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Even though Brian Barbour was unable to make it to this week’s filming of the Spectator Sportscast, there was no lack of basketball talent in the studio.
Senior guard Tyler Simpson of the women’s basketball team made a guest appearance and talked with hosts Eli Schultz and Nick Scott about her recent 26-point performance against Brown, her plans for after graduation, and more.
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Yesterday, Columbia played host to Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and boy were some people excited.
Literally all of my friends are meeting
@KDTrey5. Friends from high school, friends at Columbia. Seriously, when will it be my turn?
Apparently the pain of knowing literally everyone you’ve ever been friends with has met Kevin Durant, while you remain woefully unblessed, was too powerful for just one tweet because she followed up less than half an hour later with this:
@KDTrey5 was at Columbia and I was a block away stuck in lecture. I can’t believe I missed that like I’m really sad.
Others were content simply to spread the word about the arrival of Durant, while especially lucky students managed to get a picture with him:
See after the jump for more photos. More »
Hey everybody, only two more days until Thanksgiving break! Yes, it sucks that every class you’ve ever taken has something due today or tomorrow, but just think of turkey and power through it. But before you do, click on every single one of these links:
Read this: According a study conducted by Columbia researchers, West 100th street is the noisiest street in the city. So next time you want to complain that the cleaning people are being too loud, remember how much worse your life could be (for a lot of reasons).
Know this: The Student Wellness Project hosted a forum aimed at discussing mental health issues at Columbia.
Here’s more: Men’s basketball fell to Marist for their first loss of the season. The team still has a winning record and lost by a mere five points.
The men’s basketball team hosts Marist in its second home-game of the season. Columbia heads into the game with a record of 2-0, having earned two convincing wins against Furman and Haverford. The Red Foxes are 0-2, with losses against Colgate and Stony Brook.
Last year, Marist handed the Light Blue the defeat that broke Columbia’s seven-game winning streak. The Columbia side on the court tonight will be very different from what the Red Foxes had to face last year, and as long as the Lions continue the success of their frontcourt, they should be able to walk away with a win. You can see our three keys after the jump and follow the action on Twitter @CUSpecSports. More »
For only the fourth time in program history, the Light Blue men’s basketball team made it into the top half of the preseason media poll.
Ranked third behind Princeton and Harvard, the Lions are expected to be strong contenders on the court this season, despite a sixth-place finish last year. (See below for the full listing of poll results.)
Columbia has an experienced senior class this year in guard Brian Barbour, center Mark Cisco, forward John Daniels, and guard Dean Kowalski.
Barbour, as the team’s captain and leading scorer, will no doubt be the centerpiece of the Lions’ offense, but head coach Kyle Smith said he is aware of the need to take some of the pressure off the star point guard. More »
While our football team wasn’t as fortunate when NBC Sports Network released its college football television schedule this summer, the network has just announced it will be airing not one, but two matches featuring our Lions this upcoming winter. Both of these are away games at Cornell and Princeton, but that’s probably a great thing if you’re too lazy to make the respective trips early next semester.
The Ivy League games will make up only 11 out of more than 50 NBC Sports college basketball broadcasts this year, so check out the full schedule below:
- Dec. 8, Villanova at Penn, 8 p.m.
- Dec. 28, Providence at Brown, 7 p.m.
- Jan. 6, Florida at Yale, 5:30 p.m.
- Jan. 12, Penn at Princeton, 6 p.m.
- Jan. 19, Columbia at Cornell, 3 p.m.
- Jan. 26, Dartmouth at Harvard, 2 p.m.
- Feb. 2, Columbia at Princeton, 6 p.m.
- Feb. 16, Princeton at Harvard, 7 p.m.
- Feb. 23, Harvard at Yale, 8 p.m.
- Mar. 3, Harvard at Penn, 6 p.m.
- Mar. 9, Cornell at Harvard, 5:30 p.m.
Today, the athletic directors of the Ivy League released a statement dismissing the idea of a postseason basketball tournament to decide which team from the Ancient Eight would get a bid to the NCAA tournament.
“After careful consideration of these proposals, the athletics directors decided that our current method of determining the Ivy League Champion and our automatic bid recipient to the NCAA Championship is the best model moving forward,” said Robin Harris, the Ivy League executive director.
The proposal, written by Columbia men’s head basketball coach Kyle Smith, had unanimous support from the men’s coaches in the conference, but will not be discussed further by the athletic directors whose approval was needed to continue the process in executing a tournament.
On Friday, the Harvard Crimson published this report detailing that Ivy coaches are preparing a proposal for a four-team, two-round tournament, with the four teams coming from the top four finishers in the regular Ivy season. The winner of this tournament would receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The team that finishes in first place in the regular season would automatically receive a bid to the NIT (Not In Tournament National Invitation Tournament).
This is pretty big news, considering the Ivy League is the only league in the country that currently has an automatic bid without a tournament. But considering the fact that the story was picked up by USA Today yesterday, it seems like there’s a real possibility of this happening fairly soon. More »
That’s right, friends, we’re down to four teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament—Kansas, Ohio State, Louisville, and Kentucky. For all those who had these teams as the Final Four in your bracket pool—which I suspect is a fairly small percentage—kudos to you. I, for one, didn’t think Ohio State would beat Syracuse, and I definitely didn’t think we’d be seeing Louisville anywhere close to this Final Four. But here we are, with Kentucky the only No. 1 seed still in the hunt. And while there still haven’t been any buzzer-beaters in this year’s tourney, there were certainly upsets abound this past weekend. So follow the jump for three quick thoughts on this past weekend and what lies ahead for the Final Four in New Orleans. More »
The men’s basketball team is competing in its final road game of the season tonight at Brown. The Lions, who beat the Bears 86-60 at home, will be looking to bounce back from a tough loss at Yale last night. Follow the action below!