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Senior Profile: Jack O’Brien

January 25, 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...

La Liga vs Premier League

January 23, 2013

At the recent Ballon D’Or ceremony, not too many people were shocked to see Lionel Messi pick up his fourth award in a row. However, what is more surprising is that the FIFA Team of the Year contained only players from Spain’s La Liga. In fact, the only member that was not from either Barcelona or...

Bonds, Clemens, and the Hall of Fame

January 23, 2013

On Jan. 9, 2013, this year’s Major League Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced. The big story around this year’s class was Barry Bonds’ and Roger Clemens’ first appearances on the Hall’s ballot. Neither these two, or anybody that was eligible to be voted in, got the 75% of the vote needed...

NHL Season-Opening Weekend Review

January 23, 2013

The day that hockey fans have been waiting for finally arrived this weekend. After the 119-day lockout that ended on Jan. 12, the National Hockey League held the first games of its shortened 48-game season on Saturday. There were a great deal of questions heading into this shortened season and after...

What an Odd State of Affairs

January 23, 2013

Leaving out all natural biases for anyone involved and my own proclivities towards the purple and gold, did you ever think you’d see a season quite like this? Seriously, Knicks fans, I know you thought the Knicks were going to be a little more solid this year, but in your wildest dreams did you ever...

Ravens and 49ers Will Play for Title

January 23, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR After 20 weeks, it all comes down to this. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will meet in New Orleans one week from Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII. In the lead-up to the game, much will be made of the fact that Jim and John Harbaugh, the head coache...

Women’s Basketball Off to Historic Start in Conference

January 23, 2013

By MATT ROSENFELD There is a team around campus that is in the middle of a historic season in the 2012-2013 campaign. That team is the women’s basketball team, which, since Dec. 30, has won eight of its last nine games and is currently riding a six-game winning streak, the latter three of which ...

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