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CFB Week 1: Your Weekend Lehigh Fan Viewing Guide

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CFB Week 1: Your Weekend Lehigh Fan Viewing Guide

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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UMass Trying Hard To Represent Well In the Northeast

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UMass Trying Hard To Represent Well In the Northeast

(Photo Credit: The Republican)

I’ll admit it: UMass has hit pretty much all my sore spots over the years.

Perhaps it was being in the crowd of that 1998 playoff game, where the Mountain Hawks were a horrible pass interference call away from advancing to the I-AA semifinals, complete with the “Lehigh: We’re Just Better” sign.  (UMass would go on to become I-AA national champions that year, surprising Georgia Southern in the championship game.)

Perhaps it was the move to the MAC in order to play FBS football, after years of moaning from the powers-that-be at UMass that football was a money loser.  If you’re losing money in FCS, a move to the MAC is the equivalent of selling your underwater mortgage for an even larger mortgage, because this time, things will be completely different.

Perhaps it was playing at the home of the New England Patriots, 100 miles away from Amherst and home to the NFL franchise that broke my Eagles-loving wife’s heart.

But in the last few weeks – after a barrage of terrible news over the last few months about UMass’ “unexpected” extra loss of money in FBS, lost local revenue and fraying relations with faculty – things are, honestly, starting to look up in Amherst.

I mean it.  Really.  Things are looking up.
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