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Know Your 2016 Opponents: Georgetown

Know Your 2016 Opponents: Georgetown

Lehigh Football Nation July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Know Your 2016 Opponents: Georgetown

It’s finally time for the “Know Your 2016 Opponents” series! In parallel with College Sports Journal, I am doing a full Patriot League preview (among others).  Today we cover No. 7: Georgetown, whom Lehigh

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On Criminals And College Athletics

On Criminals And College Athletics

Lehigh Football Nation June 28, 2016 Comments Off on On Criminals And College Athletics

Where does it ever end? That’s the question I keep asking myself lately. It seems to have added up for me from six months of lunacy, one where collegiate athletic departments have been caught

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2016 Lehigh Football Schedule Features Every Nearby FCS Rival You Can Think Of

2016 Lehigh Football Schedule Features Every Nearby FCS Rival You Can Think Of

Lehigh Football Nation June 2, 2016 Comments Off on 2016 Lehigh Football Schedule Features Every Nearby FCS Rival You Can Think Of

As we hit the 92 day mark before the 2016 Lehigh football season officially starts, it’s time to take a look at the overall schedule – and opponents – the Mountain Hawks will be

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Six Possible FCS Wins Over FBS Teams, 2016 Edition

Six Possible FCS Wins Over FBS Teams, 2016 Edition

Lehigh Football Nation May 16, 2016 Comments Off on Six Possible FCS Wins Over FBS Teams, 2016 Edition

(Photo Credit: The Oregonian) Even though Lehigh isn’t taking on any FBS teams this season, it’s not too early to take a look at the 2016 college football schedule and look at some of

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Penn State Focus Shouldn't Only Be Paterno, But How Sex Crimes Were Handled At Penn State Overall

Penn State Focus Shouldn't Only Be Paterno, But How Sex Crimes Were Handled At Penn State Overall

Lehigh Football Nation May 11, 2016 Comments Off on Penn State Focus Shouldn't Only Be Paterno, But How Sex Crimes Were Handled At Penn State Overall

In the news last week came, essentially, four new claims of abuse that happened at the hands of Gerald Sandusky while he employed as a linebackers coach at Penn State. All are, at a

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Sandusky/Paterno Timeline Keeps Getting More Difficult To Ignore

Sandusky/Paterno Timeline Keeps Getting More Difficult To Ignore

Lehigh Football Nation May 9, 2016 Comments Off on Sandusky/Paterno Timeline Keeps Getting More Difficult To Ignore

The crimes committed by Gerald Sandusky continue to be a band-aid that is re-applied, and continuously ripped off, the arms of those of love Penn State. Already convicted by a court of law, Sandusky

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Like A Zombie, The WAC Could Indeed Rise from the Dead

Like A Zombie, The WAC Could Indeed Rise from the Dead

Lehigh Football Nation May 6, 2016 Comments Off on Like A Zombie, The WAC Could Indeed Rise from the Dead

Recently, I wrote an entire article about how the way the NCAA allows schools to become FBS is broken. It turns out I had no idea exactly how broken until I was guided towards

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Idaho's Return To Big Sky Shows How Broken FBS Membership Is

Idaho's Return To Big Sky Shows How Broken FBS Membership Is

Lehigh Football Nation April 29, 2016 Comments Off on Idaho's Return To Big Sky Shows How Broken FBS Membership Is

People rightfully can paint me as an FCS football fan.  I love Football Championship Subdivision, the section of Division I where Lehigh and the rest of the Patriot League competes.  I find the quality

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Closing The Book On Lehigh Spring Ball

Closing The Book On Lehigh Spring Ball

Lehigh Football Nation April 27, 2016 Comments Off on Closing The Book On Lehigh Spring Ball

(Photo Credit: Gaby Morera/B&W Staff Photographer) Before we close the book on spring ball, I wanted to pass on my thoughts and observations about the spring session and the prospects for the 2016 season.

