The year of 2013 in the history of Columbia football was certainly one for the books, if the books were about all the different ways a group of people could be crappy.
During finals season in May, Chad Washington, CC'15, Columbia's defensive lineman, was charged with a hate crime. Later that week, WKCR found a bunch of gross racist, sexist, and homophobic tweets by several members on the team. Without a proper name, it has gone down as the straightforwardly titled "Football bigotry scandal 2013."
To make matters even better, that fall, the football team sucked. Like, really sucked, like 0 wins sucked.
Both Chad Washington and Tom Callahan were still on the team, despite the spring's scandal. The team had to go through an Under1Roof-style training session in August, through which they apparently chuckled. Freshmen also have to go through some sort of sensitivity training and adaptation to real-life scheduling. In late October, two of their best players, Marcorus Garrett and Paul Delaney, were suspended from a game for disciplinary reasons. Typically, no one would officially learn what those disciplinary reasons were, but we can all use our imaginations.
Finally it got to the point where Bollinger had to make a rare statement, writing a letter to the editor to Spec where he shouted his support for the unsupportable coach Pete Mangurian and Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy. At the end of a winless season--their 6th winless season ever, rivaling the dismal 1983-1988 losing streak--neither Murphy nor Mangurian were fired.