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Grading The Head Coaching Moves

Unless you’re at one of about 20 top schools in the country hiring a head coach is similar to recruiting. You go find the best one you can and hope they’re a good fit.

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Jim Engles Takes Over Columbia At Critical Juncture

Jim Engles was the obvious choice to replace Kyle Smith as Columbia’s head coach. The 47-year-old Staten Island native has experience in light blue, having spent five years as a Lions assistant in the mid-2000s. And he has experience as a New York metro area head coach, having led NJIT from the midst of a […]

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The Scene As Columbia Is The CIT Champion

I’ll have much more to say about Columbia’s victory over UC Irvine last night. For the moment though, let’s enjoy the Tournament championship.

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Columbia Rolls Into CIT Finals Carrying Ivy League Flag

After beating NJIT somewhat handily 80-65 Sunday night in the semifinals of the CIT, Columbia coach Kyle Smith talked about how great the Ivy League has been. “The league’s good. I was really happy for Yale,” Smith said. “I feel like sometimes it’s like ‘if a tree falls in the forest’ thing because that’s how […]

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Columbia Setting Records As It Advances In The CIT

The cracks were starting to show in Columbia’s season. The Lions were down seven points to Ball State with six minutes to play and Isaac Cohen was on the bench with four fouls.

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: #2BidIvy!

Recapping the news from a historic week in Ivy League basketball:

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Appreciate Columbia While They’re Still Here

There’s this restaurant I used to order from in Morningside Heights that would deliver to my apartment, but sometime over the summer they stopped delivering that far south. Now after every Columbia I stop by for takeout on the way home.

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Release The Brackets

What Happened Last Week: Yale (NCAA), Princeton (NIT) and Columbia (CIT) learned who and when they will play next. Penn’s women topped Princeton for the outright championship. The Ivy League announced its postseason awards, and the 14-Game Tournament is no more.

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The Shotties: Miscellaneous Ivy League Awards

Earlier this week, we published our picks for the Ivy League individual awards, and the conference announced its official selections. But I’ve been compiling shot location data for every team throughout Ivy play, which has allowed me to hand out some new extra-special bonus awards. These are the trophies that aren’t awarded in primetime, the […]

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Big Apple Buckets’ 2015-16 Ivy League Awards

With the Ivy League’s 14-Game Tournament fully complete, it’s officially awards season. Here are our picks for the Ancient Eight’s individual honors, determined by our esteemed panel of Ray, John and me. If you think we’re wrong, tell us why!

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