Also noted at the talk yesterday:
Lehigh is very, very happy being in the Patriot league so don’t expect any movement for a long time. Impinging on the school’s academic integrity is not an option in bringing in better athletes. That is both a school and league policy. For those that don’t know, the football scholarships that will be awarded beginning 2013 are merit scholarships. That means the student/athlete excels in all areas (academics/athletics/community service). It is no longer based on need but the criteria may be a little more stiff. I think it is designed more to compete with the Ivies than the CAA although it should certainly help against the latter too.