Lehigh Spring Football – The Hunger Games

A 10-1 record.  A thrilling win on the road in front of over 17,000 fans over the Big South co-champs, Liberty.  Thrilling wins over Princeton, Holy Cross, and Georgetown.  And five straight over the Mountain Hawks arch-rival in Easton.

There was an awful lot for Lehigh football fans to celebrate from last year's 10-1 season, only the tenth season in Lehigh's nearly 130 year history in which the Mountain Hawks had more than ten victories.

So what's the first thing that head coach Andy Coen brings up as the spring football season and schedule got unveiled today?

“This group is all going to be about being hungry,” he said.
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CSJ’s NCAA FCS Pick ‘Em Game

Can’t get enough bracket picking in March Madness? Here’s another one, courtesy of the College Sports Journal, with an FCS flavor.

The object of the contest is simple – pick the winners of the NCAA tournament games which happen to involve schools that host an FCS football team. Each game is weighted differently with a maximum number of 8 points per win.

The contest page will be updated with the leaders and the updated games to pick as the NCAA tournament proceeds. For Round 1 you have up until 5:30 EDT to pick the first game.

Good luck! The contest page is here.

Eagles Training Camp Bites the Dust at Lehigh

I've often said privately that I thought that the departure of Andy Reid would probably be the end of Eagles Training Camp at Lehigh.

With the hiring of new head coach Chip Kelly, this sad day for the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh University has finally come.

In a noon press release, the Philadelphia Eagles organization announced their intentions of holding preseason training at the NovaCare complex and having some free practices at Lincoln Financial Field.

I can understand why the Eagles did it, but it's a decision that makes me no less sad.
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