The Season

From WNYC Studios

How do you go from losing to winning? Columbia University's football team hasn't won in two years. Each week, we see what it takes to make a comeback. This isn't just about football.

  • Episode 11: Year One

    Nov 25, 2015
    With all ten games of the 2015 season behind them, there's just one question left for the Columbia Lions: Was this year a turnaround?
  • Episode 10: And The Band Plays On

    Nov 19, 2015
    The Columbia University Marching Band is loud, irreverent, and not all that great at music. They're also the only students in the stands for every single football game the Lions play.
  • Episode 9: Moral Victory

    Nov 12, 2015
    The Lions are quick to tell you that they don't believe in "moral victories." In football you either win or lose, with no gray area in between. But it's not so simple in real life.
  • Episode 7: Necessary Toughness

    Oct 29, 2015
    The Columbia Lions need "mental toughness" if they're going to turn their record around. But what does that even mean?
  • Episode 6: The Bagnoli Bowl

    Oct 22, 2015
    Everything's been building to this: Al Bagnoli's new team, the Columbia Lions, face Al Bagnoli's old team, the University of Pennsylvania Quakers.
  • Episode 5: It Happened

    Oct 15, 2015
    We won’t be coy about this — Columbia football won last Saturday, snapping a 24-game losing streak. It’s not surprising some champagne was sprayed afterwards.
  • Episode 4: They’re Losing, Better

    Oct 8, 2015
    Pretty much everyone at Columbia knows their football team's dismal record, but few are actually rooting for a win. The Lions need some fans.
  • Episode 3: Scrub Talk

    Oct 1, 2015
    Columbia football has an unwritten rule: no bragging about past glory. For former coach Bill Campbell, any past glory has been in his business career. Can he help the team win now?