Saturday, March 07, 2009

Fordham Brings Us Good News

Now all we have to do is win the game!

I don't want to write anything too frivolous in light of the sad Kirk Mullings news, but there are two interesting pieces of news to pass along concerning Columbia's schedule for next season.

On the same day that U2 made their campus famous by performing a free concert on Rose Hill, Fordham has released their 2009 schedule with game times included, and I think there are two pieces of very good news for CU fans.

1) The Columbia-Fordham game on Sept. 19th at Fordham will again be Columbia's season opener, but it will only be the Rams second game of the season. Usually, Fordham has two or three games under its collective belt before they take on the Lions. That added experience has always been seen as an advantage for Fordham.

2) The game will begin at 6pm under the lights. Since September 19th is the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Jewish fans will be able to get to this game without skipping out on synagogue services! Every little bit helps folks.

Enjoy your weekend.


At Sat Mar 07, 05:02:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

Not only that, but after their opener Fordham has a bye, meaning that the Columbia coaching staff will have 2 weeks to prepare for what they see on film. Any tailgating
opportunities in the parking lot at Jack Coffey?

At Sat Mar 07, 09:51:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why isn't it a day game?

At Tue Mar 10, 03:01:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cathar Said:

It is as nothing compared to the news about Mullings, of course, but Saturday night was still an absolute heartbreaker. A low percentage shot, which probably couldn't even have been attempted had the refs not ordered the clock to be reset back to 1.9 seconds from 1.4, and our hopes for a winning Ivy season were crushed just like that. Great effort from Joe Jones' players, however, and much genuine hope for next season. They play as a real team, and they play real defense.

At Tue Mar 10, 03:04:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cathar's points very well taken. I would only add that on the throw in, the refs made Crimmins stand back further than I've ever seen.

At Tue Mar 10, 05:16:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were fated to lose that game. If not, Agho would have made the second foul shot. And Penn did a great job on Miller by holding him scoreless. There's no such thing as a "gimme" at Columbia. At best, we can use this experience to steel our resolve for next season, when we have a chance to be pretty good if we're healthy.

At Wed Mar 11, 09:46:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heart breaking. I know this will sound like sour grapes, but for years I have thought that we get screwed by the refs in both BB and FB because they think they can get away with it with teams which tend to be less successful than their opponents. I know that JJ was fit to be tied by the officiating. this reminds me of the great scene in the movie network;" I'm damn mad and won't take it any more" or words to that effect. I also think it's a known fact that the Ivies tend to get pretty lousy refs in basketball, possibly because they don't like working friday and saturday nights and the pay is lousy. So the result is that the kids get screwed and the alums get agita.


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