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Big Games This Weekend

I'll keep posting information on recruiting on the thread below, but I want to mention to those of you out there that tomorrow's men's basketball game at Holy Cross (12:00PM) will be broadcast on ESPNU for those of you out there that get that. (I don't, so I'll be listening to the game on AM 1230/1320 in the Lehigh Valley instead.)

The men's basketball team (11-9, 4-2) will be playing a desperate Holy Cross team that is 10-9 and 1-5 in the Patriot League. Racked by injury, they are Dangerous with a capital D - not only that, their strong frontcourt matches up well against our strength in sophomore F Zahir Carrington and senior F Bryan White. It should be a great game.

Speaking of men's basketball, the Morning Call speculates - could there be a Lehigh vs. Lafayette final in the Patriot League tournament? A bit early for that speculation - but imagine that ticket if it were to happen? Imagine that tension in Kirby or Stabler? It would be a must-attend eve…

Recruiting: What Do We Know?

For football, it's definitely the middle of recruiting season, and I'm starting to get some news of "verbal commits" from local papers around the nation. From this list, there are exactly four recruits that have reported that they have verbally committed over the past few weeks, and I thought I'd make as complete a report as I could on each.

C Vinny Pellegrini (Boca Raton HS, FL). A huge lineman (6'3 290 lbs), Pellegrini played in the prestigious Outback Senior All-Star game in Florida as one of the best linemen in the state (to give some perspective on this, he played alongside recruits who have committed to FBS schools Wake Forest and Florida Atlantic).

TE Kyle Holmes (Camden Catholic HS, NJ). 6'2 and 220 lbs as a senior (pictured), he attended Rutgers' spring game in 2006 and has had interest from the big boys around the area. On Rivals he's listed as an "athletic player" which could give the Mountain Hawks an intriguing target at…

Lehigh Puts 19 On Patriot League's Academic Honor Roll

Senior WR Pete Donchez highlights this year's academic honor roll in the Patriot League, where a record 122 student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.2 or better and earned a varsity letter. Specifically, Lehigh saw 19 of its student-athletes qualify for the "honor roll" with Donchez being only one of two athletes who scored a perfect 4.0.

Other football starters that were on the honor roll including the LFN "Hawk of the Year" in junior LB Tim Diamond (3.32), senior LB Rusty Campion (3.32), senior DT Kyle Adams (3.43), sophomore QB Chris Bokosky (3.66), junior RB Matt McGowan (3.28), senior C John Reese (3.80), senior TE Joe Sutherland (3.54), senior CB Brannan Thomas (3.23), and junior WR Sekou Yansane (3.47). Congratulation's to these standouts, and to all the Mountain Hawks that made the honor roll - proving that indeed these guys get it done in the classroom as well. It's what it's all about.

Donchez was injured a lot last year - though rumor has it …