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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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CHRIS MURRAY, Former Sports & Health Editor

Chris Murray (he/him), FCRH ’24, is a former sports & health editor at The Observer. He is a political science and humanitarian studies double major with a minor in psychology. He is a Mets, Knicks and Rangers fan and spends his time trying new food or enjoying the outdoors.

All content by CHRIS MURRAY
The men’s basketball off-season shows rapid changes at hand, with graduation and transfers affecting the team’s makeup and its flow.

Fordham Men’s Basketball Offseason Is Heating Up, Gray Gone and Zona In

April 21, 2024

The men’s basketball season may be over, but there remains much to follow in the world of Fordham men’s basketball. Although not as substantial as last year’s roster transformation, the Rams are...

Declan Lavelle threw 8.1 innings and 122 pitches in a heroic feat against UMass Amherst.

Fordham Baseball Takes Series From Minutemen

April 18, 2024
The Rams won two of three games against their conference foes, earning Head Coach Kevin Leighton's 500th career win in the process.
Bailey Enoch, , FCRH ’24, had a strong few games this past weekend, as her batting average was second highest of the team by series end.

Fordham Softball Drops Series to Dayton

April 17, 2024
The Rams hosted the Flyers, losing two of three games. The losses abruptly ended a lengthy win streak, dropping their Atlantic 10 record to 9-6.
The Jesuit Daily collaborated with the Fordha football Rams for something that you may or may not hang up in your home.

Fordham Football Commissioned by Jesuit Daily Newspaper to Participate in Annual Calendar

April 1, 2024
Fordham football lands major NIL deal, modeling for Jesuit Daily Newspaper’s annual calendar, sparking controversy and excitement.
A determined effort from the Rams helped them overcome an 8-point deficit at halftime, pushing Fordham into a second round matchup against VCU on Wednesday.

Men’s Basketball Escapes with Victory in Opening Round of A10 Championship

March 14, 2024
Fordham Rams clinch overtime victory against Davidson Wildcats, advancing in A10 Championship after a thrilling buzzer-beater tie.
Fordham Athletics reported a complete sellout for the Rams’ matchup against Duquesne, with the exhilarated crowd pushing Fordham to a double-digit victory.

Fordham Rolls to Back-to-Back Wins as Regular Season Winds Down

March 2, 2024
Fordham Men’s Basketball ignites a late-season surge with back-to-back victories, fueled by spirited crowds and thrilling comebacks.
Head Coach Keith Urgo predicted that Japhet Medor, FCRH ’24, and Fordham’s leading scorer, will return to court on Jan. 24 after he suffered an ankle injury on Jan. 17.

What’s Going on With Men’s Basketball?

January 25, 2024
With a few simple fixes, sharper execution, and a healthy roster, brighter horizons may be ahead for the Rams.
Fordham is gearing up for its Atlantic 10 (A10) conference schedule, which begins in early January.

Four Wins, Four Losses: Four Weeks Until Atlantic 10 Play

December 7, 2023
The non-conference schedule leading up to A10 games serves as an opportunity to establish roles and gain valuable experience against opponents of various skill levels.
Academy Award-winning actor and former junior varsity basketball player at Fordham Denzel Washington, FCLC ’77, is known for his elegant and refined fashion sense

From Fordham Basketball to Fashion Icon

December 7, 2023
Denzel Washington, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’77, defies norms. From JV basketball to GQ covers, his style legacy outshines stereotypes.
The Rams struggled to find its rhythm on offense, scoring their lowest point total since the first week of the season and scoring 13 of their 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Lafayette Beats Fordham Football, 24-16

November 16, 2023
The Fordham Rams fell to the Lafayette Leopards, 24-16, earning their lowest point total since the first week of the season.
Fordham split its first two regular season games, overcoming a second half deficit in the first to beat Wagner, but failing to complete a comeback against Cornell in the second.

A Tale of Two Games: Men’s Basketball Starts the Season

November 15, 2023
The men's basketball team split its first two games of the season, defeating Wagner College despite falling to Cornell University.
Fordham Athletics reported a sold out stadium for the Family Weekend game, as Fordham fans from all over filled Moglia Stadium to enjoy the picturesque weather and cheer on the Rams.

Holy Cross Defeats Fordham Football on Family Weekend, 49-47

November 3, 2023
Despite high hopes for a Family Weekend victory, Fordham Football fell to the Holy Cross Crusaders, 49-47.
Daniel D’Ippolito, FCRH ’26, finished with three shots, including a dangerous shot on goal in the opening few minutes of the game.

