Ivy on the Air

Channel 44 Picks Up Games

Despite the consistently poor ratings garnered in its initial season, Ivy League football will be back on the airwaves this year.

WGBH in Bost on produced the show last year, but lost the production bid for this season to Trans World International of New York.

Hoping to spice up the show's image and attract a larger audience, TWI producer Chris Carmody explains that he plans to "strike a balance between old and new. There's the tradition of Ivy League football, along with the way the student body is today."

To achieve this mix, Carmody will intersperse actual game coverage with interviews of old-time and current players, campus profiles, features on big-name undergraduates, and flashbacks to great Ivy games of the past.

Although the games will no longer be carried on WGBH, they can be seen in the Boston area on WGBX, Channel 44.

September 21: Cornell at Penn

September 28: Yale at UConn

October 5: Brown at Princeton

October 12: Princeton at Columbia OR Harvard at Cornell

October 19: Dartmouth at Harvard

October 26: Yale at Penn

November 2: Harvard at Brown OR Princeton at Penn

November 9: Yale at Cornell OR Columbia at Dartmouth

November 16: Penn at Harvard

November 23: Harvard at Yale*

*If the Ivy title is at stake on the final weekend of the season, the deciding game will be televised in place of the Harvard-Yale game.