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Fordham is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2003, and will face FBS opponent Temple on Saturday in Philadelphia.

Overtime: On Fordham Football

September 11, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR Covering sports for this paper is an exercise in compartmentalization. It requires me to keep the Fordham fan in me separate from the reporter in me. By far the most difficult aspect of this is keeping ...

Overtime: On Boston

April 24, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR Above, you see my name with the title “executive sports editor.” I like sports; that should be obvious. But every so often I have a deep existential crisis: My hands sweat, and my asthma acts up. Why do I care about sports? I ask. Why do sports matter? I had several of these moments last week. Between the marathon and the Red Sox matinee, Patriots Day is a great sports day in Bosto...

Photo by Matt Slocum/AP Adam Scott defeated Angel Cabrera on the second playoff hole to become the first Australian to win the green jacket.

Overtime: On PGA Golf

April 17, 2013

By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR This past weekend I took in that “tradition unlike any other.” I am referring, of course, to the Masters, the first major tournament of the PGA tour’s year. Augus...

Courtesy of Kevin Rivoli/AP Mike Rice went 44-51 during his three year tenure as Rutgers head coach.

Overtime: On Rutgers Basketball

April 10, 2013

By MATT ROSENFELD SPORTS EDITOR I love my home state of New Jersey. I love that people poke fun at me for being from the Garden State because I know how great it really is. Unfortunately, over the past week, Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. ...

Courtesy of wikimedia Trey Burke is the frontrunner for National Player of the Year and hopes to lead Michigan to the National Championship.

Overtime: On NCAA Basketball

April 3, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR First of all, let me apologize to anyone who followed the advice of Matt, Max and I when filling out his or her NCAA Tournament brackets. I’m especially sorry if you p...

Courtesy of ESPN Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless are the co-hosts of “First Take” on ESPN2.

Overtime: On ‘First Take’

March 20, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR My roommates tend to leave the television on. Most days, I come back from class and find Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith of ESPN2’s “First Take” shouting into my em...

The 39-year-old Ichiro Suzuki will be the Yankees’ starting right fielder.

Overtime: On The Yankees

March 6, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR The Yankees might suck this year, and I couldn’t be more excited. During the blizzard a few weeks ago, I spent much of my day off playing MLB 2K11 on my Xbox. There was a...

Overtime: On The Harlem Shake

February 20, 2013

By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR [youtube] “The Harlem Shake” has taken over the Internet for the last two weeks. It has been everywhere: “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Colbert Report” and even the swimsuit models of Sports Illustrated joined in. Several Fordham students did their own “Fordham Shake” in the snow in front of Keating Hall. I even got in...

Mark Cornelison/MCT Brad Stevens and his Butler Bulldogs will come to Rose Hill Gym on Saturday.

Overtime: On College Basketball

February 14, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR I am not very old, but I’m having a hard time remembering a college basketball season as exciting and unpredictable as this one. When Indiana lost at the buzzer ...

Overtime: On Owen Groesser

February 6, 2013

By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR There will always be an argument that sports do not matter. It is true; sports make few important contributions to society. Millions upon millions of dollars get thrown at special athlete after special athlete, while teachers, doctors and police officers struggle to make ends meet. Hero after hero gets taken down; many are exposed as users of performance enhancing drugs.  Numerous at...

Overtime: On the NCAA’s Rulebook

January 30, 2013

BY MATT ROSENFELD SPORTS EDITOR Last week, the NCAA made a few changes to its expansive and superfluous rulebook. The Board of Directors for the NCAA approved two rule changes in particular that will change the face of recruiting, and not for the better. In recent history, the NCAA has restricted how often coaches can formally contact their recruits. Right now, coaches – and only coaches – are restricted on the amo...

Overtime: On Manti Te’o

January 23, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR By now you know the story: Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s girlfriend — the one who died before the Irish’s Sept. 15 road upset of Michigan State, and whose funeral Te’o skipped in order to play in Notre Dame’s victory over Michigan on Sept. 22 — never existed. As the frenzy around the story begins to die down, it’s time to ask what the Te’o saga can teach us....

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