My hunch is that Hilliard is the biggest reason we got this game. Hence my first clue.
Lehigh has done a wonderful job recently in increasing their national profile. The Yankee Stadium game has sold over 40,000 tickets. The Choral Group will be singing on the big stage at Carnegie Hall. Now a game at the hockey arena.
It will however take a hook to fill the slot even there. This year’s game needs to sell out. Due to the proximity of the opponent, I expect it to. I think Penn State will now come. Perhaps Michigan in a few years.