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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

ALEXANDER DIMISA, Sports & Health Editor Emeritus

All content by ALEXANDER DIMISA
Tennis, which used to be offered at Lincoln Center, is another sport that we no longer have. (AYER CHAN/THE OBSERVER)

Intramurals Grow In Popularity At Lincoln Center

November 19, 2017

Intramural sports are a fun way for those who do not have the time or skill necessary to play club or varsity sports to take part in organized team sports on the college level. They are an exciting way...

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Houston Teams Look to Rebuild After Harvey

October 3, 2017

On Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. This was the first “major hurricane,” meaning a Category 3 or higher storm, to...

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The release of the 2017-19 mens basketball schedule has the Rams preparing for the upcoming season.

NBC To Air Three Ram Basketball Games

September 24, 2017

Fordham men’s basketball, one of the most popular teams on campus, just received their schedule for the upcoming 2017–18 season. The schedule first became available to the public on Sept. 6, and was...

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Fall Sports Look To Build on Early Success

September 19, 2017

While most of us have been getting readjusted to—or, in the case of freshmen, are just starting to learn about—school life, Fordham student-athletes have been hard at work studying and playing. Many...

Joseph Chartouny (#12) playing on January 31st, 2017 at the Rose Hill Gymnasium. (JILLIAN JAYMES/THE OBSERVER)

Chartouny Declares for NBA Draft

April 15, 2017

Joseph Chartouny, Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill (GSBRH) ’19, has declared for the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) entry draft. Chartouny has decided to not sign with an agent prior...

Patrick Murray, GSBRH 12, continues to use the values he learned at Fordham in his NFL career. (PHOTO COURTESY OF PAT MURRAY/TWITTER)

NFL Kicker Reflects on Fordham Football Career

March 19, 2017

As the National Football League (NFL)’s season came to a close a little less than a month ago, most Fordham students moved on to watching basketball, hockey or waiting for the baseball season to...

Both of the Fordham basketball teams hope to make the postseason after their recent successes. (JILLIAN JAYMES/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Finds Success During Winter Sports Season

February 8, 2017

As the weather has gotten colder, Fordham’s winter sports have been in full swing. Fordham has long had strong athletics that pride themselves on success in every sport, and in the classroom year round....

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots look to face off on the gridiron in Super Bowl LI. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TEXAS.713 VIA FLICKR)

Who Will Win Super Bowl 51?

February 5, 2017

MATTHEW MCCARTHY Managing Editor New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has made a habit of capitalizing on the mistakes opposing teams make. If the Patriots can take advantage of the Atlanta...

The 2016 NFL season has culminated in the Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. (KEITH ALLISON/FLICKR)

Fordham Students Discuss NFL Playoffs

January 26, 2017

After a tumultuous regular season that saw the National Football League (NFL) face decreasing viewership, poor officiating, suspensions, injuries and other scandals, the 2016 season is nearing its final...

Many events have unfolded in the 2016 year which have resulted in a decline in NFL viewer ratings. (COURTESY OF KEITH ALLISON VIA FLICKR)

NFL Viewership Continues to Decline

December 10, 2016

Viewership for what some call “America’s game,” is down in double digit percentages since last year, which has caused owners and the league to scramble for explanations. Six weeks into this season,...

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Rams Crush Crusaders at Yankee Stadium

November 16, 2016

This year’s matchup between the Fordham Rams and the Holy Cross Crusaders was special for both teams. The game marked the 31st annual Ram-Crusader Cup, which took place at Yankee Stadium in front of...

Sports leagues prepare for the season by drafting players onto teams. (ALEXANDER DIMISA/THE OBSERVER)

The Popularity of Fantasy Sports Continues to Grow

November 4, 2016

While nearly 75 million people play fantasy football in the United States and Canada this year, according to Forbes, many people do not know very much about industry behind the game. Fantasy sports gives...

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Fordham Grad Shares Olympic Insights

September 17, 2016

The 31st Olympiad ran from Aug. 5–21 in Rio De Janeiro, but back in Connecticut, one of Fordham’s own was covering the event for NBC. Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’16 graduate Connor...

 DiMisa took some time to explore popular London destinations amidst the hard work of his internship. (PHOTO BY ALEXANDER DIMISA/THE OBSERVER)

London Calling: A Summer in Parliament

September 16, 2016

On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and on that day I was in Scotland counting those very votes that would change history. This summer I was one of only a few students...

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Kaepernick’s Decision Under Scrutiny

September 16, 2016

On Aug. 26, the San Francisco 49ers backup Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the pre-game national anthem. It is tradition that during the national anthem, players and fans alike will stand and honor...

Kathyrn Smith (right) pictured with referee Sarah Thomas and Bills owner Kim Pegula before their historic game in August. (COURTESY OF KIM PEGULA/TWITTER)

NFL Welcomes Kathryn Smith, League’s First Female Coach

August 26, 2016

Right now, Kathryn Smith is not a household name, but it should be. Smith became the first full-time female coach in the National Foot- ball League (NFL) in January when she was promoted to the...

Two-year captain Garrick Mayweather remains hopeful about his chances to join an NFL team. (PHOTO BY ANDREA GARCIA/THE OBSERVER)

Garrick Mayweather: NFL Hopeful, Future Doctor

May 5, 2016

Around this time of year, most students are overwhelmed with their preparation of finals and last minute papers. Now imagine a schedule that also includes preparing for the National Football League (NFL),...

The Washington Redskins have been one of the teams facing scrutiny for their choice of mascot. (PHOTO BY RODGER MALLISON/FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM via TNS)

The Controversy Behind Native American Mascots

April 20, 2016

From the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL and the Cleveland Indians of the MLB to the Washington Redskins of the NFL, Native American team names can be seen in almost every major professional sports association...

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Which Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?

January 28, 2016

THOMAS O’CALLAGHAN Staff Writer Following a near perfect season at 15–1, the Carolina Panthers have aspirations of hoisting this year’s Lombardi Trophy, and they seem to be the most complete team...

Justine Siegal takes a momentous step forward for female coaches in male-dominated sports. (Courtesy of Daigo Fujiwaravia/Via Flickr)

The A’s Hire First Female Coach

October 23, 2015

On Sept. 28, 2015, Justine Siegal made history when she accepted a coaching position with the Oakland A’s, making her the first female coach in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. Siegal took the position...

Tom Brady will be on the field this season after his suspension was lifted. (JEFF SINER/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER VIA TNS)

Judge Hands Down Decision in Deflategate Saga

September 8, 2015

A modern day David vs. Goliath, but in this situation Goliath chooses the weapons, the playing field, the rules -- and David is seemingly left without a hope. This is the situation the National Football...

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