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The rising senior captains of the football team have spoken out about the arrest and the tweets that gripped campus last week. In a letter sent to Spec, they report that head coach Pete Mangurian has had two meetings with the team to discuss the incidents and “has made it clear that our teammates will be held accountable for their actions.” The captains write that it is their job “to lead in a way that all of our teammates embrace and respect all the diversity within our University community.”
Full email below and after the jump:
Members of the Columbia community:
Given the events of the last week, we feel it is important for us to address the actions of some of the members of the football team. We understand that what has happened reflects poorly on the University, the student body and our football team as a whole. It is unfortunate that the inappropriate actions of some of our former and current teammates have had such a negative effect on our entire University. We apologize for that. More »
More responses to alleged hate crime: athletics, OMA, Asian American Alliance, petition, student government leaders, Coach Mangurian (UPDATED, 10:10 pm)
The first public comment from administrators responding to the alleged hate crime and offensive tweets by members of the football team came earlier today. Since then, several more administrators and groups on campus have responded:
- In an email at 12:45 p.m., the Office of Multicultural Affairs emailed some, but not all, undergraduates, urging them to reach out to the OMA or Student Affairs for support.
- In an email at 2:59 p.m., Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy and football head coach Pete Mangurian condemned “the language and sentiment expressed online by a select few Columbia student-athletes” and said that they are addressing the behavior with the individuals involved.
- In a statement at 4:56 p.m., the Asian American Alliance, with 47 other student groups co-signing, said that the University must “see this incident as a result of broader systemic issues of racism on our campus and in our society” and urged the community “to create radical anti-oppression, anti-hate and anti-violence programs throughout the university to combat a culture which can lead to these types of incidents.”
- A petition, now with
4456 signatures, has called on Athletics to suspend or remove the players who made offensive tweets from the team’s roster.
- A petition calls for the creation of an independent commission to investigate the tweets and examine the culture of the football team and the greater athletics program, among other steps. It was started by David Fine, CC ’13 and outgoing Student Governing Board chair, Karishma Habbu, CC ’13 and outgoing CCSC president, JungHee Hyun, BC ’13 and outgoing SGA president, Saketh Kalathur, CC ’13 and outgoing Activities Board at Columbia president, Tim Qin, SEAS ’13 and outgoing ESC president, and Jennifer Wisdom, GS ’13 and outgoing GSSC president.
- Mangurian shared his own thoughts on his blog.
Check after the jump for the statements and petition.
Earlier today, Light Blue football head coach Pete Mangurian published this post on his blog entitled “A Letter To Our Fans,” in which he praised students for coming out and being loud at Baker on Saturday, despite the 33-6 loss to Princeton. In the letter, the head coach called the fans the highlight of the game, and especially appreciated those who painted themselves blue.
Mangurian also mentioned the importance of community in the close of the letter in saying, “We are all in this together. Our players need to learn to not only play for their teammates, but to play for Columbia, and that’s you.”
This is the latest example in the coach’s effort of social media outreach. In an interview with Spec before the season started, Mangurian mentioned his favorite social medium is the blog, as it allows him to explain things with more detail.
You can read Mangurian’s letter in its entirety after the jump. The Lions next home game will be Homecoming on Oct. 20 against Dartmouth. More »
Spectator’s three football beat writers—Spencer Gyory, Eli Schultz, and Myles Simmons—are back again to discuss football’s Ivy League opener, a heartbreaking 33-6 loss to Princeton.
Check out the in-depth analysis, footage of the game, and a clip of Pete Mangurian in the post-game press conference in the video above.
Columbia football kicks off its Ivy season this Saturday at 12:30 against Princeton at Baker Field. Spectrum checked in with the marching band to see how they felt about our Ivy brothers over in New Jersey. We discovered what everyone pretty much already knows: Jersey sucks.
