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Freshman Michael Hayes looks to pitch the ball back to junior Julius Young during the Lafayette Maroon and White game. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Football plays annual Maroon and White Game, looks ahead to fall season

Craig Barbaro, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

After two months of 6 a.m. workouts and hours spent in the weight room and on the field, the spring season for Lafayette Football concluded with the Maroon and White game on April 30. “Essentially,...

On national signing day, the Lafayette College football team added 16 promising recruits to their roster for the class of 2026. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Football welcomes 16 new recruits for the class of 2026

Craig Barbaro, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

The football team has officially committed 16 student-athletes after National Signing Day on Feb. 2. The team secured six new recruits to go along with the 10 who signed during the early signing...

Head Coach Troxell looks to reestablish Lafayette football as a power house in the Patriot League. He recently unveiled his coaching staff that will be tasked with accomplishing that goal. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

New Head Coach John Troxell hires staff for Lafayette football

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor January 28, 2022

Following a 3-8 season, 2022 brings a new era for Lafayette football. Recent hire Head Coach John Troxell '94 returns to College Hill for the third time in his career after winning two Patriot League Championships...

Athletics has begun the national search process for a new head football coach. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Head Coach John Garrett dismissed after five seasons

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

Football Head Coach John Garrett will not return to coach the 2022 season. With a 15-33 overall record and 13-14 in Patriot League play, Garrett took over the program in December 2016 and is leaving the...

Senior Malik Hamm (#99) led the 12 Leopards who received All-Patriot League Honors this season. (Photo courtesy of Cole Jacobson 24)

Twelve Lafayette Football Players receive All-Patriot League Honors, three with academic honors

Issy Bongiovanni, Contributing Writer December 3, 2021

Twelve Lafayette football players earned All-Patriot League Honors this past Tuesday, which included four first-team and eight second-team selections.  Senior team captain and defensive lineman Malik...

Junior running back Jaden Sutton (#1) (pictured) hits the hole during his 70-yard rushing performance during 157th rivalry game. (Photo courtesy of

Lafayette falls to Lehigh in 157th Rivalry Game

Charlie Berman, Staff Writer November 27, 2021

In the 157th installment of the most-played rivalry in college football, Lafayette fell to Lehigh (3-8 overall, 3-3 Patriot League) in a defensive showdown with a final score of 10-17. The Leopards gave...

Why Lafayette will win the 157th rivalry game

Why Lafayette will win the 157th rivalry game

Charlie Berman, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Two very different seasons have played out for the Leopards (3-7 overall, 2-3 Patriot League) and the Mountain Hawks (2-8 overall, 2-3 Patriot League). Both teams are walking onto the field for the 157th...

Why Lehigh will win the 157th rivalry game

Why Lehigh will win the 157th rivalry game

Peter Gardner, The Brown and White Sports Editor November 19, 2021

Both teams come into the 157th rivalry game with identical 2-3 league records. Each team defeated Bucknell and Georgetown, while both teams' losses came at the hands of Holy Cross, Fordham and Colgate. For...

Junior Jaden Sutton (pictured) splitting the defense during his 140-yard performance on Saturday in loss against Colgate. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards).

Football falls in heartbreaker to Colgate on senior day

Charlie Berman, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

The Lafayette football team (3-7 overall, 2-3 Patriot League) fell to the Colgate Raiders (4-6 overall, 4-1 Patriot League) on senior day 20-13 this past Saturday. The Leopards could not overcome the poor...

Lafayette footballs offense struggled to score against Holy Crosss solid defense this past Saturday. (Photo courtesy of

Lafayette football fails to beat undefeated Holy Cross

Craig Barbaro, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

The Lafayette football team (3-6 overall, 2-2 Patriot League) fell 35-10 to Holy Cross on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Fitton Field. The Leopards have just two games left in the Patriot League as the playoffs...

The Lafayette football team fell short in the challenging game against the 19th-ranked Harvard (30-3) as they struggled with offensive turnovers.
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Leopards suffer tough non-league loss to Harvard

Charlie Berman, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

The Lafayette Leopards took the field in historic Harvard Stadium on Oct. 16 to play the Harvard Crimson on the road in Cambridge, MA. The Maroon and White, coming off their first win in conference play,...

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