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Fordham Men 2-5 in Conference After Losses to St. Joe’s and VCU

February 6, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND Executive Sports Editor Fordham head coach Tom Pecora said before the start of this season that he thought the Atlantic 10 was one of the “top five” conferences in the country. After losses to Saint Joseph’s and VCU, Fordham is 2-5 in the A-10 and some of its biggest challenges are still to come. St. Joe’s entered last week’s matchup against Fordham with an 11-7 record, but the Hawks were certai...

Ravens Will Face Tough Road to Repeat

February 6, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND Executive Sports Editor The Baltimore Ravens are Super Bowl champions, and Joe Flacco is going to Disney World, but it will certainly be difficult for them to be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy again a year from now at the Meadowlands. Flacco just completed one of the best postseasons ever for a quarterback. He had 11 touchdowns and no interceptions while averaging 285 yards per game. He beat Peyton Man...

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 and 20th against the rush. What do the 49ers do? Run the ball — well. San Francisco had the fourth-most rushing yards in...

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, beating Rhode Island 66-63 in a packed Rose Hill Gym. The win was an important one for Fordham, considering the Rams were blown...

Editor’s Pick: Australian Football

January 30, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND ExECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR Allow me to preface this by saying I know nearly nothing about Australian Rules football aside from the fact that it is awesome and everything about it is outrageous. First of all, the field is an enormous oval, at least 60 yards longer than a football field. Occupying this expansive prairie of a playing surface are 36 players, 18 from each team. This seems like way too many people; wher...

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 — never existed. As the frenzy around the story begins to die down, it’s time to ask what the Te’o saga can teach us....

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 coaches of the 49ers and Ravens respectively, are brothers. There will be just as much talk about how this game will be the final one ...

Fordham Falls to UConn, 88-73, in Hartford

December 23, 2012

Fordham head coach Tom Pecora knew playing a team as talented as UConn would be a challenge. “That should be fun,” he said after last week’s victory over Princeton when speaking about the impending game against UConn, his voice dripping with sarcasm. The first half of Friday’s game must have been a lot of fun for UConn’s Ryan Boatright. The sophomore point guard had 20 points, seven assists and three...

Men’s Basketball Now 1-6 After Losing to Manhattan, Harvard

December 1, 2012

By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR The Fordham men’s basketball team continues its disappointing start to this season. After losses at home to Manhattan and on the road to Harvard, the Rams are 1-6. In Thursday’s matchup against Manhattan in the annual "Battle of the Bronx," Fordham fell by a score of 65-58. “I’m not making excuses," Fordham head coach Tom Pecora said after the game. “I told these guys in th...

Action Bronson’s ‘Rare Chandeliers’ in Review

November 28, 2012

By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR Rare Chandeliersis the latest release from Action Bronson, the Queens-born Albanian-American chef/rapper. Produced by The Alchemist, it is Bronson’s first release since signing with the Warner Bros. offshoot VICE Media. At this point in his career, having signed with a major record label, Bronson finds himself at a crossroads. One of the advantages of signing a record deal is working w...

Editor’s Pick: Andy Pettitte

November 14, 2012

By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR When I was five years old, I went to my first-ever baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter had won the Rookie of the Year award the previous season, and the stands were full of people with “We love Jeter” signs. It was hard not to love the talented young shortstop, and I wanted to emulate him. There was only one problem: I’m left-handed, so I couldn’t be a shortstop. Instead, Andy Pettitte, the Y...

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