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Showing posts from January 10, 2010

Lehigh Football Prospect Friday: Now, Defense

Last week, I introduced a new feature called "Football Prospect Friday", where I simply crib of the research that nameless hard-working folks (usually named RichH) have already done for me and posted to the Lehigh Sports Forum already.  (Just kidding... if you read my blog postings, you'll see that I actually give some background on all these players!) For those that missed last week's episode, where I detail six offensive players , you can follow the link. For those readers who have already enjoyed thinking about those players all week, I have a fresh new batch of players to consider this afternoon.  Let's look at the possible Mountain Hawks on the defensive side of the ball, shall we? (more)

Coming Up: Five Straight Days of Hoops And Wrestling

Starting tonight, Lehigh winter sports are going to be featured on five straight evenings of fun. And one of those features are going to involve national television. For starters, the Lehigh women's basketball team kicks off their home Patriot League schedule at Stabler when they take on Navy in a crucial game tonight . The Lady Hawks return to Stabler to keep their 25 game home court winning streak alive after a rare loss: a heartbreaking 69-65 setback on the road against American .  Junior G Erica Prosser (13 points, 10 assists), senior G Erica Smith (7 points, 11 boards) and junior F Emily Gratc h (13 points, 12 boards) played their hearts out in a tough, hard-working effort, but American j unior F Michele Kirk was able to carry the team on her back (with an amazing 31 points) for the win. While senior G Alex Ross struggled (2-13 from 3-point range), she did hit the tying shot to send the game to OT, but the Lady Eagles were able to outlast the Lady Hawks - despite th

A Way to Save the Patriot League?

This offseason has been one of worry for Eastern football fans. If you're a member of the CAA, you've been floored by the sudden disappearance of Northeastern and Hofstra football , causing a scheduling mess for 2010 and a sudden worry about the "Northeast Four"'s continued inclusion in the league. If you're a member of the Patriot League, you have to be worried about the makeup of the teams that were terminated: private schools that both looked like prime candidates for Patriot League inclusion at one time or another. If you're a member of the NEC, you're looking forward to your autobid in the FCS playoffs starting in 2010, but you're worried about the lack of forward momentum on scholarships - and the growing gap between the top (Albany, Central Connecticut State) and bottom (St. Francis).  (More)