‘The numbers speak for themselves’: Despite successes of recent Lions, college basketball suffers from lack of Black head coaches
When Jean Bain got the call, he was sitting on a couch in his Morningside Heights apartment, unwinding after a Saturday afternoon basketball practice.
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....
It was a decade of many firsts for the Columbia women’s tennis program. Led by head coach and former Lion Ilene Weintraub, CC ’02, the Light Blue notched its first-ever winning Ivy League season, claimed its first Ancient Eight title, won ECACs four times, and earned its highest ranking in program history....
This is the fourth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
This is the first edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
Updated at 10:52 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.
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....
Men’s tennis bounced back from a devastating loss to No. 34 Northwestern to blank Florida Atlantic University at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center.