Updated at 10:52 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.
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....
Columbia Athletics will allow domestic travel, practice, competition for spring sports amid COVID-19 concerns
Updated at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9
A glance at the Olympic fencing roster would tell anyone that New York is a hub for the best fencers in the United States. But while one influential member of the fencing community has spent much of his journey in New York, his story begins in Shreveport, Louisiana....
Women’s swimming and diving placed sixth at the Ivy League Championships this past weekend, underperforming its dual-meet season, where it won four out of seven meets against Ivy League teams. Though the team struggled to keep up with Ancient Eight titans Princeton and Harvard, the meet was capped by impressive individual performances....
The Ivy League has over $135 billion in endowment. Not a single university has pledged to fully divest from fossil fuels.
As the most recent step in a years-long battle, faculty and student activists stood in front of an official University advisory committee last Wednesday to call for Columbia’s divestment from all companies “primarily in the fossil fuel and extraction business.”...
Extended weekend schedule allows student-athlete balance, but could decrease profitability of Ivy League basketball
The profitability of athletics can hinge on a small but important factor—the game schedule. While many Division I schools have begun to place more games on weekdays to ensure more viewership and thus greater revenue, the Ivy League has decided to extend its basketball season to primarily single-matchups on weekends to accommodate the academic needs of student-athletes. However, this move may mean a decline in the profitability of Columbia’s program, according to experts....
Women’s fencing clinches third consecutive Ivy League title, men finish with close runner-up performance
Fencing is not generally considered a team sport. But for the Columbia Lions, it is. Fencing is a screaming sport. For the Lions, it’s that, too.
It is a common misconception that only the top five finishers from each team matter in a cross country meet. Even though the sixth runner breaks a potential tie, and the rest of the finishers add points onto rivals’ scores, some coaches tend to focus primarily on their top racers, believing they have a bigger impact on meet results....
Seniors leave it all on the course as women’s cross country clinches third straight Ivy title, Vasbinder claims top men’s honors
The crowd began to close in on the runners even before the starting gun’s smoke had cleared the air. Its eagerness—and unabashed intensity—is emblematic of the importance of the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships to the cross country community....