Saturday, February 17, 2007

2007 Schedule Released

The Columbia Website has the actual dates for the 2007 schedule posted on the website. All the times are still TBA.

Sat, Sep 15 Fordham at Bronx, N.Y. TBA
Sat, Sep 22 MARIST Lawrence A. Wien Stadium TBA
Thu, Sep 27 Princeton * at Princeton, N.J. TBA
Sat, Oct 06 Lafayette at Easton, Pa. TBA
Sat, Oct 13 PENN * Lawrence A. Wien Stadium TBA
Sat, Oct 20 Dartmouth * at Hanover, N.H. TBA
Sat, Oct 27 YALE * Lawrence A. Wien Stadium TBA
Sat, Nov 03 HARVARD * Lawrence A. Wien Stadium TBA
Sat, Nov 10 Cornell * at Ithaca, N.Y. TBA
Sat, Nov 17 BROWN * Lawrence A. Wien Stadium TBA

Here's hoping they will make the 9/22 game against Marist a NIGHT GAME as it is Yom Kippur. Most of the Jewish Columbia football fans won't be able to make a day game, but probably will want to come after religious services are over in the evening. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur games in the past have been among the worst-attended in CU history... so switching this to a night game makes sense.

Marist is a new opponent from the MAAC, just like Iona. Iona was, by far, the weakest opponent we faced last season, but Marist is probably a better team. The Red Foxes actually beat Iona, 24-17, in their season finale.

The only other question I have about the schedule is why we're playing AT Lafayette. We did not play the Leopards in 2006, but when we faced them in 2005 it was also an away game. I suppose we may owe Lafayette a home game from years ago.


At Sat Feb 17, 04:13:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the Princeton game on a Thursday?

At Sat Feb 17, 04:18:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

I'm not sure, but it could be a mistake.

At Sat Feb 17, 05:24:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong Holiday, its's Yom Kippur, not Rosh Hashanah, but right reason to make sure it's an evening game, namely better attendance by Lion fans. Also, Columbia has started its season with evening games against Fordham so there is a precedent. This one seems like a no brainer, but hopefully the Columbia Athletic Department is aware of the Holiday. Question: Why not have the game on Sunday afternoon? I rather see Columbia play on Sunday than the Giants or Jets.

At Sat Feb 17, 06:00:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate the trip to Easton; what a dump.

At Sat Feb 17, 06:39:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Media & Society said...

Yom Kippur... that's correct.

Easton may be a dump, but everyone loves the new Lafayette stadium.

At Sat Feb 17, 09:29:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really bummed about last night. JJ is a great recruiter and a great person, but he isn't a game coach. we were totally outcoached last night. Baumann and Ben looked lost. Also no hustle, as compared to Penn. No rhyme or reason to substitutions. Armstrong is languishing. No offense after first three passes.

At Sat Feb 17, 09:57:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the last post except for the hustle criticism. I do think the Lion players are trying their best, but haven't put it all together. Keep in mind that they do not have a really outstanding guard of the caliber of Jabber of Penn or Flato of Yale. The Freshman, Foley is good, and should have been starting from day #1 to get experience, like Coach Donhue did with Lewis Dale at Cornell. Coach Jones is a great guy, but someone needs to help him rethink his game coaching style. For whatever reason, he takes the hot shooters out of the game seemingly to congratulate them, which makes no sense at all. And he needs to copy Coach Wilson and play the best players immediately and as much as possible.

At Sun Feb 18, 12:06:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, Penn outhustled us, diving for loose balls, etc. Foley is our best player right now, followed by Scott and Bova. KJ can't play any defense. John B is great against weak competiton but was taken out of the game last night. Big Ben looks like he should dominate but was also taken out of the game. Mack and Justin I just don't get. Mack started out great, Justin killed this team last year, and except for a hot start by Mack we had nothing from them all night. Somebody needs to teach this team how to move without the ball.

At Tue Feb 20, 03:06:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really disappointed about the lost basketball weekend. JJ is a great recruiter and seems like a great person. But our guys didn't seem ready to play. There was a huge turning point on friday night when Penn put together a run, during which John and Ben were invisible. We just seemed outcoached; Penn isn't 20 points better than us. And Saturday night we were just plain flat. What is going on here?

At Tue Feb 20, 03:13:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

I really agree. I thought the bball team needed to go 9-5 this year to set themselves up for a championship run in '08 when most of the current stars are all seniors.

I really think JJ doesn't call enough time outs, but I'm not really sure what the problem is. I hope we can rally for a 7-7 year and then hope guys like Foley, Bova, and Scott all show big improvements next season.

At Tue Feb 20, 08:59:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our mens' basketball team is underachieving. Why? The talent level is there. The size is there. We have ball handlers and shooters. But we do not play like a well coached team. The defense is awful. The offense runs flat after 2 or 3 passes. Ben has regressed; so has Justin. Mack has stagnated. John B is erratic and gets doubled up constantly. Any suggestions?

At Tue Feb 20, 10:12:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

I'm not sure how to fix the bball situation. But again, I think the best hope is for the forsh, (especially Foley), to keep getting better and change the tempo of every game next season. Penn is a very good team and will win the title no matter what in my mind, (Yale is good, but not good enough), and losing to them is not really a shameful result this time around.


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