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Moneyball: Part Two?

October 9, 2013

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER The Oakland Athletics are perhaps the most underappreciated team in baseball.  Well, except for two years ago, when Moneyball was released in theaters across the nation.  The movie details the Oakland Athletics’ surprising rise to prominence during the 2002 season...

Jadeveon Clowney: Injured or Saving Himself for the NFL?

October 9, 2013

By ANTHONY ALI STAFF WRITER Jadeveon Clowney is a defensive end for the University of South Carolina, perhaps best known for his tackle on Michigan running back Vincent Smith. Projected as a top-three prospect for the 2014 NFL Draft, Clowney is currently in his junior year, after which he will be able...

Was the Loss of Dwight Howard So Bad for the Lakers?

October 9, 2013

By MICHAEL DAUBER STAFF WRITER Over the summer thousands of Laker fans burned Dwight Howard in effigy when he decided to take his talents to the Houston Rockets. The move came after a miserable campaign with the Lakers that resulted in a first-round exit in the playoffs, an appearance only made possible...

Cool Your J-E-T-S

Cool Your J-E-T-S

October 9, 2013

By ERIC MOLLO STAFF WRITER The Jets’ Monday night performance against the Atlanta Falcons was nothing short of exhilarating. Gang Green looked like it may have the best 3-4 defensive line in all of football and Geno Smith channeled his inner Peyton Manning on his way to a nearly-flawless display of...

No. 12 Fordham Blows Past No. 10 Lehigh, Improving to 6-0

October 5, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR Fordham’s offense simply cannot be stopped. The Rams tore up Lehigh to the tune of 52 points and 630 total yards in Saturday afternoon’s 52-34 victory. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Michael Nebrich continued to play like one of the top quarterbacks in the country,...

Victory Over St. Francis (Pa.) Sets Up Showdown with Lehigh

Carlton Koonce had his third consecutive 100-yard game. He recorded 126 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown.  He also had 21 receiving yards. (Photo by Ally White/The Ram)

October 3, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR And the Rams keep rolling. Fordham, ranked 16th in both FCS polls, dispatched St. Francis (Pa.) on the road Saturday afternoon. The Rams improved to 5-0 on the year, setting up a clash with Lehigh (4-0) at Jack Coffey Field this coming Saturday. Fordham...

Women’s Soccer Defeats Rhode Island, 3-1, In Atlantic 10 Opener

Maria Lorena Canicatti scored Fordham’s first goal of the game in the team’s 3-1 win against Rhode Island.  (Photo by Andrew Esoldi/The Ram)

October 3, 2013

By JAKE GROGAN STAFF WRITER Fordham opened up conference play this past Sunday at Rose Hill against Rhode Island, then 5-5, and handed URI its first conference loss of the season. The 3-1 victory came thanks to upperclass presence on offense, as junior Maria Lorena Canicatti scored twice while senior Kelsey Dougherty Howard netted her fourth of the season. Canicatti broke the...

Volleyball Splits First Two Conference Matches, Record Stands at 8-9

Fordham was swept by Rhode Island on Friday night but rebounded the next night to defeat George Mason, 3-1. This is the Patriots’ first season competing as a member of the Atlantic 10. (Photo by Ally White/The Ram)

October 3, 2013

By TARA SLEDJESKI Staff Writer After getting off to a 7-8 start this season, the Fordham volleyball team returned home to the Rose Hill Gym this past week to begin Atlantic 10 conference play. The Rams faced their first two A-10 opponents of the season in Rhode Island and George Mason and, despite...

The Ram’s Sports Editors’ Predictions for the MLB Playoffs

Clayton Kershaw is the front-runner for the National League Cy Young award.  He had the lowest ERA in baseball this year. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia)

October 3, 2013

Dan Gartland, Exec. Sports Editor   AL Champ: Detroit Tigers NL Champ: Los Angeles Dodgers World Series: Tigers in 6   Boston and Detroit have the two highest-scoring offenses in the majors. The Red Sox have a well-rounded offense, with a strong lineup from top to bottom, which will make them dangerous in October. The Tigers rel...

Mariano Rivera: A Legend in More Ways than One

Mariano Rivera announced in March that this would be his final season.  He holds the all-time record for saves with 652. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia)

October 3, 2013

By MACK ROSENBERG CONTRIBUTING WRITER You may not be a baseball fan. You may not even be a sports fan, but you should still take note when Mariano Rivera exits stage left this fall after a 19-year career as the greatest closer in baseball history. He stands for all that is right in sports. An...

Slump Continues for Men’s Soccer; Rams Lose Fifth Straight Match

The Rams’ record stands at 2-6, following a five-game losing streak. They can rebound against Manhattan Wednesday. (Photo by Elizabeth Zanghi/The Ram)

October 3, 2013

By MAX PRINZ ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR The Fordham men’s soccer team lost a pair of matches last week, dropping its record to 2-6 on the year. The team has now lost five straight matches and four of those five were decided by one goal; the Rams have been mired in quite a slump. After suffering a...

Overtime: On the NFL

Jay Cutler’s knack for turning the ball over does not bode well for the Bears. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia)

October 3, 2013

By MATT ROSENFELD SPORTS EDITOR On Sunday, one of the most critically-acclaimed television shows in history, “Breaking Bad,” ended with a bang. Walter White and company exited stage right in tremendous fashion and certainly left all of us “Breaking Bad” fans satisfied. Mr. White had go...

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