I’m delighted to forecast – with a fair amount of certainty – the return of Columbia University to our schedule. Better yet, this year’s matchup should take place at Stabler!
We last faced the Ivy League Lions on December 3, 2009 and, like nearly every game in the long running series, it was a tightly contested affair. With any luck, this marks the start of a new program which will see the Mountain Hawks take their game to Manhattan in alternating years. For those of you who have attended games played at their cozy – you’re sitting on top of the action – Levien Gymnasium, you know what I mean.
Columbia comes off a 21-13 campaign in 2013-14and a KenPom ranking of 123.
So, here’s how the OOC Schedule looks at present. We are told there are efforts underway to book one or two additional games at Stabler. Two would be the maximum number allowed under the 29 game cap.
Opener at PPL Center vs “name” opponent *
11/26 @ DePaul
12/20 @ Arizona State
Home to Columbia
Home to SFU
*In what’s got to be the worse kept secret or perhaps most talked about “wish” (you be the judge), we should see the Wildcats of Villanova take to the Allentown PPL Center floor in this early season matchup. Hey, why not make it on “Day One” of the season, i.e., Friday, November 14th!? How great would that be! Remember, our football team welcomes the Raiders of Colgate to Goodman on Saturday, November 15th. Talk about a nice Fall weekend of LU Sports.