June 3, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - A pair of matchups between teams expected to contend for the Patriot League football title will be shown on CBS Sports Network in 2014 as Lafayette visits Fordham on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. EST and Fordham goes to Bucknell on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. EST.
Lafayette and Fordham meet in a rematch of last year's game won by the Leopards 27-14 on Nov. 16, handing the Rams their first loss of the season after a 10-0 start. The Leopards went on to win the Patriot League title the next week, while the Rams earned an at-large berth to the FCS playoffs and beat Sacred Heart in a first-round contest before falling to Towson. The quarterbacks will take center stage as Lafayette's Drew Reed completed 72.5% of his passes for 1,887 yards and 17 touchdowns as a freshman in 2013 while Fordham's Mike Nebrich was an All-American and set numerous Patriot League single-season records including passing yardage (4,380), passing touchdowns (35) and total offense (4,893).
The Rams are back on CBS Sports Network when they travel to Bucknell in what could be a key late-season game in the Patriot League race. The teams played one of the most exciting games in the Patriot League in 2013 as Fordham blocked a Bucknell field-goal attempt as time expired to hold on for a 23-21 win at home on Nov. 9. The Bison are coming off a 6-5 season where they won five of the last six games, with the last-second loss to Fordham as the only defeat in that span.
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In addition to football, CBS Sports Network will televise Patriot League regular and postseason men and women's basketball and men's lacrosse in the 2014-15 season.
The Patriot League continually demonstrates that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing its high standards. The Patriot League's athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.