2010 Schedule Released!
Wien Stadium... now with 20% more home games for 2010!
We have some interesting changes to the schedule, including our Homecoming opponent.
Here is the actual list of opponents and dates. We have no official start times as of yet:
Sept. 18 FORDHAM
Sept. 25 TOWSON
Oct. 2 PRINCETON*
Oct. 9 LAFAYETTE
Oct. 16 at Penn*
Oct. 23 DARTMOUTH* (HOMECOMING)
Oct. 30 at Yale*
Nov. 6 at Harvard*
Nov. 13 CORNELL*
Nov. 20 at Brown*
Here are the highlights:
1) There will be six home games this season, including four straight to start the year. That was the same way the schedule shook out in 2006, the best year of the past decade for Lion football. That said, the 2006 schedule included relative cupcakes Georgetown and Iona in that four game homestand to start the season. This time around, Towson and Lafayette round out that group that includes newly scholarship-enabled Fordham and Ivy rival Princeton. It's going to be a very exciting first month of football at Wien Stadium in 2010!
2) Princeton has been Columbia's Homecoming opponent in even numbered years every year since 2002... but not anymore. Dartmouth is the Homecoming game this coming season for the first time since 2000. Incidentally, 2000 was the last year the Lions won on Homecoming. Dartmouth has scheduled Columbia for it's Homecoming games every odd-numbered year since 2005.
3) As I posted earlier this month, Towson will be the week two out-of-league opponent. Columbia lost a heartbreaker to the Tigers in Maryland in 2008 and last played Towson at home in 1999... a 28-13 Lion victory.
4) Yom Kippur plays a role again, unfortunately. The Sept. 18th opener against Fordham is on that key Jewish holiday. However, it does end at sundown in case anyone wants to schedule this as a night game... (nod, nod, wink, wink).
Speaking of night games, the spring intrasquad game will be a night game for the first time in many years. It will be Friday night, April 23 at 7pm. That's just 60 days away!