Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Harvard Football kicks off on WHRB on Saturday

Harvard football returns to 95.3 FM WHRB, on Saturday, Sept. 19 as the Harvard Crimson (0-0) travel to Worcester to meet the Holy Cross Crusaders (2-0) at 1 p.m. Both teams are favorites to win their leagues and both are nationally ranked - Harvard at #25 and Holy Cross at #23 in the latest TSN FCS weekly poll. Listen live in the Boston area at 95.3 FM or online at whrb.org.

WHRB Sports' 2009 football broadcast coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. with a 30-minute pregame show hosted by Scott Reed '12 and James Yoon '12. The show will feature an in-depth interview with Harvard head coach Tim Murphy as he looks to guide the Crimson to their third straight Ivy League championship. Reed and Yoon will have the latest on lineups, key matchups, and players to watch.

Alasdair Wilkins '10, Tom Brennan '10, and Kara Hollis '11 will take over live from Fitton Field shortly before 1 p.m to begin the broadcast. Wilkins returns for his second season as play-by-play man, while Brennan and Hollis provide analysis and commentary after assisting with football production in previous seasons.

At half-time, WHRB Sports premieres its weekly half-time feature, known this season as "Kicking Touchdowns with Pat Long," featuring All-Ivy placekicker Pat Long '10 and Kara Hollis as hosts. This week's guest is starting linebacker Conor Murphy '10.

On Sunday, don't miss further Harvard football coverage as Crimson Sportstalk airs at 1 p.m. Host Brendan Roche '12 will have highlights of the post-game press conference with head coach Tim Murphy and live analysis from the football broadcasters.

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