Aug. 25, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - It's pretty safe to assume that the Yale-Brown regular season finale on Nov. 3 will have some bearing on the race for the Ivy League title. The two teams shared the league crown with Dartmouth last year and have consistently been in the upper echelon of the league standings. Fans across the country will have an opportunity to see the game, as it will be televised live by the Fox Soccer Channel as part of its College Match of the Week series in partnership with the National Soccer Coaches Association.
"I am delighted that Fox Soccer Channel has chosen to feature its first Ivy League soccer game and we are thrilled to have Yale be a part of it," Yale head coach Brian Tompkins said. "The quality and competitiveness of Ivy soccer has been something of a well-kept secret outside the Northeast, and being featured on the Game of the Week will allow the schools, players and coaches an exciting opportunity to showcase our league on the national stage. The Ivy race should be extremely close again this year with Yale and Brown looking to be among the teams competing for the title. If things go the way we hope, this game could determine or, at the very least, have a significant bearing on the Ivy championship."
Beginning in September, the FSC College Match of the Week will include 12 live men's matches on Thursdays and Fridays and eight live women's matches on Wednesdays, all kicking off at 8 p.m. ET. Last season's FSC schedule included eight of the top 10 teams from the 2005 NSCAA/adidas preseason rankings.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity