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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 0

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 0

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 0

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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Feb. 6 B1G Hockey Power Rankings

Feb. 6 B1G Hockey Power Rankings

John Hartzmark February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Feb. 6 B1G Hockey Power Rankings

We have reached the midway point of the 2016-17 NCAA Hockey Season.  Usually, the B1G has one or two teams that are looking tourney bound.  This year: Penn State, Minnesota, Ohio State, and Wisconsin

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Why Just Sticking To Sports Will Never Work

Why Just Sticking To Sports Will Never Work

Lehigh Football Nation February 6, 2017 Comments Off on Why Just Sticking To Sports Will Never Work

One of the hottest topics in the sportswriting niche of the world has been the following online debate, kicked off by Bryan Curtis over at The Ringer.  The name of his piece was “The

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Lehigh's 2017 Recruitment Class Big on Championships and Big on Versatility

Lehigh's 2017 Recruitment Class Big on Championships and Big on Versatility

Lehigh Football Nation February 2, 2017 Comments Off on Lehigh's 2017 Recruitment Class Big on Championships and Big on Versatility

(Photo Credit: Dan Gleiter/PennLive) Head coach Andy Coen came into the conference room at Taylor Gym with a broad smile on his face – the type of face that comes from winning a Patriot League

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Recruit Q+A With DB Dre Blue-Eli

Recruit Q+A With DB Dre Blue-Eli

Lehigh Football Nation January 30, 2017 Comments Off on Recruit Q+A With DB Dre Blue-Eli

In the run-up to signing day, I caught up with a few of the new recruits to ask them about their recruiting stories and their high school football career. Today our subject is DB

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Recruit Q+A With DB Divine Buckrham

Recruit Q+A With DB Divine Buckrham

Lehigh Football Nation January 29, 2017 Comments Off on Recruit Q+A With DB Divine Buckrham

In the run-up to signing day, I caught up with a few of the new recruits to ask them about their recruiting stories and their high school football career. Today our subject is DB

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The 2017 Pre-Signing Day Big Board for Lehigh

The 2017 Pre-Signing Day Big Board for Lehigh

Lehigh Football Nation January 23, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Pre-Signing Day Big Board for Lehigh

With a little over a week to signing day, the incoming football class of 2021 is in real focus. I’m always hesitant to jump the gun on verbals to Lehigh.  I’ve been around this

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Story Of Philadephia Eagles' 1968 Mud Bowl Parallels 2016 Election

Story Of Philadephia Eagles' 1968 Mud Bowl Parallels 2016 Election

Lehigh Football Nation January 19, 2017 Comments Off on Story Of Philadephia Eagles' 1968 Mud Bowl Parallels 2016 Election

How do you write about sports when it doesn’t feel like a game anymore? This is the crux of the question I’ve been struggling with over the last few weeks. Like many of you,

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Lehigh Football Recruiting: Analyzing Needs For Class of 2021

Lehigh Football Recruiting: Analyzing Needs For Class of 2021

Lehigh Football Nation December 28, 2016 Comments Off on Lehigh Football Recruiting: Analyzing Needs For Class of 2021

Is it already time to ask Santa for a bag filled with new Lehigh recruits? Since the conclusion of Lehigh’s championship 2016 football season, head coach Andy Coen and all of his assistant coaches

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2016 Season In Review: Mountain Hawks Complete Five Year Trek To Patriot League Championship

2016 Season In Review: Mountain Hawks Complete Five Year Trek To Patriot League Championship

Lehigh Football Nation December 23, 2016 Comments Off on 2016 Season In Review: Mountain Hawks Complete Five Year Trek To Patriot League Championship

Kids come to play football at Lehigh because they want their games to matter. They come to Lehigh willing to sacrifice so much, because they want to win games, of course, but they also

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What Are You Doing the Night of Lehigh's 2017 Home Opener?

What Are You Doing the Night of Lehigh's 2017 Home Opener?

Lehigh Football Nation December 8, 2016 Comments Off on What Are You Doing the Night of Lehigh's 2017 Home Opener?

I have this vision. It’s the weekend of the home opener at Murray Goodman Stadium, Labor Day weekend.  It could be a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. And it’s 6:00 PM. In 2018, the Lehigh

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Frank Tavani Retires After Thirty Years Of Rivalries And Thirty Years At Lafayette

Frank Tavani Retires After Thirty Years Of Rivalries And Thirty Years At Lafayette

Lehigh Football Nation December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Frank Tavani Retires After Thirty Years Of Rivalries And Thirty Years At Lafayette

The first time I asked a question of Lafayette head football coach Frank Tavani was in 2004. It was at Fisher Field, and I had just spent my first game ever in the press

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Hints, And Only Hints, Of A Championship Lehigh Football Team In Big Loss to UNH, 64-21

Hints, And Only Hints, Of A Championship Lehigh Football Team In Big Loss to UNH, 64-21

Lehigh Football Nation November 29, 2016 Comments Off on Hints, And Only Hints, Of A Championship Lehigh Football Team In Big Loss to UNH, 64-21

It would be all so easy if football were a video game. If the players were pixels, with easy-to-read sliders with their statistics on them. ESCAPABILITY: 72TOUGHNESS: 91 Then the FCS playoffs would be

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