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.