HANOVER, N.H. — The Ivy League announced its most expansive national television package ever for football with 21 games across five different networks — NBCSN, CNBC, ONE World Sports, American Sports Network and FOX College Sports. Of those 21 games, the Dartmouth football team, coming off a season in which it won a share of the conference crown, will be featured in five of them.
The five Big Green games to be shown live are the season opener in Hanover against New Hampshire, the Ivy League opener at home against Penn, the road game at Columbia, and the final two contests of the season against Brown and Princeton.
The Granite Bowl against UNH, ranked 22nd in the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Preseason Poll, will be televised by FOX College Sports on Sept. 17 under the lights at Memorial Field at 7 p.m. This is the 39th meeting between the in-state rivals, and Dartmouth won the first 16 contests before the Wildcats broke through with a 10-9 victory in 1973. The next encounter in 1976 went the Big Green’s way, 24-13, but after a tie in 1979, New Hampshire has gone undefeated in the series, winning 18 and tying one, to own a slim 19-17-2 advantage. This will be just the second game between the two in the last seven seasons after playing annually from 2000-09.
The game against the Quakers will also be under the lights at 7 p.m. on the home field, except it will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, with NBC Sports Network there to broadcast the game. Both Penn and Dartmouth earned a share of the Ivy League crown last year, but the Big Green handed the Quakers their only conference defeat of the season, 41-20. Penn was picked second in the league’s preseason poll, but received more first-place votes than any other team.
The final three Big Green games on television will be aired by ONE World Sports. The first of the three will be at Columbia, a team Dartmouth has defeated seven straight times, on Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. The second will be the final home game of the year against Brown on Nov. 12 at noon as the team will recognize the 28 members from the senior class. On Nov. 19, ONE World Sports will telecast the season finale at Princeton at 1:30 with both teams hoping to be playing for the Ivy League championship.
All 10 Dartmouth games this season will be available live online as well. The opener against UNH will be streamed through FOX Sports Go, and the game at Holy Cross the following week will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network via Campus Insiders. While the Penn game will be streamed through the NBC Sports website, each of the final seven Big Green games will be available live on the Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN), including the games broadcast by ONE World Sports.
|2016 DARTMOUTH FOOTBALL TELEVISION/VIDEO STREAMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE|
|Sept. 17||New Hampshire||Hanover||FCS||Fox Sports Go||7:00|
|Sept. 24||Holy Cross||Worcester, Mass.||Patriot League||1:05|
|Sept. 30||Penn||Hanover||NBCSN||NBC Sports||7:00|
|Oct. 8||Yale||New Haven, Conn.||ILDN||1:00|
|Oct. 22||Columbia||New York, N.Y.||ONE World||ILDN||1:30|
|Nov. 5||Cornell||Ithaca, N.Y.||ILDN||1:30|
|Nov. 12||Brown||Hanover||ONE World||ILDN||12:00|
|Nov. 19||Princeton||Princeton, N.J.||ONE World||ILDN||1:30|