The Revolution Will Not Be Televised*

* Simply a shout out to the late great Gil Scott Heron. No contextual meaning with the story, sorry.

Here’s some happy Ivy news:

The Ivy League and the NBC Sports Group announced a two-year renewal of their national television rights agreement today that includes an increase in football games, and the first-ever rights for the NBC Sports Network to televise men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse games.

Beginning with the upcoming 2012 football season and continuing through the 2014 lacrosse season, the NBC Sports Network will televise a minimum of six, but no more than 10, football games, six-to-10 men’s basketball games, and up to four men’s lacrosse games annually. Even more Ivy League games may be seen on a national basis within this agreement as the NBC Sports Network has acquired the rights to sublicense additional football and men’s basketball games to a national sports network.

Per the agreement, the NBC Sports Network will televise the annual football game played between Harvard and Yale, known as “The Game”, in both 2012 and 2013. In 2012, “The Game” will be played at Harvard and will mark the 129th iteration of the rivalry.

Now if they can only find a solution to streaming the track and field championships.

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