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Sports | Jan. 25 3:25 pm EST
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Checking In: Wrestling

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In 2010, the Lions finished 8-10-1, 3-2 Ivy.  In the postseason at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Championship, Lester placed fifth, 133-pounder Andrew Grabfelder sixth, 148-pounder Santos sixth, and Civan fourth, earning him a spot in the national tournament in Nebraska.  There, Civan dropped his first two matches, eliminating himself from the tournament.

  • This year the coaching staff welcomes former Maryland three time All-American Hudson Taylor.  Taylor has proved to be a valuable practice partner for the upper weights.  The Class of 2014 includes eight grapplers from around the nation, most notably Josh Houldworth and Penn Gottfried, who are both state champions from Michigan and New York, respectively. More »
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Sports | Jan. 18 1:03 pm EST
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Checking In: Women’s Tennis

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Spectator Sports will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports over the next few days.

The women’s tennis team at Columbia got its first Ivy win in three years last spring, and young talent combined with senior leadership should lead the team to greater heights this spring. Really quickly, here’s what you need to know about the squad. More »

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Sports | Jan. 17 12:01 pm EST
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Checking in: Men’s Tennis

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Over the next few days, Spectator Sports  will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

As one of the few year-round sports at Columbia, the No. 48 ranked men’s tennis team had a very short offseason. The Lions are the two-time defending Ivy League champs so this year’s version has a lot to live up to.  More »

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Sports | Jan. 16 7:05 pm EST
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Checking In: Track & Field

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Spectator Sports, over the next few days, will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

After a long offseason, the men’s track and field team took the track yesterday to start the 2011 Indoor season under the lights of the Armory Track & Field center on 168th St. More »

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Sports | Jan. 13 11:31 pm EST
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Checking In: Men’s Swimming & Diving

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Spectator Sports, over the next few days, will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

The Season So Far

Columbia (3-1, 2-1 Ivy) won dual league meets against Penn, Yale, and Army, and fell only to Harvard, one of the top teams in the conference. The Lions placed third in the Princeton Invitational before the break. More »

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Sports | Jan. 12 11:18 pm EST
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Checking In: Women’s Swimming & Diving

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Spectator Sports, over the next few days, will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

So far this season:

  • The Lions are currently 1-3, 0-3 in the Ivy League
  • So far, the team has fallen to Yale 174-126, Harvard 189-111, and Penn 165.5-135.5 and gained a win against Wagner, 158-112
  • The Lions have also competed in two tournaments: at The Rutgers Invitational they placed 8th of 15 teams, while the diving team competed separately at the Big Al Invitational at Princeton where they placed 8th
  • Senior Marielle Dunn has been swimming well for the Light Blue this season, having most recently taken first in both the 100 and 200 breast events in the meet against Penn More »
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Sports | Jan. 11 5:53 pm EST
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Checking In: Men’s and women’s squash

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Spectator Sports, over the next few days, will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

The Columbia men’s and women’s squash team achieved varsity-level status this year. Really quickly, these are the essentials. More »

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Sports | Jan. 6 4:40 pm EST
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Checking In: Women’s basketball

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Spectator Sports, over the next few days, will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

The Basics

One season after setting program records of 18 overall and nine Ivy League wins, the Columbia women’s basketball team is 0-13. The Lions entered the 2010-11 season having lost three starters from last year’s history-making team, most notably all-American honorable mention and Ivy Player of the Year Judie Lomax. In Columbia’s last three December games, three freshmen (Courtney Bradford, Brianna Orlich, and Taylor Ward) and two seniors (returning starters and co-captains Kathleen Barry and Lauren Dwyer) started. Junior Melissa Shafer started in Barry’s place against Lafayette on Jan. 5, but Barry—who did not play in that game due to injury—is expected to start in the Lions’ next matchup. More »

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Sports | Jan. 5 7:53 pm EST
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Checking In: Men’s basketball

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Spectator Sports, over the next few days, will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

While most students were at home enjoying the holidays, the Columbia men’s basketball team has kept itself busy preparing for Ivy League competition with a slew of nonconference games. New faces have emerged as the Light Blue has opened up big second half leads in both of their games over their break, only to see its competition come surging back. More »

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Sports | Jan. 5 9:53 am EST
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Checking In: Men’s and women’s fencing

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Spectator Sports, over the next few days, will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

We may be on holiday, but the Columbia Lions fencing teams open the 2010-2011 campaign with a trip down south to Dallas, Texas for the North American Cup before returning to school.

Then and Now

  • The women’s team finished second in the Ivies in 2010
  • The men went winless in Ivy Competition in 2010
  • In the USFCA Fencing Coaches Poll, the Columbia women find themselves ranked 5th in the nation, while the men hold the 8th spot in the men’s rankings
  • The Ivies feature prominently in the rankings, with Princeton, Harvard and Penn also in the top 10 for both More »
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