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The Morning Call
Lafayette and Villanova: Two teams going in opposite directionsCross. Can you believe both teams are headed for same destination? As improba
Lafayette and Villanova: Two teams going in opposite directions
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Cross. Can you believe both teams are headed for same destination? As improbable as it might be to some, Lafayette coach Frank Tavani reminded a questioner on Sunday, "We still control our own destiny. We proved it in '13: win the league, go to... Read more
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The Express-Times
8 takeaways from Lafayette-Villanova footballdid; their front six in their unusual 3-3-5 set ruled the line of scrimmage and
8 takeaways from Lafayette-Villanova football
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
did; their front six in their unusual 3-3-5 set ruled the line of scrimmage and "overpowered," as Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani said, the Leopard offensive line. Execution again. This has been a consistent point of emphasis by Tavani of... Read more
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The Express-Times
Villanova's defensive scores leave Lafayette football dazedand rumbled 25 yards for a touchdown 15 seconds into the game. Lafayette never
Villanova's defensive scores leave Lafayette football dazed
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
and rumbled 25 yards for a touchdown 15 seconds into the game. Lafayette never quite recovered from what head coach Frank Tavani rightly called a "shock" in a 31-14 loss to the No. 23 (Hero Sports poll) Wildcats. And understandably so. "I... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lafayette's good stretches not long enough to win football gamespractice, all through practice, every day." Lafayette, as it showed Saturday a
Lafayette's good stretches not long enough to win football games
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
practice, all through practice, every day." Lafayette, as it showed Saturday against a very, very good team – head coach Frank Tavani said he didn't see much difference between Villanova and Delaware, "two very good CAA teams" – can play well... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lafayette falls to 1-3 in first meeting with Wildcats since 1920those four games are behind us and it doesn't matter if you're 4-0, 1-3, 2-2 or
Lafayette falls to 1-3 in first meeting with Wildcats since 1920
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
those four games are behind us and it doesn't matter if you're 4-0, 1-3, 2-2 or 0-4, none of it matters," Lafayette Coach Frank Tavani said. "We start the league next week and we're going to be bound and determined to get a win over Holy... Read more
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The Express-Times
5 keys to Villanova at Lafayette footballa left-handed quarterback who can take off and run or pass; they have a lot of
5 keys to Villanova at Lafayette football
The Express-Times / Posted 4 days ago
a left-handed quarterback who can take off and run or pass; they have a lot of balance that way," Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani said. "They run zone reads, sweeps, bubble plays, screens, with a large offensive line." Talley's formula of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Villanova football coach Andy Talley wary of Lafayettethat inference on a Colonial Athletic Conference teleconference call early in t
Villanova football coach Andy Talley wary of Lafayette
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
that inference on a Colonial Athletic Conference teleconference call early in the week. First, it was, "I'm tight with Frank Tavani … so, it'll be nice to see him on Saturday." Then it was, "They've been in the wars … this is a big game for... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lafayette needs better execution for better football resultssorry season at Tampa Bay, about his team's execution. "I'm in favor of it," s
Lafayette needs better execution for better football results
The Express-Times / Posted 7 days ago
sorry season at Tampa Bay, about his team's execution. "I'm in favor of it," said McKay promptly. Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani hasn't gotten to that point yet with his 1-2 Leopards, but he'd certainly be in favor of better execution, and... Read more
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The Morning Call
Turnovers, lack of running game hurting Lafayette football teamOne can only imagine how much it must have pained Lafayette football coach Fran
Turnovers, lack of running game hurting Lafayette football team
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
One can only imagine how much it must have pained Lafayette football coach Frank Tavani to use the word "inept" on Saturday night in describing the present state of the Leopards' running game. As of Sunday, the Leopards ranked No. 118 out of 122... Read more
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The Morning Call
