivy League Executive Director. "Our League is fortunate to add FOX College Sports to our roster of television partners and expand our television exposures to showcase Ivy League football."
"The Ivy League is one of the most historic conferences in college football history," said Gary Ehrlich, Executive Vice President, FOX Sports Networks. "We are thrilled to be featuring all eight programs and showcasing their highly accomplished student-athletes to a national audience."