Saturday, September 04, 2010

Quick Updates

Just a handful of quick updates to pass along before my big 2010 season preview and predictions goes live later this evening:

Towson’s Troubles

The Tigers looked pretty good for a while last night before falling to the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, 51-17.

You have to be impressed with Towson QB Chris Hart. The junior transfer ran for 123 yards on 13 carries while passing for 165 yards and two touchdowns. He’s athletic and dangerous and he will present matchup headaches for all of Towson’s future opponents.

Senior wide receiver and kick returner Hakim Moore also looks dangerous at both of those positions. His catch and run for a 64-yard touchdown was a thing of beauty.

On the negative side, (other than the final score), the Tigers offensive line looked really overmatched all night. And Towson was sloppy on turnovers and special teams overall.

Academic Kudos

An editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal heaps enormous praise on Columbia’s curriculum. It’s titled “Where Columbia Beats Harvard,” and it provides some insights into how tradition can still survive even in places like Morningside Heights.

Pulling for Norries

Football columnist Frank Beckish writes for the Island Packet in Hilton Head, South Carolina. With the Hurricane Earl worries behind him, Beckish is hoping his former University of Minnesota school mate Norries Wilson will bring the Lions to an Ivy title this year.

One point Frank, we did win the title in 1961… so a championship this season would not be Columbia’s first!

Shane’s Tough Start

Shane Kelly is giving collegiate football one more try this year at Canada’s Laurier College. Shane is seeking an MBA there. But it was a rough start as he and the Hawks lost 46-1 to Western Ontario Wednesday night.


At Sat Sep 04, 01:55:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add receiver Ryan to the Towson players to watch. Good routes, strong hands, 6-3 from Phila.

At Sat Sep 04, 05:17:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WSJ article comparing Columbia and Harvard core's is great.


At Sat Sep 04, 06:08:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

Lets take on Harvard right now in the Curriculum Bowl...
Glad to see that things havent changed with regard to CC and LitHum
at C.U. Makes me proud of our shared
educational experience.

At Sat Sep 04, 06:18:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nice for this article to recognize our core, but I would trade this in a NY minute for a win over the crimson on the football field. There I said it!

At Sun Sep 05, 04:16:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to see an emotional fan putting it out there....of course, we cannot trade our academic souls for a single win....but maybe for an Ivy Championship?


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