Not just football

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  • #5815
    RichH
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    Interesting and revealing thread on Pard Board detailing LU-LC rivalry. I recount it here not to disparage LC but rather as a warning for us “There but for the Grace of God go I”.
    Andy has done a sterling job tallying the past years and current expenses of the 2 schools.

    Cuurent 23-6

    10-11 26-4

    9-10 23-8

    8-9 22-8-1

    7-8 14-17

    6-7 17-13

    5-6 24-10

    Student Ath aid LU 9.3M
    LC 6.8M

    Total Ath. Spending LU 26.6M
    LC 15.2M

    I am an old bastard so I lived thru decades when the roles were reversed. I am truly thankful that we have an excellent AD and an Admin that supports Athletics.
    That can change in a heartbeat. The same forces that sacked LC sports and to a certain extent the entire personality of Lafayette are not unknown at Lehigh.
    Just some info to keep in mind and look out for

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    #5817
    van
    van
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    Gee Rich, and I always thought of you as an old gentleman.

    Things do look glum over at the Easton junior college. Feel bad for Carney and Bogie, their hearts on their sleeves.

    #5818
    RichH
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    Thanks for the compliment, wish it were true. I can feel for Pards . I remember vividly when the only sport that won for us was wrestling. Would liketo see them do better ( altho not against us)

    #5819
    jimk72
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    I know this is a football thread, but having attended from 1968-1972, I can attest at how tough things were in athletics at that time. Gerry Lehman & wrestling were in decline, football had just gone through dreadful seasons after Bill Leckonby, and the basketball team was bad. As a student, I didn’t realize how bad basketball was. And continued to be historically bad until Fran McCaffery. Between 1929 and 1980, Lehigh had 3 winning basketball seasons. Three! There were no coaches with winning career records between Charles Lingle (13-1 in 1925-1926, his only season) and McCaffery (49-36 1985-1988). Even Pettie Carril coudn’t win here. Steck ran great intramural programs, but apparently nothing else in athletics (except wrestling) got much attention from the administration.

    #5827
    RichH
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    I predate you by a few. When I came in Leckonby still the football coach. Who knew that 2 yrs later we would “deemphasize “football.

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