Columbia finalizes 2015 schedule under Bagnoli

New York, NY ( - A midseason game against his former team helps to highlight new Columbia football coach Al Bagnoli's first schedule with the Lions.

Columbia will play five times in the 10-game schedule which was announced Monday. It includes an Oct. 17 Homecoming game against Penn, where Bagnoli coached the last 23 years, including nine Ivy League championship seasons.

The Lions, who have lost 21 straight games dating to 2012, also will host Georgetown (Sept. 26) and Wagner (Oct. 10) in non-league action, and defending champion Harvard (Nov. 7) and Brown (Nov. 21) in Ivy games.

Bagnoli, who has a 234-99 overall record, including 10 seasons at Division III Union, was named Columbia's head coach last Monday.

2015 Columbia Football Schedule

Sept. 19, at Fordham

Sept. 26, Georgetown

Oct. 3, at Princeton*

Oct. 10, Wagner

Oct. 17, Penn* (Homecoming)

Oct. 24, at Dartmouth*

Oct. 31, at Yale*

Nov. 7, Harvard*

Nov. 14, at Cornell*

Nov. 21, Brown*

* - Ivy League game