Columbia Lions release 2024 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Columbia Lions have released their 2024 football schedule, which features five home games and 10 contests overall.

Columbia opens the 2024 season with back-to-back non-conference contests against Patriot League opponents, beginning on Saturday, Sept. 21 at home against the Lafayette Leopards at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium in New York, N.Y. The following week on Sept. 28, the Lions travel to take on the Georgetown Hoyas.

Ivy League action for Columbia in 2024 begins with a home tilt against the Princeton Tigers on Oct. 5. The Lions return to the road the following week on Oct. 12 to close out non-conference action against the Wagner Seahawks of the Northeast Conference, which was previously unannounced.

The remainder of Columbia’s 2024 slate is all Ivy League contests — at Penn (Oct. 19), vs. Dartmouth (Oct. 26), vs. Yale (Nov. 2), at Harvard (Nov. 9), at Brown (Nov. 16), and vs. Cornell in the Empire State Bowl (Nov. 23).

Below is Columbia’s complete schedule for the 2024 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2024 Columbia Football Schedule

  • 09/21 – Lafayette
  • 09/28 – at Georgetown
  • 10/05 – Princeton*
  • 10/12 – at Wagner
  • 10/19 – at Penn*
  • 10/26 – Dartmouth*
  • 11/02 – Yale*
  • 11/09 – at Harvard*
  • 11/16 – at Brown*
  • 11/23 – Cornell*

* Ivy League contest.

Columbia finished the 2023 season 3-7 overall and 1-6 in Ivy League play. The Lions were led by interim head coach Mark Fabish, who stepped in after the retirement of Al Bagnoli.

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So early—–will we ever see the day where Ivy schools play 11 games and participate in the FCS playoffs. What’s holding them back? I know what they will say, but all other sports participate—basketball teams, hockey teams and they miss more class times than football does. Once conference season begins in hoops, most Ivies play Friday and Saturday nites, but still, you’re leaving Thursday evening to board the bus.

I know the Ivy coaches want in, but the staid hierarchy at the leadership levels of the Ivies are holding back merely for the sake of holding back.

I also think that stance hurt Holy Cross. The Crusaders were 7-2 against FCS schools this year. One of the losses was to Harvard. If Harvard had beaten Yale, would Holy Cross have gotten in? Or, if the Ivy League champ played in the FCS playoffs, would the committee have graded Holy Cross higher?

I think the committee has contempt for the Ivies because they refuse to play in the FCS playoffs. The SWAC and MEAC send their best teams to the lucrative Celebration Bowl, but they allow their next best teams to play in FCS playoffs should they get invited which NC Central did this year.

I like what the Ivy stands for–10 games, no byes, send kids home for Thanksgiving. But, if you asked the players, they’d gladly give up a year of Turkey for playoff action.