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From Mopping to Dribbling: An Unexpected Path to the Court

January 31, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND On Nov. 29, when the Fordham men’s basketball team took on Manhattan College in the Rose Hill Gym, junior Leo Walsh was sitting beneath the basket on the south end of the court in his yellow event staff t-shirt, holding a mop to clean the sweat off the floor. Six weeks later, w...

Fordham Honors Newest Hall of Fame Inductees

January 30, 2013

BY DOMINIC KEARNS STAFF WRITER On Saturday, Jan. 26, Fordham formally introduced 10 new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony in the McGinley Center. The ten inductees, in chronological order, were Michael Dabney (’54 Tennis), Matteo Cucchiara (’65 Track), Wayne McGuirt (’65 Bas...

The Ram’s Super Bowl Predictions

January 30, 2013

BY DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR The Ravens’ defense has been so good for so long that it’s hard to imagine Baltimore being anything other than an immovable force on the defensive side. But this year the Ravens are a thoroughly average defensive team — 17th in the league against the pass...

Without Gaston, Rams Beat Rhode Island; Now 2-3 in Conference

January 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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