Kickoff in Downtown Easton

The Rivalry 150 party began Nov. 15 at a kickoff celebration in Easton’s Centre Square. Hundreds of students, alumni, and friends turned out to celebrate college football’s most-played rivalry. There were giveaways, food, and performances by the Pep Band, student a cappella groups Cadence, the Chorduroys, and the Dance Team.

Among the crowd was Colton Bamford ’17, who insisted he had had zero interest in football while growing up. His interest zoomed during last year’s Lehigh game, which Lafayette won 50-28. The rout persuaded him to buy a ticket to Lehigh 150 and brave the Yankee Stadium cold.


The pep rally also featured the arrival of an Airstream hauled by Mike and Jenny Weisburger ’82 to Lafayette reunions and unions in 17 states over 4,500 miles. Their adventures ranged from Wichita barbeque supplied by Sam Stuart ’13, a former Leopard linebacker who coaches a semi-pro team in China, to visiting their son at Elon University in North Carolina, where they had a surprise meeting with Damian Wroblewski ’99, Elon’s offensive coordinator.

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