Columbia hung right with one of the nation's top women's basketball teams for the first 25 minutes on Friday. However, No. 7/3 Mississippi State eventually pulled away, 90-54, on day two of the Cancun Challenge from the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
The Lions will look to get back on track against the Raiders Saturday afternoon. Two of the last three meetings between the schools have gone to overtime.
The Columbia women's basketball team played its first of three games in three days at the 2017 Cancun Challenge on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions faced a tough test against Green Bay, one of the top mid-major programs in the country, and were defeated, 61-43.
The Columbia women's basketball team faces its toughest test of the season over the Thanksgiving weekend when it battles Green Bay, No. 7/3 Mississippi State and No. 24 Arizona State at the Cancun Challenge.
Five players scored in double figures for the Lions (1-3) led by a career-high 16 points and eight rebounds from Lukas Meisner.
Columbia Football Coach Al Bagnoli was named the 2017 Ivy League Coach of the Year, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. The news comes one day after Bagnoli was announced as a finalist for the STATS FCS Eddie Robinson Award, the organization's FCS National Coach of the Year.
Led by four First Team selections—sophomore wide receiver Josh Wainwright, senior defensive back Cameron Roane, senior defensive lineman Lord Hyeamang and senior punter Parker Thome—a school-record 12 Columbia football players earned All-Ivy League football honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Columbia Football Coach Al Bagnoli was named one of 18 finalists for the STATS FCS Eddie Robinson Award, the organization announced on Monday. The Eddie Robinson Award honors the FCS National Coach of the Year.
The Lions and Black Knights will meet for the 59th time in West Point Tuesday. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. on the Patriot League Network with an audio broadcast available on ILN.
Three Columbia football student-athletes—senior running back Chris Schroer, junior safety Ryan Gilbert and sophomore offensive lineman Parker Coogan—were named to the College Sports Information Directors Association Academic All-District One Team, the organization announced. Schroer earned the honor for the second consecutive year.
A penalty kick goal with 1:44 remaining was the difference as the Columbia men's soccer team fell at No. 1 Wake Forest, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament.
Piscataway, N.J. - With a combined score of 1229.5 points, the Columbia women's swimming & diving team placed third in a 14-team field at the Rutgers Frank Elm Invitational on Sunday, Nov. 19. The Lions were impressive all weekend long at the Werblin Recreation Center, highlighted by a record pefromance in the 200 Free Relay. The foursome of Susie Zhu, Mary Ashby, Kathleen O'Rourke and Jessica He combined for a winning time of 1:31.95 to set a new Rutger's pool record.