After 50 consecutive Laf-Lehigh football rivalry matchups, professor Peter Newman ’73 reflects on how the game has changed

Peter Newman ‘73 was not driven to enroll as a student at Lafayette College for the thrilling rivalry between the Leopards and Lehigh University. Now as a part-time American Studies and first-year seminar (FYS) professor, he just attended his 50th consecutive Laf-Lehigh game. Newman, who went to the game with his former Lafayette roommate, has […]

Men’s basketball drops OT contest to Cornell, wins close game over FDU after second half surge

Lafayette men’s basketball team managed to force OT but ultimately fell to Cornell, 63-58 this past Wednesday. The Sunday before, the team staged a second-half comeback to narrowly beat Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) by a score of 80-76. In the FDU game, the Leopards were led by the inside-out combination of sophomore guard Alex Petrie, who […]

Leopards’ errors prove costly in 154th Laf-Lehigh football rivalry; team loses for fourth straight year

The Leopards lost the 154th meeting of The Rivalry on Saturday, Nov. 17, as Lehigh capitalized on Lafayette mistakes en route to a 34-3 win. The first three touchdowns for the Mountain Hawks were the result of errors from the Leopards on offense and special teams. The defense held Lehigh to 10 points all game […]

Men’s basketball wins thriller over La Salle behind Petrie’s clutch play: team then loses game to Penn

The Lafayette men’s basketball team defeated Atlantic-10 foe La Salle University 77-76 last Saturday with a late push to take the lead. Following the victory, the Leopards traveled to the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Nov. 13, only to get routed by the Quakers 91-61. Lafayette’s record moves to 1-2  after the first week of the season. The victory […]

Leopards lose to Army, pay homage to military with helmet decals in honor of Veterans Day

When Leopards football played Army the day before Veterans Day, the team got the chance to show solidarity with service members despite being opponents on the field. While they honored the military, wearing customized helmet designs featuring the faces of loved ones who have served, Lafayette came up short during gameplay losing 31-13 to the […]