Friday, November 08, 2013

Lehigh Fan Viewing Guide For Weekend of 11/8/2013

It's that time of the week where I share with you your weekly Lehigh fan viewing guide for Week 11 of the college football season.

But for Lehigh fans, though, with the kickoff of the winter sports season, there's a lot more than just that.

Tonight, men's hoops kicks off vs. Minnesota in an attempt to ruin Richard Pitino's head coaching debut; women's hoops kicks off vs. Niagara, with Matt Markus on the call;  for LehighSports.com; and after Holy Cross is wrestling's first meet of the year vs. Bucknell.

To take any of it in here are the links:

Friday, 7:00 PM WBB: Lehigh at Niagara:
Audio at WLVR.org
Video via Niagara/Sidearm Sports
Live Stats

Friday: 8:00 PM MBB: Lehigh at Minnesota:
Audio at ESPN Lehigh Valley
Video via ESPN3
Live Stats

Saturday, 12:30 PM, Football: Holy Cross at Lehigh:
Audio at LehighSports.Com
Video via Patriot League Network
Live Stats

Saturday, 5:00 PM, Wrestling: Bucknell vs. Lehigh:
Audio at ESPN Lehigh Valley
Video via Patriot League Network


Whew!  And that doesn't even cover the full slate of important football games, both on your TV and on your computer.  In many cases, it's a free broadcast as well.

Noon: Duquesne at Sacred Heart (ESPN3, free)
Noon: Robert Morris at Central Connecticut State (NEC Front Row, free)

A big game towards determining the NEC champions.  A Dukes win would clarify a lot in the playoff chase.  A Sacred Heart win would make it even murkier, perhaps opening the door for former Lehigh opponent Central Connecticut State to jump in and nab the autobid.

12:30 PM: James Madison at New Hampshire (NBC Sports Network, check your local listings)

It definitely do-or-die for the playoffs with New Hampshire, while a loss by the Dukes would really put them behind the eight ball in terms of playoffs as well.  Technically, it might not totally be a play-in to the playoffs, but it sure feels like it.

1:00 PM: Bucknell at Fordham (Patriot League Network)

Bucknell might be the team that knocks Fordham from the ranks of the unbeaten.  For that reason alone if you're home, it's worth having this link ready to check it out - just in case.

3:00 PM: Montana State at Eastern Washington (ROOT Sports, check local listings)
3:00 PM: William and Mary at Delaware (The Comcast Network, check local listings)
3:30 PM: Illinois State at North Dakota State (Fox College Sports Central, check local listings)

All three are worth DVR-ing - not only to check out the Bison, who are still the two-time national champions and undefeated this season, not only to check out the Tribe and the Blue Hens, very much vying for a playoff spot, but also the Bobcats and Eagles, who both are almost certainly playoff-bound with one, or potentially both, being seeded.  (If only my cable system got ROOT Sports.)

Personally, my DVR will be humming with the two games I do get.

3:30 PM: Colgate at Lafayette (CBS Ulive $$$)

If you get WBPH-60 in the Lehigh Valley, this is a must-DVR game, and this goes double should Lehigh win this weekend.

4:00 PM: Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State (OVC Digital Network, free)

This game is important since I have the winner headed to the FCS playoffs.  The OVC will have two, possibly three, teams in the playoffs this year I'm projecting, and one will be the Colonels or Gamecocks.  Worth a tune-in.

8:00 PM: Southeastern Louisiana at Central Arkansas (ESPN3, free)

No question this is a do-or-die game for the Bears on their gray-and-purple field in Conway, Arkansas.  And don't adjust your set when you see the first-placed green and gold Lions trying to maintain their top position in the Southland this week.  Could be a thriller with so much on the line for the Bears.

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