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Matt’s Minute

February 20, 2013

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER Last week, pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Every year, New York sports fans practically salivate for this day to arrive.  Football has been over for a while, and let’s face it, the Knicks usually (excluding this year) are not serious contenders this...

Smith Says

February 20, 2013

By ALEX SMITH STAFF WRITER During last Saturday’s Fordham-Butler matchup in the Rose Hill Gym, I sat courtside calling color commentary for the WFUV broadcast. The gym was so loud that I could barely hear myself speak. The student section was raucous, shaking the whole arena while still staying...

Leave Cooke Alone

February 20, 2013

Last week, I criticized the head of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan, for what I felt like not enough of a punishment that he issued to Washington Capitals winger John Erskine for his hit that concussed Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. This week, however, I applaud...

That Other New York Team

February 20, 2013

Major League Baseball has some deep roots in New York City, from the early days of the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to the 27 World Championships that belong to the New York Yankees. So,with all of the history of baseball in New York, it is quite easy to forget at times that there is another...

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

February 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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