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Columbia fires football coach

NEW YORK -- Columbia fired football coach Norries Wilson the day after the Lions beat Brown to avoid a winless season.

Athletic director M. Dianne Murphy announced the move in a release from the school Sunday.

Wilson was hired after the 2005 season and went 5-5 to start his career at Columbia, the winningest season of any first-year coach in school history since the start of Ivy League play in 1956.

He is the only head football coach in school history to lead Columbia to victories over Princeton in consecutive seasons, but his overall record was 17-43, 10-32 in the Ivy.