Whatever Griffith and her staff put together during practice after learning the Lions had been left out of the NCAA Tournament played out near-perfectly as Columbia rolled past Fairleigh Dickinson 69-53 on March 17 at Levien Gymnasium on the Columbia campus.
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Lehigh At Cornell Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 10/15/2022: One Final Non-League Game To Work Things Out
For the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (1-5, 1-1 Patriot) and the Cornell Big Red (2-2, 0-2 Ivy), the final non-league matchup at Schoellkopf field in Ithaca, NY provides a similar opportunity for both teams.
Mountain Hawks Left Wondering What Might Have Been After Mistakes Doom Lehigh To A 29-17 Defeat
PRINCETON, NJ – It was a beautiful late autumn day at Princeton stadium, a perfect afternoon for football. And for a half, at least, it was a very good afternoon for Lehigh football as well. The halftime score read Lehigh 10, Princeton 10, and Mountain Hawk fans had every right to be excited. Heavy underdogs […]
Lehigh at Princeton Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 9/24/2022: The Ecstasy, And The Agony, Of Mountain Hawk Trips to Old Nassau
I do not know whether in this game (slated to kick off at 3pm), in this 62nd meeting of the series, Lehigh (1-0, 1-2) will experience a win or a loss against Princeton (1-0, 0-0). What I do know is there is enough of a rivalry between the two schools that I can tell you a little bit about the ecstasy and agony of these matchups.
Columbia Women Claim First WNIT Victory
In the concrete jungle of New York City, and not far from the noisy subway system that transits millions of patrons to points throughout the city each day, from the standard continued to be raised as Columbia achieved another milestone in the history of the women’s basketball program.
Columbia Matmen Sweep Harvard, Brown
On a night when Columbia University honored its senior class, it was easy to see the future looks bright for the Lions on the wrestling mat.
Emge Shines for Harvard in First Career Start
Harvard rolled up the yards and added more points to the scoreboard, and whatever hopes Columbia had of winning an Ivy League championship went in the other direction as the Crimson scored the first 42 points of the game on the way to a 49-21 win over the Lions on Nov. 6 at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium in Manhattan.
Dante Miller’s Long Run Sparks Columbia Past Quakers
It took some time, but Dante Miller infused electricity into the air and that proved to be the tonic as Columbia picked up a milestone win in the long history of the program.
Penn Running Game Eventually Punches Lehigh Into Submission In 20-0 Victory
The Penn Quakers leveled their season record at 2-2 after outlasting Lehigh 20-0 at Franklin Field this Saturday.
Lehigh Football at Penn: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
a turnaround this Saturday could very well set up the remainder of a successful football season for the Mountain Hawks, and make a lot of people forget their early season struggles.
QUICK RECAP: Behind Career Day by Tipton, Yale Overwhelms Lehigh 34-0
On a sunny 75 degree day, Yale’s offense racked up 420 yards on the Mountain Hawk defense as the Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0) pummeled Lehigh (0-5, 0-1) 34-0.
Lehigh Football vs. Yale: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
The number of monkeys on this Lehigh football team’s backs are beginning to mount.
QUICK RECAP: Princeton Dissects Lehigh 32-0
BETHELEHEM, PA – Lehigh’s offensive woes continued against a daunting, precise Princeton team, losing 32-0 in front of a crowd of 7,050 at Murray Goodman Stadium this afternoon.
FLASHBACK: In 2006, A Day Of Reflection Ends With A Rivalry Football Game Between Fordham and Columbia
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.
FLASHBACK: The Cal Bears Were Golden In 1920
1920 saw the game regain some of its stronghold across the nation as the game continued making its way back on college campuses across the nation.
OPINION: Please Stop This Madness, NCAA Board of Governors, And Cancel Fall Championships For 2020
Despite the bungling and mismanagement of the NCAA, President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors, they still have one final chance to get on the right side of history and submit to reality.
OPINION: No, David Pollack. FCS Football Is Right Where It Should Be.
On July 21st, 2020, when David Pollack went on air to suggest that FCS football should permanently become spring football, I cringed.
ANALYSIS: As Ivy League Contemplates Moving to Spring, NCAA Needs to Clarify Whether An FCS Championship Will Happen
The Patriot League’s dilemmas, whether the rest of FCS admits it or not, is the FCS’ dilemmas. And as we inch closer to an alleged 2020 college football season, the NCAA needs to make some things very clear before a huge mess happens.
Ivy League Football Plans Would Leave Huge Gaps In FCS Football Schedules
If these are the only two plans that are actively being considered by the Ivy League, it means that, effectively, all out-of-conference games involving Ivy League opponents are cancelled for the fall.
