The Wesleyan vs. Williams football game to be played in Middletown, Conn. at noon on November 3 will be the ECAC Game of the Week and televised live on NESN.
This will be the fourth time in Wesleyan history that one of the college's football games has been televised in some capacity. Last season, Wesleyan debuted on NESN with an ECAC Game of the Week, hosting Amherst. During the 1998 season, Comcast Cablevision in Middletown recorded the Wesleyan vs. Trinity football game in Middletown and broadcast it on a tape-delayed basis several times over the weeks that followed. Wesleyan's first live broadcast took place during the 1988 season when Channel 26 in New London, Conn. televised the Wesleyan at Coast Guard contest.
Amherst and Williams have been televised on both ESPN2 and NESN over the past six years in their season-ending Little Three clash.
NESN is carried by almost every cable network in the state of Connecticut and by a vast majority of systems throughout New England. It is also available to Direct TV subscribers as channel 623.
The game between Wesleyan and Williams will be the 107th meeting of the two colleges, dating back to 1881. It is one of the oldest rivalries in the nation. Williams, which won the 2000 contest in Williamstown, 28-14, holds a 64-37-5 edge in the series. Wesleyan won the game, 33-28, the last time the teams faced each other in Middletown during the 1999 season.