Nu’s News

Can you feel the excitement?

Can you hear the ROAR?

Leopards about to be let loose … and converge on campus for the next installment of the most played rivalry in college football history as Lehigh comes a calling to take

another beating from mighty Lafayette, in the 152nd renewal of the storied series.


The Grillmaster John Plumeri is already hard at work preparing a feast fit for the occasion.

The menu will again include burgers, dogs, sausages, pork roll, buffalo chicken, a 6 foot sub, chicken wings, cheeses, deli meats, dips, salads and a number of surprises

 to be sure … only way to enjoy it all is to come early and stay late …


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Pete Ramsey is also pitching in , bring the special morning crumb cakes from Carlo’s, along with midday fare and the obligatory cooler of adult refreshments.

Ellen Weiler has graciously offered desserts (for those still standing …).


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The Delt tailgate will be in full swing by 8:00am, but those looking for the early morning eggs and pork roll from John’s chuck wagon are welcome to join us

 at7:00am for the set-up and eye-openers    Frank & Bob will again for on hand to watch over the proceedings, and ward off any rogue Lehigh types …


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 We’ve received word from Frank Phifer and Tom Cannon confirming their attendance, and word is that the Delt ranks will be complemented with appearances by

 Tom O’Connor, Gary Dahms and Dave Marione … surely just the advance guard of all Delts (Oscar Huettner, Greg Eggert et al)who will rendezvous at the rally point

established early morning under the Delt flag, which will be flying proudly overhead.


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The advance teams will be rising with the sun early Saturday morning and securing ample space for the later arriving reinforcements.

Hoping to see everyone there J




Greetings all Alumni, Parents & Friends!


The 152nd renewal of college football’s most played rivalry is just barely a week away, and our fearless Grillmaster John Plumeri is already deep into the planning and prepping

for what will surely be a great day of football, food, drink and camaraderie.


I regret not having been in touch much this season, and not having attended the earlier tailgates.  Suffice to say that it has been a busy Fall with a couple kids away at school and

 some changes on the work front.   


Now, as for Saturday and the game:


We will be setting up in our usual spot – lower level of the Markle Parking Deck, last row furthest from the field and on the end nearest the leopard statue.   Of course the

purple & gold DTD flag will be flying high overhead.  The advance forces should arrive and lay claim to our Command Forwarding Operating Base by 7:00am. 

The first orders of business will be to stake out our position and get the chuck wagon up & running.  The Grillmaster, ably supported by Cindy, John & Patty, will be serving

hot breakfast to the rest of the crew as we set up.  We expect to be fully operational by 8:00am.


Breakfast will typically include eggs, pork roll, Bloody Marys and a few assorted eye-openers …


By 9:00am or so we should be in midday mode – burgers, sausages, buffalo chicken dip, chili (if the weather is cold), the usual appetizers, chips & dips, Philly pretzels,

cheeses, pepperoni, desserts and the like.  And of course a full complement of beverages …


I am truly hoping to see the many friends I have missed so far this season … the Pellecchia’s, Schor’s, Shumeyko’s, Bohrod’s, and Coxe’s, all our friends from the

Alumni Office (Chris, Rachel, Janine, Renae, Christina), Ellen “Eileen”  Weiler, Tommaso Marsella, Joe (and Joey?) Samaritano, Tom Maatta, Alex Karapetian,

Lisa Kassel & Mitch Winter, Mike Weisburger, Mike DeLisi, Bill Rappolt, Terry Galla, Craig Kudcey, Jerry Blakeslee, Jim Benjamin, Bud & Linda Martin, Wynne Whitman,

Betsy Phillips, Dave Reif, President Byerly (and our honorary brother Steve J) … and of course all the Delts.


We will be in full swing during and after the game, for your comfort and sustenance.


Very much looking forward to seeing everyone and renewing friendships.



