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Live blog: Penn 17, Harvard 7

The championship game of the 2009 Ivy League football season.

It's over. Penn has its first Ivy League football championship in six years.

BOSTON - Let's get this out of the way first: it's absolutely pouring here at Harvard Stadium. It has been all day, and it's not going to let up at all from the forecasts I've seen.

If you were picking blind between the Ivy League's best defense and its best offense in conditions like this, you'd probably pick the defense. But as stout as Penn is, Harvard has the psychological edge of having won the last two Ivy League championships. And they're playing at home, on a field where the Quakers haven't won since 2003.

Which, not coincidentally, was the last year that Penn won the championship. Will this be the day Penn's wait finally ends?

It's time to find out.