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College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

John Hartzmark May 17, 2017 0

Another season, another round of preseason coaches on the “Hot Seat”.  Every year college programs want to see the win totals increase or stay pat from the previous season.  Who will be the first

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MIXON ALREADY WORKING IN HIS SECOND CHANCE

MIXON ALREADY WORKING IN HIS SECOND CHANCE

Dave Mitchell May 2, 2017 0

Before last week’s NFL draft, concern abounded over if and who would draft Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. The former Sooner drew national disdain for hitting a woman in a bar almost three years

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Davenport, Kpassagnon Only Two Of Possible NFL Draftees Lehigh Faced Last Year

Davenport, Kpassagnon Only Two Of Possible NFL Draftees Lehigh Faced Last Year

Lehigh Football Nation April 28, 2017 Comments Off on Davenport, Kpassagnon Only Two Of Possible NFL Draftees Lehigh Faced Last Year

One of the more interesting aspects of covering Lehigh football for so long is the fact that you end up seeing future NFL players on their rise to the big show. In fact, two

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CHICAGO SAVES THE BROWNS

CHICAGO SAVES THE BROWNS

Dave Mitchell April 28, 2017 0

Thank you to the Chicago Bears. Because of their trade into the second spot of the NFL Draft Thursday night, the Browns were saved before they could make the biggest mistake of the draft.

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Nick Shafnisky Is Pushing Hard to Get To Play at the Next Level in Football

Nick Shafnisky Is Pushing Hard to Get To Play at the Next Level in Football

Lehigh Football Nation April 27, 2017 Comments Off on Nick Shafnisky Is Pushing Hard to Get To Play at the Next Level in Football

“Don’t take anything for granted, just keep pushing.” Those are the words of QB Nick Shafnisky, told to The Whitehall-Coplay Press all the way back in 2013, about his preparation as a high school

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GARRETT THE PICK, BUT HASLEM THE PROBLEM

GARRETT THE PICK, BUT HASLEM THE PROBLEM

Dave Mitchell April 24, 2017 Comments Off on GARRETT THE PICK, BUT HASLEM THE PROBLEM

In two days, the Cleveland Browns have a decision to make. Do they take the defensive end in Myles Garrett that nearly everyone projects to be an All-Pro? Or do they bow to ownership,

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Lehigh Offense Continues To Impress During Spring Game, Win 48-34

Lehigh Offense Continues To Impress During Spring Game, Win 48-34

Lehigh Football Nation April 24, 2017 Comments Off on Lehigh Offense Continues To Impress During Spring Game, Win 48-34

Some spring games are loaded with drama as to who might be rising into starting positions. On Lehigh’s offense, which boasts a backup quarterback-turned-starter that threw for 1,000 yards last year, a 1,000 yard

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Despite 48-34 Win By Offense In Brown and White Game, Lots to Like From Defense

Despite 48-34 Win By Offense In Brown and White Game, Lots to Like From Defense

Lehigh Football Nation April 23, 2017 Comments Off on Despite 48-34 Win By Offense In Brown and White Game, Lots to Like From Defense

Many will look at the spring game final results and stats and see that the offense “won” this Saturday’s Brown/White game, 48-34. They’ll see a stat sheet they might expect from a Mountain Hawk

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QUICK RECAP: Offense Prevails In Brown/White Game, 48-34

QUICK RECAP: Offense Prevails In Brown/White Game, 48-34

Lehigh Football Nation April 22, 2017 Comments Off on QUICK RECAP: Offense Prevails In Brown/White Game, 48-34

It was good to see some football in Murray Goodman stadium today. Battling raindrops under an overcast, spring sky, Lehigh’s offense (the White team) won the “official” game, 48-34 over the Lehigh defense (the

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LFN's Look at the Spring Offense and Special Teams

LFN's Look at the Spring Offense and Special Teams

Lehigh Football Nation April 21, 2017 Comments Off on LFN's Look at the Spring Offense and Special Teams

(Photo Credit: The Morning Call) Going to practice this Wednesday, I wondered how things were going with the Mountain Hawks this spring. You never really know what to expect until you go, and on

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LFN's Look at the Spring Defense

LFN's Look at the Spring Defense

Lehigh Football Nation April 17, 2017 Comments Off on LFN's Look at the Spring Defense

