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Assuming the Ivy Is Cancelling Out Of Conference Games, Here’s How Patriot League Can Have 9 Game Season

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Assuming the Ivy Is Cancelling Out Of Conference Games, Here’s How Patriot League Can Have 9 Game Season

The Patriot League could very well be in a huge bind assuming the Ivy League goes forward with their college football restart plans.

According to Mark Blaudschun of TMG Sports, the Ivy League is considering two plans for their 2020 college football season – neither of which allow for any out of conference games.
13 out-of-conference games involving Patriot League teams would be on the chopping block, and when you add to it the Patriot League presidents’ guidance to not fly to games, every single member of the Patriot League is affected.  If you add to that the fact that the opening of the college football season is going to at best start in late September (yes, you read that correctly), the Patriot League would count as one of the most deeply affected by Covid-19-influenced delays and decisions in the entire college football landscape.
It is a bind to be sure – but not one that should see the Patriot League cancel the 2020 football season.
If we start with the assumption that the season will start late at best, and we assume that the TMG Sports report is accurate (and nobody has come forward to deny the basic thrust of the report), it should be possible to craft a nine-week Patriot League football season with seven league games and two out-of-conference games.  There are a lot of moving parts, and the Patriot League would need some partners.  But it should be possible.

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Lehigh at Colgate Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction, 10/5/2019

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Lehigh at Colgate Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction, 10/5/2019

Lehigh and Colgate is always a big game, whether both teams are going in undefeated or, as in this case, an 2-7 team is squaring off against a 8-0 team.

In a testimony to how evenly matched both of these teams have been over the years,  no team has won more than 3 straight against the other since the inception of the Patriot League.

Colgate and Lehigh have faced off 55 times, and the overall record has been, fittingly, close, with Colgate holding a slender 30-24-2 advantage.  The last tie came in 1980, a 17-17 tie at Taylor Stadium in which Lehigh’s John Whitehead and Colgate’s Fred Dunlap faced off as head coach.  In a way, that hotly-contested tie sort-of epitomizes the competitiveness of this rivalry today.

Last year, Colgate cruised to a 48-6 victory, one of the more lopsided in the rivalry’s recent history.  This year’s edition is unlikely to be a similar outcome.

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Lehigh at Colgate Tailgate Report 10/5/2019: Mountain Hawk Trip to Hogwarts, Flaming Drinks, And More

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Lehigh at Colgate Tailgate Report 10/5/2019: Mountain Hawk Trip to Hogwarts, Flaming Drinks, And More

Welcome back to the Lehigh Tailgate Report, a free public service from your pals over at Lehigh Football Nation.

The idea of the Lehigh Tailgate Report is to provide a fun report on what to expect at the game, or not at the game, for this week’s upcoming game.

If you’re planning to go to the game, great! It’s at Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton, NY.  Kickoff is at 1PM.

If you can’t make it to the game, the game is available to watch or listen in a variety of ways.

Lehigh’s local radio broadcast, which starts an hour before kickoff and sets the table for the day’s game, can be caught on your AM dial on Fox Sports Radio AM 1230 or 1320. Matt Kerr, Matt Markus and Steve Lomangino are on the call this Saturday.

Through internet radio, the pregame, game, and postgame can be streamed through TuneIn or just simply going to the LVFoxSports.com webpage. Full disclosure: When I’m at home, this is my preferred method to catch the game action. Streaming the audio is #LFNApproved.

If not, you can stream the game over the internet.

🏈 @ColgateFB and @LehighFootball open up their @PatriotLeague slates with a big matchup on @Stadium this Saturday. @NCAA_FCS

📺 https://t.co/CCxzpTuWJU
🕐 1 p.m. (ET), Saturday
🎙️ @ToochPXP, @DaveOwenssports, @Morgan_Uber pic.twitter.com/Do3TCxYOWd

— Patriot League Network | PatriotLeague.tv (@PatriotLeagueTV) October 2, 2019

This week’s broadcast is Stadium Network’s Game of the Week, and you can click the link above to get directly to the live stream where Matt Martucci, Dave Owens, and Morgan Uber are on the call.  You can also access the Stadium app through your Roku box or the Watch Stadium app on your phone.

(You can also watch the hype video in the embedded tweet over and over, which I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve done.)

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Lehigh at Colgate Tailgate Report 10/5/2019: Mountain Hawk Trip to Hogwarts, Flaming Drinks, And More

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Lehigh at Colgate Tailgate Report 10/5/2019: Mountain Hawk Trip to Hogwarts, Flaming Drinks, And More

Welcome back to the Lehigh Tailgate Report, a free public service from your pals over at Lehigh Football Nation.

The idea of the Lehigh Tailgate Report is to provide a fun report on what to expect at the game, or not at the game, for this week’s upcoming game.

If you’re planning to go to the game, great! It’s at Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton, NY.  Kickoff is at 1PM.

If you can’t make it to the game, the game is available to watch or listen in a variety of ways.

Lehigh’s local radio broadcast, which starts an hour before kickoff and sets the table for the day’s game, can be caught on your AM dial on Fox Sports Radio AM 1230 or 1320. Matt Kerr, Matt Markus and Steve Lomangino are on the call this Saturday.

