Thursday, June 11, 2015

100 Days

Every year, the reality of the upcoming Ivy football season doesn't seem to start to sink in until we reach this point of just 100 days until kickoff.

The paradox is that while 100 days really isn't long enough for a rebuilding team like Columbia to prepare as much as it would like, it can also seem like an eternity during those slow and hot summer days.

I don't have the date yet, but I do know the wait to actually start hitting another team won't be quite that long this year. Columbia has scheduled a preseason scrimmage for the first time in about four years. The Lions will take on New Jersey's Kean College, a D-III school, probably in early September.

This is a good sign, as the Lion program seemed to be too afraid to play scrimmages in recent years.

Of course, the big game people all over the league are starting to circle on their calendars is the Homecoming contest against Penn on October 17th. If I have to explain to you why that's going to be such a big game, then you haven't been paying attention. But The Daily Pennsylvanian explains it nicely for you newcomers.

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