Directions to Orchard Beach

NEW YORK - Columbia's heavyweight rowing team will host the Alumni Cup this Saturday, March 31 against MIT, Holy Cross and Dartmouth. Racing at Orchard Beach at Glen Island Park in Pelham, N.Y. will begin at 4:50 p.m.

Fans who wish to listen to Saturday's races can dial into Stretch Internet's live broadcast of the race by calling 212-381-9645.

Last year, the Alumni Cup was not contested but Columbia captured the Cup in 2010, rowing only against MIT. Holy Cross was in the Alumni Cup field in 2009, when Columbia swept both the Engineers and the Crusaders. The 2012 version of the Alumni Cup, which includes Dartmouth will mark the Big Green heavyweights' first trip to the Big Apple in many years.

Saturday's schedule of events follows:

4:50 p.m.   Varsity 4+ (Columbia, Holy Cross)
5:10 p.m. Freshman Eights (Columbia, Holy Cross, MIT, Dartmouth)
5:30 p.m. Second Varsity Eights (Holy Cross, Dartmouth)
5:50 p.m. Varsity Eights (Columbia, Holy Cross, MIT, Dartmouth)