Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Hollywood Drama

Josh Keiles and his Lakewood teammates sign on the dotted line

Last week, I wrote about how big Josh Keiles is coming to Columbia to play on the offensive line.

Keiles had also been considering Penn and Dartmouth, but we snagged him.

Keiles’ story has a lot fewer ups and downs than his fellow Lakewood OL Torian White. White is a 6-5 275 lbs. OL prospect who has had L.A.-area college football fans suffering from whiplash lately.

First, White said he had committed to UCLA.

Then, he said he was switching to USC.

But last week he actually signed with the Bruins.

I am still confused.

Getting back to Keiles, if you check his MySpace page, it would appear he is, er… a big fan of a certain character from “Inglorious Basterds.”


At Wed Feb 09, 08:08:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's NYT has a rave review about the North West Corner science building above our beloved gym.Anyone remember "New Hall"?
I sense a naming opportunity here.

At Wed Feb 09, 08:24:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

20/20 hindsight: wonder how much it would have cost to raise the Levien ceiling by a story, hang a scoreboard from the middle of the ceiling and create a proper entrance to Levien from 120th with a little lobby etc.? It would have give the place a very different feel.


At Wed Feb 09, 09:43:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark my words. There will be a new gym in the new campus but it will not be announced for a while. Levien Gym was a bad deal from it's inception.

At Wed Feb 09, 10:36:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice point about Levien gym. One cold also put a glass cube atrium over the entrance to campus, so to attract more students and fans. You could insert the lions logo instead of the apple logo in the center...

At Thu Feb 10, 01:34:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

Agree! That walk to 116th and then back towards 120th on a cold night is a doozie. Last year that end of campus was under renovation/construction. Would a street entrance be feasible? Even that would improve visibility and likely attendance.

At Thu Feb 10, 03:07:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apropos my previous rambling post, I meant to say that it would be interesting to consider a an glass atrium entrance to the Dodge Physical Center --at the the campus level-- much like the glass cube at the Apple store at 59th and 5th avenue. At night it would be illuminated and and quite unobtrusive. It would also fit with the new glass structure that was just built at the science building

At Fri Feb 11, 02:59:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if an athletic facility is even hinted about for the new campus, there will be major demonstrations, participants in which will be many students

At Fri Feb 11, 03:54:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea whether anything athletics-related will be built in Manhantanville, but I don't understand why someone would say something such as that an athletic facility would prompt demonstrations. Dodge is stratched to the limit in terms of capacity; the university has no large meeting space; and a medium-sized arena in which, e.g., some h.s. games could be played, could be a welcome addition for everyone. It would require an appropriate community outreach campaign in advance, but that's not rocket science. The issues, the environment and the times are very different from those that existed in 1968--I remember, I was a college student in the late 60's and came to Columbia for grad school in '71.


At Fri Feb 11, 05:46:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The residents and store owners in Manhattanville have been assured many times that athletic facilities would not be constructed on sites from which buildings will be removed.

At Fri Feb 11, 01:19:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, well are there any sites from which buildings will not be removed?


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