The Fordham Ram

Overtime: On Boston

April 24, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR Above, you see my name with the title “executive sports editor.” I like sports; that should be obvious. But every so often I have a deep existential crisis: My hands sweat, and my asthma acts up. Why do I care about sports? I ask. Why do sports matter? I had several of these moments last week. Between the marathon and the Red Sox matinee, Patriots Day is a great sports day in Bosto...

Round Table Discussion: NCAA Tournament

April 17, 2013

[youtube=] Richard Bordelon hosts this week's round table on the NCAA tournament with Dan Gartland, Matt Rosenfeld and Max Prinz.

Alum at Heart of Rutgers Scandal

April 10, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR A Fordham alumnus has made national news over the past week, but for all the wrong reasons. Mike Rice, FCRH ’91, was fired as the head men’s basketball coach at Rutgers on April 3 after the release of a video which showed him abusing his players in practice. Rice pelted players with basketballs, shoved them and berated them with homophobic slurs. Bryan Smith, a sophomore guard at ...

Courtesy of wikimedia Trey Burke is the frontrunner for National Player of the Year and hopes to lead Michigan to the National Championship.

Overtime: On NCAA Basketball

April 3, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR First of all, let me apologize to anyone who followed the advice of Matt, Max and I when filling out his or her NCAA Tournament brackets. I’m especially sorry if you p...

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George Mason Joins Atlantic 10 Conference

March 25, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR George Mason University announced today it will be joining the Atlantic 10 Conference for all sports on July 1, 2013. The move gives the A-10 13 members for the 2013-14...

Courtesy of ESPN Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless are the co-hosts of “First Take” on ESPN2.

Overtime: On ‘First Take’

March 20, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR My roommates tend to leave the television on. Most days, I come back from class and find Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith of ESPN2’s “First Take” shouting into my em...

ALLY WHITE/The Ram Mandell Thomas continues to play well, even while the Rams struggle.

Fordham Men’s Disappointing Season Nearly Over

March 6, 2013

Rams Fall to 6-23; Pecora Still Optimistic About Future Despite Current Struggles By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR The Fordham men’s basketball team set out this season with one goal: to be in Brooklyn, NY on March 14 for the Atlantic 10 tournament.  Blowout losses to Richmond a...

The 39-year-old Ichiro Suzuki will be the Yankees’ starting right fielder.

Overtime: On The Yankees

March 6, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR The Yankees might suck this year, and I couldn’t be more excited. During the blizzard a few weeks ago, I spent much of my day off playing MLB 2K11 on my Xbox. There was a...

Fordham Football has a unique way of relaying its plays. Ram Archives

Rams Announce 2013 Football Recruiting Class

February 20, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR On Feb. 8, the Fordham football team announced the 17 players it had signed to National Letters of Intent. It is the first full recruiting class from head coach Joe...

MICHAEL HAYES/THE RAM Playing for the first time since Jan. 16, senior Chris Gaston tallied 21 points and six rebounds, but the Rams still lost.

No. 11 Butler Escapes Raucous Rose Hill Gym; Bulldogs Beat Fordham 68-63

February 20, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR The Rose Hill Gym was abuzz on Saturday even before Fordham and No. 11 Butler tipped off. A sold-out crowd of 3,200 created a deafening roar inside the old gym, ...

Mark Cornelison/MCT Brad Stevens and his Butler Bulldogs will come to Rose Hill Gym on Saturday.

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 ...

Ally White/The Ram Freshman Mandell Thomas played well against Saint Louis, scoring 22 points.

Fordham Men Stumbling; Now 6-17, 2-7 in A-10

February 14, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND With each passing day, the chances that Fordham will qualify for the Atlantic 10 tournament become increasingly slim. After losses to Saint Louis and La Salle, the Rams sit at 2-7 in-c...

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