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Columbia Athletics mourns loss of former football player Parker Coogan

History links NEW YORK—Columbia Football and Columbia Athletics mourn loss of former footballer Parker Coogan ’20CC, died suddenly Tuesday night in Texas. Coogan, who worked as a sales and transactions analyst at Barclays Investment Bank in New York City, was visiting family and friends in his hometown of Kingwood, Texas, a suburb northeast of Houston. […]

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Columbia Athletics’ Jim Gossett announces his retirement

History links NEW YORK—Columbia University Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Jim gossett, who has led Columbia’s athletic training staff for 42 years, announced on Friday that he would retire at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. His last day at Columbia will be June 30, 2021. One of the nation’s best known and […]

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Columbia Athletics mourns recent death of John T. Garnjost ’56CC,’ 61BUS

History links NEW YORK – Columbia Athletics mourns the recent passing of John T. Garnjost ’56CC,’ 61BUS, who passed away peacefully on January 5, 2021. Garnjost was a college student-athlete at Columbia, as a member of the Columbia Heavyweight Crew from 1954 to 1956. He would eventually become a respected rowing official. He was awarded […]

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Columbia Athletics mourns loss of football player Jackson Coker

History links NEW YORK – Columbia Football and Columbia Athletics mourn loss of first-year receiver Jackson coker, 18, died in a tragic car crash Wednesday morning in Austin, Texas. Due to the COVID pandemic, Coker was spending his second semester at Columbia University taking virtual classes in his hometown. “We are shocked and saddened to […]

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Columbia Athletics launches the Black Excellence initiative

History links NEW YORK – Columbia Athletics will spotlight its most accomplished Black and African American student-athletes and celebrate its rich history of black excellence with an ongoing virtual and social media campaign. The #CUBlackExcellence initiative will include social media posts, videos and graphics, as well as a series of articles on Columbia Athletics’ historic […]

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Columbia Athletics mourns loss of Alexander Aurrichio ’12CC

History links NEW YORK – It is with great sadness that the Intercollegiate Athletics Department at Columbia University has learned of the passing of Alexander Aurrichio ’12CC. A former star player for the men’s football and baseball teams, Aurrichio was killed in a cycling accident in the Northern Territory of Australia on Monday. He was […]

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Columbia Athletics mourns loss of Eugene Rossides ’49CC’ 52LAW

History links NEW YORK—Columbia Athletics is saddened to learn of the passing of Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and former Columbia quarterback Eugene Rossides ’49CC’ 52LAW. “From his famous laissez-passer to Bill Swacki who defeated the Army in 1947 to his professional success in politics as a lawyer, the life of Eugene Rossides is a […]

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Columbia Athletics’ best (worst) tweets – Bwog

Ouch… I have just been # ZAPPÉ by this #LIGHTNING Always use caution when approaching an institution’s Twitter, especially a sports-related institution. Twitter accounts? Bwog lead writer Ross Chapman gives us a glimpse into the creaky cyber-life of CU Athletics. Trivial images on strange backgrounds #ColumbiaBlue pic.twitter.com/FVygnbYeqJ – Columbia Basketball (@CULionsMBB) December 4, 2016 The […]