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September 6, 1996 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Bucknell's Rich Lemon is the smaller one, the one with the speed and the vision and a shot at joining an elite group of running backs in the NCAA record books. Lehigh's Rabih Abdullah is the bigger one, the one with the power and the size and the school's all-time single-season rushing record. Patriot League coaches pick defending champion Lehigh as the team to beat in the circuit. They pick Bucknell to finish second. Lemon and Abdullah, no doubt, figured heavily in the coaches' predictions.
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September 6, 1990 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It used to burn up Colonial League officials when they turned on ESPN and saw scores of their games flashed under a Colonial Athletic Association logo. Or when mail for William & Mary would show up at the league office. Or when an alumnus would wonder when Lafayette was going to play a league rival - American University. So the Division I-AA Colonial League schools agreed in December to end the confusion and change the name to the Patriot League. The league consists of Bucknell, Colgate, Fordham, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh.
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March 13, 2000 | By Beth Huffman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Vanessa Buschmann, a Neshaminy graduate, helped lead the Lehigh women's swim team to the Patriot League championship at West Point Feb. 17 to 19. The Mountain Hawks won with 690.50 points. A junior, Buschmann won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 7.10 seconds. She also finished fourth in the 100 freestyle in 53.13 and was fifth in the 50 free in 24.76. Buschmann swam on three relay teams that took second place. The 800 freestyle squad finished in 7:43.07 and the 400 free team was clocked at 3:33.
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December 4, 1996 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Several area high school graduates earned honors in fall sports from the Patriot League. Collingswood grad Dana Curry, a junior defender at Ursinus, earned all-Patriot first-team status in field hockey, as did Cherry Hill East's Heather Hohmann. A senior forward for Lehigh, Hohmann was ninth in scoring in the league with six goals and three assists. Kelly Foster and Amy Minnich, both midfielders for Ursinus, earned second-team all-league honors in field hockey. Foster, a Bishop Eustace grad, is a junior who also can play forward.
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May 23, 1996 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Seven area athletes played key roles this year for the Lafayette women's lacrosse team, which won its fifth Patriot League championship in six seasons. Sophomore goalie Ali Jones was among the national leaders in saves for the Leopards, who were unbeaten in the league at 4-0 and finished 8-7 overall. The Marple Newtown graduate registered a .633 save percentage. Playing every minute of every game, she made 235 saves and allowed 136 goals. Jones had double-digit saves in every game but three.
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August 31, 1995 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It happens every fall. Patriot League coaches study films every week. Patriot League players pound on each other every week. Patriot League team doctors take care of the bumps and bruises every week. And then it boils down to one game, Lafayette vs. Lehigh, for the Patriot League title. Lehigh hosts Lafayette on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. The winner of the game has claimed the championship the last three years, and there is a good possibility a title will be at stake when the teams meet this year for the 131st time.
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July 6, 2013
By Alice P. Gast There are few experiences more exciting and rewarding for a college or university president than watching your graduates being selected in the National Basketball Association draft. It was truly inspiring to see Lehigh University's C.J. McCollum and Bucknell University's Mike Muscala chosen from among the most accomplished college basketball players in the United States. Both have led their teams to Patriot League conference titles and NCAA tournaments. Both also graduated with their classes this spring, achieving academic success and displaying exemplary leadership on their campuses.
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December 29, 2000 | By Beth Huffman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bill Epley, a Delsea graduate, capped his collegiate soccer career at Bucknell with a big honor. A senior captain for the 9-10-2 Bison, he was recently named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of American/adidas Division I Mid-Atlantic Regional all-American team. Voted the Patriot League's defensive player of the year by the league coaches, Epley also earned first-team all-Patriot League honors for a second time in his career. Epley was a first-team selection as a sophomore and then earned second-team all-league honors as a junior.
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February 5, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Mike Lang scored a game-high 16 points as Dartmouth (5-13, 2-3 Ivy League) defeated Princeton (10-7, 1-2), 50-42, last night in Hanover, N.H. The Big Green broke a seven-game losing streak against the Tigers, the preseason favorites to win the Ivy League title. Dartmouth used an 18-1 run in the final 4 minutes, 47 seconds of the game, recovering from a 41-32 deficit. Lang scored nine of his points in that stretch, including a pair of free throws with 1:18 to play. Cornell 76, Brown 75 - Cody Toppert hit two free throws with 3.5 seconds left in the game to give Cornell a win over Brown in Ithaca, N.Y. Toppert led the Big Red (8-10, 3-2 Ivy League)
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January 9, 2013
Conner Bor will have a new football team next season. He also will have a new position. Bor, a senior at Bishop Eustace, said Tuesday night that he has committed to Lafayette College on a football scholarship. Bor, a quarterback and defensive back in high school, was recruited to play outside linebacker for the Leopards of the Patriot League. "It's really exciting that they think I can play a position I didn't play in high school," Bor said. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Bor, a second-team All-South Jersey defensive back, said he decided on Lafayette after narrowing his choices to the Leopards, Bucknell, Delaware, and Colgate.