2020 College Sports Journal FCS Preseason All-America Team Announced
Sixty student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football’s Championship Subdivision have been named to the 2020 College Sports Journal Preseason FCS All-America Team.
College Sports Journal Top 25 11/19/19
Just like that, we are down to the last week of the regular season. Selection Sunday comes to your airwaves thus Sunday November 24th at 11:30 AM on ESPNU. This past week, six of the ten automatic bids were sewn up. Those bids went to Monmouth (Big South), James Madison (CAA), North Dakota State (MVFC), Central Connecticut State (NEC), San Diego (Pioneer), Wofford (Southern). The Southland will be decided on Thursday night, while the Big Sky, Patriot and Ohio Valley will be decided on Saturday. The top 25 this week will look at each team from the prism of the playoffs.
College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/9/2019
It’s somewhat serendipitous, according to John Feinstein of The Washington Post, that this week’s battle of undefeated teams between Dartmouth and Princeton came to be.
College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/2/2019
Undefeated Princeton and Dartmouth look to not slip up going into a potentially enormous matchup of undefeated teams in the Bronx.
College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 10/26/2019
This week, two of the nation’s unbeaten teams play tricky challengers: one in prime time on Friday night, and the other takes on a rival in one of the marquee games of Saturday.
College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 10/19/2019
Last week’s battle of unbeatens ended up not much of a battle – 4-0 Dartmouth jumped all over Yale early and never looked back, crushing the Bulldogs 42-10 and established themselves every bit the frontrunners for the Ivy League title. As we sit and wait for the inevitable clash of titans between Dartmouth and Princeton later in the season, let’s take a look at this week’s games.
The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 10/13/2019
Call it “Conference Carnage Week”.
High-profile conference games ended upending conference championship races, and further cementing others on top of the standings.
College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews And Streaming Links: Week of 10/12/2019
After the Big Green took it to Penn last weekend on Friday night, Dartmouth returns home for Homecoming in a huge battle between undefeated teams as they take on Yale.
The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 10/6/2019
It was a week of thrilling conference rivalries, and it’s the “Military Classic of the South” that yielded the best story of them all.
College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews: Week of 10/5/2019
This week we see a primetime Ivy League matchup in actual prime time, as undefeated Dartmouth and undefeated Penn face off under Franklin Field’s lights.
College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews: Week of 9/28/2019
The Ivy League had a hugely successful opening weekend, as many expected. As a whole the Ancient Eight went 6-2, the only losses coming from a missed two-point conversion attempt by Penn at Delaware, and a furious Harvard rally falling short to San Diego. This week the Ivy League seems poised to have another great week, and additionally league play is starting with two early-season conference tilts.
The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 9/21/2019
Without question the top FCS game of the week was the battle of FCS powerhouses in the Fargodome.Returning home after 47-22 victory the week before against Delaware, the heavily-favored Bison had a very tough battle against visiting UC Davis, ultimately winning 27-16 after scoring a late touchdown to finally put the game in the win column for North Dakota State.
College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews: Week of 9/21/2019
Finally the wait is over – the Ivy League awakens from their annual football slumber and rejoins the college football universe almost a full month after the rest of college football has started their season. Top 25-caliber powerhouses Princeton, Dartmouth and Yale finally will be able to prove where they stand in the national picture.
2019 College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Ivy League
Last season was one for the ages in the Ivy League, with Princeton going 10-0. It was the fourth outright Ivy League title in Princeton history, and the first since 1995. It was also the program’s second 7-0 Ivy season since league play officially began in 1956, and the 13th 7-0 season in Ivy League history, and the first since 2014. 9-1 Dartmouth was a heartbreaking second place to the Tigers, their only loss a 14-9 instant classic at Princeton. This season, will it come down to another battle of unbeatens?
