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Lehigh’s bye week came during a time when Penn State football, already rabid at the best of times, was at peak foaming-at-the-mouth after Happy Valley hosted ESPN College Gameday on Saturday morning and Michigan on Saturday night.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Penn State RB Saquon Barkley has a local connection: he went to Whitehall at the same time a guy called QB Nick Shafnisky was under center. Now, Barkley is the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman with the Nittany Lions after a 263 yard, 3 TD effort against the Wolverines as Penn State coasted to a 42-13 win.
Completing the return to 1986, Notre Dame also went to 6-1 after their own resounding 49-13 win over USC Saturday night as well, surprising in the ease in the way RB Josh Adams carved through the Trojan defense for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns. Oh yeah, Josh Adams’ high school isn’t too far from Barkley’s – he came from Central Bucks South in Warrington, the same high school where Lehigh freshman LB Nate Norris played.
Seeing the success of Barkley and Adams on college football’s biggest Saturday showcase serve as a fresh reminder that Lehigh’s football players frequently come from the same schools that produce some of these massive football talents.
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Did you think you would get off easy on watching college football simply because it’s Lehigh’s bye week?First of all, it gives you time to catch up on watching ESPN’s College Football Gameday, where you can see the Lehigh flag that frequently makes an …
When college football fans think of the word “shutdown”, the word “corner” generally follows, followed by a debate on whether their particular members of the secondary could be considered “shutdown corners”.
Today, though, the word “shutdown” had a different meaning – a federal government shutdown, and one that ended up involving the two service academies of the Patriot League, Army and Navy.
As the food fight raged between the House’s attempt to defund, delay, or dissect Obamacare and the Senate’s efforts to roll back these attempts, midnight passed on the Congressional deadline to fund the federal government, thus causing “non-essential” government workers to be furloughed.
Though some might consider the athletic directors of the U.S. Military Academy (Boo Corrigan) and the U.S. Naval Academy (Chet Gladchuk) and their athletic department staffs “non-essential”, the decision of the Pentagon to furlough these people have a deep effect on a whole lot of athletic contests – and their opponents.
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More and more, college football is becoming more of a lifestyle than a diversion.
The experiences are more immersive; college football days don’t just take place on one day a week, it’s a three, or sometimes four, day weekend. It involves tailgates. Parties. Maybe a night out.
Most importantly, there are games on TV – or, now, the internet – all the time. There are literally hundreds of matchups available to watch, or stream, every day of the Experience Weekend. Whether you watch it a home, your butt firmly on the couch, or out with friends, it’s becoming an all-encompassing affair.
Who will cut through all the channels showing Godspell, or Robinson Crusoe, and point you to where the Week 1 Experience Weekend games are being broadcast?
More to the point, where’s a Lehigh football fan – old or new – to start?
The answer is – of course – you come here. You’ve come to the right place.
Starting on Thursday, there are plenty of football games available to enjoy that involve scouting future Lehigh opponents, interesting Top 25 matchups, or simply good weekend football games. And below the flip, you’ll be able to get all the information you need. Bookmark this post, and you won’t need to go anywhere else.
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