Monday, January 14, 2013

Transfer Wheels Keep Turning

Tebucky Jones, Sr.

Another Columbia OPPONENT is making use of the transfer option.

This time, it's Fordham as a red shirt sophomore WR from UCONN is rejoining his former teammate QB Michael Nebrich in Rose Hill.

The player is Tebucky Jones, Jr., who hadn't been getting much playing time in Storrs.

Jones is the son of Tebucky Jones, Sr., who played for UConn Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni at Syracuse in the 1990's. The two men had issues back then, but no one says that led to Junior's decision to transfer.

Senior went on to the NFL, where he was a member of the 2001 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Admittedly, I missed this story when it first came out in December but I wanted to mention it because Nebrich is the presumed starter and Jones could be his top target when the Lions face the Rams in the Bronx on September 21st.

And of course with Fordham Head Coach Joe Moorhead coming to the Rams directly from a few years in Storrs as an assistant, the supply chain of future transfers may continue.

TV Time Coming! 

Considering I led the outrage over Columbia being the ONLY Ivy team shut out of a football game televised by the new NBC Sports Network, it's only fair to mention that Columbia's Ivy League basketball opener will be shown live on that same channel this Saturday at 3pm.

Two weeks later, the Columbia-Princeton game will be broadcast on NBSN at 6pm from New Jersey.

Apps up at CU, but not Everywhere Else

In a development that should at least be a little help to sports recruiting, the number of applications to the College and Engineering were up again this year by about 5%.

But Dartmouth's applications fell by 3%. I wouldn't make too much of this development as far as it affects Dartmouth negatively, but I would accentuate the positive for Columbia.


Anonymous said...

Nice to hear that the Columbia Men's Basketball Game against Cornell will be on television. Incidentally, our Men's Basketball Team has already received verbal commtments from four very promising players for the Class of 2013. Columbia Basketball also has strong interest from at least a couple of excellent players for the Class of 2014. Their names are on the Internet if the Old Lion wants to look them up. In this day and age, it's impossible to hide top quality recruits for any sport, and in fact, when one quality player hears that another quality player is interested in Columbia, he may become interested himself.

oldlion said...

The Old Lion grew up believing that loose lips sank ships. Hopefully I will be proven wrong.

Anonymous said...

Good to see CU basketball on national tv this weekend. If i'm Columbia and want to have their football team be on national tv, they've got to bring in good recruits and maybe put a tarp over the empty seats just like the Jacksonville Jaguars do because they don't like to show empty seats.