Delt Tailgate before Lafayette - Lehigh game this Saturday

Hark and Greetings to all Delt and Leopard alums, friends, parents and fellow tailgaters. The 151st football contest between Lafayette and Lehigh is upon us.  Although not quite the same as last year’s event in NYC, this year’s game promises to be a nice backdrop for our last Delt Tailgate of the 2015 season. I’ve been working since last weekend with the Grillmaster, John Plumeri '78, to ensure that we will finish the year with a tailgate to remember and cap off the 2015 Lafayette football season.  As always, the Grillmaster will be ably assisted by his clan, including Barmaster John Jr.'10

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We plan/hope to set up the tailgate in the same spot we have used for the past three tailgates out at Lehigh.  It is at the very beginning of one of the main rows of parking after entering the primary parking lot at the crest of the hill (about the highest point in the lot).  Folks who have been with us the past few years should remember it – we have a grass median behind us which affords some additional room; we will have the purple & gold Delt flag flying about 20’ high atop John’s telescoping flag pole.

 Delt Tailgate at Lehigh 2013.JPGAfter staking out space for about 10 cars, we will raise the purple & gold DTD flag and fly it high above our Lafayette tailgate.  Those present at Lehigh 2011 and 2013 will remember that this worked well and enabled folks to find us easily.  I will also be reachable by my cell phone (973-769-4593).  We should have the landing squads in place and holding down contested real estate by 8:00 am or so, and the Plumeri chuck wagon in operation for the early arrivals.
Our menu will include the usual fare, although perhaps with a slightly more breakfast slant … lot’s of John’s signature pork roll to be sure J, another cooked ham, the standard burgers, dogs, sausages, dips and the like.
We certainly hope that Lafayette President Byerly and Steve Jensen can find us.
We have already heard from a number of folks who are definitely making the early morning assault on enemy grounds, including Frank Phifer, Peter Gummeson, Gerry Oberrender, Dave Leiby, Brian Hendrix, Pete Ramsey, Tom O’Connor, Dave Marione, Scott Beisler and of course Nu's President Oscar Huettner … perhaps only a small sample of the many Delts who are planning to be in Bethlehem.
Kick-off for the 151st clash is scheduled for 12:30; so plan to get to the tailgate by 9:00 or so – we will be fully mobilized and ready for operations by then.
The plan is of course fluid and subject to changing instantly as weather and other details may affect us … stay in touch and be ready to adapt on the fly !

Mike Moroney ’83 P’14 

I am Lafayette








Lafayette 2015 Football schedule


09/05/15 vs. William & Mary (Student Appreciation Night) Easton, Pa. 6:00 p.m. ET
09/12/15 at  Delaware Newark, Del. TBA
09/19/15 vs. Princeton (Family Weekend) Easton, Pa. 6:00 p.m. ET
09/26/15 at  Wagner Staten Island, N.Y. TBA


10/03/15 vs. Fordham (Youth Night) * Easton, Pa. 6:00 p.m. ET
10/10/15 at  Georgetown * Washington, D.C. TBA
10/17/15 vs. Harvard (Homecoming) Easton, Pa. 3:30 p.m. ET
10/24/15 at  Holy Cross * Worcester, Mass. TBA
10/31/15 vs. Bucknell (Military Appreciation Day) * Easton, Pa. 1:00 p.m. ET

11/07/15 vs. Colgate (Senior Day, Community Celebration) * Easton, Pa. 1:00 p.m. ET
11/21/15 at  Lehigh (151st Meeting) * Bethlehem, Pa. TBA


*Conference Game



LAFAYETTE ATHLETICS TICKET OFFICE  -- Link to Single Game & Season Tickets

Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Phone: (610) 330-5471


MARKLE DECK PARKING PASS  --  Tailgate and park in the Markle Parking Deck with a 2015 season parking pass. This includes one parking pass to each of the six home games. The cost is 150.00.



#1. 'Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal Nevertheless, Beat Texas

Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.


#2. 'After you retire, there's only one big event left... And I ain't ready for that.' - Bobby Bowden / Florida  State


#3. 'The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.' - Lou Holtz / Arkansas


#4. 'When you win, nothing hurts.' - Joe Namath / Alabama


#5. 'Motivation is simple.. You eliminate those who are not motivated.' - Lou Holtz /Arkansas


#6. 'If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, 'Roll, tide, roll!' - Bear Bryant / Alabama


#7. 'A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.' -Frank Leahy / Notre Dame


#8. 'There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.' -Woody Hayes / Ohio  State


#9. 'I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.' - Bob Devaney / Nebraska


#10. 'In Alabama , an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant.' - Wally Butts / Georgia


#11. 'You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.' -Paul Dietzel / LSU


#12. 'It's kind of hard to rally around a math class.' - Bear Bryant / Alabama


#13. When asked if Fayetteville was the end of the world. 'No, but you can see it from here.' - Lou Holtz / Arkansas ...


