Skip to main content

Will The Dalai Lama Stay for 7-on-7 Drills?

With the Dalai Lama scheduled to come to Lehigh University this Friday for five days of teachings, the buzz around Lehigh has not been about Lehigh football, but rather the teachings of enlightenment, Ethics for the New Millennium, and (of course) Richard Gere. (Not to mention the traffic advisory and increased security in place for his stay.)

The Lehigh series of teachings comes at a fantastic time for the University, as the Chinese government has been working a whirlwind of talks with the Dalai Lama's representatives in order to get him to show strong support for the Beijing Olympics that are a mere 30 days away. It's likely that his talk will generate some news on that front - perhaps even some big news.

While my family and I will be front row center for his talk on Sunday (sans voice recorder, sadly), I'm tempted to ask His Holiness something different than the long list of questions that must barrage him daily about the Beijing Olympics and the recognition of autonomous Tibet: namely, how can one gain true enlightenment if one wants Lehigh to finally put a stomping on Lafayette in "The Rivalry" for the first time in five stinkin' years? (Obviously, I'm a real long way away from enlightenment...)

Of course, I could totally be wrong: His Holiness might be fine with a grown man seemingly fixated on beating a certain football team eighteen miles away in Easton. If that's the case, perhaps he could kick back, relax and stick around for Lehigh's trio of high school and youth clinics next week. The Mountain Hawk coaching staff is available during these weeks to preside in the eighth annual high school 7-on-7 shootout, a clinic for high-school aged football players, a clinic specific to "O" and "D" linemen, and a fun 3-day youth clinic for those aged 7-13.

Interested folks can click here for more information to get signup sheets and cost information for this fantastic opportunity for young football players to hone their skills and show their stuff in front of Division I coaches.

You could even say that the Lehigh coaching staff might... enlighten... some folks with these clinics.

UPDATE: The Morning Call Bloggers talk of a transformation of Murray Goodman's parking lot, transformed for a different type of tailgater this week.

Comments

Sandi said…
I'm working with Takkle.com, a social networking site for sports.

Members can post photos, videos, share stats and schedules, and a whole lot more with others throughout the community. Takkle is a place where students, athletes, coaches, and fans can share their passion for sports.

I feel that your site is very useful. I would love to know if you could link to our social networking resource.

Thanks,
Sandi

Popular posts from this blog

Nick Shafnisky Is Pushing Hard to Get To Play at the Next Level in Football

"Don't take anything for granted, just keep pushing."
Those are the words of QB Nick Shafnisky, told to The Whitehall-Coplay Press all the way back in 2013, about his preparation as a high school athlete.
And they seem to summarize the Whitehall, PA native perfectly, then as now.
Dubbed the "Male Athlete of the Year" by that publication, the article goes on about Shaf's many exploits at Whitehall high school - leading the Zephyr football team to a co-Lehigh Valley Conference title, becoming the first player ever in that conference to rush and pass for over 1,000 yards, and earning the league's co-MVP award as well.
He also was a member of the Zephyrs playoff basketball team, and for good measure also helped set a record for the 4x100 relay team as well.
At Whitehall, and at Lehigh, coaches pushed him, but it was his own hard work that helped make him the best athlete he could be.
This weekend, Shaf, like every eligible college football player, will be …

#TheRivalry Flashback: November 21st, 1987: Lehigh 17, Lafayette 10

Since becoming an undergrad at Lehigh back in the late 1980s, I first heard about the historic nature of the football team and "The Rivalry" through the stories that fellow students would share.

I did not attend the final meeting between Lehigh and Lafayette at Taylor Stadium, which was the final time a football game would be played there.

Those that did attend said that was that it was cold.

"I remember it being one of the coldest games ever," Mark Redmann recollected, "with strong Northwesterly winds and the temperature hovering around 20.  By the end of the game, the stands were half empty because most of the fans just couldn't take the cold.

"Fortunately, several of my fraternity brothers snuck in flasks to help fend off the chill."

Dominick Bragalone Goes Into Monster Mode As Lehigh Is One Win Away From Title

It has been a most unusual season for Lehigh.

Starting the year off at 0-5 and getting swept in their out-of-conference schedule, the Mountain Hawks were in danger of having their season go off the rails.

But two things have come together over the last five football games that have put Lehigh on the brink of back-to-back championships.

The first is the late blooming of the Lehigh defense, which kept battling every week since the low point of the September 30th loss to Wagner to do the job in four of their five Patriot League conference games. 

The second is the development of junior RB Dominick Bragalone into a bellcow running back, a back who has to be in the conversation for Patriot League offensive player of the year.

In five Patriot League games, Bragalone has run for 863 yards in 5 games, rushing for 11 touchdowns and adding two more receiving touchdowns as well. 

The South Williamsport, PA native certainly wasn't unknown before this week - after all, as a freshman and a sop…