Last season, a disappointed LB Colton Caslow talked about the Lehigh defense after a top 26-21 loss to nationally-ranked Villanova. Caslow, LB Pierce Ripanti and LB Evan Harvey had combined for 27 tackles against

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Wichita State to join American Athletic Conference in 2017-18

Wichita State to join American Athletic Conference in 2017-18

John Hartzmark April 7, 2017 Comments Off on Wichita State to join American Athletic Conference in 2017-18

A staple of the mid-majors in NCAA Basketball is making a jump.  The Wichita State Shockers have accepted an invitation to join the American Athletic Conference (AAC) starting next season. The vote was unanimous,

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Curley, Schultz and Spanier May Serve Time in Jail in Penn State Scandal, But it Doesn't Feel Like Enough

Curley, Schultz and Spanier May Serve Time in Jail in Penn State Scandal, But it Doesn't Feel Like Enough

Lehigh Football Nation March 28, 2017 Comments Off on Curley, Schultz and Spanier May Serve Time in Jail in Penn State Scandal, But it Doesn't Feel Like Enough

Finally, I hoped, some justice would prevail. It had been 19 years since the then-President of Penn State, Graham Spanier, had emails hit his inbox that Gerald Sandusky was being investigated about an incident

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Position Switches Something To Watch In Lehigh's Spring Session

Position Switches Something To Watch In Lehigh's Spring Session

Lehigh Football Nation March 28, 2017 Comments Off on Position Switches Something To Watch In Lehigh's Spring Session

Probably the biggest news from the first few days of spring practice is a few changes on the depth chart that may not seem that important at first, but could pay off later this

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USA Mens Hockey May Join Women In Boycott: Report

USA Mens Hockey May Join Women In Boycott: Report

John Hartzmark March 27, 2017 Comments Off on USA Mens Hockey May Join Women In Boycott: Report

The NHLPA already sided with the USA Women’s Hockey Team last week, but their group could grow significantly.  If the United States uses replacement players in next weeks World Championships, according to a USA

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Lehigh's 2017 Spring Season To Feature Continuity On Offense And Special Teams, Even With Different Coaches

Lehigh's 2017 Spring Season To Feature Continuity On Offense And Special Teams, Even With Different Coaches

Lehigh Football Nation March 24, 2017 Comments Off on Lehigh's 2017 Spring Season To Feature Continuity On Offense And Special Teams, Even With Different Coaches

(Photo Credit: Gaby Morera/The Brown and White) There’s a lot of excitement in Lehigh Nation about the upcoming spring football season as the Mountain Hawks look to defend their Patriot League Championship. Some things

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NCAA Hockey Tournament Breakdown: Plus Frozen Four Pick

NCAA Hockey Tournament Breakdown: Plus Frozen Four Pick

John Hartzmark March 20, 2017 Comments Off on NCAA Hockey Tournament Breakdown: Plus Frozen Four Pick

The “second March Madness” is about to begin. The bracket has been released, and this is one of the better brackets in recent memory.  Upsets should happen, there are more “top-tier” teams then ever

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College Hockey Coaching Notes: A Mainstay Steps Down

College Hockey Coaching Notes: A Mainstay Steps Down

John Hartzmark March 15, 2017 Comments Off on College Hockey Coaching Notes: A Mainstay Steps Down

Dean Blais, a man who coached North Dakota for 10 years, and Nebraska-Omaha for the last eight years, is stepping down.  He won two National Championships at Dakota, put countless players in professional hockey,

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Weekly B1G Hockey Power Rankings

Weekly B1G Hockey Power Rankings

John Hartzmark February 16, 2017 Comments Off on Weekly B1G Hockey Power Rankings

Another week of clashes, another week down, and closer to the Conference Tournament. Minnesota (18-8-2, 9-3-0, 27 PTS): The Gophers earned a hard-fought split against the Buckeyes.  Winning on the road in college sports

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Seven Positive Thoughts About All the Patriot League Recruiting Classes

Seven Positive Thoughts About All the Patriot League Recruiting Classes

Lehigh Football Nation February 10, 2017 Comments Off on Seven Positive Thoughts About All the Patriot League Recruiting Classes

It’s recruiting season.  Every incoming recruit is a Patriot League all-star, everyone is a first team all-American, everyone is undefeated.  It’s all good times, a chance for kids to be admitted to some of

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