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Smith Says

January 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Senior Profile: Jack O’Brien

January 24, 2013

By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmX-JpWcPJM] Jack O’Brien has been a key member of the squash team here at Fordham. He has been an important player, racking up two #3 slot wins last season and leading the team from the #1 slot this year.  O’Brien is...

Matt’s Minute

January 23, 2013

By MATT MCCORMACK COLUMNIST One of the more bizarre sports stories to ever surface in the sports world (or in general) occurred last week with the shocking revelation that Manti Te’o’s “deceased” girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never actually existed.  Everyone knows the made-for-TV sequence of event...

Track & Field Continues Strong Season

January 23, 2013

By RYAN SCANLON STAFF WRITER The Fordham men’s and women’s track teams each had a busy winter break, with the NYC Gotham Cup and Yale Invitational taking place on Friday, Jan. 11, and  Saturday, Jan. 12, respectively. These meets are mid-season indicators of the teams’ standing on an individual...

Swimming Gears Up For Season’s Last Two Meets

January 23, 2013

By NICK CILIBERTO Contributing Writer Fordham Swimming and Diving finished a busy weekend on a high note, with both the men’s and women’s teams defeating LaSalle Saturday afternoon at the Fordham’s Messmore Aquatic Center. The men’s team topped LaSalle 156.5-141.5, while the women’s team...

Overtime: On Manti Te’o

January 23, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR By now you know the story: Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s girlfriend — the one who died before the Irish’s Sept. 15 road upset of Michigan State, and whose funeral Te’o skipped in order to play in Notre Dame’s victory over Michigan on Sept. 22 — ...

Smith Says

January 23, 2013

By ALEX SMITH STAFF COLUMNIST People change their minds. It is a fact of life. Sometimes we think we want one thing, but then after sleeping on it, we want something different. Earlier this week, Chip Kelly changed his mind. After initially turning down offers from the NFL, Chip Kelly betrayed the...

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