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Nestled in the heart of the Lehigh Valley sit a number of wonderful colleges, each with it’s own strengths. Only two though, Easton’s Lafayette College, and Bethlehem’s Lehigh University, hold the distinction of being the nation’s most played college football rivalry.
We’ll highlight some of the great games, the fog contest of 1955, the heartbreaking tie in the 100th match up in 1965, and the ‘81 contest, watched by more than 19,000 fans, the most ever to witness a game at Taylor Stadium. We’ll also tackle some of the memorable finishes in more recent years, like the double overtime victory by Lehigh in 1995.
The program brings the rich tradition and pageantry of the big game to life. Along with the games, we’ll chronicle the brilliant bon fires, pajama parades, college capers, and marching band bashes. The Lehigh-Lafayette Legacy features fascinating and moving personal stories from the players, coaches and families who left their mark on this historic rivalry. For instance, Mike and Brian Gregorek, along with their understandably conflicted parents, faced a family dilemma when sibling rivalry transformed into sports rivalry during the 2000 Lafayette-Lehigh contest. Blood may be thicker than water, but all bets were off when these brothers met head-to-head on the football field.
The Lafayette – Lehigh Legacy connects friends, families, and neighbors spanning generations. You’ll meet the people intimately acquainted with the rivalry that runs deep in the Lehigh Valley.