1889 Columbia Lions football team

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1889 Columbia Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1889 record2–7–2
Head coachNone
CaptainJ. M. Hewlett
Home stadiumBerkeley Oval
Seasons
← 1884
1890 →
1889 Eastern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         10 0 0
Yale         15 1 0
Dartmouth         7 1 0
Harvard         9 2 0
Franklin & Marshall         5 1 1
Navy         4 1 1
Tufts         3 1 0
Lehigh         8 3 2
Cornell         8 4 0
Penn         7 6 0
Brown         2 2 0
Penn State         2 2 0
Delaware         1 1 1
Wesleyan         5 7 1
Amherst         3 5 2
Columbia         2 7 2
Fordham         1 3 0
Rutgers         1 4 0

The 1889 Columbia Lions football team was an American football team that represented Columbia University as an independent during the 1889 college football season. The team compiled a 2–7–2 record and was outscored by a total of 298 to 54.[1] The team had no coach. J. M. Hewlett was the team captain.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 5vs. Crescent Athletic ClubL 0–30[2]
October 9Lafayette
T 10–10
October 12Trinity (CT)L 4–24
October 26Yale
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
L 0–62[3]
November 2at LehighBethlehem, PAL 6–51
November 5Princeton
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
L 0–71
November 9Penn
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
L 0–24
November 14at StevensHoboken, NJW 12–6
November 20Manhattan Athletic Club
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
W 22–0
November 21Amherst
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
T 0–0[4]
November 23Cornell
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY (rivalry)
L 0–20[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Columbia Football 2018 Record Book" (PDF). Columbia University. 2018. pp. 196–197 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Columbia College Beaten: The Brooklyn Crescents Defeat the Students at Staten Island". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 6, 1889. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Yale Beats Columbia, and Princeton Wins, Too". The New York Times. October 27, 1889. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "A Game of Football". The Scranton Republican. Scranton, Pennsylvania. November 22, 1889. p. 2. Retrieved May 21, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  5. ^ "Columbia Beaten By Cornell". The Sun. New York, New York. November 24, 1889. p. 8. Retrieved May 21, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.