- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Headed to yet another winless season, Columbia’s football team is going quietly.

The university administration has banned Columbia’s marching band from playing during Saturday’s season finale against Brown at Baker Field because the musicians used alternate words to the school fight song during last weekend’s 62-41 defeat at Cornell.

The school says in a statement that the band used lyrics to the effect of “Why do we even try, we always lose.”

Athletic director M. Dianne Murphy says the university community was “extremely hurt, disappointed and angry.”

Not including one-game seasons in the 1870s, this could be the seventh year Columbia loses all its games and the 11th time Columbia goes 0-7 in the Ivy League.

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