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Saturday, March 31, 2001

FB: Leopards spring into gridiron action
The Express-Times /By Corky Blake
The 15 sessions of spring practice begin this morning for both the Lafayette and Lehigh football programs. Lafayette continues to plow forward under second-year head coach Frank Tavani after a 2-9 campaign that sent the Leopards to the bottom of the Patriot League standings. "Our guys have been working four days a week in the weight room and two days a week running," Tavani said. "They've been doing that non-stop, except for spring break, since the end of the season."

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

MBB: At Lafayette, the status quo perseveres
The Morning Call /By Paul Reinhard
The status of the men's basketball program at Lafayette College has good-news, bad-news overtones. The good news is nothing has changed. The bad news is nothing has changed. Coach Fran O'Hanlon was in his Kirby Sports Center office Tuesday. The telephone wasn't ringing, and he didn't mind. "I have a job, I have a great job," said O'Hanlon, who has five years remaining on his contract at Lafayette but who is invariably thrown into the rumor mill when major-college jobs open up.

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

WLAX: Friends, now foes, meet in women's lacrosse game
The Daily Pennsylvanian /By Andrew McLaughlin
The coaching fraternity in the sports world is a relatively small one -- a fact evident today when the Penn women's lacrosse team takes a short road trip north to face Lafayette. When these two squads face off on Metzgar Field in Easton, Pa., at 4 p.m. this afternoon, it will be a reunion of former colleagues -- and now rival head coaches -- Karin Brower and Rebecca Joseph. The pair's paths have crossed a number of times, starting with the 1996 season, when each was an assistant coach at Princeton. Today, however, Brower -- the Quakers' (2-4) second-year coach -- will look to deliver a harsh introduction to the ranks of head-coaching to Joseph, who is in her first campaign as coach of the Leopards (3-3).

Monday, March 26, 2001

MBB: Lafayette hoops recruit Eric Mugavero named The Express-Times boys basketball player of the year
The Express-Times /By Bruce Buratti
PHILLIPSBURG - If you squint hard enough, you could easily visualize Eric Mugavero materializing out of an Indiana cornfield, basketball in hand waiting for the Midwest sun to rise over the horizon. His silhouette seems frozen like a frame out of the movie "Hoosiers." A basket looms through the distant haze. Mugavero, a 6-foot-5 senior forward at Phillipsburg High School, possesses a game that is more Havlicek than hip-hop. A throwback player who understands how to get open without the basketball, Mugavero somehow fused his all-around skills with three sophomores - who made the jump from freshman to varsity basketball - and a junior with little varsity experience to help the Stateliners enjoy an improbable 16-6 season.

BASEBALL: Lafayette sweeps Binghamton, Lehigh drops a pair to Quakers
The Morning Call
Lafayette used a dominant pitching performance in the first game and seventh-inning offensive heroics in the second game to sweep Binghamton, 11-2 and 10-9 Sunday in non-conference baseball action in Easton. In the opener, Lafayette seized control with a six-run second inning. An RBI triple by freshman Adam Rosenberg and two-run single by Vince D'Angelis highlighted the frame. D'Angelis added a pair of home runs in the rout.

Sunday, March 25, 2001

MBB: Lafayette hoops recruit Eric Mugavero named to The Express-Times all-area first team
The Express-Times /By Bruce Buratti
If you're not moving forward, you're being left behind. That would be the staple of this year's all-area boys basketball team. Four forwards and a center make up the squad. If it's a rebound, tough inside basket or a blocked shot you need, this five will get it for you. Three of the players - Eric Mugavero of Phillipsburg, Brandon Zaleski of Hackettstown and Brent Dilts of North Hunterdon stand 6-foot-5. Ed Reid of Pen Argyl checks in at 6-3 while Bethlehem Catholic's Adam Bednarik is the "smurf" of the bunch. He stands 6-2.

Friday, March 23, 2001

MSOC: 'Pards enjoy smooth soccer transition
The Morning Call /By Gary Blockus
Seamless. That's the way to describe the transfer of power in the Lafayette College soccer program. On Monday, head coach Tim Lenahan was named as the new head coach at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. On Tuesday, Lafayette promoted Lenahan's assistant, Dennis Bohn, as its new head coach.

