Columbia Lions football

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Columbia Lions
2014 Columbia Lions football team
Columbia Lions Logo.svg
First season 1870
Athletic director M. Dianne Murphy
Head coach Chris Rippon (interim)
Home stadium Wien Stadium
Stadium capacity 17,000
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Manhattan, NY
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Ivy League
All-time record 373–633–43 (.376)
Postseason bowl record 1–0 (1.000)
Conference titles 1 (1961)
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0

Columbia blue and White

Fight song Roar, Lion, Roar
Mascot Roaree the Lion
Rivals Fordham Rams
For information on all Columbia University sports, see Columbia Lions

The Columbia Lions football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Columbia University located in the U.S. state of New York. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ivy League. Columbia played in what is generally regarded as the fourth college football game in November 1870. The team plays its home games at the 17,000 seat Wien Stadium in Manhattan, New York.


The beginning (1870-1900)[edit]

Sometime in early November 1870 - while November 12th is most cited, others claim November 5 or 11th - Columbia's intercollegiate football journey began with a short trip to New Brunswick, NJ to play Rutgers. Perhaps befitting the team that would one day own the NCAA Division 1 record for futility, they lost 3-6 in the first college football game between schools from different states.

Notable Players/Coaches[edit]

College Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Notable Alumni Players[edit]


Conference championships[edit]

Bowl game appearances[edit]

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
1933 January 1, 1934 Rose Bowl W Stanford 7 0 Lou Little notes
Total 1 bowl game 1–0 7 0


Active rivalry[edit]

Cornell University (New York)

Fordham Rams[edit]

Main article: The Liberty Cup


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