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Home Court Advantage has become an ever more contentious topic for the Ivy League since 2016’s announcement of an Ivy League Basketball Tournament. The men’s and women’s tournaments, which take place at Penn’s Palestra, give a marked advantage to Penn teams as compared to competitions on a neutral court or competitions on another Ivy court. […]

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Weekend Sports Update

We are now a few weeks into the fall sports season, but how just how deep varies by team. Some, such as volleyball and soccer, began their seasons before even school had begun. Others, are only now kicking off. We bring you what you should pay attention to this week in Columbia athletics, with senior staff […]

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Bwog Visits Baker: Softball Splits Two With Harvard

Champion of the sporting life Ross Chapman went to a softball game and lived to tell the tale, sustained only by fevered visions of you, dear reader. A few squandered offensive opportunities left the Lions low after game one, but a powerful pitching performance by Tessa Kroll helped the Columbia softball team split a cold […]

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Weekend Sports Wrap: Men’s Tennis And Squash Soar In Rankings

Two separate teams for Columbia hit their highest national rankings in program history in the final days of January. Off of a sweep of Tennessee and Notre Dame, the men’s tennis team jumped up to #16 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll. And in other racket sports, men’s squash hit a program high and Ivy […]

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Basketball Faces Must-Win Game Against Yale Tonight

When it comes to reaching the pinnacle of college basketball, the NCAA Tournament, only 14 games matter for each Ivy school. Home and away games against each Ancient Eight opponent determine the postseason fate of the Lions, who would have to win the conference to punch their ticket. To give an idea of how much […]

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Weekend Sports Wrap: An Evening Of Missed Opportunities

Aspiring sports journalists Ross Chapman and Max Rettig bring you the latest coverage of all things basketball (and other sporting festivities). Preseason Ivy League basketball favorite Harvard fell to Dartmouth yesterday, 61-70. 2013-14 runner-up Yale only barely beat Brown, 69-65. And Columbia found itself in a position to change the Ivy landscape and assert itself […]

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Beat Cornell (And Other Schools) This Weekend

If you couldn’t tell from the basketball cupcakes in Ferris today, or the advertising in Dodge, or the Facebook event, or the mass e-mail sent from Roar-ee the Lion’s comfortable Florida home, Columbia basketball will have its home opener tomorrow. The women (6-9, 0-1 Ivy) will tip off at 4:30 pm against Cornell (10-5, 1-0 […]

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Columbia Bad, Cornell Worse In Basketball Win

The men’s basketball team in light blue that showed up in Ithaca today was not the same team that went blow-for-blow with #1 Kentucky. Thankfully, they didn’t have to be against a Cornell squad that showed shades of its abysmal performances last year. Led by first-year Kyle Castlin’s 12 points, the Lions defeated the Big […]

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Basketball Dominates Early, Goes 6-1 At Home

What did we miss while we were doing anything except watching basketball getting ahead on our final term papers, awaiting the first snow, or dreaming of Thanksgiving break? The basketball teams here at Columbia are clearly more deserving of our attention, as sports fanatic Ross Chapman will tell you.  The men’s and women’s basketball teams […]

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Weekend Sports Wrap: Stick-Based Sports Succeed

This weekend’s athletic pursuits started off October on the right track (no pun intended, it’s not even that sport season, right?). Sportiest Bwogger Ross Chapman brings you this weekend’s victories by golfing queens and field hockey stars; read on for upcoming opportunities to spectate during homecoming month.  While Columbia Athletics lagged a bit this weekend compared […]

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Weekend Sports Wrap: We Own New York

This past weekend saw a sweet line of Lion victories in a variety of sports, but especially in continuing Women’s Soccer’s undefeated streak. Bwog sports editor Ross Chapman sums up this sporty weekend for Columbia, where we established supremacy as the better Ivy League school that is in New York, beings with a C, and whose school […]

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Jumping Around (The World) With Nadia Eke

Triple jump aficionado Max Rettig met up with super track star among us, Nadia Eke, CC’15, to hear about her summer representing Ghana in various international athletic games. View her impressive track record (no pun intended) here. Go Lions! Nadia Eke has been all around the world recently. You could call it study abroad if […]

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Swinging For The Fences With Alyssa Rodia

Ever heard of a sport called softball? Apparently it’s a lot of fun and Columbia has a team. Softball enthusiast Max Rettig talked to softballer Alyssa Rodia about it. Bwog: Explain softball briefly.  Alyssa: Softball is basically baseball, but with a bigger ball and smaller field B: Tell me about the innings rules-baseball always seems to […]

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Roar, Lions! Baseball Wins Second Consecutive Ivy Title

Less than a week after the Lions repeated as Gehrig Division champions, they reaffirmed their place atop the Ivy League. The Lions put bat to ball and took down Dartmouth in today’s Ivy League Championship Series double-header, winning 6-2 and 4-1 respectively to earn their second straight Ivy League title. David Speer set the tone […]

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