Freshman two-sport athlete, record holder Tim Payne looks to transfer from Lafayette

Lafayette’s athletic teams have had trouble finding success in recent years. Seventy-four percent of Lafayette students come from the top 20% of incomes in the U.S., according to the New York Times. These facts may seem unrelated, but they contributed to freshman two-sport athlete and school record holder Tim Payne’s decision to seek to transfer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Football drops homecoming matchup against Georgetown, holds Hoyas scoreless in second half

The Leopard’s football team lost to Georgetown 13-6 in their homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 13. It was a hard-fought contest with an onside kick recovered by Lafayette senior kicker, Jacob Bissell, and a Lafayette defense that let up no points in the second half. Offensively, Lafayette’s only points came off of a pair of […]

In the win column: Football breaks through against Central Connecticut with the help of big plays

The Leopards football team won their first game of the season in five games, beating Central Connecticut 31-24 in front of a big crowd during Lafayette’s 2018 family weekend. Senior captain and running back C.J. Amill scored two rushing touchdowns and added a 57-yard punt return touchdown as the offense exploded for 31 points, more […]

Bad first impression: Football gets shut out, dominated by Colgate in first Patriot League bout

In the Leopards’ Patriot League opener, they were decisively defeated by Colgate 45-0 on Saturday, Sept. 22. By halftime, Colgate was leading the Leopards 36-0, out-possessing Lafayette 37:15 to 22:45 in the entire game. It was a miserable start to the game, as the Leopards failed to ever make a competitive push. After an 86-yard Colgate […]

Leopards football squanders early lead to Monmouth in contested home opener

The Leopards’ football team dropped a close game to Monmouth on last Saturday, losing 24-20 in their home opener at Fisher Stadium. Despite a first-half offensive surge, Lafayette missed several key opportunities late in the game and now sits at 0-3 on the season. It was a tale of two halves for the Leopards, who scored 20 points […]