Bands and Coaches
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ESPN has picked up the story of the Columbia University Marching Band being banned from the game this Saturday against Brown.
Local news radio has started to report it as well.
It doesn't matter whether you support the band or not, this story is just another ugly stain on what has been a shockingly painful season for just about everyone involved.
The band's humor has been more than irreverent at times, but I know my family and I will miss the fight song and some of the other music especially in the pregame tailgate area.
With the special Senior Day festivities on tap, and players' families going on to the field, I can see why the band was banned.
But if Athletic Director Dianne Murphy really wants to stop the ridicule of our football team, she has a much bigger decision to make in about 72 hours.
Several fans have made it more than clear on this blog and in other forums what a true outrage it would be for the football team if Norries Wilson is not relieved next week.
If all Dr. Murphy is willing to do to protect the team's self-esteem is ban the band from a game, then we all have a serious problem.
Senior Tributes (continued)
The Don Bosco product made an impression on day one, and isn't long before he was playing for the varsity. In 2010 he became the undisputed starting middle linebacker, but he split that duty the season before. A very strong and fast player who is always moving and attacking.
Extremely talented corner from St. Xavier who was almost immediately thrown into the fire early in his career. The co-captain's 87-yard pick six against Havard this year will be a personal highlight, I can't forget the way Morand played at Lafayette in 2009. Morand had a key interception, but he was also flagged for a dubious pass interference penalty that helped the Leopards pull out a comeback win. Morand was abused by the refs again this year against Penn on the Quakers' winning drive. But Morand should really only be remembered for his great talent and even greater effort.
Mark hasn't had too many receptions in his career, but he did see action with the varsity his freshman season and impressed early with his hard work. Injuries cut his time down on the field, but his contribution was very real.
A talented fullback who made an impact despite playing for a team that used the spread offense more than 90% of the time. Injured in his freshman year, Nico recovered and never shied away from doing anything the coaches asked of him. His biggest contribution came on special teams.