Looking for a Lehigh/Lafayette telecast party? Click here and get the information from the Lehigh Alumni website. Plus, you get to see a cool picture of last year's Rivalry that I took.
Included in this year's telecast parties? The first one taking place overseas... in London, England.
I have several more Webshots albums of Lehigh/Lafayette games past. Interested in what the mayhem was like? Click here for pictures of the 1997 clash at Murray Goodman or here for pictures of the 1996 game at Fisher Field. (In the 1996 album, look for secret parking places! Finding a parking space around Easton on Rivalry gameday isn't exactly easy.)
I promise, my yearly trip through the history of the Rivalry, a preview of the game, and -who knows, maybe some other surprises - are coming up in the next few days!
UPDATE: Essential reading for anyone within sniffing distance of the Lehigh Campus is this article from the Brown & White which talks about the school-sponsored events (called "Spirit Week") surrounding this year's "Rivalry". Here's the official release from the University, as well as a list here of events for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday up until gametime:
At Lamberton hall, there are banners on display showing Lehigh pride.
Wednesday Night, 8 p.m. - Lehigh-Laf-A-Palooza, taking place in the Rauch courtyard, which includes live music from bands, The Marching 97, Lehigh Step Team and the Lehigh Spirit Corps. The winner of the Greek House Decoration contest will also be announced.
“Palooza, as it has come to be called, is a novel concept for Lehigh. This year, we've (Lehigh’s class officers and the ASAs) partnered with University Productions to offer an all-out combination pep rally/outdoor concert,” says Scott Wojciechowski ’09, the high-energy president of the Class of 2009.
In addition, the Mountain Hawk will be "named" at tonight's Rally. From 1,000 submissions the Hawks' name has been narrowed down to: Mo, Louie, Southclaw, Clutch and Steel. (Those are the best folks can come up with? Of those, um, choices, give me "Southclaw".)
Thursday afternoon, 4:20 p.m. - The annual Turkey Trot run, starting at Packer Church. A freezing "Rivalry" tradition!
Thursday afternoon, 5:00 p.m. - The annual Bed Races, on Library Drive. A great tradition that has was revived as of last year!
Thursday night, 7:00 p.m. - Lehigh men's basketball team takes on Rider, and tries to give the Mountain Hawks a 3-0 start for the first tiem in recent memory.
Friday is "Brown Out" Day - everyone around the campus is encouraged to wear Brown to support the Mountain Hawks. In addition, the "Marching '97" will be playing in spots all over campus - starting at the "Eco 1" lecture at 8 A.M. Disrupting that class is a time-honored tradition!
Friday Night, 7:00 p.m.: Before the pre-game mayhem, stop by Stabler Arena and watch Lehigh wrestling pull an "Appalachian State" and beat Michigan.