Friday, January 22, 2010

Time Out for Basketball

The old Columbia University Gym, which sat about 24 people... tops!

So, we have a bonafide SELLOUT for Saturday's doubleheader at Levien Gym against Cornell.

The women's team is really looking like an Ivy title contender right now. So, I wouldn't say the 4:30 lady's contest is an "undercard" by any stretch.

Meanwhile, the Cornell men's team is a real top 25 squad. Kudos to them, but that would make a Columbia upset all the sweeter.

Funny thing about the sellout... I CAN'T GET A TICKET!!!

It's my fault, I thought I was going to be away for the weekend but now I'm not.

So anyone with a pair of tickets out there, let me know and I will happily pay for them!

Back to Recruiting

I stumbled on a rare kind of "campaign for a recruit" kind of article today for an all-around athlete from the same Richmond, Virginia-area town that Adam Mehrer comes from.

It's all about Logan Staib, who has played five different positions in high school and his coaches are high on him.

Columbia and VMI have reportedly lightly recruited him.

Here's a key quote:

“If somebody doesn’t take Logan Staib to play in college, every college coach out there is an idiot.”

And oh yeah, Staib is a member of the National Honor Society.


At Fri Jan 22, 02:18:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the Lion website:
Please note that tickets for Saturday's doubleheader are only available on gameday, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the box office window located on the second floor of the Levien Gym lobby.

At Fri Jan 22, 02:29:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, the 3d comment to the article you linked is from the players' mom, who informs that her son has now received several offers.

At Fri Jan 22, 02:31:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

Good point, I will try to get there early!

At Fri Jan 22, 02:45:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have Cornell exactly where we want them -- overconfident.

At Fri Jan 22, 04:40:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

About that whole "top 25" bit...

At Fri Jan 22, 05:30:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance Sara Yee and Judie Lomax can play both halves of the doubleheader? Yee is the best ballhandler I have ever seen at Columbia and Lomax is just one terrific all-around player. Real Fans should be there at the 4:30 gametime for the women's contest.

At Fri Jan 22, 05:39:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Jake, let's give a very big welcome to any football recruits who may be visiting Columbia this weekend. In addition to Columbia being the greatest school in the world, "Roar Lions Roar" is the best college football blog in the U.S.A.

At Fri Jan 22, 01:45:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your estimate of UH's seating capacity didn't include where I watched games: the track.

At Fri Jan 22, 07:25:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually--that comment was from his defensive coach, not his mom!! Seriously, he just committed to VMI for a full athletic scholarship. We are very proud of him!

At Sat Jan 23, 12:17:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speeking of game, any word on the spring game date?


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