The Observer

john stankiewicz throwing a baseball

Making It or Breaking It? Baseball Players Reflect on Future Plans

July 29, 2020

Shortstop Jake MacKenzie and starting pitcher John Stankiewicz signed MLB contracts last month.

two A10 people kicking a soccer ball with a referee in the background

BREAKING: Atlantic 10 League Suspends Fall Season

July 17, 2020

The A10 plans to reschedule all fall competitive events for spring 2021; exact dates have yet to be announced.

Fordham football player #65 reaches his arm out to block a member of the opposing team

Football Season Suspended for the Fall

July 15, 2020

The fall season for the Fordham football team has been postponed indefinitely, bringing the Rams’ seasonal aspirations to a halt.

Commitments of Fordham Athletics

Student-Athletes Say Words Against Racism Aren’t Enough from Athletics Department

July 8, 2020

Fordham Athletics announced their plan to address racism in the program. In response, students are advocating for action to uphold the promises made.

Fordham Baseball collage

Fordham Baseball Welcomes 11 New Players for 2021 Season

June 18, 2020

This summer, 11 incoming freshman players were announced as the newest members of the highly successful Fordham baseball program.

a picture of Fordham's baseball team playing against Yale on Eddies in 1902

Fordham Baseball Falls to Yale in a Bygone Era

May 12, 2020

In April, 118 years ago, Fordham baseball fell to Yale University in a 3-1 defeat. A single photo exists today of the game held on Edward’s Parade.

Estevan Bellán attended St. John’s College, which would later be renamed
Fordham University, between 1863 and 1868.

Uncovering Cuban Baseball’s Bronx Origins

April 28, 2020

In 1863, Steve Bellán enrolled at St. John’s College. It would be another 44 years before the school was renamed Fordham University, but Bellán’s introduction to the rest of his life began in the rudimentary fields of the Fordham area.

David Roach

An Era Comes to a Close: Fordham Athletic Director Announces Retirement

April 21, 2020

Fordham Athletic Director David Roach recently announced his retirement, effective at the end of the academic year. In his eight years with Fordham, Roach contributed to the university’s winning tradition and an environment that allowed coaches and athletes to succeed.

In his senior year, Tarabek was recording career-high statistics before the season ended prematurely.

Matthew Tarabek: Looking Back on a Halted Fordham Career

April 14, 2020

After three successful seasons with Fordham, Matthew Tarabek, GSBRH ‘20, seemed well on his way to his best year yet. For him and many other seniors, however, the only remaining certainties now lie in the past.

When the race was canceled in 2019, Pang had already arrived in Svalbard and experienced training in conditions similar to what can be expected in the race.

Another Year of Bad News for the North Pole Marathon

April 7, 2020

The North Pole Marathon faced cancellation for the second year in a row, this time over concerns about the coronavirus. Jonathan Pang, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’20, who was set to race in 2019 and then prepared to make it up after cancellation this April, is hoping for redemption in 2021.

Eddie Harrison, GSBRH ’22, and Eddie Mintzias, FCRH ’21, sailed together in the 2019 War Memorial Regatta at Kings Point.

Quiet Spring for Fordham Club Sports

April 7, 2020

Last month, all Fordham club sporting events were canceled for the spring season following the COVID-19 outbreak. In some cases, the consequences were just as severe for club sport athletes as they were for their varsity counterparts.

The women’s basketball team, in addition to many others, had their seasons cut short in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

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.