Friday, July 25, 2008

A Seat at the Table

A Nice Appointment for Dr. Murphy (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics)

Columbia Athletic Director Dianne Murphy has been chosen to serve on the Executive Committe for the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association. She is the only Ivy AD on the committee, although frequent Columbia opponent Lafayette sends its AD Bruce McCutcheon to the panel as well. Congratulations Dianne!

If you get a chance today, check out Bruce Woods' new look Big Green Alert Blog. It even has a new poll on the left side of the homepage. Actually, you should always check Bruce's blog every day.

I will be taking a little trip this weekend, actually beginning tomorrow, so I will have to just post some quick links for my games of the day. But I will add a few comments as well.

Game of the Day (Day 58)

September 23, 1995

St. Mary's 34 Columbia 14

A week after Columbia finally broke through with a win at Harvard, the Lions came back to Earth a bit with this loss at home to the Gaels, who travelled all the way from California. Sadly, St. Mary's doesn't even play varsity football anymore.

Game of the Day (Day 57)

October 14, 1995

Lehigh 37 Columbia 35

A week after Columbia dramatically ended Penn's nation's longest winning streak, the defense wasn't able to keep up against Lehigh. A two-play 93-yard drive for Columbia with 1:28 left in the game actually wasn't enough as Lehigh scored once more to win it.

Game of the Day (Day 56)

November 16, 1996

Columbia 24 Cornell 10

Coming after the devastating losses to Princeton and Dartmouth that sent the high flying Lions from 6-0 to 6-2, the team regrouped beautifully to win this game at home against the Big Red. I specifically remember Roy Hanks' great 49-yard interception return for a TD to seal the win.

Game of the Day (Day 55)

October 11, 2003

Lafayette 41 Columbia 27

A week after Columbia's Hail Mary win over Princeton, the Lions lost focus down the stretch at Lafayette and lost by two TD's. Ayo Oluwole did rush for 166 yards for the Lions.


At Fri Jul 25, 09:05:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, thanks for all the stories and links about the games. Good job!

Interesting to me that you have scooped Columbia athletic web site on Dr. Murphy's posting to the BCS board. Well done! I personally am a fan of Dr. M. - I think she has done a great job. I have always found her to be very personable and friendly.

It is a little sobering to think about some of the schools that have dropped football - such as St. Mary's.

At Sat Jul 26, 06:25:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger dabull said...

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At Sat Jul 26, 06:53:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger cathar said...

If this is an honor (I don't know, sounds just like a lot more work to me), it is an honor Dianne Murphy richly deserves. She really has made a difference during her tenure. A BIG difference.

And long may she continue to reign.

At Sat Jul 26, 10:05:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three welcome additions to the Columbia Football Roster: Bill Reggio of Long Island Friends, Karson Bodnovich of Mayfield High School in Highland Heights, Ohio and Tucker Cain of Simsbury High School in Connecticut. Every Columbia Football fan from the nineteen eighties knows the name "Bill Reggio." Is the new Bill Reggio his son? Karson Bodnovich also appears to be an outstanding prospect. Bodnovich was an Ohio First Team Division II defensive lineman last year. He had 27 tackles for a loss, 21 quarterback pressures and four blocked kicks for a strong Mayfield High School team that played a 3-5 defense that is somewhat similiar to Columbia's defensive scheme. He looks like a perfect fit for our defense.


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