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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The addition of the Richmond Spiders to the Patriot League is the first since 2001. (Photo courtesy of University of Richmond Athletics)

Richmond to join Patriot League football

By Benjamin White, Assistant Sports Editor May 18, 2024

The University of Richmond will be joining the Patriot League as an associate member for football beginning in the 2025 football season, expanding Patriot League football to eight teams. "We are excited...

Safety DaRon Gilbert goes for a tackle against Lehigh in 2022. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Leopards join NFL

By Benjamin White, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

Former Leopards DaRon Gilbert and Steven Stilianos signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents this week, with Gilbert joining the Detroit Lions and Stilianos, the Tennessee Titans. “Going into...

The Lafayette football team hoists the Patriot League Championship trophy for the first time since 2013. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

The state of Lafayette sports

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor May 3, 2024

We are but brief echoes in the relentless passage of time as it carelessly rushes onward, merely distorted faces upon which clocks droop in the proverbial Salvador Dali painting that we call life. Yet...

Sophomore Savion McKinnon makes a catch during the football teams annual spring showcase last Saturday. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Young stars shine at football’s spring showcase

By Dan Sullivan, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

The football team may not be in season, but the way the Leopards have been practicing over their spring semester makes it hard to tell. The team's diligence culminated in the annual Maroon-White Spring...

Four Leopards have declared for the 2024 NFL draft. (Photos courtesy of GoLeopards)

Leopards declare for the NFL Draft

By Benjamin White, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

With the 2024 NFL Draft nearing, current and former Leopards are preparing for the road ahead to professional football. “I’m declared, I signed an agent a couple of months ago, and these past couple...

Football head coach John Troxell has been a part of the Lafayette community for almost 35 years. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Magazine)

John Troxell: Standout coach, standout student, standout Leopard

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor February 23, 2024

John Troxell '94, in just two years as the head coach of the Lafayette football team, has turned the Leopards' fortunes around, leading them to their seventh-ever Patriot League championship and earning...

The new class of players includes two from the Lehigh Valley. (Photo by Jay Bendlin for GoLeopards)

Leopards football welcomes 27 players on National Signing Day

By Dan Sullivan, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Another recruiting season has come and gone for the football team, as 27 new players signed their letters of intent to join the Leopards’ roster on National Signing Day this past Wednesday. This marks...

Donavon Nathaniel comes to Lafayette by way of University of Wisconsin-Platteville with stops at Georgia State and Kansas. (Photo courtesy of University of Wisconsin-Platteville)

Football coaching staff reloads with hire of Donavon Nathaniel

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor February 2, 2024

After winning the Patriot League, the Leopards football team saw surprisingly little attrition with the exception of one staffing vacancy. To fill it, head coach John Troxell nabbed former Kansas graduate...

Sophomore running back Jamar Curtis runs past a Delaware defender. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Football falls to Delaware in nail-biter in first round of FCS playoffs

By Dan Sullivan, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

In its first postseason action since 2013, the football team (9-3 overall, 5-1 Patriot League) fell to 11th-ranked Delaware in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs by a score of 36-34 on Saturday....

Leopards fans were probably taking pictures at the game with the new iPhone 5s. (Edit by Trebor Maitin for The Lafayette)

The last time football won the Patriot League Championship

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023

Before this year's dominant victory over Lehigh, the football team had not won a Patriot League Championship since Nov. 23, 2013. We're bringing you back to the era of the duck face and infinity scarves...

The Leopards have a chance to secure the programs first-ever NCAA FCS Playoff win. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

FCS playoff preview: Lafayette vs. Delaware

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor November 25, 2023

After putting together their best season in recent history, the Leopards (9-2 overall, 5-1 Patriot League) will make the 100-mile trek to Newark, Delaware to take on the University of Delaware Blue Hens...

The football team celebrates its commanding victory over Lehigh. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Football routs Lehigh, clinches first Patriot League title since 2013

By Charlie Berman and Madeline Marriott November 18, 2023

With its 49-21 domination of rival Lehigh University (2-9 overall, 1-5 Patriot League) on Saturday, the football team (9-2 overall, 5-1 Patriot League) nabbed the Patriot League title and earned an automatic...

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