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Live Lehigh/Georgetown Broadcast; Press for Lehigh/Georgetown

Live Lehigh/Georgetown Broadcast
News flash: in addition to the regular media outlets for Lehigh games (AM 1230 and 1320, Service Electric TV2), there are also 2 other live broadcasts over the internet: one audio, and one video.

Audio: WGTB 92.3
Video: HoyaVision

The audio broadcast of the game will be from the Georgetown perspective, but it's free. The video requires you to sign up, and is $8. Two guesses on which one I'll be doing, and the first guess doesn't count. I'll give you a hint: I'm $8 poorer.

Press for Lehigh/Georgetown
Allentown Morning Call:
November 4th Patriot League Notebook
All That's Standing between Lehigh at 600 Wins is Georgetown
Easton Express-Times:
Lembo Keeps LU Focused
Brown & White:
Hawks Try to Avoid Letdown
Hoyasaxa.Com:
Pre-game report: Lehigh vs. Georgetown

Quotes:
Lehigh's players and coaches aren't nearly as concerned about earning the 600th win in school history Saturday at Georgetown as they are about getting the eighth win of 2004... The milestone got brushed aside Wednesday when Lehigh held its weekly media luncheon at Starter's Pub.

"Lembo asserted that his team has put the huge 21-14 win over Colgate last Saturday in the rearview mirror and won't take Georgetown lightly... ''Any coach or fan in the country would be worried about a letdown this week,'' he said. ''But this is a situation where you fall back on the foundation of the program.

"Our season isn’t over because we beat Colgate,” senior linebacker Anthony Graziani said.

"Colgate is in the past," linebacker Matt Purdy said. "We've got to look at Georgetown as an even bigger game than Colgate."

[Uh Matt... with all due respect... no?]

"The last thing we ever want to become is complacent and satisfied with the status quo," Lembo said. "We continue to evaluate every guy at every position. Just because you had some success, that doesn't mean you slack off or become complacent."

"It begins with out approach to the game – which does not change regardless of the opponent’s record or national ranking,” he said. “We prepare with detail to position ourselves to execute well on Saturday. This game is just as important as the last one.”

"Georgetown has an outstanding defense that features some all-league caliber players. They have caused a lot of turnovers and given up little yardage. Georgetown’s offensive philosophy is very sound, but they have struggled to put points on the board,” he said. “We have to make sure that they don’t find their groove this week.”

''We've been very frustrated,'' said Hoyas coach Bob Benson. ''We knew going into the season that we needed to find some answers. Unfortunately, the story of our season is that we have not.''

''Nothing happens as fast as we want it to,'' Benson said. ''But we are making progress. We were beating Lafayette 10-6 with four minutes left in the game; it was 21-19 with Bucknell with under five minutes left in the game. I think we're more competitive. The problem that this league puts on you on as a football program is that if you have some missing components, you're going to be exposed.

''You just don't know what changes are going to happen to your program that you have no control over.''...When asked what worries him the most, Benson said, ''Just about everything.'''

'They're a very impressive, well-run organization and that's the type of team and institution that we want to be associated with,'' Benson added. ''It's a top-10 program in the country. They cause problems everywhere we look.''... Benson was also asked if last week's win over Colgate changed his opinion of Lehigh.''No, from Day 1 we knew they were an outstanding team,'' he said. ''We have the same worries playing them we had six months ago.''

"The Georgetown program is still seeking an intangible beyond wins, that of respect. The PL hierarchy, based not far from the Lehigh campus, has never given much respect to the newcomers from Washington, and really won't until the Hoyas start beating teams of substance. It may not come Saturday, but the Hoyas need to show its fellow PL teams that it is going to play hard, stretch the game into the fourth quarter, and get some believers out there. It almost happened against Colgate in 2003 against a Red Raider team that was frankly looking past them. With Lehigh already making plans for a PL title at Lafayette in two weeks, the Hoyas need to remind them that the Patriot race still passes through Washington."
[Perfect summation of the Georgetown perspective.]

Finally.. bulletin board material?
This week in one of the best-run fan sites I have seen (hoyasaxa.com), the following post appeared:

"And here's some early "bulletin board" material, courtesy of the Allentown Morning Call. Writes the newspaper: "Lehigh will be an overwhelming favorite to beat the Hoyas, even at Harbin Field, which...is smaller than most high school facilities in the Lehigh Valley."

Could Keith Groller have inadvertently fired up the Hoyas? Hopefully not.

Also, here's the quote of the week. It's from Lafayette's Frank Tavani, reprinted in their Lafayette/Colgate preview in the Easton Express-Times:

"Our staff is very appreciative that despite the fact that the league championship was decided a week ago, everybody has agreed to continue to play the rest of the season, so we have three more contests."

He couldn't have been referring to, erhm, Lehigh Football Nation, who called the game last week between Lehigh and Colgate as the Patriot League Championship game, could he?

Coming up: Predictions of other games; Lehigh vs. Georgetown

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