In 2006, I wrote two pieces for the website I-AA.org about a Fordham/Columbia game I attended. The two crosstown Rivals competed for an actual cup, the “Liberty Cup”, and it was a 9/11 themed rivalry game for a time.
The rivalry between the two teams has been alive since 1903. However, this meeting will be the first time that the two will meet under the I-AA umbrella and the first as members of the new Great West Football Conference. Also this year, the two will play for the first time for a trophy: the “Dakota Marker”.
Since the Ivy League chose to reclassify to I-AA back in the early 1980s, the Ancient Eight has chosen, for “traditional reasons”, to decline participation in the FCS playoffs. But let’s call the ban what it really is – discrimination.
By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal BOONE, N.C. — A year ago, Appalachian State felt the sting of losing to Georgia Southern as the No. 1 ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision. And on Saturday afternoon before 30,008 spectators at Kidd Brewer Stadium, it was No. 1 Georgia Southern experiencing […]