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Sweet Home New York
The athletics department website has a cool new feature near the top of the homepage that counts down to the home opener against Albany on 9/24.
Remember, the season starts a week earlier at Fordham.
With six games at home and one of the four remaining road games at Fordham, there will seven Columbia games played in New York City this fall.
Another road game is the contest against Princeton, Columbia's nearest rival.
Of course the other two road games are traditionally the Lions' longest trips - at Dartmouth and at Cornell - but that's a trade off I think almost every Lions fan would take.
Super Sean! (Credit: Columbia Spectator)
Top 100 Moments of 2010:
#63: Brackett Takes Flight
With Columbia already in control with a 28-20 lead, QB Sean Brackett used his running ability to take command of the game once and for all... and he had a few friends.
Starting at their own 31 with 7:41 left in the 3rd quarter, Brackett got things started with a three yard run followed by carries by Nathan Lenz and Leon Ivery that netted 19 more yards.
Brackett ripped off a 19 yard run of his own on the following play as it became evident that Lafayette could not stop the Lion run.
Brackett capped the drive with a four yard TD leap, where he somehow managed to stay airbourne while seemingly levitating the ball across the pylon, that was captured in a great still photo, (above), that made him look like Superman.
In all, the drive went nine plays, all of them runs, for 69 yards. Brackett netted 46 of those yards, while Lenz, Ivery and Zack Kourouma combined for the other 23.