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Volleyball Splits First Two Conference Matches, Record Stands at 8-9

Volleyball Splits First Two Conference Matches, Record Stands at 8-9

October 3, 2013


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

By TARA SLEDJESKI Staff Writer After getting off to a 7-8 start this season, the Fordham volleyball team returned home to the Rose Hill Gym this past week to begin Atlantic 10 conference play. The Rams faced their first two A-10 opponents of the season in Rhode Island and George Mason and, despite...

The Ram’s Sports Editors’ Predictions for the MLB Playoffs

The Ram’s Sports Editors’ Predictions for the MLB Playoffs

October 3, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Dan Gartland, Exec. Sports Editor   AL Champ: Detroit Tigers NL Champ: Los Angeles Dodgers World Series: Tigers in 6   Boston and Detroit have the two highest-scoring offenses in the majors. The Red Sox have a well-rounded offense, with a strong lineup from top to bottom, which will make them dangerous in October. The Tigers rel...

Mariano Rivera: A Legend in More Ways than One

Mariano Rivera: A Legend in More Ways than One

October 3, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Sports

By MACK ROSENBERG CONTRIBUTING WRITER You may not be a baseball fan. You may not even be a sports fan, but you should still take note when Mariano Rivera exits stage left this fall after a 19-year career as the greatest closer in baseball history. He stands for all that is right in sports. An...

Slump Continues for Men’s Soccer; Rams Lose Fifth Straight Match

Slump Continues for Men’s Soccer; Rams Lose Fifth Straight Match

October 3, 2013


Filed under Soccer, Sports

By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR The Fordham men’s soccer team lost a pair of matches last week, dropping its record to 2-6 on the year. The team has now lost five straight matches and four of those five were decided by one goal; the Rams have been mired in quite a slump. After suffering a...

Overtime: On the NFL

Overtime: On the NFL

October 3, 2013


Filed under Overtime, Sports

By MATT ROSENFELD SPORTS EDITOR On Sunday, one of the most critically-acclaimed television shows in history, “Breaking Bad,” ended with a bang. Walter White and company exited stage right in tremendous fashion and certainly left all of us “Breaking Bad” fans satisfied. Mr. White had go...

Novacek and Genkina Win Tournament at West Point

Novacek and Genkina Win Tournament at West Point

October 3, 2013


Filed under Sports, Tennis

By TARA CANGIALOSI CONTRIBUTING WRITER The Fordham women’s tennis team was back in action this past weekend as the Rams competed in the 2013 Eastern Championship from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29 at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The highlight of the invitational for the Rams came on Sunday, when the junior duo of Anika Novacek and Bella Genkina cap...

Senior Profile: Julian Nagel

Senior Profile: Julian Nagel

October 3, 2013


Filed under Senior Profile, Sports

By MAX PRINZ Assistant Sports Editor Julian Nagel came to Fordham after competing in the highest level youth league in Germany. Last season he was tied for the team lead in points with six. The Fordham Ram: You’re originally from Germany right? How did you end up at Fordham? Julian Nagel: ...

Deuce’s Wild

Deuce’s  Wild

October 3, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Sports

By KENNY DUCEY COLUMNIST As we enter the MLB playoffs, it’s anyone’s game. In fact, it’s so tight that the last spot on the American League side had to be decided with a 163rd game. Baseball is not dead, as a Monday New York Times article proclaimed. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Baseb...

Kearns’ Kickoff

Kearns’ Kickoff

October 3, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Sports

By DOMINIC KEARNS COLUMNIST Loyalty can lead to painful moments for sports fans, and nobody knows this better than Cleveland football and baseball fans. After all, Cleveland’s most famous sports moments are “The Decision”, “The Drive” and “The Fumble.” Thankfully, the Indians and Brown...

The Importance of Being Division Winners

October 3, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Blogs, Sports

By MATTHEW MICHAELS STAFF WRITER The playoff picture is set and the first wild card game took place on Tuesday. Implemented two years ago, the experiment of having two wild card teams in each league seems to have failed to serve its purpose. The Atlanta Braves know firsthand how crucial it is to win...

American League Awards

October 3, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Blogs, Sports

By MATT McCORMACK As the 2013 baseball season draws to a close, it is safe to say that the American League had its fair share of surprises.  I have heard many people say that this has been one of the craziest years of baseball in a while.  I usually cringe when I hear people make these types of hyperbolic...

Postseason Predictions: Teams That Make A Case for BCS Sports

October 3, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Sports

By ANTHONY ALI STAFF WRITER Going into Week Six of the 2013 NCAA Football season, several things have already become apparent. For example, when it comes to Nick Saban’s Alabama team, some things never change. Currently undefeated, the Crimson Tide sit atop their conference, having won two conference...

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