The Lafayette-Lehigh football rivalry is the most-played collegiate football game in the U.S. This year marks the 159th occasion that the Lafayette Leopards will compete against “that other team.” Members of the campus community can participate in events throughout Rivalry Week as the campus counts down the days until game day on Nov. 18. After all, a leopard really is more fierce than a hawk and who doesn’t like the color maroon?

Rivalry Week Events 2023

Sunday, Nov. 12

Bedsheet Banner Making
Location: Farinon College Center
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Details: Create a banner to be hung around campus! Groups are welcome! Supplies are provided but limited. Sheets must be painted at the event and must be approved by the event staff to be hung. This event is open to students and departments.  

Lights Out Lehigh
Location: Skillman Library
Time: 8 p.m.
Details: LSAC (Lafayette Student Alumni Council) will once again host their pop-up event for students studying in the library.

Monday, Nov. 13

Bring the Roar giving challenge kicks off!

Office Decorating Contest winner to be announced!

Lighting of Pardee
Location: Pardee Hall (Quad side)
Time: 6 p.m.
Details: Come out to help us kick off the week with the lighting of Pardee! The football team will be there handing out hot cocoa.

S’mores & Snacks
Location: Quad
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Details: Following the Lighting of Pardee, enjoy s’mores and snacks around the fire pits on the Quad. 

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Annual $5.00 T-shirt sale & SMAC the Car
Location: Quad
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Details: Join LAF and SMAC for the annual $5 t-shirt sale and SMAC the Car!
Music, snacks, shirts, vandalizing a car, what more can you ask for?

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Rivalry Trivia
Location: Marquis Dining Hall (Bergethon Room)
Time: 8 p.m.
Details: Are people always telling you that you are full of useless information? Come test your knowledge at everyone’s favorite TNT Trivia!

Thursday, Nov. 16

Pard-y at Practice!
Location: Fisher Field (Outside Kirby Sports Center)
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Cheer on the football team at practice before the big game!
Food trucks, giveaways, activities, music.

Friday, Nov. 17

Punt Cakes & Paintball
Location: Farinon Atrium/Quad
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Come grab a “punt cake” and enjoy a round of paintball on the Quad.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Lafayette football vs. Lehigh
Kick-off: 12 Noon
Lehigh University
Goodman Stadium

Transportation to Lehigh University:
Student fan buses (for those who purchased a bus and game ticket) load 10 a.m. at Leopard Parking Deck.


How to watch the game

  • The Lafayette Sports Network’s broadcast of the 159th Lafayette-Lehigh football game can be seen on ATVN 4 & 1004, WBPH-60, and ESPN+.
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