Out to Lunch...
Jake was out to lunch
... not quite, but I was out of town when a flurry of interesting news concerning Columbia football broke.
First, we have the fashionably late additions to the roster with the headline name being Billy Reggio from Long Island's Friends Academy, (sorry for the original error). Yes, he is the son of THAT Bill Reggio, who made a huge mark on Columbia's receiving record book, (he holds the career receiving yardage record at 2,384), as he caught many a bullet from legendary QB John Witkowski. With Austin Knowlin on track to break his dad's quarter century-old record, how great is it that Reggio Jr. could be lining up right beside Knowlin when he breaks that record?
From Connecticut's Simsbury High School, we have Tucker Cain on the list as well. Cain was a North All-Conference wide receiver his senior year.
I was briefly a resident, (14 months), of Mayfield Heights, so seeing Karson Bodnovich's from Mayfield, OH on the roster was interesting. He's listed as a defensive lineman at Columbia, but played O-line in high school as well. As one reader posted below, Bodnovich was an Ohio First Team Division II defensive lineman last year with 27 tackles for a loss, 21 quarterback pressures and four blocked kicks. We welcome any help we can get on the line of scrimmage!
Sing Low, Sweet Fullback
There's a detailed, if not excitingly-written, article about incoming freshman fullback Peter Holst-Grubbe. You gotta a love a paper that lists a person's exact home address in the lead! And you gotta love a fullback who can sing! Holst-Grubbe was the baritone for the Northern Connecticut Chorale, All-State Chorale and All-Eastern United States Chorale. (Take that, Noah Van Niel!)
Yes is Back!
I don't have a specific schedule yet, but the Yes Network is continuing its coverage of a handful of Ivy football games this year. That's in addition to the games on Versus. I can't remember a time when the Ivies had coverage on more than one national network, so I think this is very good news.