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Inside the Final Days of Fordham Sports

Inside the Final Days of Fordham Sports

April 1, 2020

Many Fordham athletes were affected by decisions around the NCAA ending all athletic competitions in early March. Athletes in the winter lost postseasons, while athletes in the spring lost months of play.

Fordham Alumnus Takes on the Olympic Trials

Fordham Alumnus Takes on the Olympic Trials

March 10, 2020

Former top performer for the Rams’ men’s cross-country and track and field, Tom Slattery, GSBRH ’18, competed in his third marathon in three months in February. The first marathon was his first race across the distance, and the most recent was against the top marathoners in the country at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials.

Fordham Baseball Dominates Iona in Weekend Series Sweep

Fordham Baseball Dominates Iona in Weekend Series Sweep

March 10, 2020

In their first weekend series in the Bronx, Fordham baseball dominated Iona College in a three game sweep. They outscored their opponent 32-3 over the course of the weekend, with batters and pitchers easily handling the Gaels throughout each contest.

Fordham Women’s Basketball Falls in Stunning A10 Semifinal Loss, 60-55

Fordham Women’s Basketball Falls in Stunning A10 Semifinal Loss, 60-55

March 10, 2020

The Fordham women’s basketball team blew a 17-point lead in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament against Virginia Commonwealth University. In the final minute, the Rams missed three of four free throws and lost 60-55, ending their bid for the NCAA Tournament. It is a bitter end to a season in which far more was expected of them.

Semisweet Run for Men’s and Women’s Track at Valentine Invitational

Semisweet Run for Men’s and Women’s Track at Valentine Invitational

February 21, 2020

Fordham men’s and women’s track raced at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center. The Rams’ efforts were not extraordinary, but rewarding in that many will have the opportunity to race at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Championship on March 7 and 8.

Fordham Baseball Blanks LIU in Home Opener, 3-0

Fordham Baseball Blanks LIU in Home Opener, 3-0

February 21, 2020

After a rocky first weekend of play at Florida International University in Miami, Fordham (1-3) bounced back in a major way at Houlihan Park this Wednesday.

Pressure Mounts for Neubauer in a Game of Wins and Losses

Pressure Mounts for Neubauer in a Game of Wins and Losses

February 18, 2020

Another disappointing Fordham men’s basketball season is coming to a close, and fans are once again calling for Coach Jeff Neubauer’s termination. Many Lincoln Center students may be unaware, but Neubauer’s Fordham career started hopefully before slowly degrading over time. With a year left on his contract, it is unclear whether Fordham will remove him as fans continue to make their voices heard.

Baseball Loses Big Down South to Start Season

Baseball Loses Big Down South to Start Season

February 18, 2020

In their first series of the season, Fordham baseball lost badly to Florida International University in all three games. The Panthers far outclassed the Rams, outscoring them 46-9 across 25 innings of baseball. Historically though, difficult preseason games have paid off for Fordham later in the season.

Women’s Basketball Stuns Davidson on Cavanaugh Game Winner, 47-46

Women’s Basketball Stuns Davidson on Cavanaugh Game Winner, 47-46

February 14, 2020

In a very important game for Fordham women's basketball, captain Bre Cavanaugh, FCRH '21, hit the shot of the season thus far. With four seconds remaining, she hit a three-pointer to win the game for the Rams, 47-46.

Men’s Basketball Rolls Over Against Richmond, 59-53

Men’s Basketball Rolls Over Against Richmond, 59-53

February 11, 2020

In their game against Richmond, men’s basketball gave up a seven-point lead in the second half in what would eventually result in a 59-53 defeat. It is their ninth loss in the Atlantic 10 conference this season and the fourth occasion in which they blew a first half lead.

Fordham Fights in Vain in Loss to No. 7 Dayton, 70-56

Fordham Fights in Vain in Loss to No. 7 Dayton, 70-56

February 5, 2020

In their game against the nationally ranked Dayton Flyers, men’s basketball was routed, 70-56. However, in a game they were supposed to lose, the Rams showed flashes of efficient play, giving small hope to an already doomed season.

Women’s Basketball Loses on the Road, VCU Remains Undefeated

Women’s Basketball Loses on the Road, VCU Remains Undefeated

February 5, 2020

Fordham women's basketball led for much of the game against undefeated VCU on the road, but gradually lost control in an eventual 62-52 defeat.