Lafayette will play Lehigh 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Fisher Stadium for the 148th game in college football’s most-played rivalry.
The Lafayette Sports Network telecast can be seen on MASN2 (DirecTV 641, Dish Network 433), RCN-TV (Boston, New York, City, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, and Washington, D.C.) and WBPH-60, and will be streamed live on GoLeopards.com.
For those who can’t make the game in person, Lafayette and Lehigh alumni will be hosting more than 60 telecast parties in 31 states, the United Kingdom, and Mumbai.
The rivalry dates back to 1884, when Lafayette shut out Lehigh 50-0 in Easton. The Leopards lead the series 76-66-5. The photo gallery below chronicles some of the rivalry’s historic moments.
This is also the third year of the Lafayette-Lehigh Giving Challenge, a spirited competition to engage alumni and students by seeing which school can rally the greatest number of donors. The challenge kicked off Nov. 1 and goes through halftime of the game.
The goal of the competition is to have more donors, not dollars. Make a gift online or call the Annual Fund office, (610) 330-5034. You can also text PARD followed by your name and class year to 20222 to make a $10 gift to the Maroon Club. As of Tuesday, Lehigh led Lafayette in the challenge, 879-762.
Students are getting ready for the game during Rivalry Week. On Thursday starting at 8 p.m., there will be a Mountain Hawk wing-eating contest, a Toss the Hawk event, and a Lafayette Spirit Costume competition in Kamine Gym, followed by a show by comedians John Mulaney, Dan Cummins, and Max Silvestri. The pep rally will take place 6:30 p.m. Friday in Fisher Courtyard and will feature performances by the Pep Band, the cheerleaders, and Precision Dance Team, and a speech by head coach Frank Tavani.