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Princeton Tigers
10-0 Princeton had a year to remember in 2018, clinching the fourth outright Ivy League title in program history, and the first since 1995. It was also the program’s second 7-0 Ivy season since league play officially began in 1956, and the 13th 7-0 season in Ivy League history, and the first since 2014.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Yale Bulldogs
A wild 5-5 year saw Yale beat both Mercer of the SoCon and an FCS Playoff semifinalist in Maine, but lose a wild game in overtime to Holy Cross and an inexplicable 17-10 defeat to Columbia. A loss to Harvard in “The Game” to close the year left Eli fans wondering what could have been.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Harvard Crimson
A season that seemed like it was going off the rails in October was righted in November, with a three game winning streak and a sweet 45-27 win over their hated Rival Yale at Fenway Park clinching a winning campaign. It was the 135th meeting between the two bitter rivals.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Penn Quakers
The Quakers remained in the upper echelon of the Ivy League with a 6-4 record and a perfect 3-0 out-of-conference record. They couldn’t get over the hump, however, when it came to challenging the top teams for the title.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Dartmouth Big Green
It was an epic battle of unbeatens when Dartmouth headed to play longtime rival Princeton in late October. The Big Green’s 14-9 loss in that game would be Dartmouth’s only blemish on the year – a terrific 9-1 season that unfortunately didn’t result in an Ivy League title.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Columbia Lions
The good news was that head coach Al Bagnoli guided the Lions to their second consecutive winning season. The bad news is that they weren’t able to take that next step towards to becoming Ivy League title contenders, going 3-4 in league play and losing to Harvard and Yale by a combined score of 97-28.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Cornell Big Red
After a trip to Brown and securing a 3-3 record, things were looking bright for the Big Red to finally get back to .500 on the season. Then Cornell fell 66-0 to Princeton, and David Archer’s team would then drop their next three games to fall into the cellar of the Ivy League.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Brown Bears
After a 1-9 season, longtime head football coach Phil Estes stepped down as Bears head football coach after an illustrious 21 year career.
Gauging The FCS Football Landscape For 2019 – In Which Tier Is Your Favorite Football Program?
It’s May. Spring football is over, and the preseason camps don’t start for a couple months. We are in the doldrums of the FCS offseason. But at this point, everyone is 0-0 and hope springs eternal. 127 schools think they have a shot to make the playoffs and compete for an FCS Championship in Frisco. […]
Physical Battle of FCS Unbeatens Ends With Princeton Topping Dartmouth 14-9
The word that stands out after watching Princeton out-grind Dartmouth here at Princeton Stadium is “meat”. It was a game a lineman could love – a constant struggle in the trenches between offensive and defensive lines a day when the guys with the numerals in the 60s were the true stars. Sure, it would be […]
Unbeaten Dartmouth Faces Unbeaten Princeton In A Game That Should, But Doesn’t, Have FCS Playoff Implications
When 7-0 Dartmouth faces off against 7-0 Princeton in New Jersey this weekend, it will be the latest day that two undefeated Ivy League teams have faced off since 2001. It’s unquestionably a huge game, filled with Lambert Cup implications (a trophy which is awarded to the best FCS teams in the East) and Ivy […]
Lehigh Unable To Slow Down Princeton Football Machine, Lose 66-7
The Lehigh football team lost to the Princeton football team 66-7 at Powers Field in Princeton, New Jersey. The Mountain Hawk defense yielded 773 yards of offense to the Tigers – a Princeton record – allowing starting QB John Lovett to rush for 111 yards and pass for 288 more, making him responsible for 4 […]
Lehigh And Princeton Football Engage This Saturday In Final Test Before League Play
In Princeton’s game notes, their game with Lehigh is billed as a “local rivalry”. It is true that the campuses of Princeton University and Lehigh University are reasonably close to one another, separated by about an hour and a half by car. And though Princeton and Lehigh have never shared a conference, this will be […]
CSJ’s 2018 Week 5 Game Preview: Maine at Yale
When: Saturday, September 28, 1:00 PM Where: Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT TV/Streaming: ESPN+(subscription required) Maine Black Bears The 2-1 (1-0, CAA) Black Bears are visiting the Yale Bowl for the first time since 1932, and Maine takes on the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. Maine and Yale last met in 2015 in Orono, marking the […]
CSJ’s 2018 Week 5 Game Preview: Rhode Island at Harvard
Rhode Island at Harvard When: Friday, September 28, 7:00 PM Where: Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA TV/Streaming: ESPN+(subscription required) Rhode Island Rams The surprising 2-1 Rams have made a Friday night tilt against the 2-0 Harvard Crimson into surprising must-see TV. Last year was Rhody’s first win over Harvard. The Rams beat the Crimson 17-10 at Meade Stadium. […]
Going Into Bye Week, Lehigh Football Needs To Sort Itself Out
“We’ll fix it.” That was the overriding message coming out of the Lehigh postgame press conference at Penn this Saturday. It came out of the mouth of head coach Andy Coen, and also, in so many words, from starting QB Brad Mayes and the current leader in tackles on defense, LB Mark Walker. And it […]
QUICK RECAP: Penn RB Karekin Brooks Kills Mountain Hawks Again in 30-10 Win over Lehigh
It was a battle in the first half between Lehigh and Penn. The Quakers were leading, 13-10, and senior QB Brad Mayes were getting the ball back after the second half kickoff. In most years, that’s when the Lehigh football team would be ready to engage in a shootout, perhaps dueling touchdown for touchdown. Instead, […]