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Dizziness?

No, really. The subject of this blog posting is dizziness. Could it be from the 24-hour stomach flu that caused me to sleep about 17 hours of a 24 hour day yesterday? For sure. Could it be the final push to help get the College Sporting News magazine out the door? Definitely. Could it be the amount of references to "Lehigh Nation" in the latest Alumni Bulletin? Definite maybe. Could it be the amount of brand-new features available in the run-up to September 8th, when Lehigh takes on Villanova? Most definitely. Could it be the new poll I need to make for "Goodman's 20th", and the shirt design out in time for September 8th? And the breakdown of position battles for preseason camp?

Dizziness.

The Alumni Bulletin does seem like the logical place to start. Lest you think I sit around and simply count the references to "Lehigh Nation" in the magazine every month (note: two of which were mentioned in President Alice Gast's "From the Presi…

Spring Practice Report

Three really quick hits: first of all (and I hope this is a regular thing) Lehighsports.com posted today a report on their first preseason practice.

“I’m very pleased with the excitement of our guys and the effort they have put forth up to this point,” second year head coach Andy Coen said afterwards. “With so much information given to the freshmen at once, I think they have picked it up well. I’m excited about this freshmen class and what lies ahead for them.”

Yeah, I know, it's not a lot of meat. But throw a starving man a bone... it gets you thinking. "He's excited about the freshman class.. who could be pushing for starting nods? Who's going to be that backup left guard? How many hours until 1PM on September 8th?" It's probably the superfan in me more than anything else. Still, I realy hope they will keep this up.

Second of all, a word on polls. It looks like the winner of the T-Shirt poll was "Westbrook Can't Help You Now", which I have to ad…

August: Time of Renewal?

Most of the time, we think of the fall as a "time of renewal". For Lehigh, as we finally kick off preseason camp for the Mountain Hawks it looks like (to go along with less-than-seasonal cool weather) this year, it's coming a month early.

Start with the news we've been waiting for since late November: the Philadelphia Eagles are graciously breaking camp at Lehigh and 2007 Mountain Hawks have finally started spring practice. Look for an analysis a little later this week about positional battles, but you'll see from the mash-up of the press reports that coach Coen couldn't be more excited about getting started again for the 2007 season. Also of note: coach Coen said the following: “We have lots of jobs open as we enter into it and I think that will make for a great deal of competition.” This could mean it will be an interesting preseason to see what happens. We may even see some freshmen move into important roles - we'll see.

The other "renewal"…