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The fall season for the Lions has come and gone. This past weekend, football finished its final game of the year at Brown while the men’s cross country came away with a 17th-place finish at Nationals. To close out the fall season, Spectrum decided to highlight some of the top Light Blue athletes. Check out the slideshow here (or click the photo below) to see who made our list. Feel like someone’s missing? Tell us in the comments!
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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It’s not everyday a college football team gets shut out 69-0.
In Harvard’s history-making defeat of the Lions on Saturday, the Crimson scored its most points in a single game since 1946, and achieved its biggest margin of victory since head coach Tim Murphy took over the program 19 years ago.
In this week’s In The Zone Postgame Show, the Columbia Daily Spectator football beat writers discuss the factors that led to the loss and what both head coaches had to say after the game.
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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.
The Light Blue football team heads to Harvard this weekend to take on the defending Ancient Eight champs at 1 p.m. And what better way to prepare for the matchup than to read some alum-written poetry?
Alvin M. Fountain, MA ’71, Ph.D ’76, recently sent Spectrum a couple of poems he penned in the late 80s, during the Lions’ infamous 44-game losing streak. Curious about his backstory, as well as his basis for writing the poetry, Spectrum decided to reach out to Fountain to find out more. More »
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.
I know this opinion is going to be controversial, but the bounce houses last week didn’t really strike my fancy.
In today’s paper, Sam Tydings talks about his disappointment at the Homecoming game on Saturday:
Finally, it seemed, the Homecoming streak would end and there would be definitive proof that the Mangurian era was not plagued by the “ghosts” he says cause people to constantly doubt the progress of the program.
Before anyone had the time to fully develop those thoughts, any sense of optimism could be found just left of the goalpost as Luke Eddy missed the PAT, meaning that a field goal could win the game for Dartmouth.
While all of us will agree that losing to a school without even a clear mascot (is it the color green or a giant keg?) was extraordinarily lame, I would like to focus on a different part of homecoming: the finger painting, the bounce houses, and lack of any semblance of a college experience.
Who is the Lions’ starting quarterback? Starting running back? New head coach?
Football beat writer Eli Schultz heard some interesting answers to these and several other questions when he tested students’ knowledge of the football team before Saturday’s homecoming game.
Check out the best of these answers in the Homecoming Trivia video.
Even the loud cheers of
a drunk an excited student section were unable to boost the Light Blue to a win, as Dartmouth made an impressive comeback in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s homecoming football game.
Beat writers Eli Schultz and Myles Simmons break down the key parts of the Lions’ 21-16 loss to the Big Green in this week’s In The Zone Postgame episode.
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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.