Navy 2018 now week ZERO

Home Forum Lehigh Sports Lehigh Football Navy 2018 now week ZERO

This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  lfnadmin 2 months, 3 weeks ago.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #31441
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    Haley noted today that Navy game now on 8/25 not 9/15. N playing a 13 game sched.
    Now we open with Navy. Not ecstatic about new date. Damn

    #31443
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
    Participant

    I think it’s bad enough starting on Labor Day, but the weekend before (I guess)?

    #31444

    CHIP72
    Participant

    This is good news for me (and possibly Lehigh TU Owl); the game was originally scheduled on the same day as Temple/Maryland in College Park, and the odds were good that the games would overlap or be scheduled at times where people who wanted to attend both would miss part of one of the games. Now, the games will be on different weekends.

    #31446
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    Well I will bitch and moan but no way will I misd that game :)

    #31447

    TMH
    Participant

    My guess is that is the weekend students move back to campus.

    #31489

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    Personally, I really like the fact that the Navy game is now “Week Zero” for a lot of reasons. First, it allows me to be able to take my wife and son down to the game much more easily since school won’t have started. Second, a game at Navy before classes will be less of a distraction for the players over the course of the year, before classes get hard. Third, it puts Lehigh more in line with the more powerful FCS teams’ schedules, many of whom play a huge challenge to start the year before playing the games that “count” more for championships. Fourth, the nature of playing Navy means that it’s a unique sort of preparation – with a better chance to pull off an upset, depending on Navy’s returning players.

    Matter of fact, I’m struggling to find the downsides.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

The Bonds That Tie The Lehigh Family Are Strong, May They Never Be Broken