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September 29, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jimmy McAfee has produced five interceptions and three touchdown catches during Germantown Academy's 4-0 start. When the senior's academic talents are added to the equation, it appears he's an ideal Ivy or Patriot League recruit. But for as much as he enjoys football, McAfee plans to concentrate on playing lacrosse and studying economics at Amherst. "I really like the speed of the game, the back-and-forth action, and that there's few stoppages," he said. McAfee, a third-year starter, has shined on the gridiron as a slot receiver, free safety, and kick returner.
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June 8, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Over the last few months, a pilgrimage to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., has been a must-make trip for scouts. The Phillies, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. The Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Colorado Rockies. Scouts representing all of those major-league teams have found their way to the school with almost 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. "It's been pretty unusual this year," said Sean Leary, the Mountain Hawks coach for 20 seasons. "They were here pretty regularly.
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March 21, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - After his postgame news conference had ended Thursday night, Fran O'Hanlon slipped through a black curtain behind a dais and found himself face to face with two Villanova players - Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu - and Jay Wright. The three were sitting in a row, and one by one, O'Hanlon shook hands with each of them, finally giving Wright a firm grip and finishing with a nine-word admonishment. "You guys," he said, "had better get to the Final Four. " The day before, O'Hanlon had joked that he would enjoy every minute of this experience - his coaching Lafayette to its first NCAA tournament in 15 years, his coaching against his alma mater - until Thursday's game began.
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March 20, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - It is 30 miles, give or take a shortcut or two, from Nick Lindner's house in Doylestown to the Kirby Sports Center on Lafayette College's campus in Easton. It is 20 miles from his house to Germantown Academy's campus in Fort Washington. Lindner could tie a blindfold over his eyes, settle behind the wheel of his car, and drive those routes safely. He'd know just when he was winding up Route 611 North, hugging the Delaware River's banks, on his way to Easton, and he'd know just when he had to turn left on Tennis Avenue in Ambler so he didn't blow past his high school to the west.
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March 18, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
EASTON, Pa. - It was lunchtime at St. Thomas More High School in West Philadelphia, winter of 1966, when Fran O'Hanlon was summoned to the athletic director's office. "I walk in there, I can hardly see," said O'Hanlon, now finishing his second decade as the men's basketball coach at Lafayette. In that office, Temple's legendary head coach, Harry Litwack, sat smoking his cigar. Litwack took a drag and let it out. O'Hanlon was 17 years old. He was thinking, when is this guy going to talk?
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March 4, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE GUYS from Florida Gulf Coast are back for one more shot at glory; the kid from Oakland is indefatigable; and Bucknell is winning even without our help. Here's a look at the three conference tournaments that begin today: Atlantic Sun At Campus Sites FIRST ROUND/Tuesday, March 3 5-Lipscomb at 4-Northern Kentcky, 7 6-Kennesaw St. at 3-S.C.-Upstate, 7 7-Jacksonville at 2-Florida Gulf Coast, 7 8-Stetson at 1-North Florida, 7:30 SEMIFINALS/Thursday, March 5 Times TBA CHAMPIONSHIP/Sunday, March 8 Semifinal winners, 2:30 (ESPN2)
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October 13, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Ross Scheuerman rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner, to lead Lafayette to a 24-21 win over visiting Georgetown in Easton, Pa. The Hoyas took a 21-17 lead with 8 minutes, 44 seconds left in the game on Justin Hill's 6-yard TD reception. Lafayette responded with a nine-play, 63-yard drive, capped by Scheuerman's 5-yard score with 5:24 remaining. Blake Searfoss completed 17 of 26 passes, with two interceptions, for Lafayette (3-3, 2-1 Patriot). Scheuerman finished with 58 yards on 22 carries.
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November 25, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
In the 149th meeting of college football's most-played rivalry, Lafayette (5-6, 4-1) routed No. 17 Lehigh, 50-28, in Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday to claim the Patriot League title. Lafayette, which opened the season by losing five of its first six games but has since won four of its last five, captured its first league title since 2006 and seventh overall. The Leopards also gained the league's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs, where they will be the first sub-.500 qualifier since the playoffs began in 1978.
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September 15, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
At some point Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, former Rancocas Valley High School running back Carlton Koonce will exchange pleasantries with Temple players such as offensive lineman Eric Lofton and Raymond Korang, who, like Koonce, played at the Lumberton school. But that will be only after Koonce and his Fordham (2-0) teammates have done everything in their power to upend the Owls (0-2). Last week against Villanova, the Football Championship Subdivision Rams forced the then-No.
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July 6, 2013
By Alice P. Gast There are few experiences more exciting and rewarding for a college or university president than watching your graduates being selected in the National Basketball Association draft. It was truly inspiring to see Lehigh University's C.J. McCollum and Bucknell University's Mike Muscala chosen from among the most accomplished college basketball players in the United States. Both have led their teams to Patriot League conference titles and NCAA tournaments. Both also graduated with their classes this spring, achieving academic success and displaying exemplary leadership on their campuses.
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