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Know Your 2017 Opponents: Villanova

Know Your 2017 Opponents: Villanova

Lehigh Football Nation August 9, 2017 Comments Off on Know Your 2017 Opponents: Villanova

(Photo Credit: Akira Suwa/Philly.com) Writing a season preview about Villanova used to be the easiest job in the world. Just grab your boilerplate biographical information about future hall-of-fame head coach Andy Talley, do a

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Five Burning Questions For Lehigh Heading Into Preseason Camp

Five Burning Questions For Lehigh Heading Into Preseason Camp

Lehigh Football Nation August 7, 2017 Comments Off on Five Burning Questions For Lehigh Heading Into Preseason Camp

There’s a pretty good chance that senior WR Troy Pelletier, who made the Patriot League’s preseason all-Conference team and is on the Walter Payton Award watch list to start the year, will be the

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Preseason Camp Starts Next Week, But Lehigh Student-Athletes Have Been Preparing All Summer

Preseason Camp Starts Next Week, But Lehigh Student-Athletes Have Been Preparing All Summer

Lehigh Football Nation August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Preseason Camp Starts Next Week, But Lehigh Student-Athletes Have Been Preparing All Summer

(Photo Credit: New Hampshire Union-Leader) It’s easy to tune in to college football coverage at the beginning of fall practices, to see the accolades like preseason all-America teams and preseason all-Conference teams and not

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 1, Holy Cross

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 1, Holy Cross

Lehigh Football Nation August 1, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 1, Holy Cross

The pie-eating contests were what I loved the best about the Worcester Patsy Parties. Maybe it was the Purple People Eater moniker, the fact that they coincided with a particularly busy party weekend, it

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Patriot League Media Day: Duffy: “No Congratulations Are Needed”

Patriot League Media Day: Duffy: “No Congratulations Are Needed”

Lehigh Football Nation July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Patriot League Media Day: Duffy: “No Congratulations Are Needed”

(Photo Credit: Brown and White) With this year’s Patriot League Media Day being a Patriot League Media Conference call instead, the opportunity is there for media folks to tweet out things like preseason all-Conference

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 2, Lafayette

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 2, Lafayette

Lehigh Football Nation July 26, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 2, Lafayette

Frank Tavani always made sure the Patsies were celebrated in downtown Easton. Perhaps it was the Bourger Field House needing an event to host in February when the men’s wrestling team was out of

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The Ohio Baseball Weekly Show–July 24, 2017

The Ohio Baseball Weekly Show–July 24, 2017

Dave Mitchell July 24, 2017 Comments Off on The Ohio Baseball Weekly Show–July 24, 2017

http://f9d41f17c1e4f459d035-0d72378dff1ee64de53ca2718058030d.r21.cf2.rackcdn.com/OHBBWeekly07242017.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download After one week off, the crew is back talking about the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds.  Mark Donahue and Dave Mitchell discuss what each team will

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 3, Lehigh

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 3, Lehigh

Lehigh Football Nation July 22, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 3, Lehigh

Where were you during the last Patsy Party at Lehigh? It coincided with morning cocktails, I think – the actual memory is hazy, a gauzy film hanging over the proceedings like Vaseline over the

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Lehigh's 2017 Broadcast and Streaming Schedule

Lehigh's 2017 Broadcast and Streaming Schedule

Lehigh Football Nation July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Lehigh's 2017 Broadcast and Streaming Schedule

Today, without an official release, Lehigh added some broadcast information to their 2017 football schedule.  It details the TV, radio, and streaming information for every game this season. Like last year, every Lehigh broadcast

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: T4, Fordham

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: T4, Fordham

Lehigh Football Nation July 19, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: T4, Fordham

I remembered the time when I ate the linguine at Dominick’s. It was back when the Yankees were good.  Before we knew that Alex Rodriguez was Alex Rodriguez, and when Fordham blew away all

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings, T4, Georgetown

The 2017 Patsy Ratings, T4, Georgetown

Lehigh Football Nation July 16, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings, T4, Georgetown

I remembered the Patsy Parties around Blues Alley. The Hoyas, who have never won a Patriot League championship in football, have had more of an up-and-down record in the history of the Patsies.  And

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 6, Bucknell

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 6, Bucknell

Lehigh Football Nation July 14, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 6, Bucknell

The smell of aged buffalo meat wafted through his imagination. It was some prior incarnation of the Patsies, and it was Burger Day.  Flown in from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, they were the best bison

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 7, Colgate

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 7, Colgate

Lehigh Football Nation July 12, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 7, Colgate

I had grown accustomed to the fanfare around the Patsy ratings. I remembered that year when the Committee had Pitbull perform right by the pool, announcing the winner of that year’s Patsies – the

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Explaining the Patsy Ratings

Explaining the Patsy Ratings

Lehigh Football Nation July 10, 2017 Comments Off on Explaining the Patsy Ratings

In this post, I figured I’d create the complete definition of the Patsy Ratings, which are scheduled to be released any minute now. What are the Patsy Ratings, you ask? The Patsy Ratings are

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Greece, Sports, And Two Weeks In Paradise

Greece, Sports, And Two Weeks In Paradise

Lehigh Football Nation July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Greece, Sports, And Two Weeks In Paradise

The Greek port of Egina on the island of Aegina is a place with its own pace.   It’s a port whose activity is dictated by the day cruises that park there for a

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If I Wrote The Opening Scene to the Barry Levinson/Al Pacino Penn State Movie

If I Wrote The Opening Scene to the Barry Levinson/Al Pacino Penn State Movie

Lehigh Football Nation June 12, 2017 Comments Off on If I Wrote The Opening Scene to the Barry Levinson/Al Pacino Penn State Movie

Spoiler Alert:  I don’t know Barry Levinson. Also, I am not close personal friends with Al Pacino. But I have been fascinated by the recent announcement that Levinson will be directing, and Pacino will

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Still Sad And Upset, I Try to Relearn How To Write In A Vastly Altered New World

Still Sad And Upset, I Try to Relearn How To Write In A Vastly Altered New World

Lehigh Football Nation June 3, 2017 Comments Off on Still Sad And Upset, I Try to Relearn How To Write In A Vastly Altered New World

I used to know how to write. Sure, I have written a lot about Lehigh football, the Patriot League, the NFL, and whatever else I damn well please over the course of the last

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College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

John Hartzmark May 17, 2017 Comments Off on College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

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 Comments Off on MIXON ALREADY WORKING IN HIS SECOND CHANCE

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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