Chairman’s Corner

November 13, 2018

CFA Members & Friends,

Cornell was defeated by Dartmouth 35-24 at Schoellkopf Field this past Saturday. CLICK HERE for a game recap. The complete 2018 schedule is as follows:

2018 Varsity Football Schedule
Home games are BOLD

DateOpponentLocationTime/ResultMedia Links
09/15/18 University of DelawareDelaware StadiumL 10-27GAME RECAP | STATS
09/22/18 Yale UniversitySchoellkopf FieldL 21-30GAME RECAP | STATS
09/29/18 Sacred Heart UniversitySchoellkopf FieldW 43-24GAME RECAP | STATS
10/06/18 Harvard UniversitySchoellkopf FieldW 28-24GAME RECAP | STATS
10/13/18 Colgate UniversityCrown Field at Andy Kerr StadiumL 0-31GAME RECAP | STATS
10/20/18 Brown UniversityBrown StadiumW 34-16GAME RECAP | STATS
10/27/18 Princeton UniversityPrinceton StadiumL 0-66GAME RECAP | STATS
11/02/18 University of PennsylvaniaSchoellkopf FieldL 7-20GAME RECAP | STATS
11/10/18 Dartmouth CollegeSchoellkopf FieldL 24-35GAME RECAP | STATS
11/17/18 Columbia UniversityLawrence A. Wien StadiumL 21-24GAME RECAP | STATS

This week, the “Big Red” plays Columbia (5-4) in the “Empire-State Bowl” with kickoff at 1:00pm at Wien Stadium. CLICK HERE for a game preview. The game will be part of the Ivy League on ESPN package and will be broadcast on ESPN+ or tune in locally to WHCU 95.9 FM/870 AM to listen to Barry Leonard and Buck Briggs ’76 call the game on radio.
The CFA hosted a team dinner at John Thomas-LaTourelle Steakhouse on November 9th. CLICK HERE for photo gallery. It’s important that our players and staff feel supported, and these types of activities provide this opportunity while promoting camaraderie and enhancing the team experience!

The CFA hosted its final pregame tailgate event at the Dartmouth game. Special thanks to Amanda Backus, Jennifer Sposito, and their crew for their hard efforts in making these tailgate parties such special events this season! CLICK HERE for Dartmouth tailgate photos. Here is our Schedule of Events; please check regularly for updates to this schedule.

Look for the “Big Red Athletics Tailgate” prior to, as well as the “Sy Katz ’31 Parade” and post-parade tailgate party after the Columbia game.

Here is a schedule of events for the Columbia game:

11/17/2018 | at Columbia University

  • Big Red Athletics Tailgate | 10:30am-1:00pm | REGISTRATION & INFO
  • Columbia-Cornell game tickets can be purchased HERE.
  • Sy Katz '31 Parade | 5:30pm | Rockefeller Center | Post-Parade Tailgate Party | Cornell Club NYC | MORE INFO

We would like to thank all of our members for their generous support and encourage everyone to renew your membership today. As importantly, we need your help in encouraging others to join the CFA; Our current membership stands at 606 members. Please see our new CFA Membership Levels for 2018!


CFA Membership Progress
Members as of 06/16/2019
GOAL: 800 Members

Feel free to forward this transmission to others and encourage them to sign up today.

Become a member of the CFA, make a donation, join the CFA mailing list – please find a way to be informed, stay involved and “get in the game”!!

The CFA will be sponsoring the Ivy Football Association (IFA) Dinner and Reception on January 24, 2019 in New York City. I hope you will support this important CFA event and join us in honoring our own Dr. George Arangio ’65.

Finally, I will be “passing the torch” to incoming CFA Chairman Anthony Baker ’85 following the IFA Dinner; it has been my distinct pleasure to serve! Please help me welcome Tony and support him as he moves forward with important CFA initiatives which positively affect our football program!!

Thanks for your support of the CFA – BEAT COLUMBIA!!!


Doug Pratt '84
CFA Chairman
(636) 262-0048