#14. 'I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.' - Bear Bryant / Alabama


#15. 'There's one sure way to stop us from scoring-give us the ball near the goal line.' -Matty Bell / SMU


#16. 'Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.' - Frank Leahy / Notre Dame


#17. 'I never graduated from Iowa , but I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's.' - Alex Karras / Iowa


#18. 'My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.' - Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee


#19. 'I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades..' - Duffy Daugherty /Michigan  State


#20. 'Always remember... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.' Shug Jordan /Auburn


#21 'They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces.' - Darrell Royal / Texas


#22. 'Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure.' - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame


#23. 'They whipped us like a tied up goat.' - Spike Dykes / TexasTech


#24. 'I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: 'Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good.' - Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State


#25. 'Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.' -Bobby Bowden / Florida  State


#26 'Football is not a contact sport - it is a collision sport.. Dancing is a contact sport.' - Duffy Daugherty / Michigan  State


#27. After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team: 'All those who         need showers, take them.' - John McKay / USC


#28. 'If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.' MurrayWarmath / Minnesota


#29. 'The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb.' - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame


#30. 'Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.' - Spike Dykes /Texas Tech


#31. 'It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it..' -Knute Rockne / Notre Dame


#32. 'We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches.' -Darrell Royal / Texas


#33. 'We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking.' - Wilson Matthews / Little Rock  Central  High School


#34. 'Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.' -Darrell Royal / University of Texas


#35 'I've found that prayers work best when you have big players.' - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame


#36. 'Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.' -Bobby Dodd / Georgia Tech








Lafayette & Nu Chapter's Homecoming
Saturday, October 25, 2014


Join us at 10:30 AM for

Continental Breakfast at the Delt Shelter


Please RSVP to NU Chapter Secretary Gregory Eggert by October 23rd at:


Nu Chapter of Delta Tau Delta

Recognition of Aldo Costantino

At 10:30 am we will be dedicating one of our Adirondack chairs to our brother Aldo Costantino who left us on August 29 after being summoned to set up shop in the good Lord’s kitchen. 


Aldo was our mentor, friend and Brother who served the men and women of Lafayette College for 49 years until his 1997 retirement. Aldo is survived by three siblings and his daughters who will be with us on Saturday to honor his memory.

At 11:00 am House Corporation President Oscar Huettner will lead the Delts in commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Shelter on October 31, 1914 – almost 100 years to the day, built at the cost of $29,000 in 1914. 

Please join us for continental breakfast and please also RSVP to:

On hand will be Elaine McCluskey Stomber, Associate College Archivist with an exhibit of Delt memorabilia from the Special Collections and College Archives of Skillman Library at Lafayette College.  Nu's Vice President Tom Cannon has created a special photographic souvenir for all Delts who attend.


Delts' Tailgate under the DTD Flag at Noon

on lower level of Markle Parking Deck

hosted by John Plumeri '78 & Mike Moroney '83

Greetings All!

It is with mixed emotions that I write to announce our plans for Homecoming.  The Delts are very excited to host our biggest tailgate of the season, but regrettably it also signals our last tailgate of 2014. 

The weather forecast for Saturday is 67 degrees and sunny – absolutely perfect for our final purple & gold gathering of the season and perhaps a key victory over a Patriot League rival.

3:30 PM  --  Lafayette Football vs. Holy Cross



Our acclaimed Grill Master John Plumeri has already been hard at work planning this week’s menu of delights for all our guests – in addition to the usual fare of burgers, dogs, sausage and pork roll, we will again be featuring some hot chili, buffalo chicken dip and crab dip.  In honor of the special event however, we are thrilled to also be offering the traditional tailgate favorite 6 foot sub (courtesy of our fearless leader Oscar Huettner), a delectable tray of authentic Philadelphia pretzels with hot mustard (courtesy of Tom Cannon) and the famous Delt cannoli cake for dessert (courtesy of our favorite Italian brother Tom O’Connor – who by the way has just returned from a cuisine-fact finding pilgrimage to Italy). 

