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CFB Week 9 Lehigh Fan Viewing Guide

It's that time of the week where I share with you your weekly Lehigh fan viewing guide for Week 9 of the college football season.  Why go to website after website when all the information you need is right here?

If you are not able to attend the game this weekend at Bucknell you can follow the game from the following sources:


Online Streaming: Patriot League Network (free)

Radio:   ESPN Radio 1230 and 1320

Internet:  Lehighsports.com/ESPNLV.com

After the game, there are a boatload of important games, most which are available via live streams!


Saturday, October 19th:

12:00 PM EST, Towson at Richmond
TV: Comcast Sports Net
LFN Watch Level: Blue (Elevated)

You'll need something to pass the time while waiting for Lehigh/Bucknell at 1PM.  Put Tom Fallon on the radio, and Towson, a potential Patriot League opponent in the playoffs, on the TV.

1:00 PM EST, Lafayette At Holy Cross
Video Streaming at: Patriot League Network (free)
LFN Watch Level: Burnt Orange (Scouting Potential)

1:00 PM EST, Colgate At Georgetown
Video Streaming at: Patriot League Network (free)
LFN Watch Level: Orange (Scouting Potential)

I know not everyone's like me, but this is one case where I wish that there was some central authority that could have rescheduled at least one of these games for 3:30 so, as a Lehigh fan, I wouldn't need to choose my team and one of these other games, both which have, of course, big implications in the Patriot League title race.  As it stands, they only become possible to switch if Lehigh/Bucknell finishes early.  (Or if you live in the Worcester, Mass. area, where you can catch the Holy Cross game on Charter TV 3).

1:00 PM EST, Princeton at Harvard
TV: FCS Atlantic
LFN Watch Level: Blue (DVR potential)

Not only will this likely go a very long way towards determining the Ivy League champions this season, it is a surprisingly good old-fashioned rivalry that should be a great game.  The winner, certainly, will be in a lot of Top 25 ballots when it's done.

5:00 PM EST,  Eastern Illinois At Tennessee State
Video Streaming: OVC Digital Network (free)
LFN Watch Level: Red (Important Game)

If you can fins a way to get out of the yardwork after Lehigh/Bucknell, frankly, there's not a lot of great games on in the afternoon in the FCS or FBS levels (believe me, I checked).  In the afternoon games, though, this OVC battle will go a long way towards determining their champion and also can serve as a scouting report of WR Erik Lora, Eastern Illinois' top receiver that is the only player even close to WR Lee "Mr. Leegistics" Kurfis and Fordham WR Sam Ajala in terms of statistics in the passing game.  Add to that a peek at Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garropolo, and that makes this a solid game to check out.

Best of all, it's a free game on the OVC Digital Network.  Worth a check.

7:00 PM EST,  UCLA At Oregon
TV: ESPN
LFN Watch Level: Blue (Elevated)

If you absolutely, positively refuse to watch the World Series, this game should be a pretty good one to catch.

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