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Fordham Cancels First Three Football Games of 2020

Fordham Football won't get to play until late-September due to COVID-19. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

July 6, 2020

After weeks of speculation, Fordham Football’s game against Hawaii — scheduled for Sept. 12 in Honolulu — has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns and Patriot League restrictions. On Tuesday, Fordham Athletics also confirmed the cancelation of the team's Aug. 29 game against Stony Brook and...

Former Fordham Runner Accuses Track And Field Program of Perpetuating Racist Culture, Former Coach Thomas Dewey Denies Allegations

Jimmy Sullivan, Andrew Posadas

June 24, 2020

Former Fordham track and field runner Michael Petersen is accusing former Fordham track head coach Thomas Dewey and former team captain Ryan McGann of multiple racist incidents during the 2016-17 season, Petersen’s freshman year. Petersen transferred to Western University in London, Ontario, Canada...

Patriot League Offers Guidance for 2020 Fall Season

The Patriot League is hoping to hold its fall sports in 2020. (Courtesy of Patriot League)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

June 22, 2020

The Patriot League has announced its guidelines for a safe 2020 fall sports season. This affects Fordham because the Rams play football in the Patriot League and play all other sports in the Atlantic 10. The guidelines are as follows: League play will begin at the end of September and the league wi...

NCAA Football Oversight Committee Submits Proposed Preseason Model

The NCAA is hoping to get back on the field in July and August. (Courtesy of NCAA)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

June 18, 2020

On Wednesday, the NCAA’s Football Oversight Committee finalized a plan to hold summer activities and practices in advance of the upcoming 2020 season in the fall.  The plan calls for six weeks of preseason practices and workouts, beginning on Monday, July 13. This is assuming that a team’s fi...

What’s The Frequency, Baseball?

Major League Baseball is on hold for all the wrong reasons. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

June 14, 2020

We regret to inform you that, during a global pandemic that has killed over 115,000 Americans and left at least 21 million people unemployed, Major League Baseball’s players and owners are squabbling over money. On Friday, in a half-hearted attempt to restart its season, the league submitted yet...

MacKenzie to Red Sox, Stankiewicz to Twins as Undrafted Free Agents

Jake MacKenzie (above) is off to the Boston Red Sox organization. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

June 14, 2020

Despite the team’s season being canceled, Fordham Baseball saw two of its own make the leap to the professional ranks this weekend. Senior infielder Jake MacKenzie, who hit .306 in over two seasons at Rose Hill, has signed with the Boston Red Sox as an undrafted free agent. MacKenzie was on his wa...

Atlantic 10 Forms COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee

The Atlantic 10 and its member schools will decide when it is safe to resume team practices and athletic events. (Courtesy of the Atlantic 10 Conference)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

June 7, 2020

The Atlantic 10 Conference announced the formation of the COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee.

Beyond the Scoreboard: Speak up and Dribble

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony standing united before speaking their peace at the 2016 ESPY Awards. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Andrew Posadas, Managing Editor

June 2, 2020

At some point last week, we all became witnesses to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis after Darnella Frazier’s video went viral on social media. We witnessed George Floyd’s final cries for help as he called out for his mother and repeatedly yelled, “I can't breath.” We witnessed him gasp h...

Live Golf’s Return: How TNT Outshined NBC in Every Way

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson (above) competed along with two of the greatest NFL quarterbacks ever in

Chris Hennessy, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Professional golf returned to the airwaves on Sunday, May 17 with the “TaylorMade Driving Relief” match at Seminole Golf Club in Florida.

Fordham Athletics Recognizes Team MVPs

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

May 21, 2020

Fordham honors team MVPs virtually in place of its annual "Block F" dinner.

Last Dance Diaries: Let It Be

Michael Jordan's shot at the end of Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals (above) clinched the Bulls' sixth championship. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

“Michael’s a mystic. He was never anywhere else.” — Mark Vancil, Author, “Rare Air” These reviews, after each week’s episodes of ESPN’s “The Last Dance,” have focused heavily — almost to the point of obsession — on Michael Jordan. The reason I did this is the same reason why...

Last Dance Diaries: “Nice Game, Mike”

Michael Jordan has a laugh at comments made by Gary Payton in

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

May 12, 2020

Sunday night’s episodes of “The Last Dance” are the most emotional of the series. The first 15 minutes of episode seven delve into the sudden passing of Jordan’s father — gunned down on the side of a highway in North Carolina while taking a nap in his car — during the summer of 1993. Seve...

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