Of course we will also have on the hand the usual assortment of chips, dips, finger foods, sweets and treats.  Not to mention the fully stocked table of adult refreshments (all in plastic bottles, of course), beer, soda and water.

We will have the Delt heaters on hand, with a full complement of propane, should things turn just a bit chilly later in the evening, as we are planning on an extended stay to wind down the curtain on our tailgate year.  They did come in handy last game, as the Delts tailgated late into the night with some new friends hailing from Georgetown, who we hope to see again in two years when Georgetown returns to Easton, to take a beating from the Leopards!  This was the scene from the last game as John was setting up the heaters pre-game.  Pictured are Cindy & daughter Patty Plumeri lending their supervisory input, as John works to get the temperature “just right”.  Late in the evening we can always count on son John, and Katie, to fine tune things for us, as John starts to wind down after a full day’s work behind the grills.



John and I were discussing earlier this week just how much fun we all had at the last tailgate.  Despite it being Fall Break, and the current students departed for points unknown, we had a great turnout, and actually got to spend a lot of time with our gathered friends.  

We are hoping to see a return this week of our newest honorary Delt Steve Jensen … and of course his sidekick, our very own President Byerly.  We are thrilled to have been able to host them at our get together's, that President Byerly makes time to stop by to visit, and that Steve has seemed to grow comfortable with us.  

Speaking of Delts, we were most happy to see Joe McNulty come rolling in last game.  Joe came out to see his neighbor’s son take the snaps from under center, and we are hoping to see Joe & Des out to take part in the festivities this weekend.  Kate Cherney has been taking care of the Shelter for us, taking up residence in the same abode where her dad Paul was the President a few moons ago .. how cool is that?  Hope to see Kate & Paul this weekend.

I will once again put out an APB for the following roll call of Delts to get off their ample humps and come out on Saturday for the 67 degree weather and camaraderie.  What say ye:

Frank Phifer has reported in to confirm he is making his way up from D.C. – makes you guys look bad!

Pete “Gumby” Gummeson is making it down from Connecticut – and will be rewarded with tickets to the Lehigh game!

Dave “Semi” Leiby made it to Parents Weekend, and is making it to the Lehigh game, so I'll grant him a pass for the one.

Well, that’s about it I suppose … all kidding & ribbing aside, we would very much enjoy seeing as many of you good people out on Saturday as possible.  And please spread the word to anyone & everyone not on this email list that you think may be interested.  



Best to all,


Mike Moroney ’83, P’14   I Am Lafayette 




Dear Brothers

I am looking forward to seeing as many of you this Saturday at Homecoming where we will be commemorating the 100 anniversary of the dedication of the Delt House.  


This will be followed by our pre game tailgate party on the lower level of the parking deck adjacent to Fisher Stadium and of course a key game against Patriot League rival Holy Cross.  


In order to support these and future activities as well as our continuing efforts to re establish Delta Tau Delta at Lafayette, I would like to appeal to each Brother with a request to contribute to the Nu Chapter Alumni Association.


Since we launched our appeal earlier on October 1st we have received contributions in excess of $1,000 and pledges from several dozen Delts.  We are requesting a donation of $100 from each of alumni Brothers.


Please consider bringing a check with you on Saturday.  You can find me at Homecoming either at the Delt House or at the Delt Tailgate.  If you are unable to join us on Homecoming please consider mailing your check while this request is fresh in your mind.


Please consider a donation of $100.00 or more payable to


Nu Chapter Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

c/o Gregory Eggert

69 Old Clinton Road
Flemington, New Jersey 08822


Your donations will allow us to generate momentum for a return to the Lafayette College campus and to support current and future Delt events. 



Oscar Huettner '77

President, NU Chapter House Corporation Alumni Association


Nu's website:




2014 Lafayette Football Home Schedule & Ticket Information


Re:  Tickets to Billy's Bar pre-game.  The LC Alumni office has offered to send out NU's NEWS registration letter out to our Delt Alumni which is great news.  I am sending the final version that each of you saw to the LC Alumni office later today.  Thanks to Rob Robinson and a few others who helped me with the draft.

