After the final whistle sounds, most Columbia University athletes realize that their childhood dreams of being a professional athlete will never become a reality. After all, only 15 percent of all collegiate athletes go on to become professional athletes.
The Columbia field hockey team finally returned to Baker Field last weekend after playing two years without a true home field. But both Lock Haven and Princeton treated the homecoming harshly, as the Lions lost both games by scores of 1-0 and 4-1, respectively.
The prototypical wide receiver generally possesses great physical attributes: he is over 6 feet tall, of sturdy build, and is as audacious off the field as he is on it. Columbia freshman Austin Knowlin is none of these.
Matt Barsamian is not your typical offensive lineman, especially at Columbia. Barsamian first came to New York undersized for his position, but was not viewed as a defensive player either.
Penn's 2005 football season was filled with high expectations. Projected to repeat their top-tier finish in the Ivy League, the Quakers got off to a quick start last year, racing ahead to a 5-1 record.
With Paul Nixon entering the season as the fourth head coach in as many years, it was definitely a rebuilding year for the women's basketball team. Their inexperience certainly showed in the standings, as the team finished 6-21 overall, 2-12 in the Ivy League.
The baseball team made its short trip to Riverdale yesterday to face Manhattan College in the hopes of improving on its 10-30 record. Its hopes were dashed, however, as the Jaspers were able to take both games of the doubleheader.
It was too little too late for Columbia. After struggling for nearly three weeks at the plate, the Lions bats' finally awoke this weekend, their final Ivy games, in their split with Cornell.
With Columbia finally beating Fordham 7-5 in 12 innings on Tuesday as dusk approached, Columbia baseball was able to get a confidence-booster and add a win to their 7-28 record.
Quick starts have been common in Columbia athletics this year. Football roared to a 2-0 start, but finished sluggishly with no wins in the Ivy League and a 2-8 overall record. Basketball raced out to a 6-2 start, but finished a mediocre 11-16 (4-10 in Ivy).
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