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Lehigh At Villanova Tailgate 9/7/2019: Chicken Sandwiches, Terrible Parking, And More

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Lehigh At Villanova Tailgate 9/7/2019: Chicken Sandwiches, Terrible Parking, 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 Villanova Stadium this Saturday evening at 6:00PM. If you’ve got questions on how to get there, scroll below.

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

The local radio broadcast, which starts an hour before kickoff and sets the table for the 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.

This Saturday, the Lehigh/Villanova live video game stream is available through FLO Sports. If you’re already a Lehigh wrestling fan, you’re in luck, most likely – FLO Sports is the service that streams many Lehigh wrestling away matches.

If you’re not, a “monthly subscription” fee of $19.99 is required to watch it.

This weekend’s Lehigh game is the only game all season that will require any sort of fee to watch. All Lehigh home games and Patriot League games are on Patriot League Network (free), and the only other game on the schedule, UC Davis, will be available on Pluto.TV, another free streaming service.
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St. Francis (PA) at Lehigh Game Post Mortem 8/31/2019

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St. Francis (PA) at Lehigh Game Post Mortem 8/31/2019

(Photo Credit: Hannah Hally Photography)

I thought I’d do something a little bit different this year and post five thoughts I had on last week’s game.  This weekend, Lehigh lost to St. Francis 14-13 at Murray Goodman Stadium, and no matter how you slice it it was a winnable game that was lost.

Yet it wasn’t all bitter aftertaste – there was a lot to like despite the disappointing outcome.

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St. Francis (PA) at Lehigh Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction 8/31/2019

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St. Francis (PA) at Lehigh Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction 8/31/2019

It’s what we do every week: copiously go over the opposing game notes and analyze the upcoming game matchup.

Thanks to St. Francis (PA)’s game notes, which is the source of most of this research (and a very, very long offseason of obsessing over this game).  The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, too, had lots of good preseason content on the Red Flash I used to research.

Let’s not wait any longer, and let’s get right to this thing!

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St. Francis (PA) at Lehigh Tailgate 8/31/2019: Video Board, Dog Day, Tacos, And More

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St. Francis (PA) at Lehigh Tailgate 8/31/2019: Video Board, Dog Day, Tacos, 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 Murray Goodman Stadium this Saturday at 12:30PM.

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

The 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, Lance Haynes, Tom Fallon and Matt Markus 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 through your cable service you get Service Electric 2 (this is available through Service Electric Cable in the Lehigh Valley), you can watch the TV feed on that station.  Steve Degler, Mike Yadush and Kristi Fulkerson are on the call.

If not, you can stream the game over the internet through the Patriot League Network.  PLN is the streaming service that broadcasts the Service Electric 2-produced broadcast.

PLN is free and allows you to stream most Patriot League home games and league football games.  It can be streamed in a web browser, or if you have a Roku box, you can access all the Patriot League Network games through the WatchStadium App.

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Spring Game This Weekend: My Take on the Depth Chart

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Spring Game This Weekend: My Take on the Depth Chart

This weekend Lehigh’s Brown/White Spring game will be happening at 11:00 AM at Murray Goodman Stadium. 

Admission is free and it will be Lehigh Nation’s first view of what the 2019 Lehigh Mountain Hawk football team will look like.

This spring season has been unusual by Lehigh standards where there have generally been public releases as to how people are doing in regards to moving up and down the depth chart.  With the hiring of new head coach Tom Gilmore, this spring seems to be more about establishing “Gilmore fundamentals” as well as assessing the overall situation.

“The most important thing we are hoping to accomplish in spring ball is to establish good fundamentals in all phases of the game while establishing great work habits,” he told me this week.  “We will install a modest amount of the schemes and try to build confidence in the base portions of the offense, defense and special teams.”
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A Farewell to Brett Snyder, The Bravest Guy I’ve Ever Known

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A Farewell to Brett Snyder, The Bravest Guy I’ve Ever Known

Too often, we define football players by statistics.

As sports obsessives, we try to come up with figures and metrics to measure people, their contributions and their relative worth.  QB rating, yards per carry, tackles for loss – all numbers of measurement.

Fans forget that there are human beings behind all of those numbers.  They don’t encapsulate what it is to be a football player, teammate, person, fighter, boyfriend, husband, and father.

Brett Snyder, who passed away this past Sunday at the age of 41, spent his entire life proving, successfully, that numbers don’t matter. 

He spent a lifetime going beyond mere numbers and showing that heart, fight, perseverance, and touching as many lives as possible in a positive way is much more important.

It is the toughness you bring to life, the faith you show, and celebrating life’s blessings that mean everything. 

