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Lehigh Weekend: First Home Wrestling Action In Two Months

Hard to believe, but the last time Lehigh wrestled at home, the Mountain Hawks were 4-0 with folks intrigued with the potential of this team - but nothing more. Granted, there were indicators that something special was brewing, with an upset win against No. 9 ranked Michigan - but few thought that the Mountain Hawks would be comming back to Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall with a 15-1 record and a No. 8 national ranking. Lehigh will make up for the layoff with three duals this weekend , starting with the one on Friday versus Drexel at 7:00 p.m., and back-to-back duals against Harvard and Brown at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Satruday. Lehigh will be favored in all three duals, and has some pretty impressive win percentages against these three schools: try 40-5 combined. (Lehigh is even a perfect 14-0 versus Drexel.) The biggest test will certainly be for freshman 197 lb wrestler Joe Kennedy , who will be lining up against one nationally-ranked wrestler (Drexel's Jon Oplinger) a

More Lehigh Recruiting News, Including Two Verbals

We're just about a month away from hearing about Lehigh's incoming football class of 2013, and the rumor mill is still swirling about possible commits. Here's the rumor mill - and two verified verbal commits. (Note: the opinions offered are only my own, based on what I've read and seen.) OL/DL Collin Bremer (Abington Heights HS, PA) The skinny: More local talent is finding its way to Bethlehem, as this all-star 6'5 255 lb lineman from the Lackawanna Football Conference reported has picked Lehigh over Bucknell, Colgate, Sacred Heart and Central Connecticut State. Abington Heights was known for having a talented, deep "O" line this year, so I'd think he looks like a possibility first on the "O" line. You have to love reading quotes like this: “I went down for my visit and I felt very comfortable there,” Bremer said. “They have a great football program there and the academics are top notch.” QB Mike Colvin (Morristown HS, NJ) The skinny: (

Carrington and Hall Silence Critics, Pulverize Army

For the men's basketball team, it was good times again this weekend at Stabler Arena. Faced with the prospect of an 0-3 start, junior G Marquis Hall responded to criticism from the Allentown Morning Call (and, to a lesser extent, on this blog) by exploding for 8 assists, 20 points (with an inpressive 60% shooting percentage) in a 77-57 demolition of Army . Lehigh never trailed in this game, jumping to a 9-0 lead and never letting the game get to within seven points the rest of the way. That aspect was really encouraging, especially considering the way that the Mountain Hawks had let the games against American and Navy get away from them late. Junior F Zahir Carrington , who got his second Patriot League Player of the Week award , continued his incredible play, nabbing 8 rebounds and scoring 18 points - hitting double digit scoring for the seventh straight game. Sophomore G Rob Keefer also added 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting to help reverse Lehigh's three-game skid. In the