NEW YORK – Columbia's October 29th home football game against Yale will be televised nationally on the YES Network, it was announced on Wednesday. Kickoff will be at noon.
It will be the second Columbia game shown to a nationwide audience in 2011. The Lions' game vs. Penn on October 15 can be seen on the VERSUS Network.
YES broadcaster Chris Shearn will handle the play-by-play, with color commentary coming from former Ivy League and National Football League lineman Ross Tucker and former Yale defensive back Jack Ford, a well-known author and TV personality.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past eight years, features game telecasts of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets. The network is available in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania on cable. YES is also available nationally on DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS and via select cable operators.
Columbia will begin the 2011 season at Fordham on Saturday, September 17 and opens the home schedule a week later, on September 24 vs. Albany. Season tickets are available online or by calling 888-LIONS-11.