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The Columbia University Lions are an Ivy League institution located in New York City. The Lions have 31 NCAA Division 1 teams. The Lions' school colors are Columbia blue and white. The school fight song is titled; Roar, Lion, Roar.
The Columbia Lions football team is one of the most prestigious college football programs in the United States. Their main rival is the Cornell Big Red, and the two teams have met over 100 times. The Lions won the 1933 Rose Bowl, defeating Stanford. The most famous football alumni is Hall of Fame quarterback Sid Luckman. Other notable football alumni include George Starke and Marcellus Wiley.
Hall of Fame baseball player Lou Gehrig was a 2 sport star at Columbia University. Other notable baseball alumni include Eddie Collins, Gene Larkin, and Fernando Perez. The Lions have had over 20 players selected in the MLB Draft.
The Lions' rivalry with The Yale Bulldogs is one of the oldest in the NCAA. The two teams have played each other for over 100 seasons. Notable basketball alumni include Jim McMillian, Alton Byrd, and Dave Newmark.
Columbia has a successful fencing program, as they have won 15 NCAA national championships. The men's and women's soccer programs have also been successful, as 18 Lions have been honored as All-Americans. Amr Aly was honored as the winner of the 1984 Hermann Trophy.
The Lions have won multiple NCAA Swimming championships. The Men's track and field team has won 3 NCAA Division 1 Championships. Squash player Osama Khalifa is currently the number 1 ranked US college squash player. Khalifa is the first ever Columbia player to win the National Championship. Khalifa was also recently honored by being announced as the recipient of the William V. Campbell Performer of The Year Award, which is given to Columbia's top athletic performer during the school year.