NEW YORK - Columbia's annual Homecoming football game will be on Saturday, October 15 against Penn and will air live nationwide on the VERSUS Network at 3:30 p.m. on Robert K. Kraft Field.

VERSUS is the fastest growing sports cable network in the country and is now in more than 75 million homes. The network will broadcast five Ivy League games, beginning with Cornell visiting Yale on Sept. 24.

Columbia's last home game televised on the VERSUS Network was a memorable one.  Columbia defeated Dartmouth 21-13 in 2008 at Wien Stadium in front of a rain-soaked, but jubilant crowd.

The Lions will begin the 2011 season at Fordham on Saturday, September 17 in the Bronx at 1 p.m.

Purchase your Columbia Football season tickets online or call the athletics ticket office at 888-LIONS-11.