Posts Tagged ‘sportscast’

Sports | Nov. 12 2:33 pm EST
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Sportscast: Cross country coach Willy Wood talks success, program changes

The men’s cross country team took home the Ivy title on Nov. 2 at the Ivy Heptagonal Cross Country Championship. Not only this, but they are currently ranked eighth in the nation. This is too awesome, especially in the wake of an overall disappointing fall season for Columbia athletics.

Now the cross country team is a favorite to win Friday’s NCAA Northeast Regionals at Van Cortlandt Park, and you can go support them! There will be free hot chocolate, coffee, and bagels on 116th Street and Amsterdam at 10 A.M. Columbia Fan Buses will depart at 10:30 and 10:50, and from there cross country team members will lead everyone to fan areas where they can cheer on the Light Blue.

Steve Frankoski, Liz Malone, and Eli Schultz sat down with cross country coach of 19 years Willy Wood to discuss the team’s success, as well as program changes over the past two decades. Check out what he had to say!

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Sports | Oct. 8 5:57 pm EST
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Sportscasts sits down with senior David Najem to talk soccer

Check out this week’s interview with David Najem (CC ’14), a midfielder on Columbia’s men’s soccer team. The team has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to its impressive winning streak and overall 5-2-1 record, which the Lions look to continue this weekend as they play against Penn at home.

Najem also tells us about his experience of playing for the New York Red Bulls’ academy team over the summer, as well as the possibility of getting his soccer (or, I guess, football) career started overseas after graduation.

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Sports | Oct. 1 4:56 pm EST
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Sportscast talks coaching challenges with field hockey’s Marybeth Freeman

Field hockey coach Marybeth Freeman has only been at Columbia since 2010, but since then has led the team to much success, in part thanks to her experience as associate head coach for the acclaimed University of Maryland team. Freeman has led the Light Blue to score several honors, including All-Region and All-Ivy honors for many of her players, as well as break records, most notably earning the team its first back-to-back winning seasons in 2012.

Liz Malone, Steve Frankoski, and Eli Schultz sit down with Coach Freeman in this week’s Sportscast. Check out what she has to say about coaching and its challenges!

Want to see your favorite athlete or coach interviewed? Send your suggestions to podcast@columbiaspectator.com.

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Sports | Sep. 24 6:33 pm EST
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Sportscast interviews CU baseball’s Joey Falcone

Last semester, Joey Falcone became the breakout star of CU baseball as the team dominated the Ivy League, ultimately winning the title. He received  quite a bit of media attention, getting his own featured articles in the New York Times and on ESPN.com, among many other prominent news outlets.

In this week’s Sportscast, Eli Schultz, Steve Frankoski, and Liz Malone sit down with Falcone to talk about the attention he received during the Lions’ impressive run last season, as well as how his time serving in Afghanistan and Iraq has impacted his experience.

Want your favorite athlete to be interviewed? Send any suggestions for Sportscast to podcast@columbiaspectator.com.

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Sports | Sep. 11 1:05 pm EST
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Sportscast is back with Frankoski, Malone

If you’re crying that Brian Barbour and Nick Scott are no longer the dreamy hosts of the Sportscast, stop.

Meet junior men’s basketball player Steve Frankoski and senior field hockey forward Liz Malone, the successors of the Sportscast stools. Check out as they recap the Lions’ first week of play with returning host Eli Schultz.

And if you really miss Brian and Nick, you can always watch an old episodes of the Sportscast.

If there’s someone you want Liz and Steve to interview on the Sportscast, send your suggestions to podcast@columbiaspectator.com.

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Sports | Apr. 2 4:21 pm EST
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Wrestling’s Steve Santos talks about recent success in newest Sportscast

Over spring break, senior Steve Santos of the Light Blue wrestling squad took third place in his weight class at the NCAA wrestling championship in Des Moines, Iowa.

Steve joined Eli Schultz and Nick Scott this week on the latest episode of the Spectator Sportscast to talk about his experience at the national tournament and his plans for after graduation.

