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.
The men’s tennis team’s past decade has undeniably been one of ascent. However, the reason for this positive shift is rather unclear because, all in all, the Columbia men’s tennis program has not changed much within these years. The Dick Savitt Tennis Center has remained the team’s home court. The Light Blue still practices for outdoor matches in Riverside Park, making it the only ranked Division I school without outdoor tennis courts. Former head coach Bid Goswami was already in the 28th season of his tenure when the decade opened—his calm, concise method of coaching remained a constant....
The Ivy League has decided to cancel all practices and competitions for spring sports, league administrators announced today. For winter sports and individual players in postseason competitions, individual institutions will have the jurisdiction to decide whether their athletes will participate....