Men’s Soccer Falls to Loyola Chicago in Regular Season Finale, 1-0

November 1, 2023
The latest loss was good enough to sneak into the A10 Championship, but Fordham has now failed to win a match in six straight contests heading into the playoffs.
The Fordham defense held strong against the Seawolves, forcing three turnovers and only allowing a single score in the game.

Fordham Football Crushes Stony Brook, 26-7

October 18, 2023

On yet another rainy Saturday, the Fordham football team tackled the Stony Brook University (SBU) Seawolves, 26-7. The game marked the Rams’ second victory in a row, as they defeated the Lehigh University...

Serena Mensah, FCRH 24, leaps to make a save. She finished the game with two saves and two goals allowed.

Saint Joe’s Defeats Fordham Women’s Soccer, 2-1

October 18, 2023
The Rams entered the halftime break with a 1-0 lead but gave up two goals in the second half to put a damper on the Senior Day festivities.
Despite accumulating 10 shots, including seven in the second half, the Rams could not level the game to keep their unbeaten streak alive.

Men’s Soccer Faces First Season Loss Against Saint Louis, 2-1

October 2, 2023
A few costly mistakes led to the Rams men's soccer team suffering their first loss of the season to the Saint Louis Billikens
The Rams were unable to get their high-powered offense going in the Patriot League opener.

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Georgetown Stuns Fordham Football, 28-24

October 1, 2023

The Fordham football team fell to Georgetown University (GU), 28-24, in the Rams’ Patriot League season opener, giving the Georgetown Hoyas something to celebrate on their Homecoming weekend. The Rams...

MJ Wright, GGSB ’24, sprints along the sideline while Stonehill players and coaches look on. He finished with three receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Football Dominates Stonehill College, 44-0

September 28, 2023
The blowout marked Fordham's first shutout since 2012, as the Rams braved the harsh, rainy weather to deliver a dominant showing.
MJ Wright, GGSB ’25, and Jaden Allen, FCRH ’25, celebrate in the end zone after scoring the game-winning touchdown.

Fordham Football Defeats University of Buffalo, 40-37

September 13, 2023

Fordham emerged victorious on Saturday against the University of Buffalo (UB) Bulls, leaving UB Stadium with a 40-37 win. The back-and-forth affair between the Rams and the Bulls included a double-digit...

Senior defender and captain Olivia Redden, GSBRH ’24, will undoubtedly have a key role in turning things around for the Rams once conference play begins.

Fordham Women’s Soccer Loses to UAlbany 1-0

September 13, 2023

Fordham women’s soccer fell to the University of Albany (UA) Great Danes by a score of 1-0 on Sunday, Sept. 10. The loss dropped the team’s record to 2-4-1 and marks the latest in a string of defeats...

The eight inductees made indelible marks on the Fordham Athletics community and will be honored at homecoming weekend this fall.

Fordham To Induct Eight Rams Into Athletic Hall of Fame

August 30, 2023
The former members of Fordham Athletics, representing seven different teams, will be celebrated during the Homecoming weekend festivities.
The Rams have added a trio of transfer players that could each play a role in bolstering the basketball team’s presence in the upcoming season.

The Return of Rose Thrill: A Preview of the Men’s Basketball Season

August 30, 2023
Although the roster will look different for the 2023-24 season, the Rams enter the new season with a proven game plan and a solid foundation.
Declan Lavelle, FCRH 24, excelled in his start in the second game of the series.

Fordham Baseball Swept by Saint Joseph’s Over Weekend

May 8, 2023
The Rams' losing streak extended to five, and they now face a tough path to the postseason with three weeks remaining in the regular season.
Tommy McAndrews, FCRH ’26, has had 92 at bats this year and hit four home runs.

Fordham Baseball and the Push for the Postseason

April 17, 2023
Fordham baseball has had a rocky season thus far, and as the A10 enters in full force, postseason hopes are waning quickly.
Tim DeMorat, FCRH ’23, threw 4,891 yards this season for 56 touchdowns.

Fordham Football Eliminated From FCS Playoffs

December 4, 2022
The Rams lost 52-42 to the University of New Hampshire Wildcats on Nov. 26. The loss was an abrupt end to a historic campaign for the program.
Tim DeMorat, FCRH 23, led the Rams to victory, breaking numerous records along the way

Fordham Football Defeats Colgate University in Regular Season Finale, 52-38

November 22, 2022
The Rams beat their conference foes, earning an FCS playoffs berth. Fordham will seek to continue its outstanding season, led by its offense.
Tim DeMorat, FCRH 23, took command with 4 passing touchdowns, 482 yards and two rushing scores.