Mark your calendar and please make an effort to attend Lafayette home games and our Delt tailgates


2014 Lafayette Football Home Schedule & Ticket Information



09/06/14 at Sacred Heart Fairfield, CT. TBA
09/13/14 vs. Robert Morris Easton, PA  6:00 p.m. ET
09/20/14 at William & Mary Williamsburg, VA 7:00 p.m. ET
09/27/14 vs. Wagner (Family Weekend) Easton, PA. 6:00 p.m. ET

10/03/14 at Fordham *  Bronx, NY. 6:30 p.m. ET
10/11/14 vs. Georgetown * Easton, PA.
 3:30 p.m. ET
10/18/14 at Harvard Cambridge, MA.
 1:00 p.m. ET
10/25/14 vs. Holy Cross (HOMECOMING) * Easton, PA.
 3:30 p.m. ET


11/01/14 at Bucknell * Lewisburg, PA.
 1:00 p.m. ET
11/08/14 at Colgate * Hamilton, NY  TBA
11/22/14 vs. Lehigh (150th Meeting) * Bronx, NY (Yankee Stadium) 3:30 p.m. ET


*Conference Event


Link to the 2014 Lafayette Football Schedule:



The 2014 Lafayette football schedule will include four games at Fisher Stadium while Lafayette will also host the 150th meeting of college football’s most-played rivalry Nov. 22 at Yankee Stadium.

150th Lafayette-Lehigh GameSeason ticket packages will go on sale Nov. 1 on or through the Lafayette ticket office (610-330-5471, Season ticket prices remain the same as in 2013: $52 for adults, $36 for seniors, and $24 for youth. Coke Zone tickets will cost $160 per person. Single-game parking passes will be available for sale next summer.

Season ticket holders can purchase Lafayette-Lehigh tickets in prime seating locations for the 150th meeting in Yankee Stadium through a promotional code supplied to them before the tickets go on sale to the general public.

Lafayette will open the season on the road for the third time in four seasons, traveling to Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 6. The Leopards home opener will be against Robert Morris Sept. 13 as part of Family Weekend. October marks the opening of Patriot League play and Lafayette will have perhaps its toughest challenge against a Fordham squad that will have a full complement of scholarship athletes. October ends with Homecoming Weekend against Holy Cross Oct. 25.


Dear Brother:

It is my privilege to share with you the news that Doug Cherry (Nu, 1958) will be honored with the Fraternity’s Alumni Achievement Award at the 2014 Karnea in New Orleans. We hope you will consider attending the Karnea as we salute Doug at the closing banquet on Saturday night, July 26 at the New Orleans Sheraton.

Instituted in 1966, the Alumni Achievement Awards are extended to those alumni of the Fraternity whose achievements in their fields of professional endeavor have brought honor and prestige to Delta Tau Delta. During the nearly 50 years of the award, 222 alumni have been honored. Brother Cherry will join Eugene M. Thore' (1925) from Nu to be honored with the Alumni Achievement Award.

The Karnea begins on Wednesday afternoon, July 23. We anticipate more than 700 undergraduates, alumni and guests to join us for this biennial gathering which has long carried the reputation as the “Greatest of all Delt events.” Registration and hotel information is available at or you may contact Vicky Halsey at the Delt headquarters for assistance.

I hope you will be able to join us as we live the Fraternity’s secret motto in recognizing the best of Delta Tau Delta.



Lafayette at Lehigh 2013 - 149th Meeting

The Big Game Week is here!


Lafayette takes on Lehigh for the 149th time this Saturday at Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem, 12:30 kickoff.


NEW FOR THIS GAME:  The Delt RV!  That’s right --- thanks to Pete Demers, the Delts have secured a Winnebago for this Saturday’s game --- we will not be deterred by weather or any other force of nature!


So here is the plan:


A recon team led by Scott Beisler and Bob “Buzz” Buzzell will take up spotters’ positions at the Holiday Inn Express near ABE Airport Friday night … they are looking for similarly minded ‘Pards to rendezvous with that night at a local establishment …


The advance team will rally up at checkpoint Wendy at 8:00am; from there we will quietly glide over enemy lines, infiltrate the Lehigh parking DMZ, and scout out a location to set up a forward base of operations.  After staking out space for about 8 cars plus the RV, we’ll raise the purple & gold DTD flag and fly it high above the command post via John Plumeri’s telescoping flag pole.  Those present at Lehigh 2011 will remember that this worked well and enabled folks to find us easily.


