Category Archives: TV

Lehigh’s 2017 Broadcast and Streaming Schedule

Today, without an official release, Lehigh added some broadcast information to their 2017 football schedule.  It details the TV, radio, and streaming information for every game this season.

Like last year, every Lehigh broadcast in 2017 will have a the live broadcast on ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley.  If you're in Bethlehem, the broadcasts can be heard on AM 1160, AM 1230 and AM 1320, and from their website, you can always access a live stream of their broadcasts anywhere in the world.

And like last year, Service Electric Channel 2 will be carrying all of Lehigh's home games with the exception of the 153rd meeting of The Rivalry vs. Lafayette.  That game will be carried on WFMZ Channel 69.

Following college football teams in the current media landscape can sometimes feel like a maze of different providers and sources, and in the 2017 season, getting the whole picture is sometimes a bit tricky.  Below the flip, I'll try to offer some clarity.


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Watching the Lehigh/New Hampshire Game Today (ESPN3)


For whatever reason, you didn't make the trip to Durham, New Hampshire.  You've popped your popcorn, iced your Yuenglings, and put the meatballs in the crockpot - and then you panic.

How do I watch the game?  What is ESPN3?  Can I watch it on my TV?  Do I need to subscribe to something?  WHAT DO I DO???

Never fear.  LFN's here to help.

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How Will I Watch Bucknell At Lehigh This Afternoon?


How will you watch Bucknell at Lehigh this afternoon?  What a ridiculous question.  Like me, you're headed to the stadium for a 12:37 kickoff.

Wait - really?  You're not going to Murray Goodman today?  Why not?  Unscheduled dental emergency?  Flying in from Buenos Aires?  Need to find out how to catch the game online, by a video stream or online radio?

Never fear.  LFN's here.

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On New Years’ Eve, Lots Of Red Flags Around Sport of College Football

New Year's Eve is supposed to be about all the good things about college football.

For FCS, it's about the run-up to the FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas.  This season - again - North Dakota State heads to the party once again, while the No. 1 team in the nation. Jacksonville State, tries to be the team that finally harpoons the Bison to break their consecutive national championship streak.

In the FBS, the bowl games that really matter - the plus-one playoff teams, the four teams that could win their bowl championship - are being played.  Lots of people will tune in.  Advertisers will see a very strong return on investment on their ad buys for the game.  The administrators for Alabama, Michigan State, Clemson and Oklahoma will be entertained, and well paid.

Yet now, at the end of 2015, there are dark clouds on the horizon looming pretty much everywhere about the entire sport.  Folks are worried about head injuries more than ever.  The bowl system, with more exhibition games than ever, feels overstretched, and the games are competing with more and more sports entertainment and feeling diluted.  Even the revenue model for sports on TV feels under threat as more and more people cut the coaxial cable and media conglomerates like ESPN actually shrink in viewership.

College football was, and still is, the greatest sport in the entire world.  But many forces of change feel like they're coming, and it's making a lot of folks pessimistic about the future of the sport.
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Not At Homecoming? Really? Watch the game here:

If you're not able to catch the Yale game in person - really?  You can't? -  you can stream the game here from the Patriot League Digital Network.  It's a 12:30 start and will be the same broadcast that's available over the air on SE2 in the Lehigh Valley, with Mike Zambelli and Mike Yadush on the call.

Patriot League Digital Network

If you're in the car and you have a phone, don't tear through your data plan - listen to Matt Kerr and Tom Fallon on the call, with Matt Markus reporting the pregame and sideline.  It's a simulcast of what's local in the Lehigh Valley on AM 1230 and AM 1320:

http://www.espnlv.com/

Last night saw three games of interest to Lehigh fans: Princeton remained undefeated by outlasting Columbia in a Nor'Easter, 10-5, Colgate nearly blew a 14 point lead but held on to beat Cornell 28-21, and Georgetown got trounced by Harvard 45-0.

Played at the same time today as Lehigh/Yale is Albany/Holy Cross (1:00 PM), which is available on Campus Insiders:

http://campusinsiders.com/network/patriot_league/live

Also Bucknell plays a tough game at VMI, which is available on ESPN3:

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2659320/NCAAF-Bucknell-vs-VMI

Lafayette faces off against Fordham with a 6:00PM start, definitely a double-scouting opportunity to catch after Lehigh beats Yale:

http://campusinsiders.com/network/patriot_league/live/54d1bd72e4b039c817f1e97a

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Other games that might be of interest to Lehigh fans that aren't happening simultaneously with Lehigh's homecoming:

ESPN3 has a multitude of great games this afternoon and evening that have lots to do with the world of  FCS:

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/#type/upcoming/

There's two FBS upset possibilities:

Liberty at Georgia State (3:30 PM)
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky (7:30 PM)

Some great Missouri Valley matchups, including the matchup of the week:

Indiana State at Missouri State (3:00 PM)
Youngstown State at South Dakota (3:00 PM)
Southern Illinois at Western Illinois (4:00 PM)
North Dakota State at South Dakota State (7:30 PM)

And a bunch of other matchups involving Top 25 teams:

Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. Austin (4:00 PM)
Wofford at Mercer (6:00 PM)
South Carolina State vs. Furman (7:00 PM)

On broadcast TV, Penn State will destroy Army at the same time Lehigh is beating Yale (noon), but there's a chance to catch William and Mary face off against Delaware on the NBC Sports Network at 7:00 PM.

No Patriot League Football Games Planned In CBS Sports Network Coverage in 2015

The CBS Sports Network and the Patriot League go way back.

The first major media agreement the Patriot League had was with the network, CBS' stand-alone national network partner that used to be called CSTV.

For many years, CBS Sports Network carried as many as three Patriot League football games on the channel during the course of a season.

In 2015, however, that streak of nationally-televised Patriot League football games on the network seems like it will be coming to an end.

"Unless something major changes there will not be any through the Patriot League package this year," the Patriot League office told me.
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