Empire State Building will honor most-played college football rivalry
New York's Empire State Building often lights up its spire in recognition of sporting achievements. Usually it's for one of the city's pro teams, or an area college squad like Rutgers. But on Saturday the tower will be dressed up in the colors of two small schools from Pennsylvania.
Lehigh and Lafayette are playing the 150th edition of the series known simply as "The Rivalry" at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and the Empire State Building is marking the occasion with brown and maroon lights.
The two teams have won three of the past four Patriot League championships but are both below .500 this season. That won't make Saturday's game any less important, though. It's the biggest event of the year for people in Pennsylvania's sleepy Lehigh Valley.
- Dan Gartland