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Encyclopedia > Columbia Lions
Columbia Lions
Columbia Shield
Institution Columbia University
Colors Blue and White
Founded 1754
Location Morningside Heights, New York City, New York
Conference Ivy League
Mascot Roaree the Lion
Fight Song Roar, Lion, Roar

Contents

Columbia University coat of arms This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the northeastern United States. ...


The Ivy League

Columbia University, whose athletic teams go by the name lions, are part of the Ivy League, which includes Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth. Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the northeastern United States. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself [2]) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This is about the university. ... Harvard University campus (old map) Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is an accredited private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Yale redirects here. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Brown University is an Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ...


Ivy League Athletics

The Ivy League conference sponsors conference championships in 33 men's and women's sports and averages 35 varsity teams at each of its eight universities. The League provides intercollegiate athletic opportunities for more men and women than any other conference in the United States. All eight Ivy schools are listed in the top 20 NCAA Division I schools in number of sports offered for both men and women. The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the northeastern United States. ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the northeastern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


The Lions

Columbia University was founded in 1754 and proudly maintains a rich legacy of athletic history. The Lions currently field 29 men’s and women’s teams. All of them compete at the Division I level in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). The football team competes at the 1-AA level. Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... NCAA Division I-AA Football Champions 1978 Florida A&M 35-28 Massachusetts 1979 Eastern Kentucky 30-7 Lehigh 1980 Boise State 31-29 Eastern Kentucky 1981 Idaho State 34-23 Eastern Kentucky 1982 Eastern Kentucky 17-14 Delaware 1983 Southern Illinois 43-7 Western Carolina 1984 Montana State 19...


History

 A 19th century football match between Columbia and Harvard
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A 19th century football match between Columbia and Harvard

Intercollegiate sports at Columbia date to the foundation of the baseball team in 1867. Football followed in 1870, and crew in 1873. The third ever intercollegiate football match was played between Columbia and Rutgers, who beat Columbia 6-3. Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey. ...


While the Lions have not had a tremendous amount of success in the more major, commercial sports (football and basketball in particular), the Columbia teams have experienced a great amount of success in other sports. Since the late 1960s, the Columbia program has maintained a tradition of outstanding achievements. Crew was one of Columbia's early best sports, and Columbia was the first non-English school to win the Henley Regatta. The Columbia football team, though 1-AA now won the Rose Bowl in 1934. The Lions' wrestling team is also amonst the nation's oldest. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... A race taking place at Henley Regatta 2004 Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held every year on the river Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... NCAA Division I-AA Football Champions 1978 Florida A&M 35-28 Massachusetts 1979 Eastern Kentucky 30-7 Lehigh 1980 Boise State 31-29 Eastern Kentucky 1981 Idaho State 34-23 Eastern Kentucky 1982 Eastern Kentucky 17-14 Delaware 1983 Southern Illinois 43-7 Western Carolina 1984 Montana State 19... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... FILA Greatest Wrestler of 20th Century (Greco-Roman) Alexander Karelin throws Olympian Jeff Blatnick with his Karelin Lift Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ...


Men’s Teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Football and Wrestling.


Women's Teams

Achievements

Columbia University hosts one of the oldest traditions of athletics in the United States (source). Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ...


Football

The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Fencing

  • NCAA Championships: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992 and 1993

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

Women's Cross Country

  • Five Straight Heptagonal Championships: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 (The Columbia Women's Cross Country team built a reputation for themselves in 2005 by wearing "2005 Heptagonal Champions" t-shirts during the final race in a fabulous display of confidence and arrogance)
  • Caroline Bierbaum won the Honda Award for most outstanding female NCAA athlete the fall of 2005.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Men's Track and Field

Once sported the world's fastest man, Benjamin Washington Johnson, the Columbia Comet. The sprinting champion's most incredible achievement was at the 1938 Millrose Games, in front of more than 17,000 fans at Madison Square Garden. His winning time in the 60 yard dash was 5.9 seconds, breaking the world record of 6.2 seconds for the third time in the same day. His final time of 5.9 seconds was rounded up to 6.0 seconds, because the referees claimed it must have been a timing error, arguing that no human being could ever break 6 seconds in the 60 yard dash. There have been several people called Ben Johnson or Jonson: Ben Jonson (1572-1637; Elizabethan dramatist, poet & actor) Ben Johnson (c. ... Sprints are races in athletics. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Millrose Games is an annual indoor athletics meet (track and field) held in New York Citys Madison Square Garden since 1914. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...


Basketball

Participated in the NCAA tournament in 1968, led by future New York Knick Jim McMillian. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The New York Knickerbockers, or Knicks, are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ... James M. Jim McMillian (born March 11, 1948 in Raeford, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ...


Notable Athletes

The Lions' most renown athlete is baseball legend Lou Gehrig. Other notable athletes include: A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...

Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Eugene Thomas Larkin (born October 24, 1962 in Flushing, New York) was a switch-hitting Utility infielder who played his entire seven-year baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. ... Sid Luckman on the cover of the October 1938 issue of Life Sid Luckman (November 21, 1916 - July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1939 to 1950 leading the team to 4 NFL championships during that period. ... James M. Jim McMillian (born March 11, 1948 in Raeford, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ... There have been several people called Ben Johnson or Jonson: Ben Jonson (1572-1637; Elizabethan dramatist, poet & actor) Ben Johnson (c. ...

External links

  • Columbia Athetlics Hall of Fame

 
 

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