Throughout the course of this fellowship, we challenged our 12 bright-eyed fellows for The Eye and Sports to answer this question: What does it mean to write a feature?...
Just one day after Columbia and Barnard announced that only first-years and sophomores will be invited back to campus for the fall semester, the Ivy League declared Wednesday afternoon that all athletics will be postponed until at least January. All sports will be prohibited from participating in competitions, while practices will be permitted if protections are in place to ensure they are in accordance with each institution’s and state’s policies....
During the 2010s, Columbia Athletics was able to clinch 33 Ivy League championships and 12 national team titles. Under two athletic directors—M. Dianne Murphy, who served between 2004 and 2015, and current Athletic Director Peter Pilling—Columbia Athletics began a transformation, developing nationally-recognized programs such as fencing, men’s tennis, and cross country. Such teams have routinely found themselves among the top 25 in the nation....
A decade in athletics: Anderson strengthens an inconsistent men’s soccer program and creates professional players
Coming into the decade, expectations were not extremely high for the men’s soccer program. It had not earned an Ancient Eight crown in 17 years, Ivy League Player of the Year since 1993, and NCAA tournament berth since 1991....
As the world grapples with the wide-reaching effects of the coronavirus, sports, for the moment, have been effectively canceled.
“I’m not going to change because of a losing record”: Why the men’s basketball team’s faithful keeps coming back
Since the inception of major league and collegiate athletics, there has been a large following of superfans—even for teams that struggle to perform.
Columbia squash began this decade not as the national powerhouse it is today but as a club sport with great promise. However, right before the start of the 2010-2011 academic year, then-Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy announced the elevation of squash from a club sport to a varsity team....
The nation’s oldest wrestling team spent the past decade struggling to break through to the front of the pack. The team has remained unable to clinch an Ivy League title since 1982 and has been unable to capture an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association title in the program's 126-year history. Over the past 10 seasons, the Light Blue has only had two with a winning Ivy record....
This is the first edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.