Lions Open Ivy League Play, Host No. 25 Princeton Friday at 6 p.m. on ESPNU


Series: Columbia and Princeton meet for the 88th time since the series began in 1874. Columbia and Princeton are two of the first three schools to take up football. Princeton owns a 70-16-1 edge. Columbia won last year's matchup in Princeton, 28-24, but the Tigers have won three straight over the Lions in New York.

GAME NOTES NEW YORK—Columbia (2-0) opens Ivy League play and takes on its third opponent of the 2018 season on Friday, Sept. 28 when it hosts No. 25 ranked Princeton (2-0) at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. Kickoff for the matchup is set for 6:02 p.m. ET. Columbia and Princeton are two of the first three schools to take up the game of football. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and streamed live on WatchESPN with Chris Cotter (play-by-play), Jack Ford (color analyst) calling action and Todd Jones producing. Lance Medow (play-by-play) and former Columbia football players Ted Gregory and Shawn FitzGerald will call action on the Columbia Online Radio Network. The audio only broadcast is available for free at www.gocolumbialions.com. FRIDAY'S TOP STORYLINES

  • Riding a four-game win streak, Columbia opens Ivy League play Friday night when it hosts Princeton. Both teams enter the game with 2-0 records.

  • Columbia hosts its first matchup of the season after opening with two road games for the first time since 1983.

  • For the second straight year, Columbia opens a season with a 2-0 record. The Lions are 2-0 for the sixth time since joining the Ivy League in 1956.

  • Dating back to the end of the 2016 season, Columbia Football has won 11 of its last 13 games. The Lions are coming off their most successful season in 21 years after posting an 8-2 record and second place finish in the Ivy League at 5-2 in 2017.

ABOUT THE LIONS Winners of 11 of its last 13 games, Columbia opens Ivy League play and plays game No. 3 of its 2018 season after defeating NEC champion and NEC preseason favorite Central Connecticut State (41-24) and registering a Lou Little Cup win at Georgetown (23-15) last Saturday. The Lions sustained several injuries to key players at CCSU. The Lions recovered three fumbles, limited its opponents to 45 yards rushing and used a three-quarterback system to register a convincing win over CCSU in its season opener. In week two, Columbia limited the Hoyas to 25 yards rushing and Chris Alleyne kic