Thursday, March 22, 2001

MBB: Patriot League tale a refreshing read
The Columbus Dispatch /By Kevin O'Neill
John Feinstein has written several books on college basketball over the past several years, most notably the acclaimed A Season on the Brink, his 1987 book about Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight. In The Last Amateurs, Feinstein focuses on the Patriot League, made up of seven schools in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region: Lafayette, Lehigh, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Colgate, Army and Navy.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

MSOC: Lafayette promotes Bohn to head coach
The Express-Times
EASTON - Dennis Bohn was named to succeed Tim Lenahan as Lafayette College men's soccer coach. Bohn served as an assistant to Lenahan the past two seasons. Lenahan, who led Lafayette to Patriot League championships in 1998 and 1999, recently was named head coach at Northwestern University.

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

WBB: Local women's basketball star selects Lafayette
The Express-Times /By Corky Blake
Dieruff High School girls basketball star Lindsay Myers is coming to play for Lafayette College next season. There will be no shortage of family members to cheer her on. Lindsay's mother, Connie, is the eighth of 15 children in the vast Myers' family that sent a slew of basketball players through Easton Area High School.

Sunday, March 18, 2001

GENERAL: Lafayette A.D. receives swim recognition award
The Express-Times
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Eve Atkinson, Lafayette College's director of athletics, was given Role Model Recognition last week at the Celebration of Women 2001 Swimming Championship Banquet at Hofstra University. The banquet was given by the NCAA, the Women's Sports Foundation and the Nassau County Sports Commission in honor of the 20th anniversary of women's swimming and diving in the NCAA.

Friday, March 16, 2001

SOFTBALL: College softball previews
The Morning Call /By Keith Groller
Overall, looking for major improvement from last year. The key will be the progress of four freshman pitchers, who join KathyVassos.

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

FB: Leopards beef up in trenches
The Express-Times /By Corky Blake
EASTON - Where's the beef? It's in Lafayette College's football recruiting class. The Leopards, badly outsized on the offensive line the past two seasons, are bringing in five offensive linemen who average 6-foot-4, 294 pounds.

FB: Lafayette recruits 22 to play football
The Morning Call
Lafayette College has announced a list of 22 freshman football recruits who will enroll this fall as members of the Class of 2005. Of the 22, six are from Pennsylvania, including three from the Lehigh Valley -- Greg Gibbs (Salisbury), John-Frank Stubits (Nazareth) and Dave Walters (Freedom). It is the first full-year recruiting effort for coach Frank Tavani, who seeks to improve on a 2-9 overall record in his second year at the helm.

Sunday, March 11, 2001

MBB: Lafayette alum Doug Elgin offers a look inside Selection Sunday
The Express-Times /By Ed Laubach
When Doug Elgin checked into the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City two years ago, he felt as if he'd died and gone to hoops heaven - and Jimmy V was manning the pearly gates. Welcome to Selection Sunday, hoops heaven on earth - with Dicky V on the gates. Elgin, the former tailback and, later, sports information director at Lafayette College, is in Indianapolis today, completing his third of four terms on the 10-member NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.

Friday, March 9, 2001

MBB & WBB: Show place is no place for tourney
The Morning Call /By Paul Reinhard
The Patriot League, in a move officials hope will make the annual postseason basketball championships a bigger part of the whole March Madness scene, has secured a neutral site for 2002 -- and probably for at least two more years, unless the experiment is a total disaster.

BASEBALL: College baseball previews
The Morning Call /By Jeff Schuler
Fresh off leading Lafayette to its best season in five years, Kinney hopes a "stellar" recruiting class -- three freshmen were expected to earn starting berths -- continues the program's upswing.

Monday, March 5, 2001

MBB: Lafayette will have a new look in 2001-02
The Express-Times /By Corky Blake
EASTON, Pa. -- For the first time since the 1995-96 season, Fran O'Hanlon's first at Lafayette, the Leopards were eliminated in the opening round of the Patriot League men's basketball tournament.

MBB: Feinstein Writes About Lafayette's Tim Bieg In The Washington Post
Washington Post /By John Feinstein
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette senior co-captain Tim Bieg played the final game of a brilliant college career this past weekend.

Wrestling: Lafayette's wrestling program, a victim of Title IX, is alive and growing on the club level.
The Express-Times /By Nick Fierro
EASTON, Pa. -- Tucked away in a tiny corner of the lavish Kirby Sports Center, beyond the indoor rock-climbing wall and gleaming racquetball courts, down the hall from the assorted state-of-the-art weight training and aerobics areas, you might be able to find the Lafayette College wrestling room.