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Swimming Splits at UMass

February 6, 2013


Filed under Sports, Swimming and Diving

By NICK CILIBERTO STAFF WRITER Fordham swimming split a home meet against the University of Massachusetts Saturday, as the men fell to the Minutemen 183-113 while the women were victorious with a score of 176-120. On the women’s side, three Rams won multiple events. Senior Brienne Ryan took first...

5 Best and Worst January Transfers

February 6, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Soccer, Sports

This year marks the 11th time that the English Premier League has had a January transfer window. Since the beginning, this window has been controversial. Many top teams don’t like to sign players in January because it takes time for them to settle in, the prices are too high and often the best playe...

Erskine’s Suspension Not Enough

February 6, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Hockey, Sports

Ever since former NHL star Brendan Shanahan has become the head of the Department of Player Safety, there has been a crackdown on vicious hits and dirty plays in the league. Shanahan’s player safety videos, although sometimes funny and a bit ridiculous, clearly illustrate the problem at hand as well...

Finally Some Rest For the Weary Lakers

February 6, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Blogs, Sports

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...

Overtime: On Owen Groesser

February 6, 2013


Filed under Overtime, Sports

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 struggl...

Women’s Roles Growing, Despite Obama’s Male-Dominated Cabinet

February 6, 2013


Filed under Op-Ed, Opinion, Rowing

By PATRICK MAROUN Women were a large part of President Obama’s voter base during his re-election bid this past November, according to CNN’s exit polls. Why then is there so much fuss about President Obama’s relationship with American women as of late? The answer is fairly simple: President Obam...

From Mopping to Dribbling: An Unexpected Path to the Court

January 31, 2013


Filed under Basketball, News

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, w...

Fordham Honors Newest Hall of Fame Inductees

January 30, 2013


Filed under Sports

BY DOMINIC KEARNS STAFF WRITER On Saturday, Jan. 26, Fordham formally introduced 10 new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony in the McGinley Center. The ten inductees, in chronological order, were Michael Dabney (’54 Tennis), Matteo Cucchiara (’65 Track), Wayne McGuirt (’65 Bas...

The Ram’s Super Bowl Predictions

January 30, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports

BY DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR The Ravens’ defense has been so good for so long that it’s hard to imagine Baltimore being anything other than an immovable force on the defensive side. But this year the Ravens are a thoroughly average defensive team — 17th in the league against the pass...

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

January 30, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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,...

Fordham Women Lose First A-10 Game

January 30, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 Su...

Overtime: On the NCAA’s Rulebook

January 30, 2013


Filed under Overtime, Sports

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 of...

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