Through internet radio, the pregame, game, and postgame can be streamed through TuneIn or just simply going to the LVFoxSports.com webpage. Full disclosure: When I’m at home, this is my preferred method to catch the game action. Streaming the audio is #LFNApproved.

If not, you can stream the game over the internet.

🏈 @ColgateFB and @LehighFootball open up their @PatriotLeague slates with a big matchup on @Stadium this Saturday. @NCAA_FCS

📺 https://t.co/CCxzpTuWJU
🕐 1 p.m. (ET), Saturday
🎙️ @ToochPXP, @DaveOwenssports, @Morgan_Uber pic.twitter.com/Do3TCxYOWd

— Patriot League Network | PatriotLeague.tv (@PatriotLeagueTV) October 2, 2019

This week’s broadcast is Stadium Network’s Game of the Week, and you can click the link above to get directly to the live stream where Matt Martucci, Dave Owens, and Morgan Uber are on the call.  You can also access the Stadium app through your Roku box or the Watch Stadium app on your phone.

(You can also watch the hype video in the embedded tweet over and over, which I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve done.)

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2018 Week 10, Colgate: Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction

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2018 Week 10, Colgate: Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction

Lehigh and Colgate is always a big game, whether both teams are going in undefeated or, as in this case, an 2-7 team is squaring off against a 8-0 team.

In a testimony to how evenly matched both of these teams have been over the years,  no team has won more than 3 straight against the other since the inception of the Patriot League.

Colgate and Lehigh have faced off 55 times, and the overall record has been, fittingly, close, with Colgate holding a slender 29-24-2 advantage.  The last tie came in 1980, a 17-17 tie at Taylor Stadium in which Lehigh’s John Whitehead and Colgate’s Fred Dunlap faced off as head coach.  In a way, that hotly-contested tie sort-of epitomizes the competitiveness of this rivalry today.

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2018 Week 10, Colgate: Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction

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2018 Week 10, Colgate: Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction

Lehigh and Colgate is always a big game, whether both teams are going in undefeated or, as in this case, an 2-7 team is squaring off against a 8-0 team.

In a testimony to how evenly matched both of these teams have been over the years,  no team has won more than 3 straight against the other since the inception of the Patriot League.

Colgate and Lehigh have faced off 55 times, and the overall record has been, fittingly, close, with Colgate holding a slender 29-24-2 advantage.  The last tie came in 1980, a 17-17 tie at Taylor Stadium in which Lehigh’s John Whitehead and Colgate’s Fred Dunlap faced off as head coach.  In a way, that hotly-contested tie sort-of epitomizes the competitiveness of this rivalry today.

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LFN’s Top Blog Reads of 2017

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LFN’s Top Blog Reads of 2017

We’re approaching the end of 2017, and it’s been an interesting year where Lehigh football fans have experienced a multitude of emotions: anger; sadness; redemption, and, finally, joy.

As you all know, the Mountain Hawks came back from the precipice of a disastrous season to come back and win back-to-back Patriot League championships and back-to-back FCS Playoff appearances.

In that vein, I thought I’d share the best and most-read LFN pieces from last season, from No. 10 to No. 1.

Going through all my stuff from the past year, these were the pieces that really stood out to me.
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LFN’s Top Blog Reads of 2017

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LFN’s Top Blog Reads of 2017

We’re approaching the end of 2017, and it’s been an interesting year where Lehigh football fans have experienced a multitude of emotions: anger; sadness; redemption, and, finally, joy.

As you all know, the Mountain Hawks came back from the precipice of a disastrous season to come back and win back-to-back Patriot League championships and back-to-back FCS Playoff appearances.

In that vein, I thought I’d share the best and most-read LFN pieces from last season, from No. 10 to No. 1.

Going through all my stuff from the past year, these were the pieces that really stood out to me.
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Patriot League Commit Tracker, Class of 2022

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Patriot League Commit Tracker, Class of 2022

(Photo Credit: Steve Hockstein/NJ Advance Media)

With this year’s early signing period in December, along with traditional signing day in February and additional signing of recruits up until May, it felt like the right time to resurrect the Patriot League Commit Tracker for the class of 2022.

This is intended to be a rolling list, updated as we go, as student-athletes going to any Patriot League school sign National Letters of Intent.

We don’t know the whole story yet behind each school’s recruiting class.  But this post is intended to put in one place what we know so far.

As I learn more, I will add more names to each list.
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Patriot League Commit Tracker, Class of 2022

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Patriot League Commit Tracker, Class of 2022

(Photo Credit: Steve Hockstein/NJ Advance Media)

With this year’s early signing period in December, along with traditional signing day in February and additional signing of recruits up until May, it felt like the right time to resurrect the Patriot League Commit Tracker for the class of 2022.

This is intended to be a rolling list, updated as we go, as student-athletes going to any Patriot League school sign National Letters of Intent.

We don’t know the whole story yet behind each school’s recruiting class.  But this post is intended to put in one place what we know so far.

As I learn more, I will add more names to each list.
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