Penn to get free ride home

For agreeing to play in the first night game in Dartmouth history on Saturday, the Penn football team will get to fly home after the game courtesy of the host program.

The contest, which is the Ivy League opener for both teams, was originally scheduled to be played at 1 p.m. Normally, Penn would take the bus both ways.

The flight will allow the Quakers to get home at about the same time it would have had the game time not been switched, and the team took the bus back to Philadelphia.

A bus back after a 6 p.m. game would put the team back in town at 4 a.m. or so, and would cut into the Sunday work day for the Penn coaching staff. The day after the game is important for the coaches, who review the film and begin making plans for the upcoming week of practice.