Football Bowl Subdivision

Ivy champ Penn sets 2011 schedule

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Two-time defending Ivy League champion Penn will open the 2011 season at home for a fifth straight year and then gain an extra game at Franklin Field a week later.

Penn will kick off the season against Lafayette of the Patriot League on Sept. 17. This will be the sixth straight season in which the two teams have met, with the last four matchups decided by a total of 16 points.

The Quakers will then play CAA Football power Villanova on Sept. 24. The meeting is the final year of an eight-year contract and Franklin Field will continue to be used to accommodate a crowd larger than the 12,500 that fits into Villanova Stadium. The Quakers will be the road team for the 2011 meeting.

The Quakers, who won their Ivy-record 12th outright league title last season in finishing 9-1 overall and 7-0 in Ivy play, bring a 15-game conference winning streak in 2011. The Ivy opponents visiting Franklin Field are Yale (Oct. 22), Princeton on Homecoming (Nov. 5) and Cornell (Nov. 19), while the Quakers will travel to Dartmouth (Oct. 1), Columbia (Oct. 15), Brown (Oct. 29) and Harvard (Nov. 12).

In addition, Penn will host Fordham on Oct. 8. It is the Quakers' first game against the Patriot League school in 12 years.

2011 Penn Football Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 17, Lafayette, Franklin Field

Saturday, Sept. 24, at Villanova, at Franklin Field

Saturday, Oct. 1, Dartmouth*, at Hanover, N.H.

Saturday, Oct. 8, Fordham, Franklin Field

Saturday, Oct. 15, Columbia*, at New York

Saturday, Oct. 22, Yale*, Franklin Field

Saturday, Oct. 29, Brown*, at Providence, R.I.

Saturday, Nov. 5, Princeton* (Homecoming), Franklin Field

Saturday, Nov. 12, Harvard*, at Cambridge, Mass.

Saturday, Nov. 19, Cornell*, Franklin Field

*- Ivy League game

02/10 13:08:01 ET