Friday Night Lights

Oct. 12, 2006

Providence, Rhode Island -

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The first-ever Ivy League Friday night game will pit coach Phil Estes' Brown Bears against the Princeton Tigers in a game televised nationally by ESPNU on Friday evening, October 13. Game time is 7:04 p.m. at Princeton Stadium. Brown will be playing its first night game since September 28, 1991 when the Bears traveled to Huntington, West Virginia to battle Marshall.

Friday's game against the Tigers will be televised nationally on ESPNU. Dave Ryan will call the play with David Diaz-Infante providing the color commentary. The game can be accessed on your local cable system (if available) or on DirecTV Channel 609.

Brown (1-3, 0-1 Ivy) completed its non-league slate by dropping a 35-30 decision to Holy Cross last Saturday. Princeton extended its record to 4-0 overall (1-0 Ivy) with a thrilling 27-26 overtime victory over Colgate.

Brown and Princeton have met 72 times, dating back to 1898, with the Tigers holding a 50-22-0 series advantage. Last year, Brown came away with a thrilling 31-28 victory over the Tigers on a rainy afternoon in Providence. The win propelled Brown back into the Ivy title chase and the eventual Ivy League title. Princeton's last win over the Bears was a 21-17 victory at Princeton Stadium in 2004. Brown hasn't won in Princeton since 1996 when the Bears pulled out a 27-23 victory.