Thus we should have the landing squads in place and holding down contested real estate by 8:30 or so, and the chuck wagon in operation for the early arrivals.


We expect the RV, supported by the Shumeyko/Schor/Bohrod battalion to arrive about 9:00 and strengthen our position, covering the flanks, filling in gaps and providing valuable supplies.


Fred Krumm will be leading the second wave of Delts to bolster our ranks, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Steve Bush and Brian Hendrix to their first game of the 2013 season.


Craig Kudcey has already checked in to advise that we can count on some of our Chi Phi allies to reinforce our personnel.


The menu will run the gamut from breakfast foods through our customary tailgate fare. We may have a couple tents to provide additional shelter from any elements prevailing that day.


I will have my phone fully charged for the day, in order to receive emails at this address, or calls & texts to 973-769-4593.


Please give me a shout with any questions or suggestions.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!






Delt Tailgate Season Opens September 7th


Happy Labor Day to all Lafayette alums, students, parents, officials, administrators, athletes and friends!


Hope everyone has enjoyed a great summer holiday weekend,  Time now to focus on the new 2013 Lafayette football/ tailgating season.  The first game is set for 6:00pm this coming Saturday, September 7 against Sacred Heart.  The Delts will once again be taking up residence in the Markle Parking deck, first level on the end nearest to leopard statue and Oechsle Hall.


The Delts are proud to again feature the Grill Master, John Plumeri, and his ever-growing array of grills, heaters, cookers, steamers and the like … in fact, John has been sharpening up his grilling skills all summer, having thrown BBQ’s for Memorial Day, 4th of July and again today for Labor Day --- what dedication, eh?  We are also delighted to once again dedicate the tailgate season to our Chef Emeritus Aldo Costantino, and we are thrilled to be having Aldo and his family join us at the games.


Oscar Huettner, Tom Cannon and Joe McNulty continue to provide fearless leadership as we push forward with strengthening our ties to our brothers, the College and the whole Lafayette community – great work there guys. The Delts are proud to claim as guests at the tailgates alums spanning the 1980s all the way back to the 1950s.  Friendships endure across decades thanks to the participation of brothers like Don Kress, Dick Cole, Ed Elbert and Frank Phifer.  Last year Fred Krumm did a real nice job of rallying folks like Dan Kilmurray and Dana Streep to come on out --- many thanks!


This year’s goal is to convince Gerry Oberrender to actually set up his tailgate with ours, instead of maintaining his demilitarized zone some 50 feet away …


Most all on this list are familiar with our fare --- burgers, dogs, sausage, pork roll, sandwiches, chips, dips, snacks and lots of refreshments, soft & adult.  We always have a few extra dishes as well, whether ribs, pulled pork, chili, chicken wings …  so something for everyone is the message! 


We had a terrific turnout for the Delt Rainbow Reunion in June, so we are looking to build on that momentum and hoping that all the folks who joined us as first time attendees in June will follow up and head out for the tailgates.  Was great to see some fellas from the 1984-1988 years --- need to see you guys at the tailgates --- Wally Cooney and Tim Weaver please let me know! (Greg --- I believe we picked up a number of new email addresses in June? If you can send them over to me I will add them to this distribution list). On that note, welcome to Blair Zwillman and Mark Partika as the newest additions to the Delt roll.


Importantly however, the tailgate is open to one & all.  We are pleased to welcome  friends from all corners, including Chi Phi (welcome Craig Kudcey and Jerry Blakeslee!), Phi Delt, DU, Theta Delt, a number of sororities and all living groups, as well as friends, parents, neighbors and coworkers.  Everyone is welcome!   We are hoping to see Dave Wagner or Philippe Monrougie --- what do you say guys??


Also looking to see a couple of returning guests, like Paul Hackenbrack … would be great to see Jim Burton, Jim Stubeck and Joe Alderisio … maybe cameo appearances by Joe McNulty,  Dave Marione, Jim Valenti and Pete Ramsey?  Tom O’Connor is open to considering another cannoli cake for Homecoming … Maybe Mark McCourt??  Greg Maddock made Reunion – how about Homecoming my good man?


Please do plan to join us on Saturday, and pass this information along to anyone & everyone who may wish to join in the fun.  No need to rsvp but please feel free to do so --- helps with planning.  Contact me with any questions or suggestions.  See you all Saturday!