Send any suggestions for the Sportscast to podcast@columbiaspectator.com.

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Sports | Oct. 2 5:06 pm EST
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Sportscast has rundown of downer weekend for Light Blue

Why are Brian Barbour, Nick Scott, and Eli Schultz reading a 1989 issue of Spectator? Watch this week’s Spectator Sportscast to find out, and to hear about the Lions’ weekend of less-than-spectacular results.

Oh, and if you want a shout-out by the boys in next week’s Sportscast, send in your questions or comments to podcast@columbiaspectator.com, tweet them to @CUSpecSports, or leave them below in the comments.

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Sports | Apr. 25 3:03 pm EST
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Spectator SportsCast: Out with the old and in with the new

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Welcome back! We’re proud to present the 19th episode of the Spectator Sportscast, a weekly offering about Columbia varsity sports.

Hosted for the final time by Spectator columnists and varsity soccer players Ronnie Shaban and Zach Glubiak, with fellow columnist and Spectrum daily editor Mrinal Mohanka, this week’s edition of the Sportscast includes a quick summary of the recent baseball, golf, softball, tennis, rowing and lacrosse, and looks ahead to all the action coming up.

However, the preview of next weekend comes after the trio reveal and introduce their successors, who will carry the torch in the fall.

Tune in to find out whether the new hosts prefer Beyonce or Rihanna, what will be magical about the fall, what’s the best dining hall on campus, what a doubleheader is, whether Mrinal’s accent will be adequately replaced (it certainly will), and whether the new hosts prefer Powerade or Gatorade.



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Email questions and suggestions for the new boys’ first edition to podcast@columbiaspectator.com.

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Sports | Apr. 19 10:47 am EST
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Spectator SportsCast – Secret golf tips for beginners

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Welcome back! We’re proud to present the 18th episode of the Spectator Sportscast, a weekly offering about Columbia varsity sports.

Hosted by Spectator columnists and varsity soccer players Ronnie Shaban and Zach Glubiak, with fellow columnist and Spectrum daily editor Mrinal Mohanka, the SportsCast provides a succinct round-up of what happened last weekend, and what lies ahead for the Lions.

This edition includes a quick summary of the recent baseball, golf, softball, tennis, rowing and lacrosse, and looks ahead to all the action coming up. It also features senior golfer Brendan Doyle as a special guest.

The golfer from California is gearing up for his final Ivy League Championship and spoke to us about life at Columbia, both on and off the course.

How does the Columbia golf team practice in Morningside Heights? What tips does he have for novice golfers? What are his thoughts on the team’s present season? What are his thoughts on Tiger Woods? Why does he reference basketball player Mark Cisco? To find out the answers to all those and more, take a listen.



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Next week’s episode will be the final one for this current set of hosts and they will be introducing the new hosts of the show. Email questions and comments for their final edition to podcast@columbiaspectator.com.

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Sports | Apr. 12 8:20 pm EST
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Spectator SportsCast – A lesson in always being joyous

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Welcome back! We’re proud to present the 17th episode of the Spectator Sportscast, a weekly offering about Columbia varsity sports.

Hosted by Spectator columnist and varsity soccer player Ronnie Shaban with fellow columnist and Spectrum daily editor Mrinal Mohanka, the SportsCast provides a succinct round-up of what happened last weekend, and what lies ahead for the Lions.

This edition includes a quick summary of the recent baseball, softball, tennis, rowing and lacrosse, and looks ahead to all the action coming up. It also features baseball senior captain Jon Eisen as a special guest.

The infielder from Tennessee is currently riding an 18-game hit streak and spoke to us about life at Columbia on and off the diamond.

Why is he called Jon Jon instead of just Jon? How is he always happy? What are his thoughts on the team’s present campaign? To find out the answers to all those and more, take a listen.



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Email questions and comments for next week’s edition to podcast@columbiaspectator.com.

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