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Bright Days in the Sunshine State: How a Dormant Intrastate Rivalry May Resurrect Through Hoops

February 20, 2013


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In this week’s Coaches Poll, two intriguing teams are situated in the top four. The Florida Gators (21-3, 11-1 SEC), led by legendary coach Billy Donovan, have worked with the momentum from last season’s surprise Elite Eight appearance to rise above Kentucky and seize control of the SEC. Meanwhile,...

NBA Disappoints on All-Star Weekend

February 20, 2013


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As many are aware, last weekend was All-Star weekend for the NBA, during which the best the league has to offer met for a weekend of friendly competition in several areas of the game. There was a Rising Stars Challenge (a pickup game in which the best rookie and sophomore players went at it), a team...

Gini Ullery to be Head Volleyball Coach

February 15, 2013


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By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR Fordham announced today that Gini Ullery has been hired as head coach of the Rams’ volleyball. Ullery has spent the last seven years as an assistant at Duquesne. Ullery played collegiately at Pittsburgh, graduating in 2005 with a degree in public service....

Overtime: On College Basketball

Overtime: On College Basketball

February 14, 2013


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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 to Illinois last week, it became the fifth consecutive top-ranked team to lose. On Feb. 2, when the Hoosiers were third in the AP Top 25,...

Fordham Finishes Regular Season; A-10 Meet Looms

Fordham Finishes Regular Season; A-10 Meet Looms

February 14, 2013


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By NICK CILIBERTO STAFF WRITER The Rams swim team completed the regular season last Wednesday, Feb. 6, with a home sweep of St. Francis (NY). The women defeated the Terriers by a margin of 142-55, and the men won by a score of 136-86. It was a bittersweet but much needed evening for the team, as ...

Senior Profile: Charlotte Stoddart

Senior Profile: Charlotte Stoddart

February 14, 2013


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By MATT ROSENFELD SPORTS EDITOR [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMj8UstmTss] Charlotte Stoddart has a unique story. Originally from Manchester, England, Stoddart had quite the resume before even arriving in the Bronx. She competed as a part of Great Britain’s Under-18 and Under-20 te...

Matt’s Minute

February 14, 2013


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The San Antonio Spurs are the most underrated team in NBA history. There is absolutely no doubt about it.  Yes, the “Spurs are underrated” story has become an all too familiar refrain; every year the only attention the Spurs receive is about how underrated they are.  Ironically, the reason that...

Smith Says

February 14, 2013


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This past Sunday was a harsh reality check. For the first time in months, there was no professional football on TV. My Sunday felt empty, but I knew hope was right around the corner. That hope came on Monday, which was the day pitchers and catchers reported at Phillies camp. Yes, friends, baseball is...

Fordham Women Win at LaSalle; Fall to No. 18 Dayton in A-10 Showdown

Fordham Women Win at LaSalle; Fall to No. 18 Dayton in A-10 Showdown

February 14, 2013


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By Matt Rosenfeld “It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.” Coming off a historic season in which it went 26-9, reached the Atlantic 10 Championship and played in the Women’s NIT Sweet 16, the Fordham women’s basketball team will put Mia Hamm’s famous quote to the test t...

Fordham Men Stumbling; Now 6-17, 2-7 in A-10

Fordham Men Stumbling; Now 6-17, 2-7 in A-10

February 14, 2013


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By DAN GARTLAND With each passing day, the chances that Fordham will qualify for the Atlantic 10 tournament become increasingly slim. After losses to Saint Louis and La Salle, the Rams sit at 2-7 in-conference, two games behind the 12th and final tournament spot. Fordham’s Feb. 6 game against Sai...

Travion Leonard Finds Success After Massive Weight Loss

Travion Leonard Finds Success After Massive Weight Loss

February 14, 2013


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By CHESTER BAKER When freshman forward Travion Leonard was being recruited last season from Lee Academy in Maine, he may have scared away some colleges with his size. It was never that he was too short to be a threat at the forward position; rather, he was just too big. After all, he boasted quite a large waistband, weighing in at ...

Men’s Squash Loses to NYU

February 14, 2013


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By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR The Fordham men’s squash team suffered a tough 7-2 defeat to NYU on Sunday in its final home match and last match of the regular season. The Rams had faced NYU earlier this season on the road and lost 5-2. This match was sure to be even tougher, especially with...

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