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NFL moves extra point back
I'm sure most of you have heard by now but the NFL moved the ball back on the extra point to the 15, meaning a extra point is now 32 yards.  99% of extra points are made, only 94% of 32 yard field goals. I wonder if this will impact college football? And if so, when?
Patriot League Free Agents/Mini Camp Invites
Tahir Basil is with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the PIFL an arena league.
Leopards Lead League In Attendance
Adding back in the 13,500 home sellout that was given away to Yankee Stadium, Leopard Fans swamped the competition. Congrats all!

AVG ATTENDANCE
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1. Lafayette 5      7,549
2. Holy Cross 5    6,748
3. LEHIGH 5        6,249
4. Colgate 5        4,844
5. Fordham 7      4,663
6. Bucknell 5       3,530
7. Georgetown 6  2,124
LU BB & SB
Lehigh's softball team knocked out of NCAA tournament, finished 1-2. LU's baseball team beats Navy in PL tourney to advance to NCAA playoffs.
2016 Basketball
Here are some 2016 womens basketball recruits (all verbals)

Lehigh
 Cameryn Benz 6'3" F Montgomery HS, NJ
 Gena Grundhoffer 6'1" F Assumption HS, Wisc
 Hanna Hedstrom 5'9" PG Winnetonka,Minn
 Camryn Buhr 6' F Indiana (new)

Holy Cross
 Nicole Morris 5'7" PG Rumson. NJ
 Maddy Springfield 5'11" G Conanr, CT
 Lauren Manis 6'1" F/C Bishop Feehan. Mass
 Madalyn Smith 5'8" PG High Point, NJ

Bucknell
 Ellie Mack 6'2" F Connestoga, P ...
Spring Sports Records
With records like tose we probably are DIII in competitive levels.Lehigh softball is in the NCAA playoffs and their baseball team is playing Navy for the baseball championship.(See today's Morning Call.) Not that it's Lehigh but they are a standard of comparison.Lafayette lacks the committment to athletic success and has at least since the 50's accredtation scare.
2016 Football Recruiting
Here we go with Coach Phil coordinating the staff's efforts.

2016 Verbally Committed:

Dmitry Smith S 6-0 177 Southeast HS  Bradenton, FL Source: twitter (2015 grad, waiting on the explanation)


2016 Offered players (unofficial and incomplete; based on published reports as we find them):

Dallas Jeanty ILB 6-0 211 Ft. Lauderdale Source: rivals.com 3* (FBS offers)

Mikial Onu S 5-11 180 Richmond, TX  Source: rivals.com (FBS offers)

D.J. Davis RB/SB Am.Heritage Sch. Delray Bch., FL ...
TSN Rates the FCS Conferences
Nice find Carney.

Not surprised where we fall out in FCS. It seems about right. In my opinion we are above the Ivy League just because of our depth. And I think it is going to be very difficult for the PL to climb that ladder.

The reason I feel this way is academics. The academics at LC are no joke (I am assuming the rest of the PL is that way. I know all the schools except Fordham).  There are a lot of kids in the CAA and  SOCON that can't get admitted to the PL schools. And a ...
League tournament
Two (out of four) games left in the NCAA tournament that are worth watching.  Albany vs. Notre Dame, Saturday, May 16 at 3:00 PM in Denver (ESPNU) and Hopkins vs. Syracuse, Sunday, May 16 at 12:00 PM in Annapolis (ESPN2).

Albany could advance here.  Albany has shown that they can win without dominating on faceoffs. They're better than most give them credit for, especially on defense.  Lyle Thompson is the offensive key for the Great Danes.  He's just amazing - Lyle is the best player in the t ...
Steelers!
This from a Q&A with a Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh reporter who attended this past weekend's Steelers minicamp:

Guest: How many undrafted free agents do you expect to make the roster?

Ray Fittipaldo: There always seems to be one or two. Most likely practice squad is best option for those guys, though. Only a few roster spots available unless there are injuries.
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