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After a week of silence throughout both the Lehigh and Columbia camps, finally, on a Friday, a good old-fashioned media blitz comes through to make my Game Breakdown easier.
Of course there’s my first choice of news, Jake Novak‘s excellent Roar Lions blog, which pointed me to a piece from the student-run Columbia Spectator that gave some late, critical information on this weekend’s game.
And then there was the Today Show on NBC nationwide, where the Columbia football team had a segment talking a little bit about the football team and the game this weekend as well, even if Al Roker seemed a lot more engaged regarding dropping a Ylvis reference for the song “What Does the Fox Say?” with the Baby Blue cheerleaders instead of analyzing the Lions’ chances this weekend.
Another thing Al missed was that the weather report for tomorrow has turned quite a bit better, with the game turning to a partly-cloudy, 10% chance of rain sort of afternoon for kickoff. There’s a decent chance, even, at sun to go with unseasonably high 70 degree temperatures.
Let’s get right to the breakdown and fearless prediction.
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A week after Lehigh plays on national TV (CBS Sports Network) against Joe Moorhead‘s Fordham squad, head coach Andy Coen will find his team, once again, making the trek to New York City to play football.
They’ll be playing Fordham’s cross-town Rival Columbia, who is led by head coach Pete Mangurian, on NBC Sports Network, as a part of the Ivy League’s conference TV package with them.
For Lehigh, it will be two big national media appearances in the media capital of the world in consecutive weeks.
And like the Fordham game, it might not be as easy as people might believe.
Highlight reels can be very misleading.I'm not saying, dear reader, that Lehigh's 35-14 win over Columbia was bad. Not at all. The Mountain Hawks went to 6-0 this afternoon at Murray Goodman Stadium, in front of a pacing break crowd of a li…
(Photo Credit: Columbia Athletics) We break down the Columbia game – and we give our fearless prediction, below the flip.WEATHER UPDATE: The weather situation for this weekend is evolving at this point, though the high of 68 and the 30% chance of showe…