August 17, 2009

Yale-Princeton Game To Be Televised By Fox Soccer Channel

Kickoff On Nov. 13 Slated For 8 p.m.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale and Princeton have played some memorable games in recent years, including a spirited 2-2 overtime tie last fall. When the teams meet this season on Nov. 13, a national television audience will get a look at the rivalry. The Fox Soccer Channel will air the contest as part of its NSCAA College Game of the Week package. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. at Princeton's Roberts Stadium.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to appear on the FSC Game of the Week again this season," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Ivy League schools are well-known for academic excellence but it is not as widely known that we have one of the better soccer conferences in the country.   Yale and Princeton have played some exciting matches over the years and I look forward to another great game this year as we showcase our league to a nationwide audience."

This will be Yale's second appearance on the FSC Game of the Week. The Bulldogs blanked Brown 1-0 in 2006.

The Yale-Princeton game is one of 12 men's matches to be televised, starting with the Sept. 4 Bradley-Memphis game.

"Fox Soccer Channel is pleased to once again be the home for the best in NCAA Division I soccer, bringing viewers the pride, passion and rivalries of the collegiate game," said David Sternberg, FSC's executive vice president and general manager. "Our live and exclusive NSCAA College Game of the Week package is a key component of Fox Soccer Channel's year-round coverage of the top international and domestic soccer competitions."

Play-by-play responsibilities will be handled by Dean Linke, radio voice of the Carolina RailHawks. He will be joined by color commentator Keith Tabatznik, who recorded 220 career wins in 22 years as men's soccer coach at Georgetown.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity