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Showing posts from March 6, 2011

Lehigh Announces 2011 Schedule

Though I had figured it out already through various releases, this week Lehigh formally announced their 2011 football schedule , confirming what many had already known: this fall will feature a slate filled with challenging teams. It's a non-conference schedule featuring three great home games: one against a perennial FCS playoff team, another against a perennial FCS Top 25 team, and a game against an Ivy League team that consistently seems to be a challenging, thrilling game. The 2011 football season features a schedule with a lot of close road trips as well - easily allowing fans to catch every game, home or away. (more)

Women's Patriot League Semifinal: American

For the men's basketball team, the dream of a repeat trip to the NCAA tournament was dashed in Sojka pavillion in a surprise snow in rural Lewisburg, PA. But for the Lady Hawks, the march for a three-peat continues tonight at home in a matchup that most might have pegged in the preseason for the finals, not the semifinals. The red-hot Lady Hawks, winners of ten straight, look to advance to the Patriot League championship game for the third straight year. And also - just like last weekend's quarterfinal match vs. Lafayette - it allows the Lady Hawks to once again avenge one of their toughest - and lopsided - home losses in recent memory during the regular season. (more)

How the NCAA Tournament Might Affect CAA Football

It's the time of year where you hear about schools like Old Dominion, Villanova, and Georgetown, but not in terms of their football programs. It's March Madness time, and along with the familiar hoops programs like the Hoyas and Wildcats we see other programs like the Monarchs of Old Dominion.  If the chips fall right, we also might possibly see either the Patriots of George Mason or the Spiders of Richmond in the "Big Dance" this year. But this year, it feels like there's more at stake than hoops bragging rights and NCAA money. There's plenty of indicators that there are some significant changes in the wind in FCS' elite football conference, the CAA.  And could the direction of those changes be affected by the performance of certain basketball teams in this year's NCAA tournament?  In this reporters' opinion - yes, they could. (more)