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Quietly, Lehigh Announces Game Times for 2011

You probably didn't notice it this week - heck, I didn't - but Lehigh posted their game times for the 2011 season.

All six home games will have a 12:30 kickoff time. No word, though, as to when the parking lots open and when they'll be open to pre-game tailgating. (more)

With no lights for night football at Murray Goodman, it's no surprise that all the games will be day games. In prior years, early season games kicked off at 1:00PM, which was perfect for me, who seems to be chronically showing up too close to kickoff.

Interestingly, it also means that there are only two chances this year at night games: at Princeton on 9/17, or at Fordham on 10/15. Fordham has already announced that the Lehigh game will be played at 1:00PM, but the Lehigh website lists the game as "TBD".

Historically, Princeton has frequently made their season opening home game a night game, so there is a fair chance that it will be a 6PM or 7PM kickoff. Two years ago, Princeton hosted Lehigh in a night game that was carried on FCS College Sports. (Lehigh lost a close one, 10-7.)

Here's the schedule, updated with game times, from the Lehigh web site.

09/03/2011 at Monmouth (West Long Branch, NJ), 1:00 PM
09/10/2011 New Hampshire (Goodman Stadium), 12:30 PM
09/17/2011 at Princeton (Princeton, NJ), TBA
09/24/2011 Liberty (Goodman Stadium), 12:30 PM
10/01/2011 Yale (Goodman Stadium), 12:30 PM
10/08/2011 at Bucknell* (Lewisburg, PA), 1:00 PM
10/15/2011 at Fordham* (Bronx, NY), TBA
10/29/2011 at Colgate* (Hamilton, NY), 12:00 PM
11/05/2011 Holy Cross* (Goodman Stadium), 12:30 PM
11/12/2011 Georgetown* (Goodman Stadium), 12:30 PM
11/19/2011 Lafayette* (Goodman Stadium) (147th meeting), 12:30 PM

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