Mike ’83 P’14


I Am Lafayette


Michael A. Moroney, Esq.


Carroll McNulty Kull LLC


120 Mountain View Boulevard


Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920


direct: 908-605-2910


fax: 908-848-6310






NU Chapter Tailgate Schedule


Hello friends and tailgating fans!


Yes, it is that time of the years and another season of tailgating is upon us.


Our season starts September 7th in Easton. We trust everyone has the date marked on their calendars.


A more detailed note will follow, but rest assured that the 2013 Delt tailgate program promises to be bigger and better than ever (especially will the Grillmaster John Plumeri having graciously moved his home out to Hunterdon County in order to be able to get set up in the parking lot even earlier!)



The Lafayette home game slate is as follows:


Sept 7 @ 6pm           v. Sacred Heart                


Sept 14 @ 6pm         v. William & Mary            


Oct 5 @ 3:30pm        v. Bucknell      


Nov 9 @ 3:30pm        v. Colgate                           


Nov 16 @ 3:30pm       v. Fordham                       



The 149th battle with Lehigh is Saturday, November 23, at Lehigh @12:30pm


We are again dedicating the football season to our Brother and Chef Emeritus, Aldo Costantino.  We’ve secured Aldo’s tickets and parking for the season.


You can count on all the friends from the past seasons, plus many more as we grow each year.  We have developed a very harmonious rapport with the College, Administration and Alumni Office, so things are better than ever up on the Hill! 


 Of course the tailgate spread will provide the usual fare of breakfast, lunch & dinner food (burgers, dogs, sausage, pork roll , sandwiches, salads, dips, chili, refreshments {hot, cold, adult and not so much …}, space heaters when the weather turns chilly, a pair of stuffed leopards {Bob & Frank} keeping an eye over the proceedings


Best regards,


Mike Moroney '83  --

NU Chapter Tailgate Co-Chair


John Plumeri '08  --

NU Chapter Tailgate Co-Chair




Lafayette-Lehigh Football 150th Meeting Scheduled for Yankee Stadium in 2014

Lafayette and Lehigh will meet for the 148th time at the Leopards Fisher Stadium. Officials announced the 150th meeting will be played in Yankee Stadium. Lafayette College will host the 150th meeting in college football's most-played rivalry against Lehigh University at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 22, 2014.

Lafayette president Daniel H. Weiss and Lehigh president Alice Gast made the announcement on November 17, 2012 at the annual President's Brunch before the 148th meeting between the two programs at Fisher Stadium in Easton.


"Lafayette College is honored to host the 150th meeting of Lafayette and Lehigh at Yankee Stadium. This important milestone for the most-played rivalry in the country will be celebrated at our nation's most iconic sports facility," Weiss said in a release. "Our fans deserve nothing less, and our student-athletes will remember this day for the rest of their lives."


The game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx will be the first Lafayette-Lehigh game played at a neutral site since Nov. 25, 1891, which was played at West Side Park in Wilkes Barre, Pa.

The hosting rotation will stay on schedule as Lehigh will host the 151st edition of the game in 2015, while the game will be played in Easton in 2016.




Lafayette Schedules Army in 2016 and 2016


Lafayette College will play its first Football Bowl Subdivision program since 1997 when the Leopards face Army in games scheduled for 2016 and 2018.


The 2016 game, slated for Oct. 15, will be the Leopards' first game against an FBS opponent since playing the Black Knights on Sept. 13, 1997. The teams will face off again on Oct. 6, 2018 to continue a series in which Army holds a 17-1 lead.


"We're looking forward to the chance to play against an FBS school like Army," Lafayette coach Frank Tavani said in a release. "They have a tremendous atmosphere in West Point and it's a location that will allow our fans to make the trip."


Lafayette and Army met nine times between 1986-97, including the 1992 game when the Black Knights kicked a field goal with five seconds left to win 38-36. All 18 games in the series have been played at West Point, and the Leopards' lone win came in 1940 when Lafayette won 19-0.


"A renewal of our football series with Army is an exciting opportunity for our student-athletes and community," Lafayette director of athletics Bruce McCutcheon said. "We are looking forward to our return to Michie Stadium, one of the iconic college football venues in America."