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Finally Some Rest For the Weary Lakers

February 6, 2013

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Most of the big NBA news comes out of L.A. this year, in both the Clippers (34-16) and Lakers (22-26). The Clippers have been noticed for their unprecedented successes and the Lakers for their similarly unprecedented failures. Aside from learning this week that the Clippers have expressed an interest in Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics (37 years old, 14.8 ppg), the big news comes from Lakerland this week. Why, might you...

From Mopping to Dribbling: An Unexpected Path to the Court

January 31, 2013

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By DAN GARTLAND On Nov. 29, when the Fordham men’s basketball team took on Manhattan College in the Rose Hill Gym, junior Leo Walsh was sitting beneath the basket on the south end of the court in his yellow event staff t-shirt, holding a mop to clean the sweat off the floor. Six weeks later, when the Rams played host to Duquesne, he was about thirty feet away, on the end of the Fordham bench, wearing a uniform. A Google sea...

Without Gaston, Rams Beat Rhode Island; Now 2-3 in Conference

January 30, 2013

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BY DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR Fordham head coach Tom Pecora has made this season’s goal clear: to qualify for March’s Atlantic 10 tournament. The conference is one of the nation’s strongest, so that will be no easy task, but the Rams took a step in the right direction on Saturday afternoon, beating Rhode Island 66-63 in a packed Rose Hill Gym. The win was an important one for Fordham, considering the Rams were blown...

Fordham Women Lose First A-10 Game

January 30, 2013

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BY MATT ROSENFELD SPORTS EDITOR It couldn’t last forever, and it didn’t. After extending its winning streak to seven games last week in Cincinnati with a 48-41 win over Xavier, the Fordham women’s basketball team dropped its first game in Atlantic 10 play to Duquesne by a score of 68-50 last Sunday. The Rams rode into Xavier undefeated in the conference, but knowing winning on the road is never easy. Fordha...

Who’s the Best Player in the NBA?

January 30, 2013

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This is the kind of question that usually gets people yelling at each other until they are red in the face, the kind of question that gets someone punched in the face at the bar, the kind of question that gets someone banished ignominiously from the neighborhood streetball court if he gives a poor argument. But leaving all the headbands and knee braces and sneaker brands out of it, let’s just sit here and think about it...

5 Overachieving Teams to Watch in March

January 30, 2013

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Well, we are getting to the juicy part of the college basketball season, where every game becomes a must-win for teams that want to be part of March Madness. If you have not been following the season, now is the time to start doing your homework so that March can become an enjoyable (and potentially profitable) month. Without further ado, here are five under-the-radar teams that are positioning themselves for potential tournament...

Women’s Basketball Off to Historic Start in Conference

January 23, 2013

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By MATT ROSENFELD There is a team around campus that is in the middle of a historic season in the 2012-2013 campaign. That team is the women’s basketball team, which, since Dec. 30, has won eight of its last nine games and is currently riding a six-game winning streak, the latter three of which have been in Atlantic 10 conference play. Fordham, which was 7-4 near the end of last calendar year, suffered a tough loss ...

Men’s Basketball 1-2 To Begin Atlantic 10 Play

January 23, 2013

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By CHESTER BAKER Despite winning their first Atlantic 10 opener since the 2005-06 season with an 82-75 victory over Duquesne on Jan. 6, the Fordham Rams could be 3-0 if only a few different things had gone their way. “I showed the guys six possessions over the course of two games that really changed the outcomes for us,” Head Coach Tom Pecora said. “It’s frustrating to come that close to starting off undefeate...

Fordham Falls to UConn, 88-73, in Hartford

December 23, 2012

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Fordham head coach Tom Pecora knew playing a team as talented as UConn would be a challenge. “That should be fun,” he said after last week’s victory over Princeton when speaking about the impending game against UConn, his voice dripping with sarcasm. The first half of Friday’s game must have been a lot of fun for UConn’s Ryan Boatright. The sophomore point guard had 20 points, seven assists and three...

Men’s Basketball Now 1-6 After Losing to Manhattan, Harvard

December 1, 2012

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By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR The Fordham men’s basketball team continues its disappointing start to this season. After losses at home to Manhattan and on the road to Harvard, the Rams are 1-6. In Thursday’s matchup against Manhattan in the annual "Battle of the Bronx," Fordham fell by a score of 65-58. “I’m not making excuses," Fordham head coach Tom Pecora said after the game. “I told these guys in th...

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