Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Best of the Best

A new report from the Columbia University Senate shows that 60% of students favor the return of ROTC to campus, with just 33% opposed.

Barnard was the only undergrad school without a clear majority of students supporting the ROTC return.

More fodder I believe for our campaign to get all the U.S. military veterans honored at halftime of a football game this fall.

As with all good campaigns, the key to making this happen will be getting some big-name alums behind the project.

Stay tuned on that one.

Play Ball!

Good work by the Columbia baseball team this weekend, especially the 9-3 knocking off of the University of Illinois Sunday.

We’re just 19 days away from the baseball home opener against Holy Cross at the beautiful new Robertson Field at Satow Stadium.

The Ivy home opener is April 2nd against the other major contender in the Ivies, and the defending champs, Dartmouth.

Best of the Best
Columbia football has the best QB in the Ivies, Sean Brackett, but the Lions finished just 2-5 in league play and finished in 6th place.

Columbia basketball has the top scorer in the Ivies, Noruwa Agho, but the Lions finished just 6-8 in league play and finished in 5th place.

Obviously, football and basketball are team sports and one player just isn’t enough to make a winner in either game.

Since Agho is just a junior and Brackett is still a sophomore, there’s time for this all to work out for the best.

I know all of us will do whatever’s necessary to make that happen, even if that means just going to lots of games and cheering our heads off.


At Tue Mar 08, 11:34:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news about the ROTC, but in order to do a halftime presentation, why do we need big alums behind it exactly?--is it because it requires a lot of money (I'm not sure why it costs money to have people stand on the field); or is it rather because it requires "political" support within the university to endorse such an occasion? If you would, please elaborate. Thanks

At Tue Mar 08, 07:50:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Realistically we are probably only talking about Naval ROTC. I saw that Harvard has already decided to invite ROTC to return to campus; I'm not sure which branch.

At Tue Mar 08, 08:12:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger friend12 said...

To the poster asking why it needs "big Alums" the answer is the "money players" can drive something a lot easier. Like everything else it is all about politics, power and the clout that is pushing the agenda. I don't think Jake will have any problem getting the power players behind this.

At Tue Mar 08, 09:12:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when are they going to make an official announcement on the new Defensive Coordinator / DL coach? He has been with the team for several weeks now.

At Wed Mar 09, 12:44:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful with your superlatives. Newhall-Caballero was first-team All-Ivy when healthy, Ragone was a POY finalist and Winters won an Ivy title. Sean is good but don't put too much pressure on him.

At Wed Mar 09, 05:09:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New DC is on the CU athletics website now

At Wed Mar 09, 08:00:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is true that CU has always managed to have a really bright star like Agho emerge from their BB teams, but the league winners usually have two or three Agho's to work with; and that makes it tough for us to reach the next level.

At Wed Mar 09, 10:05:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lyles is going to be another Agho.

At Thu Mar 10, 08:10:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agho was just named Second Team All-District. Quite an honor


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