LIONHEART! The Blogger That Saved His College Football Team

By Jon Hart It’s arguably the biggest turnaround in college football history. The Columbia Lions football team – who had a 44-game losing streak in the 80s – are winning. They finished this season at 8-2, earning second place in the Ivy League. In 2015, Columbia had yet another losing streak going, albeit just 24…

ROAR PODCAST ROAR: A Season with College Football’s Most Enigmatic Team

By Jon Hart, Guest Contributor In its first season, the well-known Serial podcast tackled the tragic loss of a promising, charismatic, high school senior. The Season, another excellent podcast produced by WNYC, investigates a far less grim and tragic subject: The Columbia University football team, one of the oldest collegiate programs in the country. While the Columbia…

Columbia Football is Winning! Former Lion Captain is Saving Lives

By Jon Hart, Guest Contributor John Alex will never forget that cold October rain, the Baker Field mud, and the moment that last-second field goal attempt fell short nearly 27 years ago. Yes, alas, The Streak was over. After losing 44 consecutive games, the Columbia football team had finally won, defeating Princeton, 16-13. “Afterwards, it…