Leopards late rally falls short against Princetonyear. "We will not be quitting, and the game is going to come around to us some
Leopards late rally falls short against Princeton
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
year. "We will not be quitting, and the game is going to come around to us sometime before the season is over." Head Coach Frank Tavani called the game "disheartening" because it was in some ways much like last week's loss to Delaware. It was a... Read more
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The Express-Times
6 storylines to follow in Lafayette-Princeton footballsurprise factor? "I'd rather have played two games," said Princeton head coach
6 storylines to follow in Lafayette-Princeton football
The Express-Times / Posted 11 days ago
surprise factor? "I'd rather have played two games," said Princeton head coach Bob Surace, naturally, while Lafayette coach Frank Tavani grumbled about lack of film. Lehigh coach Andy Coen, who faces the same situation with Penn this week, said this... Read more
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The Morning Call
Princeton will be another rugged nonleague test for Lafayette football teamFrank Tavani remembers playing in a semi-pro football game a long time ago in w
Princeton will be another rugged nonleague test for Lafayette football team
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
Frank Tavani remembers playing in a semi-pro football game a long time ago in which the coach of his team called for an onside kick when the team was ahead by 60 points. Tavani, head football coach at Lafayette College, said it was "the last time I... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lafayette's Root a purebred football playerKanoff (the passing one) and junior John Lovett (the running one). "They have
Lafayette's Root a purebred football player
The Express-Times / Posted 14 days ago
Kanoff (the passing one) and junior John Lovett (the running one). "They have so many plays to run," Leopard head coach Frank Tavani said. And since Saturday will be Princeton's opener, there's nothing for Lafayette to look at from 2016,... Read more
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The Express-Times
5 takeaways from Lafayette-Delaware footballinside the 20 and no touchbacks. Delaware had five punt yards on nine punts. "R
5 takeaways from Lafayette-Delaware football
The Express-Times / Posted 14 days ago
inside the 20 and no touchbacks. Delaware had five punt yards on nine punts. "Ryan is a weapon," Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani said. "We have two weapons in the kicking game; I'd rather be firing with (placekicker and Parkland graduate)... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lafayette football follow-up: Delaware switches gears to power past Leopardstwo different comments after the game. "There's no consolation in playing a go
Lafayette football follow-up: Delaware switches gears to power past Leopards
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
two different comments after the game. "There's no consolation in playing a good football team tough," said head coach Frank Tavani. "We lost — whether you lose by 1, 21, 41 or 101 it's a loss. So, obviously, there's a bitter taste in your... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lafayette's Bryant changes up Delaware game plan by himselfrun straight downhill at him." Translation: "They ran a lot more 'power' in t
Lafayette's Bryant changes up Delaware game plan by himself
The Express-Times / Posted 16 days ago
run straight downhill at him." Translation: "They ran a lot more 'power' in the second half," Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani said. Having forced Delaware, which had lost top tailback Wes Hills to an elbow injury in the first quarter, to... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lafayette football rues missed chances in loss to Delaware27 yards on drives that reached the Hens' 4- and 10-yard lines, respectively.
Lafayette football rues missed chances in loss to Delaware
The Express-Times / Posted 16 days ago
27 yards on drives that reached the Hens' 4- and 10-yard lines, respectively. "We had opportunities," Leopard head coach Frank Tavani said. "We dropped balls, we had a touchdown called back, we missed a touchdown to a wide-open receiver on a... Read more
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The Express-Times
6 storylines to follow at Lafayette-Delaware footballtailback DeSean Brown may well miss the game with an injury. "It's always a con
6 storylines to follow at Lafayette-Delaware football
The Express-Times / Posted 18 days ago
tailback DeSean Brown may well miss the game with an injury. "It's always a concern to me," said Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani of the anemic running totals. "We weren't finishing plays. If the offensive line could have given us two more... Read more
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The Morning Call
Powe, Lafayette pumped up for challenge against Delawareincreased to 195 by the end of his freshman year and is now a solid 212 pounds.