I learned this through Brett’s extraordinary life.
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Remembering Andy Coen’s Time As Head Coach As He Steps Down as Lehigh Football Head Coach To Address Health Issue

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Remembering Andy Coen’s Time As Head Coach As He Steps Down as Lehigh Football Head Coach To Address Health Issue

I read the announcement that head coach Andy Coen was stepping down as head football coach late Friday evening.

It was an announcement that I was expecting, to some degree. 

Those of use who have been following the program closely knew that something was amiss with Andy. 

And yet, the reason for him needing to step down was devastating.

“Life has thrown me a curveball,” Coen said in the press release on Friday, December 7th, 2018. “I am in the early stages [of early onset Alzheimer’s disease] and it is best for me to eliminate stress and concentrate on my health and well-being.  My wife, Laura, and my children, Molly, Nolan and Finn have supported me throughout my career and are my biggest fans.  This is a very difficult decision for all of us, but it is what is best at this time.”

It was the gutting, pit-in-the-stomach diagnosis nobody wanted to be true.  Just like that, a bigger challenge than simply winning football games faces the man who has been heading the program for the last thirteen years.

As the reality of the diagnosis sunk in over the weekend, the players who played for him and the people he touched poured out their gratitude on Twitter and Facebook.  I did too, feeling a jumble of emotions and memories that have been difficult to process.
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#Rivalry154 Tailgate Report, And How to Take In The Game

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#Rivalry154 Tailgate Report, And How to Take In The Game

It was a difficult preseason for both Lehigh (2-8, 1-4 PL) and Lafayette (3-7. 2-3 PL), but after a long stretch of games, we’re finally in the one-game regular season.

The experience called “The Rivalry”, the Lehigh Valley event of the fall, is finally upon us, taking place in Easton at 12:30 PM at Fisher Field.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can catch the contest on TV in the Lehigh Valley via two feeds. 

The “good guy” feed is the local broadcast on WFMZ 69, with Steve Degler, Mike Yadush, and Will Lewis on the call.  This is also streamed online via the Patriot League Network.

The “bad guy” feed is also locally broadcast on the Lafayette Sports Network on WBPH-60, RCN, and nationally on MASN.  This is also streamed via the Patriot League Network, and Gary Laubach, Mike Joseph, and John Leone are on that call.

You can also catch the game on FOX AM 1230 and 1320, with Matt Kerr, Tom Fallon, Matt Markus and Jim Guzzo on the call, with the most excellent Lehigh pregame show starting at 11:30 AM.  You can get it through your regular radio, listen to the broadcast streamed through TuneIn, or just simply going to the LVFoxSports.com webpage and listening that way.

Additionally, there are alumni viewing parties to watch the game all over the country.  If you can’t find a parking spot in Easton to watch the game, you can simply head on over to Bethlehem at the legendary Goosey Gander, order a roast beef and turkey Gombo, and watch the game there.  (Fun fact: a significant amount of my Freshman 15 came from Gombos.)
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#Rivalry154 Tailgate Report, And How to Take In The Game

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#Rivalry154 Tailgate Report, And How to Take In The Game

It was a difficult preseason for both Lehigh (2-8, 1-4 PL) and Lafayette (3-7. 2-3 PL), but after a long stretch of games, we’re finally in the one-game regular season.

The experience called “The Rivalry”, the Lehigh Valley event of the fall, is finally upon us, taking place in Easton at 12:30 PM at Fisher Field.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can catch the contest on TV in the Lehigh Valley via two feeds. 

The “good guy” feed is the local broadcast on WFMZ 69, with Steve Degler, Mike Yadush, and Will Lewis on the call.  This is also streamed online via the Patriot League Network.

The “bad guy” feed is also locally broadcast on the Lafayette Sports Network on WBPH-60, RCN, and nationally on MASN.  This is also streamed via the Patriot League Network, and Gary Laubach, Mike Joseph, and John Leone are on that call.

You can also catch the game on FOX AM 1230 and 1320, with Matt Kerr, Tom Fallon, Matt Markus and Jim Guzzo on the call, with the most excellent Lehigh pregame show starting at 11:30 AM.  You can get it through your regular radio, listen to the broadcast streamed through TuneIn, or just simply going to the LVFoxSports.com webpage and listening that way.

Additionally, there are alumni viewing parties to watch the game all over the country.  If you can’t find a parking spot in Easton to watch the game, you can simply head on over to Bethlehem at the legendary Goosey Gander, order a roast beef and turkey Gombo, and watch the game there.  (Fun fact: a significant amount of my Freshman 15 came from Gombos.)
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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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