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4th Down, and Fordham and the Patriot League Punts

It's been an interesting Patriot League offseason - mainly because of statements made by Fordham head coach Tom Masella that the Rams were planning to start offering full scholarships starting in 2010.

This morning, Fordham and the Patriot League made the official announcement: the Rams will be in contention for the Patriot League football title in 2009, but in 2010 will not be eligible for the league title:

Fordham has notified the Patriot League that it will begin awarding athletic scholarships to its football class entering in the fall of 2010. As a result, the Patriot League Football Presidents have endorsed an agreement with Fordham wherein the Rams will continue their association with the League but will be ineligible for the Patriot League title and automatic playoff berth beginning that season, announced Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich on Friday.

Fordham will remain as an associate member in the Patriot League, and will continue to be eligible for th…

One New Recruit, One Lost Recruit

As Lehigh's recruiting class has shaken out, the Mountain Hawks has lost one of our California recruits but gained another from a state where we've had lots of success in the past - Georgia.

LB/TE Jordan Jefferson was nabbed by Yale as the Eli announced their recruiting class for 2013. Losing the 6'3 230 lb ATH (as listed on Yale's announcement) was bit a disappointment for sure - of course, with Yale being one of the richest universities in the country and with the Eli surely offering him a generous financial aid package (Yale offers arguably the best financial aid package in the country), it's perhaps not all that surprising. Schools like Lehigh are squeezed by the Patriot League - generally speaking, if they're good enough academically to get into Lehigh, they're also good enough to get into Yale.

While it will be interesting to see how Jefferson does at Yale, Lehigh fans will surely be more interested in their new WR/DB Bryan Andrews, who had an officia…

Season Tickets on Sale

While I've been taking an impromptu vacation from blogging (I believe it's the longest blog break I've had in ages - 17 days between posts?), Lehigh Sports chose to announce that season tickets for the 2009 season are now on sale.

With seven home games, Lehigh is trying something new by adding season ticket "mini-plans" to the mix. Now fans don't only have the option of spending $95 for a full chairback season ticket (or a $75 general admission ticket), there will be a chance for fans to buy a $60 "Ivy League Plan" (Princeton, Harvard, Yale), the $60 "New England Plan" (Central Connecticut State, Yale, Harvard), the $50 "Patriot League Plan" (Georgetown, Holy Cross) and $50 "Monthly Plan" (Princeton, Yale).

Best of all, though - buying one of the "Plans" also gives you a ticket to The Rivalry - that legendary game in the third week in November against "that school in Easton". This can be a great deal…