Mike Smith, CC ’20, a former star for the Lions who transferred to the University of Michigan last year, has announced that he will enter the NBA Draft. Smith was a key contributor to the Wolverines, who earned a spot in the Elite Eight in the NCAA March Madness tournament this year before being knocked out by UCLA....
As the world grapples with the wide-reaching effects of the coronavirus, sports, for the moment, have been effectively canceled.
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Pulaski, Va., and Orem, Utah may not be New York City, but it is hard to imagine there is any place left fielder Dario Pizzano or pitcher Pat Lowery would rather spend their summers....
In a monumental day for Columbia's baseball program, three of its players were selected in Wednesday's MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Recent Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN, making him the first Ivy League player in the NBA since 2002. Lin wasn't picked in the draft, but he impressed during his time on the Dallas Mavericks' summer league team, even going toe-to-toe with No. 1 overall pick John Wall. Lin hasn't been the only Ivy player featured in this year's summer league, though.more Cornell grad and Ivy Player of the Year Ryan Wittman played for both the Celtics' summer squad and for the Knicks' (though they spelled his name incorrectly on his jersey). Outside the class of 2010, two other former Ivy players have appeared on summer league rosters. Brian Cusworth, Harvard '07, was on the Hornets' squad, while Penn alum Ibby Jaaber suited up for the Lakers. Other Ivy players have found professional success outside of the NBA. Wittman's classmates Louis Dale, Jeff Foote, and Jon Jaques have all signed with foreign teams. Columbia's own Jason Miller, CC '09, and K.J. Matsui have made their mark abroad as well....
The most interesting story about the football team's season opener against Fordham on Saturday has to do with John Skelton, which comes as a surprise seeing as how he isn't even on the team anymore. more Skelton, who was the starting quarterback for four years at Fordham, was picked in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft is third on the depth chart in Arizona, and was someone whose success in training camp reportedly made the Cardinals decision to release Matt Leinart a lot easier. Skelton, at 6'4" and 244 pounds has the body and skill set of an NFL quarterback, but scouts wondered during pre-draft workouts whether the level of competition that he faced at Fordham had adequately prepared him to play in the NFL. Skelton, in fact, has an interesting connection to the Ivy League, and Columbia in particular. Skelton's uncle, Javier Loya, who is a minority owner in the Houston Texans and played quarterback at Columbia was the one that first brought him to New York City with the goal of landing a football scholarship by dropping off Skelton's high school game tape with around a half dozen schools. But to me, what makes Skelton even more relevant to Columbia is the fact that he was able to convince professional scouts that despite playing in the Football Championship Subdivision, he had a big-time game. To me, this is what many of the top athletes at Columbia face, including those on the football team. It's a challenge to get scouts and talent evaluators to believe that. Skelton had to prove himself in college, at pre-draft workouts, and I'm sure he'll have to prove himself to all the doubters on the Cardinals, who think a guy from Fordham of all places surely has no place in the NFL. But if he's show one thing, it's that he's willing to do that over and over again if it means a shot to play on Sundays. As for us, hey, if a guy from Fordham of all places can make it, why can't it be one of us?...
Although senior offensive tackle Jeff Adams didn't get drafted this weekend, he was apparently signed by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night. Based on the strength of his past workouts, which included one for the Jets at their private facility, it was thought possible that Adams could have been a late-round pick. If Adams had been drafted, he would have been the first to do so in the NFL since Marcellus Wiley, who was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the second round in 1997. Still, getting signed by the Cowboys, even if it wasn't during the draft? Not a bad graduation present....