How to Watch the Game

  • The Lafayette Sports Network’s broadcast of the 158th Lafayette-Lehigh football game can be seen on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, NBC Sports Bay Area, MASN2, ATVN 4 & 1004, and WBPH-60. It is also available ESPN+.

The Lafayette-Lehigh football rivalry is the most-played collegiate football game in the U.S. This year marked the 158th occasion that the Lafayette Leopards competed against “that other team.” As the Lafayette community rallied during Rivalry Week, there were many events for faculty, staff, and students to celebrate all things Lafayette. After all, a leopard really is more fierce than a hawk and who doesn’t like the color maroon?

Rivalry Week Events 2022

Sunday, Nov. 13 

Student-athletes “Spotted” Volunteering in the Community
Lafayette student-athletes visited two area organizations on Nov. 13: Gracedale Nursing Home and the Children’s Home of Easton. Students created posters and art in preparation for Antibiotic Awareness Week with the residents of Gracedale. Residents at the Children’s Home of Easton enjoyed playing basketball, football, and pool with Lafayette’s student-athletes. There were smiles all around as the children received Lafayette-branded receiver’s gloves and shirts.  View photos from the Gracedale visit.

Lafayette student-athletes stand in front of Gracedale Nursing Home on Nov. 13.

Lafayette student-athletes stand in front of Gracedale Nursing Home on Nov. 13 prior to creating crafts with residents.

Lighting of Pardee 
Rivalry Week kicked off with the lighting of Pardee Hall in maroon and white lights. Members of the football team were on hand to hand out hot cocoa to attendees. 

Pardee Hall is lit in maroon and white lights

Pardee Hall, shown on Nov. 13 is basked in maroon and white.

Monday, Nov. 14

Bring the Roar giving challenge kicks off!

Banner Making
A great deal of creativity was displayed as students came together in Farinon College Center from 6 to 9 p.m. to create Rivalry-themed banners. With the assistance of facilities, banners were displayed on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 15. View photos from the event. 

Four students are standing arm in arm and smiling in Farinon College Center during a banner making activity

Groups of student assembled in Farinon College Center on Nov. 14 to create Rivalry banners.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Annual SMAC the Car Event
Many students stopped by the Quad on Tuesday to participate in the annual Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) the Car event sponsored by the Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF). Members of the Lafayette Pep Band were on hand to cheer on students as they vandalized a car all in good fun and for a good cause. LAF contributed $1 for every t-shirt sold to the Canned Food Drive Competition held in conjunction with Lehigh University. View photos. 

A lafayette student hits a car parked in front of Farinon College Center with a sledgehammer. He is wearing safety goggles.

Students participated in the annual SMAC the Car event during Rivalry Week. A portion of the funds raised supported the Canned Food Drive Competition held with Lehigh University.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

S’mores & Snacks 
Students gathered around the fire at Schwartz Schoor Plaza Wednesday evening for s’mores and snacks to celebrate the upcoming 158th Rivalry game. 

Three students stand smiling outside at night at S'mores and Snacks event during Rivalry Week.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Pard-y at Practice!
Food trucks, giveaways, and activities were available for students to stop by and cheer on members of the football team, cheer, and dance teams as they practiced for the big game. View the photos. 

Visiting the Electric Plane
A presentation and discussion about electric aviation took place at Braden Airport in Forks Twp., which is where the electric plane is resting before its flight over Fisher Stadium on Saturday. Participants learned about the plane and were able to get a sneak peak of the plane in the air. Read more about Remy Oktay ’24 and this initiative. 

Remy Oktay smiles in front of the plane.

Remy Oktay ’24 will fly an electric plane over Fisher Stadium during the Rivalry game, presumably the first electric plane flyover at a sporting event.

Friday, Nov. 18 

Punts & Pies
Students stoped by Farinon College Center Snack Bar for a “punt cake” or whoopie pie as well as customized game gear. View photos. 

Three students pose with cakes in Farinon Student Center
Portlock Black Cultural Center Open House and Celebration
Faculty, staff, students and community members toured the new Center in advance of the rededication ceremony planned for Saturday. View photos from the event. 

Seven attendees pose for a photo in the living room of the Portlock Black Cultural Center.

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the community gathered at the Portlock Black Cultural Center on Friday evening for an open house and community celebration.

Landis Volunteer Opportunity: Homelessness Awareness 
Students joined in a discussion centered around homelessness while making blankets for residents at Safe Harbor Shelter. The event was co-sponsored by the Lafayette Activities Forum and MSU sorority.

Lafayette vs. Lehigh Swimming and Diving Dual

View photos from the meet. 

Maroon Club Hall of Fame Dinner
The Lafayette College Maroon Club welcomed a new class of Hall of Fame inductees. Photos coming soon!

Lavender Lane and Pride Network Reception
A reception was held at Lavender Lane Friday evening. Photos coming soon!

TNT Trivia
The tradition returned to Farinon College Center atrium Friday evening as students tested their knowledge at everyone’s favorite event, TNT Trivia!

Saturday, Nov. 19

Portlock Black Cultural Center Dedication
Members of the Lafayette community gathered to  recognize the history of the Center and the donors who made the renovation possible. View photos. 

President Nicole Hurd is joined by members of the Portlock family and students at the ribbon cutting for the Portlock Black Cultural Center. The group is standing in front of the Center behind a maroon ribbon.

President Nicole Hurd (center) is joined by members of the Portlock family and students at the ribbon cutting for the Portlock Black Cultural Center on Nov. 19.

Tailgates and Celebrations 
The Lafayette Gets Electric Rally on the top deck of the Markle parking deck offered breakfast items powered by an electric truck as well as opportunities to mingle with numerous Lafayette sustainability clubs at the event hosted by the Dyer Center, Lafayette Motor Sports, and the Engineering Student Council. In addition, the Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden on the Quad included music, games, and more.
View tailgate photos. 

Fraternity and Sorority Life Display Hosted by the College Archives
The Rothkopf Reading Room in Skillman Library featured historic artifacts and photographs of fraternity and sorority life from the Lafayette College Archives. 

Lafayette-Lehigh Rivalry 158
Lafayette wins 14-11! Watch the game recap.

Bring the Roar giving challenge concluded at halftime. More than 2,800 donors contributed $811,974 to support Lafayette students and programs. 
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