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Get Ready For The Season With The Ultimate 2017 Lehigh Season Preview!

You're a Lehigh fan.  You have the tailgate chair, the BBQ Apron, and the cornhole set that's of questionable legality.

You've been stocking up on beer and beverages, ready to try new LFN "Drinks of the week" and trying new meatball recipes, awaiting the beginning of the season.

Mentally and physically, you're ready for the upcoming tailgating season.  But are you up-to-date on your fandom?  Are you in the know, or do you know how to get there?

Never fear, Lehigh fan, LFN's here with everything you need to know.  Every Twitter follow, every preseason preview, and profiles of every out-of-conference opponent.  You may have been busy learning how to prepare pulled pork this offseason, but below the flip is everything you need to get up to speed.


The 2017 List Of Lehigh Football Twitter Follows

@LFN: Lehigh Football Nation, Lehigh Football And A Lot Of Other Nonsense
@LehighSports: Official Lehigh Sports Twitter Account
@LehighFootball: Official Lehigh Football Twitter Account
@PatriotLeagueFB: Official Patriot League Football Twitter Account
@KeithGroller: Senior writer & TV/radio show host for The Morning Call, Allentown PA
@bradwsports: Senior writer for Lehigh Valley Live who will be covering Lehigh football this year
@LehighU: Official Lehigh University Twitter
@LUBrownWhite: The Brown and White is @LehighU's semiweekly student newspaper
@SportsBW: Brown and White Sports Live-Tweets Lehigh football games
@Marching97: The Finest Band East Of All Points West
@espnlv: Official Twitter of ESPN Lehigh Valley radio stations
@MarkusESPNLV: Matt Markus, ESPN LV Radio Broadcast Team and radio personality
@fallonlv: Tom Fallon, ESPN LV Radio Broadcast Team and radio personality
@TV2_Sports: Official Twitter of Service Electric 2, who covers Lehigh Football TV broadcasts
@69Sports: Official Twitter of WFMZ 69 Sports, local TV coverage of Lehigh football
@WatchStadium: 24/7 Live Streaming Network, Coverage of Lehigh Football Streaming Online
@PatriotLeagueTV: Official Twitter of the Patriot League Network, your home for Patriot League highlights, features & interviews
@Morgan_Uber: Correspondent of @PatriotLeagueTV network

The 2017 List of FCS Football Twitter Follows

@NCAA_FCS: Official Twitter account for FCS Football
@CollegeSportsJ: FCS Coverage and FBS G5 Coverage
@FCS_STATS: STATS, Inc coverage of FCS football, home of the STATS FCS Top 25
@CraigHaley: STATS FCS Senior Editor
@HEROSportsFCS: HERO Sports covers FCS football
@BrianMacWriter: FCS Senior Staff Writer at HERO Sports
@FCS_Football: Great aggregator of FCS News from around the nation

The 2017 List of Favorite Sports Media Twitter Follows

@SBNationCFB: SB Nation's College Football Coverage
@edsbs: Someone who has a pretty good pulse on the state of humanity
@jon_bois: Someone else who is pretty good
@YahooForde: One of the few really, really good national sportswriters that you can still read for free
@ralphdrussoap:  He gets it right all the time
@Andy_Staples: Sports Illustrated guy who really likes slow-roasted pork products
@Brett_McMurphy: Recently I've forgiven him for breaking up the CAA - nobody better for college football scoops
@collegead: College Sports Business News
@FauxPelini: Definitely not Youngstown State head football coach Bo Pelini
@NOTJMUCoach: Definitely not James Madison head football coach Mike Houston
@thunderblg: The Thunderblog Podcast - Sports, Food, Beer, Philly
@CrossingBroad: Philly's Most Irreverent Sports Blog

The 2017 Lehigh Football Schedule (home games at Murray Goodman Stadium in CAPS):

September 2nd, VILLANOVA, 12:30PM
September 9th, at Monmouth, 1:00 PM
September 16th, YALE, 12:30 PM
September 23rd, PENN, 12:30 PM
September 30th, at Wagner, 6:00 PM
October 7th, at Colgate*, 1:00 PM
October 14th, GEORGETOWN*, 12:30 PM
October 21st, BYE
October 28th, at Fordham*, 1:00 PM
November 4th, at Bucknell*, 12:00 PM
November 11th, HOLY CROSS*, 12:30 PM
November 18th, LAFAYETTE*, 12:30 PM, 153rd Meeting of The Rivalry

* denotes Patriot League Contest

College Sports Journal's Conference Previews
Patriot League - Lehigh picked 2nd, Fordham picked 1st
Colonial Athletic Association - Villanova picked 2nd
NEC - Wagner picked 3rd

LFN's Know Your Out-Of-Conference Opponents Series of Previews
Villanova
Monmouth
Yale
Penn
Wagner

Lehigh Season Previews

LFN: Skill Players (highlighting QB Brad Mayes)
LFN: Offensive Line (highlighting OL Brandon Short and OL Zach Duffy)
LFN: Defensive Front Seven (highlighting DLJimmy Mitchell)
LFN: Defensive Backs (highlighting S Sam McCloskey)
LehighSports.Com: Coen Names Four Captains as Preseason Camp Winds Down For Mountain Hawks
Morning Call: Lehigh football preview: Troy Pelletier and Mountain Hawks are set to soar again
Lehigh Valley Live: Sky's The Limit for Talented, Tested Lehigh
WFMZ 69: Lehigh Looking to Repeat as Patriot League Champs

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