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Remember that rumor we told you about Brett Nottingham last week? Well, according to this article from The Bootleg—Scout.com’s Stanford athletics blog—it turns out that rumor is true. Though Athletics cannot comment on potential recruits until they are admitted and a deposit is in due to Ivy League rules, Nottingham’s word is confirmation that he plans on taking his talents to the Big Apple.
“I am excited to say I am in the process of applying to Columbia University,” Nottingham said to The Bootleg. “Pending admissions, I plan on playing football for head coach Pete Mangurian and the Columbia Lions.”
Per the same article, Nottingham was scheduled to major in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford. It is currently unclear to which Columbia school Nottingham is applying, but he’d be eligible to play in 2013 irrespective of where he’d land, as he’s transferring from a FBS to an FCS football program. Nottingham has finished all essays and applications, and will get a job and train while he’s waiting to hear back from CU. If admitted, he would join Columbia football in the summer. More »
An unconfirmed rumor around the blogosphere is that Stanford junior quarterback Brett Nottingham will be making his way to Morningside Heights.
ESPN reported last Saturday Nottingham plans to transfer, and the Stanford athletic department today confirmed to Spectator that Nottingham is no longer a part of its football program.
If the rumor proves to be true, Nottingham would certainly be a major addition to the Light Blue. Coming out of Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. in 2010, the quarterback was a four-star recruit, and ranked as the fourth-best pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation by rivals.com. More »
After turning the program over to Pete Mangurian last December, the football team went 3-7 in 2012. In the aftermath, the Lions had four players receive All-Ivy honors. Senior defensive lineman Josh Martin and junior running back Marcorus Garrett were both named to the first team, junior linebacker Zach Olinger was named to the second team, and Mike Waller received honorable mention.
In our season wrap-up show, Spectator’s beat writers Eli Schultz, Myles Simmons, and Spencer Gyory talk the team’s strengths and weaknesses from 2012, and look ahead a bit to 2013.
Be sure to look out for our In The Zone Postgame Shows for men’s basketball during Ivy season, and remember you can get live game updates from our Twitter, @CUSpecSports.
The Lions took a 6-0 lead, but didn’t score after their second field goal early in the second quarter and fell to Brown 22-6.
For the final time in 2012, football beat writers Eli Schultz, Myles Simmons, and Spencer Gyory go through the key points of the loss in our In The Zone Postgame Show.
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The Lions are back home at Baker today for Senior Day and the third Empire State Bowl against Cornell. The Big Red come in with an overall record of 4-4, and have gone 2-3 in the Ivy League.
The Big Red come in with a high octane passing offense that allows the team to always be in a game. Cornell’s quarterback, Jeff Mathews, by far leads the league in passing yards with 2611, and in has already broken the Big Red record for career passing yards with 7,746 in his junior season. Limiting him will be key of the Lions are to win today.
It’s the Lions last home game, and there’s a lot on the line after the blowout against Harvard last week. You can check out our three keys to the game after the jump, and follow all the action on Twitter @CUSpecSports. More »
The intermission could not come soon enough for the Lions, who trail the Crimson 42-0 at halftime following a miserable second quarter performance.
The Crimson put up 35 points in the quarter, setting a modern-day school record in the process as the Light Blue could not get anything going on either side of the ball. Quarterback Colton Chapple spearheaded the attack for the Crimson, throwing for three touchdowns and picking up another on the ground. Chapple’s first touchdown pass of the day and 19th of the season set a single-season school record.
Columbia’s best scoring chance came at the very end of the half, when Harvard muffed the punt and Columbia got the ball at the Harvard three with five seconds to play. But the Light Blue was unable to come away with any points after two plays.
No it hasn’t been pretty, but you can continue to follow all the action as it happens on our Twitter, @CUSpecSports.
At halftime here at Baker Field, the Lions trail the Bulldogs, 7-5.
The Lions played some of their best offense of the year in the first two quarters, dominating time of possession, 23:47 to Yale’s 6:13, and showing a rare consistency in the passing game. Senior quarterback Sean Brackett completed 17 of 26 passes, and a number of receivers have played well for the Light Blue. Freshman Chris Connors made a couple of big catches, as did sophomore Connor Nelligan. The Lions did miss a big scoring chance, failing to come away with any points after having a first and goal from the one.
Defensively, the Lions had a little bit of trouble adjusting to Yale’s wildcat offense as running back Tyler Varga made some big plays for the Bulldogs, picking up the Elis’ lone score of the half on a 28-yard touchdown run. But the Lions defense bounced back and forced a safety on the next Yale possession to bring the Lions within two.
The Lions will be in good position if they can keep things up offensively and avoid any defensive lapses.
If you can’t make it out to Baker today, you can follow all the action on our Twitter @CUSpecSports, as well as on the YES Network where the game is being televised today.
After a tightly contested first half, the Lions enter the intermission leading the Big Green, 10-7.
The Lions failed to capitalize on a couple of excellent scoring opportunities in the second quarter, but were finally able to punch a touchdown through on a beautiful pass form senior quarterback Sean Brackett to freshman wide receiver Chris Connors towards the end of the half.
Darmouth’s offense sustained a major blow with the loss of running back Dominick Pierre, who did not return after coming off the field immediately prior to the lone Dartmouth touchdown. Whether or not the Big Green offense can recover will play a major role in determining what happens in the rest of the way.
The crowd is rocking and it’s a beautiful day, but if you can’t make it out to Baker we’ll have you covered all day with live updates on Twitter, @CUSpecSports.
Brian Barbour is back this week, as the boys recap this week in Columbia sports. Some highlights include Ivy wins for field hockey and volleyball, as well as men’s cross country dominating the competition at its meet in Wisconsin.
Following a defense-dominated first half, the Lions lead the Quakers 6-3 at halftime.
Columbia’s six points came on a pair of field goals from junior kicker Luke Eddy, as the offense failed to come away with touchdowns on a couple of red zone opportunities. Senior quarterback Sean Brackett has made a couple of big plays both on the ground and through the air to give the Lions some chances on offense.
As has been the case all season long, Columbia’s ability to string plays together will determine whether or not the Light Blue can leave Philadelphia with a 1-1 Ivy record.
As always, you can follow along with all the action on Twitter at our handle at @CUSpecSports.
One programming note, our In the Zone postgame show will be posted tomorrow morning instead of this evening, as we’ll be traveling back to New York after the game.