Powe, Lafayette pumped up for challenge against Delaware
The Morning Call / Posted 20 days ago
increased to 195 by the end of his freshman year and is now a solid 212 pounds. "Look at him!" Lafayette coach Frank Tavani said during Tuesday's media luncheon. "He's bigger, stronger … played a heck of a game. … That's just a little... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lafayette responds to challenge from Central Connecticutmistake resulted in them starting their third possession on their own 11-yard l
Lafayette responds to challenge from Central Connecticut
The Morning Call / Posted 22 days ago
mistake resulted in them starting their third possession on their own 11-yard line. "It was critical," coach Frank Tavani said Saturday. "You want to know what happens when adversity comes. Well, adversity did come. When they tied... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lafayette beats Central Connecticut 24-10 in football openerwith a 24-10 victory over the Blue Devils in New Britain, Conn. "These kids sh
Lafayette beats Central Connecticut 24-10 in football opener
The Morning Call / Posted 24 days ago
with a 24-10 victory over the Blue Devils in New Britain, Conn. "These kids showed tonight they know how to win," coach Frank Tavani said after the game. "Things were not going well. But I'll tell you, that offensive line came together. And it... Read more
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The Express-Times
10 keys for Lafayette football at Central Connecticut Statefelt better in his life. Junior Nick Franzese had an impressive training camp,
10 keys for Lafayette football at Central Connecticut State
The Express-Times / Posted 25 days ago
felt better in his life. Junior Nick Franzese had an impressive training camp, as did freshman Yasir Thomas, who head coach Frank Tavani singled out for his big-play capability, and converted quarterback Josh Davis. Senior Tim Vangelas will want to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lafayette College looking to snap losing streak in season openercamp, the emphasis has been on E.A.A.T. — effort, attitude, accountability and
Lafayette College looking to snap losing streak in season opener
The Morning Call / Posted 27 days ago
camp, the emphasis has been on E.A.A.T. — effort, attitude, accountability and toughness. That is now changed. Coach Frank Tavani said at Tuesday's media luncheon that no matter what happens in the Leopards' opening game at 6 p.m. Friday at... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lafayette taking yoga path to football nirvanayour mind," Bryant said. "It clears the negativity and gets you back to doing w
Lafayette taking yoga path to football nirvana
The Express-Times / Posted 28 days ago
your mind," Bryant said. "It clears the negativity and gets you back to doing what you have to do." Leopard head coach Frank Tavani has become a fan. Rumor is there is a wonderful photo of the veteran coach in mid-yoga but it has not been... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lafayette College football team looking to bounce back in 201645 … Quarterback sacks: 9; Opponents' sacks: 38. Enough already. The result: o
Lafayette College football team looking to bounce back in 2016
The Morning Call / Posted 28 days ago
45 … Quarterback sacks: 9; Opponents' sacks: 38. Enough already. The result: one victory, 10 defeats. Leopards head coach Frank Tavani thought the 2015 schedule was the toughest of his tenure on College Hill — "not even close," he said at the... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lafayette football names 4 new on-field leaders as captainsFrank Tavani has made his decision on captains for the 2016 Lafayette football
Lafayette football names 4 new on-field leaders as captains
The Express-Times / Posted 29 days ago
Frank Tavani has made his decision on captains for the 2016 Lafayette football team – and the choice is for a quartet of leaders. It marks the third time in Tavani's tenure (since 2000) that four players have been picked as the team's... Read more
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The Morning Call
Five questions about the 2016 Lafayette LeopardsHe and fellow senior Blake Searfoss battled through the spring and summer pract
Five questions about the 2016 Lafayette Leopards
The Morning Call / Posted 29 days ago
He and fellow senior Blake Searfoss battled through the spring and summer practices, with Reed emerging. But head coach Frank Tavani said Sunday that he told his staff, "It's one thing to be named the starter, it's another thing to maintain it.... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lafayette football could be sunk by sadistic scheduleis as a program right now, and a schedule that may throttle hopes of 2016 being
Lafayette football could be sunk by sadistic schedule
The Express-Times / Posted 1 months ago
is as a program right now, and a schedule that may throttle hopes of 2016 being a bounce-back season from 2015. Head coach Frank Tavani took the offensive on his schedule at the team's Media Day last week, saying it was a "challenging" schedule... Read more
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