Busy Saturday to Come
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Football at UConn's stadium is still taking a back seat to Irene
Frosh Face Time
Things seem to be completely back to normal at football training camp three days after Hurricane Irene.
But there are still some practices to be made up, and the freshmen have had considerably less face time in front of the coaches because orientation events went on as scheduled the last few days.
One could argue that will make it that much tougher for frosh to get on the field with the varsity in an actual game early in the season.
For one thing, don't be surprised to see three seniors in the starting WR slots come Sept. 17th at Fordham.
Fordham-UConn Game Postponed
Speaking of Fordham and Hurricane Irene, the Rams opener at UConn has been postponed from Thursday night to Saturday.
That's because the Connecticut National Guard is using the UConn stadium as a staging center for Hurricane Irene relief.
I'm not sure when the exact game time Saturday will be.
That means all three of Columbia's non-Ivy opponents will start their seasons this Saturday.
The other two games are week four opponent Sacred Heart beginning at home against Marist and week two opponent Albany opening at powerhouse Colgate.
It looks like all three games will be played at night.
Getting back to Fordham, the NY Post has a short piece about the Rams and the goals of the program.
Don't get me wrong, Fordham is a very good school and its athletic scholarship program is intriguing.
But can anyone honestly tell me Fordham has a better product to sell than Columbia?
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#18: Cornell's Stunning Start
Cornell came into the week 9 game at Columbia a 19 point underdog.
What the oddsmakers didn't know was that Lion QB Sean Brackett began the game barely able to throw the football because of an injury.
What the oddsmakers COULDN'T know was that he would bang up his foot too, but that was late in the game.
Either way, the Big Red played excellently for most of the game.
On Cornell's third possession of the game, the visitors from Ithaca got into a groove thanks to some stellar play by QB and eventual Ivy Rookie of the Year Jeff Matthews.
Matthews best play of the drive was a 37 yard completion to Luke Tasker even as he stared down a furious Lion rush.
Two plays later Matthews took it into the end zone himself to give the Big Red a surprising early 7-0 lead.