News & Notes

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News & Notes for the week of 3/4-3/10 (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Dylan Balsamo, Assistant Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball Starts A-10s on Wednesday

Fordham Men’s Basketball will begin its postseason campaign in the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament, as it commences on Wednesday, March 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Rams will play on Wednesday, taking on the Colonials of George Washington University at 3:30 p.m. Fordham finished the regular season with a record of 2-16 in the A-10 Conference, coming in 14th place in the standings and entering the tournament as the 14th seed. The game can be viewed on ESPN+ and listened to on WFUV 90.7 FM.

Huettell Named New Offensive Line Coach

On Tuesday afternoon, Fordham Football made a valuable addition to its family, as head coach Joe Conlin announced that the program hired former graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati, Alex Huettell, as their new offensive line coach. Huettell spent most of his time as the graduate assistant in 2019 at Cincinnati working with the offensive line. Before being with the Bearcats, he worked as the offensive line coach at Gannon University in 2018 and as the offensive graduate assistant at Bowling Green University from 2016-2017.

Softball Duo Wins Weekly Honors

On Monday, the Atlantic 10 Conference announced its weekly awards for softball, and two of the winners were Fordham Rams: senior Madie Aughinbaugh won the second Player of the Week Award of her storied Fordham career, and freshman Devon Miller was named the conference’s Rookie of the Week. “She’s an all-around player for us as she contributes in so many ways to our team success,” head coach Melissa Inouye said of Aughinbaugh. “Devon (Miller) ended the weekend on a high note as she was in a good rhythm and in sync with Amanda (Carey’s) pitch calling.”

Fordham Will Play Without Fans

Amidst panic and concern regarding the outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, and specifically in the New York area, Fordham University announced on Monday that all sporting events will be played without spectators until at least the end of March, with the only people allowed to attend being players, officials, coaches and press. The announcement came jointly with the announcement that all resident students would be sent home to participate in online classes for that period of time.