This week, our Columbia Lions take on Princeton at Baker Athletics Complex. Head coach Pete “the Man” Mangurian has the Lions playing real meat-and-potatoes football, full of tenacious defensive line play and a strong running game.
The Tigers, on the other hand, favor caviar-and-Chardonnay football, full of white privilege and whining to referees. Of course, the Band will be at the game to boost the Light Blue to victory, but we can’t give our boys a home-field advantage all by ourselves.
Here’s a short history lesson why it’s your duty as a Columbian—and an American—to come to the game and cheer your guts out for the Lions. More »
There’s a new coach, a new season, and a new era for Columbia football. The (what we hope will turn out to be) fun kicks off Saturday with the Lion’s first game against Marist at 12:30 p.m.
Click the video above to see what new head coach Pete Mangurian and his players had to say about their efforts to redefine a program which has had little success over the last five decades, including a 1-9 season last year that culminated in the firing of former head coach Norries Wilson.
As a new day dawns, the Lions are rebuilding the program from the ground up, leaving all the baggage of the past behind. In the 2012 football supplement, Spectator takes a look at how the culture has shifted so far through the eyes of players and Mangurian himself.
Changing the culture — Spencer Gyory
Martin leads strong Lions defensive line — Eli Schultz
New coach, new era for Light Blue — Myles Simmons
Wanamaker transfers to CU from San Antonio — Laura Allen
Around the League — Lauren Hopkins
2011 season timeline — Ike Kitman
A little over a month ago, the Ivy League and the NBC Sports Network announced that between six and ten Ivy League football games would be televised, including ‘The Game’, the ever-famous matchup between Harvard and Yale.
Well, a few days ago, NBC released its lineup. And Columbia was nowhere to be found. Not only that, but it was the only Ivy to not have a single game televised. Check out a statement from NBC and the lineup after the jump. More »
I think it’s pretty safe to say that if you’re reading this, you’re at the very least somewhat familiar with various social media websites—Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the like.
When it comes to sports, Twitter has probably done more than any of the other popular social media sites to revolutionize the way fans interact with their favorite teams. And fortunately, we’re right in the thick of the whole revolution here at Columbia.
In what I believe is part of a campaign to help rebrand the program, the football team has dramatically upped their social media presence in the last few months with the arrival of head coach Pete Mangurian. More »
Feast your eyes, ladies and gentlemen—this here sports column has moved over from the right to the left side of the Spectator homepage for your reading pleasure. It’s number one of many for this first semester, so let’s get to it with A Second Opinion.
At the men’s basketball game on Saturday night, I was surprised by something that probably shouldn’t have caught me off guard as a Spec Sports writer. It wasn’t Mark Cisco’s 20 rebounds, it wasn’t the blisteringly loud PA system music. In fact, it really didn’t have to do with the basketball game at all.
Midway through the second quarter, it was announced that the Lions’ new head football coach, Pete Mangurian, would speak at halftime.
According to a press release, Columbia’s new head football coach Pete Mangurian has selected the rest of his staff.
Mangurian now has seven coaches on staff, including Ben McDaniels as the offensive coordinator and Kevin Lempa as the defensive coordinator.
Both coordinators bring NFL experience to the table. McDaniels was the former Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach and Lempa served as the defensive line coach while with the San Diego Chargers between 1997 and 1999. Lempa also has experience in the Ancient Eight as he was the defensive coordinator and cornerback coach at Dartmouth between 1991 and 1996.
Here’s a look at the rest of the staff:
- Ed Argast, offensive line coach. He has been the offensive line coach at Columbia since 2009 and will stay on staff.
- Aaron Smith, wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Smith has been the wide receivers coach at Columbia since 2007 and will remain on staff, adding the position of recruiting coordinator to his role.
- Alvin Smith, defensive line coach.
- Chad Nice, running backs coach.
- Gordie Sammis, tight ends coach and assistant offensive lines coach.
Mangurian still has two coaching positions to fill at this time.
See the full press release after the jump. More »