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Archive For The “Hate the Gate” Category

Hate The Gate Top Games No. 1: Colgate 34, Lehigh 33, 11/8/2008

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Hate The Gate Top Games No. 1: Colgate 34, Lehigh 33, 11/8/2008

Four years ago, the roles were reversed. Lehigh, playing for a thin chance at a Patriot League championship, hosted nationally-ranked Colgate in their chance for glory that season.They had them on the ropes – but could not finish them off.But it t…

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Hate the Gate Top Games No. 2: Lehigh 21, Colgate 14, 10/30/2004

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Hate the Gate Top Games No. 2: Lehigh 21, Colgate 14, 10/30/2004

The best part of this particular game was not only the win for Lehigh, and not only the fact that it ended up clinching a playoff game, in retrospect, for the Mountain Hawks.  It’s that it was my first-ever real sportswriting piece, for the now-defunct I-AA.org, detailing Lehigh/Colgate and the rivalry that had built up in the years before.

Below the flip, behold my first “I-AA Diary” of the game, in its entirety, pulled from the top-secret LFN archives as the No. 2 “Hate the ‘Gate” classic.
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Hate The Gate Top Games No. 3: Colgate 10, Lehigh 3, 9/22/1979

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Hate The Gate Top Games No. 3: Colgate 10, Lehigh 3, 9/22/1979

Lehigh head football coach John Whitehead knew Colgate head football coach Fred Dunlap well.  Very well, in fact.  Whitehead, the offensive coordinator for the 1973 Lambert Cup-winning Lehigh squad, was the architect of Lehigh's "Wing-T&quot…

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Hate the Gate Top Games No. 4: Lehigh 20, Colgate 15, 11/4/1961

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Hate the Gate Top Games No. 4: Lehigh 20, Colgate 15, 11/4/1961

The Doris Day-esque face, presumably a co-ed from nearby Cedar Crest, leaps off the official program of the Lehigh/Colgate game of November 4th, 1961.  A reference to a "House Party" on the cover, and "inside!  A computer in the Univer…

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Hate the Gate Top Games No. 5: Colgate 35, Lehigh 6, 11/4/1922

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Hate the Gate Top Games No. 5: Colgate 35, Lehigh 6, 11/4/1922

In honor of "Hate the Gate" week, I thought it appropriate to look at some of the Lehigh/Colgate games over the years and talk a bit about some of the highlights."Hate the Gate" was a term first accredited to LB Tom McGeoy the week …

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Sunday’s Word: Irish

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Sunday’s Word: Irish

Is it hokey?  At times.  Do I believe it's exactly the way things happened?  Absolutely not.  But my favorite all-time football movie is, and remains, Rudy, and his quest to become a member, even if for just a day, a member of the Fightin' …

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