This is the seventh edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
A big part of the job and internship search for college students involves networking with alums in their field of interest. Columbia was the first school to name a full time person in charge of career development for athletics in 2006. Read after the jump for details, along with the top stories from around the Ancient Eight.more Since most Ivy athletes, and those across the NCAA don't play professionally after college, schools have set up programs to help student-athletes find jobs by using their vast alumni network. This 'pipeline' includes a ton of kids into financial services (surprise, surprise), but according to some interviewed for the story being an athlete is an advantage in business. [Bloomberg] You thought your summer internship was cool? Kevin Whitaker from Princeton details his summer writing and watching the Astros minor league teams, and writes about it in a surprisingly non-Princeton, non-douchey way. [Daily Princetonian] The Brown men's soccer team became the third Ivy school in the top 25 rankings at No. 22 with their 4-0-2 start, joining Harvard at No. 21 and Penn at No. 25. And you thought the Ivy League wasn't good at sports. [Daily Herald] Four sailors on the Yale team are training with both this season and the 2016 Olympics on their mind. While Olympic sailing is different than college sailing, the group is hoping that their experience at Yale sets them apart. [Daily News] Harvard's freshman kicker David Mothander was named Ivy League co-rookie of week. Interesting that the article notes Harvard's special teams struggles during their run of success, maybe there is hope after all. [Daily Crimson]...
Sailing—Ben Sheng / Spectator Senior Staff Writer
Before the sailing club hired Will Brown as its head coach in 2010, the club had had a string of five head coaches in five years. Four years later, the club finds itself much improved, heading into this weekend's North Spring Qualifier at Cornell with hopes for a top-five finish and qualification for the America Trophy regatta in two weeks....
On a cold February day, a group of Columbia students traded their down coats for protective dry suits and gathered just off the water near City Island. Although the winter weather was brutal, they all committed to braving the frigid conditions....