Athletics

Columbia football's new head coach Al Bagnoli wants to have his players in the spotlight on campus where their classmates and friends can see them.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed Peter E. Pilling as the University’s new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.

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How did Columbia wrestler Nat Pendleton (CC’1916) score parts in both the 1920 Olympics and the Marx Brothers movie Horse Feathers?

On mornings in July, a group of very large and fit Columbia students arrived on West 205th Street to spend their first days in New York with preschoolers.

Credit: Eileen Barroso

When the World Cup kicks off in Brazil on June 12, no soccer fan in the Columbia community will have more invested in the U.S. team’s effort than Sunil Gulati.

Illustration of Alma's Owl

Dear Alma,
I know several Columbians have gone on to become professional baseball players. Is it true that one of those ball players also became a spy?
—Baseball Fan

Dear Fan,

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The 2014 Olympics that open Feb. 7 in Sochi are a capstone of Vladimir Putin’s -nearly 14 years as president, a chance to show the world that Russia can host a spectacular international event.

The new Campbell Sports Center at Baker Athletic Complex

The "New York Times" has called Columbia’s new Campbell Sports Center a building that shows both its “brains and its brawn,” which makes perfect sense for a facility meant to support the University’s athletic and academic excellence.

Three-time Olympian Caryn Davies (LAW’13) added to her collection of medals this morning in London when her U.S. rowing team won the women’s eight.

Rebecca Jordan-Young

The 2012 London Olympics will present a series of firsts for women athletes: All 205 national teams will have a woman athlete, and the U.S. Olympic team will have more women than men.

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