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Sports Weekend, 1/21/2011: The East-West Shrine Game

So you're sitting there reveling in the fact that Lehigh wrestling just knocked off the No. 1 program in the country last night.  You see that Lehigh women's basketball got back on it's winning ways this Wednesday with a dominant win over Colgate, while Lehigh's men's team slipped to 1-3 in the Patriot League with their big slip at Colgate.

It's a big weekend in the Lehigh Valley, with both hoops squads facing off against "that school in Easton".  It's always a big deal to beat the Leopards in all sports, and a sweep this weekend would be particularly gratifying - especially on the men's side.

In a weekend filled with "Rivalry"-themed exploits, though, there's another national showcase for Lehigh Athletics that should not be on the TV - or DVR.  It's the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando, Florida, and - for Lehigh fans - OL Will Rackley will be the focal point of the NFL Network broadcast at 4:00 PM. (more)

Lehigh Commit: FS Derek Gaul

He's not just Brett Gaul's little brother anymore.

QB Derek Gaul, the Schuykill Valley High School senior, and the brother of Brett, who was a three-sport athlete for the Pathers, is coming to Lehigh as the Mountain Hawks' second confirmed commit of the class of 2015.

He's another big name to come out of the Anthracite region to come to play for Lehigh: rising junior RB Zach Barket played against Gaul in high school, and will now be welcoming him as a member of Lehigh's incoming class. (more)

Lehigh Commit: LB James Coscia

We have our first commit of the class of 2015, and he's a defensive end/linebacker out of East Stroudsburg.

It was reported by Rivals that LB James Cosciahas verbally committed to Lehigh.

His story, as told by the Pocono Record, is one of how Lehigh's camps and outreach to football recruits in the community can help in attracting a top academic/athletic athlete and helping high school football players become Division I-ready. (more)