small sample optimism

it took three games of its 2021 – 22 schedule for the lions to notch their first basketball victory in forever. the win came against the 318th ranked div I team in the nation, the suny binghamton bearcats, so allgame doesn’t intend to book any final four reservations yet. still, after the utter misery of […] Read more »

this heart

as a ravening predator loosed on a zebra rich savannah, allgame returns hungrily to the prospect of a new season of columbia men’s basketball. our appetite inflamed further by sad remembrance of deep, persistent famine, we ask your indulgence as we quickly recollect the most recent history of the light blue five. the pandemic erased […] Read more »

dog days of winter

the columbia lions men’s basketball team has adorned this dreary, snowless mid-atlantic winter with a five game losing streak.  the ivy league season debuted promisingly enough with an efficient win over a poor cornell team at levien on january 18.  the thoroughness of the big red’s dismissal made a victorious reprise seem likely at cornell […] Read more »


the columbia men’s basketball team lost the tip off saturday evening last but little else as they dominated cornell for a 75 – 61 win.  that victory over a smaller, slower squad was the absolutely necessary beginning to their ivy league campaign.  first year jack forest led the offense with 23 points, a performance that […] Read more »


the columbia lions men’s basketball team concluded its decade with a last second loss to the great danes of suny albany. the dogs arrived at levien less than an hour and a half before tip off, having endured a southward trek from the capital in just miserable weather. nevertheless, they seemed rather sprightly as they […] Read more »

struggling to stay grateful

the horrific halloween (more or less) news that 6′ 11″ difference making center patrick tape had elected to forgo his senior season in light blue shorts to preserve a year of graduate eligibility elsewhere, deflated allgame miserably. we were somewhat reinvigorated by the 3 – 5 record the lions cobbled together in november which should […] Read more »

time for underrated lions to make their own luck

last march when the columbia lions men’s five finished its third consecutive 5 – 9 league campaign, allgame was left with a profound sense of what might have been rather than one of nauseous deja vu. the penultimate weekend road sweep of brown and yale had confirmed our growing belief that the light blue could […] Read more »

take aways from a terrific weekend

patrick tape was, appropriately, named the ivy league player of the week after leading the columbia lions to consecutive road wins in providence and new haven.  the big guy averaged 16 points per game and grabbed 6.5 rebounds per contest.  he now moves smoothly and confidently down on the blocks and can score over anyone […] Read more »

almost completely historic

the long suffering, desperately in need of a second Ivy League win, columbia lions men’s basketball team, rallied heroically and, down by five with less than a minute thirty in overtime, pulled out a 79 – 77 victory over the penn quakers and threw a significant wrench in steve donahue’s kids’ hopes of making the […] Read more »