For years, they've been overlooked by the media – rarely considered anymore as one of the state's best programs.
BRADENTON – The odds were stacked against Columbia when its football team stepped on the field to face the No.1 ranked team in the USA Today's Super 25.
In an unexpected turn of events last week, Columbia went from possibly not having a preseason classic to scheduling one of the country's best programs.
Columbia's Sirr Rollins has won his age appeal, granting him another year of eligibility which allows him to play out his fourth and final season with the Tigers.
Going up against the likes of TJ Jones and Marquez Bell, Columbia’s defensive backs have no choice but to step up their games.