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The Last Weekend in 2006

Gah! Here I am closing out the last workday in 2006, and I flat-out forgot about my talk on the men's basketball, women's basketball, and wrestling for this weekend! It probably won't by my best posting of all-time, but here goes.

The men's basketball team, who last week hung tough with Rutgers of the Big East but fell 76-71, travel to Monmouth, NJ tonight to take on the Hawks. Monmouth is 3-8 and has to be a "statement game" for Lehigh going forward. Two very winnable games loom before Lehigh hits the important part - the league schedule. After Monmouth tonight, it's Columbia (a surprising 7-5) who manhandled Lafayette two weeks ago. Despite the records, Monmouth isn't as bad as 3-8 and Columbia's not as good as 7-4, but our battered team needs two wins here to go into the league with a head of steam.

The Lady Hawks are hosting Gardner-Webb (3-8) tonight at Stabler, followed by Yale (3-7) on Wednesday. Both winnable games, Yale has won some quality games at home, but has struggled on the road - a good recipe for Sue Troyan's squad. Same rule applies as for the men: it would be great to get a head of steam before the challenge of the "Christmas City Classic" and the league schedule.

The wrestlers are taking a trip down south for the "Southern Scuffle" with a host of nationally-ranked teams. I don't know much about this, but I do know that if Lehigh puts in a good performance here, it will send a message to the rest of the Top 25 that we're back after some early struggles. Here's hoping we get some hardware!

Happy New Year everybody. Come back next year and see more ramblings on football and other Lehigh sports!


Lehigh74 said…
Chuck you did a great job in 2006. Thanks for helping to keep us Lehigh fans so well informed. Happy new year to all.
Ngineer said…
Kudos for an excellent year on the Board, Chuck. Having a place where Lehigh football and sports enthusiasts can go for some 'inside' stuff and keep our 'Brown and White fix' bubbling. Happy 2007!

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