Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Busy Wednesday

Matt King

After a slow return of the news cycle after spring break, we have a good rundown of updates to get through today:

New Staffer

The now-wonderfully Columbia Football Twitter feed announced the hiring of a new "Speed and Athletic Performance" coach. That man is Matt King, who had the more traditional title of "Strength and Conditioning Coach" at Maine. Here's his bio from UMaine that will surely be deleted soon, so click soon!

The Twitter feed goes on to say another staffer will soon be added to the general strength and conditioning staff to make a total of three people working in that vital role for football.

But I can't wait for King to get here so he and I can swap stories about living in Bangor!

And I'm still overjoyed by the expansionist approach the administration is taking to football with all these added hires.

Speaking of hires, at least the pictures of our new staffers now appear on the coaches' page of the football website. The bios should come soon.

Baseball Begins

You'll have to forgive the umpire at today's Columbia baseball home opener against Army if he yells: "P-P-P-Plaaayyy  B-B-B-Balll! in this sub-45 degree weather. That is, if the game does get underway at all. Rain is expected in the NYC area later today. The game was already moved from West Point because of bad field conditions up there.

But the Ivy League schedule starts this Saturday against Columbia's arch-nemesis Dartmouth. The Big Green happen to remain the team with the best chance to stop the Lions from a three-peat of Ivy baseball titles after falling to Columbia in the last two Ivy League Championship Series.

By the way, the weather is expected to be even colder on Saturday.

Just for Laughs

A funny joke article in today's Daily Pennsylvanian "reports" that just-fired Quaker basketball coach Jerome Allen is also coming to Columbia.



Anonymous said...

Loved Maine during my time there in Orono. The photo on King's twitter page reminds me the main Black Bears also have light blue as their primary color.

Columbia_Fan said...

Were you at U of M? If so when?

Columbia_Fan said...

Troy Murphy 6'11" ex NBA now at Columbia getting degree. Would make great grad assistant.