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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...

Disappointing Week Despite A-10 Honors

January 30, 2013


Filed under Sports, Swimming and Diving

By NICK CILIBERTO CONTRIBUTING WRITER There was a bright spot for Fordham swimming and diving during an otherwise disappointing week for the Rams. Three Rams, senior Brienne Ryan, junior Shintaro Noguchi and freshman Steve Sholdra, all won Atlantic 10 Conference awards this week following their impressiv...

Matt’s Minute

January 30, 2013


Filed under Matt's minute, Sports

As the All-Star players for the Western and Eastern Conferences have officially been announced, we have reached the halfway point of the NBA season.  It has been a very interesting season thus far, with many surprising teams contending alongside the usual heavyweights, while some of the perennial contenders...

Student-Athletes Honored For Academic Success

January 30, 2013


Filed under Sports

By TARA SLEDJESKI STAFF WRITER This past Sunday, Jan. 27, Fordham held its 10th Annual Breakfast for Champions. The breakfast is held every year to honor student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This year, the breakfast honored 345 student-athletes, which constitutes 64 percen...

Smith Says

January 30, 2013


Filed under Sports

BY ALEX SMITH STAFF COLUMNIST As I sit here writing this column, it is Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27. I’m feeling pretty excited, in fact, I feel almost giddy. You may ask, “Hey Alex, what is making you feel that way?” Well, friend, the answer is simple: The greatest event in professional sports...

Who’s the Best Player in the NBA?

January 30, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Sports

This is the kind of question that usually gets people yelling at each other until they are red in the face, the kind of question that gets someone punched in the face at the bar, the kind of question that gets someone banished ignominiously from the neighborhood streetball court if he gives a poor argument....

Let’s Bring the Rivalry Back

January 30, 2013


Filed under Baseball, Sports

January always brings New Year’s Resolutions. I am sure that numerous baseball players and officials alike have created their own already, but I still want to request one to a group of select players and officials. I want the members of the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox to resolve to renew...

FA Cup Magic

January 30, 2013


Filed under Soccer, Sports

This weekend we took a break from the English Premier League as teams took part in the fourth round of the Football Association Cup. The importance of the FA Cup has become slightly diminished in recent years, especially with the added financial responsibilities of clubs which can only be fulfilled through...

Blackhawks Soar to the Top

January 30, 2013


Filed under Hockey, Sports

Everyone assumed that the shortened hockey season was bound to bring some surprises, but there has been nothing more surprising than the start that the Chicago Blackhawks have had coming out of the gate. Through the first full week of the season, the Blackhawks are without a doubt the best team in the...

5 Overachieving Teams to Watch in March

January 30, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Well, we are getting to the juicy part of the college basketball season, where every game becomes a must-win for teams that want to be part of March Madness. If you have not been following the season, now is the time to start doing your homework so that March can become an enjoyable (and potentially...

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