The Fordham Ram

La Liga vs Premier League

January 23, 2013

Filed under Sports

At the recent Ballon D’Or ceremony, not too many people were shocked to see Lionel Messi pick up his fourth award in a row. However, what is more surprising is that the FIFA Team of the Year contained only players from Spain’s La Liga. In fact, the only member that was not from either Barcelona or...

Bonds, Clemens, and the Hall of Fame

January 23, 2013

Filed under Baseball

On Jan. 9, 2013, this year’s Major League Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced. The big story around this year’s class was Barry Bonds’ and Roger Clemens’ first appearances on the Hall’s ballot. Neither these two, or anybody that was eligible to be voted in, got the 75% of the vote needed...

NHL Season-Opening Weekend Review

January 23, 2013

Filed under Sports

The day that hockey fans have been waiting for finally arrived this weekend. After the 119-day lockout that ended on Jan. 12, the National Hockey League held the first games of its shortened 48-game season on Saturday. There were a great deal of questions heading into this shortened season and after...

What an Odd State of Affairs

January 23, 2013

Filed under Sports

Leaving out all natural biases for anyone involved and my own proclivities towards the purple and gold, did you ever think you’d see a season quite like this? Seriously, Knicks fans, I know you thought the Knicks were going to be a little more solid this year, but in your wildest dreams did you ever...

Ravens and 49ers Will Play for Title

January 23, 2013

Filed under Football

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR After 20 weeks, it all comes down to this. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will meet in New Orleans one week from Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII. In the lead-up to the game, much will be made of the fact that Jim and John Harbaugh, the head coache...

Women’s Basketball Off to Historic Start in Conference

January 23, 2013

Filed under Basketball

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 ...

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

January 23, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 o...

Fordham Falls to UConn, 88-73, in Hartford

December 23, 2012

Filed under Basketball

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 mus...

Volkert Resigns as Head Volleyball Coach

December 11, 2012

Filed under Volleyball

By CONNOR RYAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Peter Volkert, Fordham's head volleyball coach, has resigned from the position effective immediately. The announcement was made in a statement on Tuesday by Dave Roach, the University's athletic director. The volleyball team finished with a 14-19 record this season,...

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

December 1, 2012

Filed under Basketball

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 excus...

Overtime: On the Perfect Sports Week

November 28, 2012

Filed under Overtime, Sports

By CHESTER BAKER SPORTS EDITOR This past weekend, I had a sublime time by any sports fan’s standards. On Saturday, my girlfriend and I went to “Operation Hockey,” a Sandy-relief benefit game pitting members of the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and other players from the NHL against each ot...

Track Looks to Continue Indoor Success

November 14, 2012

Filed under Track and Field

By RYAN SCANLON STAFF WRITER The Fordham men’s track team came off an impressive campaign last winter, finishing third overall in the Atlantic 10 Conference with a number of All-Conference honors and terrific performances at the IC4A Championships. Key athletes who will not be competing this...

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