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Defense's Intensity Brings Sacks, Victory in Brown/White Game, 33-19

Defense's Intensity Brings Sacks, Victory in Brown/White Game, 33-19

Lehigh Football Nation April 24, 2016 Comments Off on Defense's Intensity Brings Sacks, Victory in Brown/White Game, 33-19

You might have thought that Lehigh’s Brown defense, fresh off a strong performance in the spring game, might have let themselves let up a little once it was deemed that the morning practice was

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LFN's Five Questions Heading Into Brown/White Game

LFN's Five Questions Heading Into Brown/White Game

Lehigh Football Nation April 22, 2016 Comments Off on LFN's Five Questions Heading Into Brown/White Game

This Saturday, Lehigh football fans will finally get a chance to get a free sneak peek at the 2016 Mountain Hawks at Murray Goodman stadium. Scheduled to start at 11:00AM, it will be a

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High Defensive Energy As Spring Practice Enters Final Stretch

High Defensive Energy As Spring Practice Enters Final Stretch

Lehigh Football Nation April 19, 2016 Comments Off on High Defensive Energy As Spring Practice Enters Final Stretch

From early in practice on Friday, when the 2016 Mountain Hawks were performing tackling drills on what looked like huge red padded human-sized donuts, the defense brought the energy to the practice field on

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Lehigh's Biggest Spring Goal Might Be To Stay Healthy

Lehigh's Biggest Spring Goal Might Be To Stay Healthy

Lehigh Football Nation April 11, 2016 Comments Off on Lehigh's Biggest Spring Goal Might Be To Stay Healthy

Coach Andy Coen at football practice (Morning Call) Lehigh’s spring session has been underway for several weeks now – the period of time where Patriot League championships are won. It’s a spring season where,

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Excessively Feeling The Panthers' Pain

Excessively Feeling The Panthers' Pain

Lehigh Football Nation March 21, 2016 Comments Off on Excessively Feeling The Panthers' Pain

I love the NCAA tournament, usually. I play in the office pool, but more than just that, I emotionally get involved with the games.  Yes, that’s not an exaggeration.  Emotionally involved.  I stand up

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The Patriot League vs. The World: Comparing All The FCS Recruiting Classes

The Patriot League vs. The World: Comparing All The FCS Recruiting Classes

Lehigh Football Nation March 15, 2016 Comments Off on The Patriot League vs. The World: Comparing All The FCS Recruiting Classes

For the last few years, “the commitee” and I have compiled the Patsy Ratings, an attempt to evaluate the incoming football classes of the Patriot League. It’s clearly “for entertainment purposes only,” an effort

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 1 – Lehigh

The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 1 – Lehigh

Lehigh Football Nation March 8, 2016 Comments Off on The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 1 – Lehigh

The Committee member popped the DVD in the player once again.  “The Top 25 Moments in Murray Goodman history.” “What’cha doin’?”, another Committee member said. “In a way, I hate this time of year,”

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 2 – Lafayette

The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 2 – Lafayette

Lehigh Football Nation February 29, 2016 Comments Off on The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 2 – Lafayette

“Come over here,” one Committee member said. She ran to the door, and saw a basket with two spotted creatures.  She couldn’t help but stifle an “Aw!” as, for a moment, her heart, hardened

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 3 – Bucknell

The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 3 – Bucknell

Lehigh Football Nation February 25, 2016 Comments Off on The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 3 – Bucknell

“Pass me some more Buffalo wings,” one Committee member said to another. “You’re going to get wing sauce all over these folders,” another said.  “Buffalo wings and Patsy point calculation don’t exactly go together.”

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Nine Great Towns Where They Really Enjoy College Basketball

Nine Great Towns Where They Really Enjoy College Basketball

Ultimate Sports Talk February 24, 2016 Comments Off on Nine Great Towns Where They Really Enjoy College Basketball

College basketball is one of the most interesting sports to watch, especially at this time of the year when the NCAA tournament is just around the corner. Once the tournament begins, any major online sportsbook

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 5 – Colgate

The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 5 – Colgate

Lehigh Football Nation February 22, 2016 Comments Off on The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 5 – Colgate

The office seemed a lot lighter than it once was.  A committee member looked around, and saw the regular piles of computer printouts, spilled fax ink, and opened folders.  Only a radio blaring Extreme’s

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