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Bacharach Named New Water Polo Coach

Brian Bacharach (Maroon, at left) will replace Bill Harris (maroon, at right) as Fordham's Water Polo coach. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

May 6, 2020

Water Polo will have a new head coach this fall, as Brian Bacharach, the team’s associate head coach for the past two years and co-head coach last season, has been promoted to head coach. Bill Harris, the team’s coach since 2004, will remain on Bacharach’s staff as the interim head coach. The ...

Last Dance Diaries: To Be Like Mike

The late John Michael Wozniak, a security guard at the United Center, won this week's edition of

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

“A lot of people say they’d like to be Michael Jordan for a day or for a week, but let them try to be Michael Jordan for a year and see if they like it.” — Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is one of the greatest athletes of all time. No one achieved more global recognition than he did at the time,...

Last Dance Diaries: DNP (Vegas)

Michael Jordan (above) watches video of Isiah Thomas. This became the leading meme from Sunday night's episodes of

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

April 28, 2020

“The Last Dance” is only tangentially about the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls. Sure, that season is the subject of ESPN’s documentary, which aired episodes three and four on Sunday night. All of the documentary’s exclusive footage comes from that season, and it provided the impetus for the show itsel...

Major Championship Breakdowns, Part III: The 2006 U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson (above) found disaster at the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Chris Hennessy, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

We are back for part three of this quarantine exercise, breaking down the back nine of the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, where the U.S. Open will (hopefully) be this September. The 2006 Open was the first U.S. Open championship back at Winged Foot since 1984. The bac...

New York City Has a New Soccer Team

Jack Coffey Field (above) may host New Amsterdam FC. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Alex Wolz, Assistant Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

The National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) recently revealed the branding of a new soccer team coming to New York City: New Amsterdam FC. And they may be even closer to home than you may think. There are widespread rumors that New Amsterdam will use the facilities of Fordham’s Rose Hill campus...

The Astros Cheating Scandal: A Retrospective

Former Red Sox manager Alex Cora (above) was given a year-long suspension for his role in the Astros' 2017 sign-stealing scandal. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Hudson Flynn, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2020

It’s over. The saga that has gripped the baseball world since November 2019 has finally come to an end. The story began when The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich reported the details of the Houston Astros elaborate, electronic sign-stealing system. Mike Fiers, a former Astros pitcher, approa...

Student-Athlete Column: Missing Competition

For some, the biggest drawback of the pandemic is missing the opportunity to compete with one another. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Gigi Speer, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

These times mean competing with your past self and making sure you're getting better every day. They mean looking forward to better days and getting back to your roots as a kid with a dream.

Welcome to Brooklyn

Sabrina Ionescu (above) can be a transcendant basketball star for the WNBA's New York Liberty. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Alex Wolz, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

The stats are hard to believe, but the numbers alone fail to express the full picture. Because Ionescu’s impact transcends accolades and integers, not just on Oregon or women’s basketball, but the larger sports world. And that is not hyperbole.

The First Two Episodes of “The Last Dance” Establish a Clear Villain… Or Do They?

Former President Obama (above) was interviewed for

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

The first few minutes of "The Last Dance" draw a clear line between winners and losers. That line gets blurrier as the documentary progresses.

Major Championship Breakdowns, Part II: The 2004 PGA Championship

Vijay Singh (above) was one of several golfers in contention at the 2004 PGA Championship. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Chris Hennessy, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Hello friends. We are back this week with another major championship breakdown. After our run through the 2013 Masters, we are moving back in time to the 2004 PGA Championship. The 86th PGA Championship was played at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, the first major championship held at the course since its i...

“We Obviously Cheated Baseball”: Thank You, Evan Gattis

Former Astro Evan Gattis (above) has publicly shown remorse for his team's actions in 2017. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Hudson Flynn, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2020

“Everybody wants to be the best player in the f---ing world, man … and we cheated that, for sure, and we obviously cheated baseball and cheated fans, fans felt duped. I feel bad for fans.” Evan Gattis’ words rang out with a sharpness and regret not seen in baseball since the early 2000s, and...

Anthony Coyle Signs With Steelers

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

Former Fordham offensive lineman Anthony Coyle’s frenetic football journey continues.  After a brief stint in the XFL, which shut its doors last week due to lost revenue after the coronavirus outbreak, Coyle has signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. Coyle, who played...

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