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Rust, TV Games, And Seawolves

The Rust family has guaranteed that football alumni will always have a dry place to tailgate for Lehigh games - the Rust Family Football Pavillion, to be dedicated on September 6th before the Drake game, is a new, dedicated area on Goodman Drive for football alumni to gather before and after Lehigh games. (Hopefully they'll let this non-football alumnus get some shelter under the pavilion every once in a while - and maybe offer me some fried turkey, too.) Tailgating at the pavilion will start at 10:30AM, while at 11:30 AM an official dedication ceremony will also take place. I hope to be there to witness the dedication myself.

The final piece of the broadcast puzzle fell into place for Lehigh's broadcast TV schedule, which was announced today by Lehigh Athletics:

Game TV Broadcasts
Sept. 6, Drake, SE2
Sept. 13, at Villanova, (none)
Sept. 27, at Princeton. WFMZ-TV, FSN Pittsburgh, FCS
Oct. 4, Cornell, SE2
Oct. 11, Fordham, SE2, FCS
Oct. 18, at Harvard, WFMZ-TV, NESN
Oct. 25, at Holy Cross, WFMZ-TV, FSN Pittsburgh, FCS
Nov. 1, at Georgetown, (none)
Nov. 8, Colgate, SE2, FCS
Nov. 15, Bucknell, SE2
Nov. 22, at Lafayette, WFMZ-TV, FCS, DirecTV ch. 617

SE2 means Service Electric 2 (available on Service Electric cable systems in the Lehigh Valley)
FCS means Fox College Sports Atlantic (available on Verizon FiOS and other cable providers)
FSN means Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh (available on western PA cable systems)
WFMZ means Channel 69 Allentown (which is available on many local cable systems in southeastern PA)
NESN means the New England Sports Network (available in the Northeast)

All the Lehigh games are carried on the radio on ESPN 1230 and 1320 in the Lehigh Valley, and all the games have either audio or video streamed over the internet at Lehighsports.com, provided by Yahoo! Broadcast. They are top-notch, and have been streaming Lehigh audio for more than a decade and video for the last three years at least. I've used Lehigh's broadcasts for years, and they are invaluable to me as a lunatic Lehigh football fan.

The game I'm really glad to see on there is Lehigh at Princeton, which I was worried wouldn't be available on any TV. Knowing it will be on WFMZ is great.

Oh yeah - for the Villanova game, while Lehighsports.com won't have a video stream, CSTV XXL will be providing a feed from Villanova for that game - for a fee. I can't vouch for the production of the game, or how it will look - it won't be the same broadcast team you're used to for regular Lehigh games. I post it just so y'all know that it's there. (My advice: the monthly fee for lehighsports.com is a *lot* cheaper.)

Finally, some bad news for the Patriot League as Colgate got smoked by Stony Brook 42-26 in their opener. The Seawolves, playing out of the Big South conference, racked up 444 total yards on a Raider defense that has historically been pretty tough. If this is a taste of things to come for the Patriot League, it's going to be a long year.

I know Stony Brook has 63 scholarships, but this is ridiculous.

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