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February 6, 2013

The NFL season has come and gone. On Sunday evening, we saw a terrific game with a horrible ending, but at the end of the day, the Baltimore Ravens are your 2012-2013 NFL champions. In the weeks leading up to the big game, it seemed like we only heard one name talked about on all the sports networks:...

Matt’s Minute

February 6, 2013

2013 has the potential to be a great year for New York sports fans but not for the reasons you may think. If there is one thing New Yorkers love more than watching their local team bring home a championship, it is watching the pain and suffering of our sports neighbors to the north: the dreaded Bostonians....

Fordham Squash Defeats Rival Vassar

February 6, 2013

By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR This past weekend, the Fordham Men’s Squash team picked up three wins, including a dominant performance against rival Vassar, to improve to 6-9 on the year. Fordham knocked off Vassar for the second time this year, completing the season sweep of its rival. “Two...

Senior Profile: Courtnay Newman

February 6, 2013

By RYAN SCANLON STAFF WRITER [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h63D-f2EYgQ&w=560&h=315] The Fordham Ram: How did you first get started with track? Courtnay Newman: I played softball my freshman year of high school, and the track coach saw me throwing, so she recruited me to play jav...

Fordham Men 2-5 in Conference After Losses to St. Joe’s and VCU

February 6, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND Executive Sports Editor Fordham head coach Tom Pecora said before the start of this season that he thought the Atlantic 10 was one of the “top five” conferences in the country. After losses to Saint Joseph’s and VCU, Fordham is 2-5 in the A-10 and some of its biggest challe...

Ravens Will Face Tough Road to Repeat

February 6, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND Executive Sports Editor The Baltimore Ravens are Super Bowl champions, and Joe Flacco is going to Disney World, but it will certainly be difficult for them to be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy again a year from now at the Meadowlands. Flacco just completed one of the best postsea...

There’s a New #1: A Look Back at Michigan-Indiana

February 6, 2013

On Saturday Feb. 2 in front of a raucous home crowd, the third-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (19-2) welcomed top-ranked conference rival Michigan (20-1) into Assembly Hall. After 40 invigorating minutes that nearly matched the Super Bowl for intrigue and drama, the Hoosiers deservedly came out on top by an...

Swimming Splits at UMass

February 6, 2013

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

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

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

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

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...

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