Fordham Football Tramples Lafayette Leopards, 45-10

November 16, 2022
The Fordham football team continues its success against Lafayette in the wake of a loss to Holy Cross which jeopardized playoff ambitions.
Georgia Tech transfer Khalid Moore, GSAS 22, begins his drive. Moore shot 8-for-11 in the season opener, scoring 18 points.

Men’s Basketball Shines in Season Opener Against Dartmouth

November 9, 2022
The Rams opened the 2022-23 season on a positive note, beating Dartmouth 88-74 to give head coach Keith Urgo his first collegiate win.
In a back-and-forth affair, the Rams fell just short for their sixth consecutive loss to Holy Cross.

Fordham Football Comes Up Short in Overtime Against Holy Cross, 53-52

November 1, 2022
The Ram-Crusader Cup lived up to the hype, as the two teams combined for 14 total touchdowns and 1,106 total yards in the high-scoring game.
Access to Green Spaces Directly Linked to Health Outcomes

Access to Green Spaces Directly Linked to Health Outcomes

October 26, 2022
The lack of green spaces and trees in New York City has a plethora of negative effects towards NYC residents.
Fordham University President Tania Tetlow, J.D. throwing the ceremonial first pitch to Athletic Director Ed Kull at Citi Field on Oct. 5.

Blue, Orange … Maroon?

October 13, 2022
On her first year as President of Fordham University, President Tania Tetlow threw the first pitch at Mets game.
Fordham fell behind early, allowing three consecutive goals in the first half.

Fordham Women’s Soccer Falls to La Salle, 3-1

October 13, 2022
The Fordham women's soccer team drops in their A10 standings after facing a tough defeat against La Salle University.
Fotis Kokosioulis

Rams Triumph Against Monmouth, 52-49

September 17, 2022

The Fordham football team defeated the Monmouth University (MU) Hawks, 52-49, on Saturday, Sept. 10, in an electrifying offensive affair. The competition featured 1,419 total yards between the two teams....

tweet with monkeypox graphic over it

Fordham Responds to the Monkeypox Outbreak

August 26, 2022
New York City is an epicenter of the recent monkeypox outbreak. Fordham Health Services crafted an email in response to the dangers of the virus.
Vin Scully in Brooklyn

Vin Scully, Legendary Sports Broadcaster and Fordham Alum, Dies at 94

August 3, 2022

Renowned broadcaster Vin Scully passed away on Aug. 2, 2022, at the age of 94. Scully has a long list of honors but is best known for the 67 years he spent as the play-by-play announcer of the Brooklyn...

The field that would become Jack Coffey Field, overlooking the Rose Hill Gymnasium.

Coffey Break: The History of Rose Hill’s Athletic Field

April 29, 2022
This history of Jack Coffey Field intertwines with the careers of legends who donned their uniforms to play on its turf.
keith urgo stands on sidelines at recent game

Kull Names Associate Coach Keith Urgo Interim Head Coach After Neptune Departure

April 21, 2022
Students are happy that Keith Urgo will take up the reins of Kyle Neptune as Neptune becomes Villanova's men's basketball head coach.
for an article about columbia and umass games, sebastian mexico swings the bat

Fordham Baseball Swept by UMass, Lose to Columbia

April 13, 2022
Fordham baseball’s troubles continued last weekend when the team was swept by the UMass and Columbia in two important A10 matchups.
Devon miller in the matches against UMass

Softball Dominates UMass in Weekend Series

April 6, 2022
The Fordham softball team adeptly handled a weekend series against UMass. Coach Melissa Inouye looks to lead her team to great heights.
in the game against florida atlantic cj vasquez slides onto base

Fordham Baseball Swept by Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton

March 9, 2022
The Rams could not defeat the Florida Atlantic Owls, continuing early season struggles. Fordham's pitchers gave up 34 runs over the weekend.
a yound man exercising for his health

Body Dysmorphia Afflicts Young Men, Too

February 19, 2022
Many athletes have trouble with body image and confidence. Common knowledge of body dysmorphia does not reflect athlete's perspectives.
fordham rams and la rams logos next to each other

How the LA Rams Got Their Name

February 12, 2022
This year's Superbowl competitor received its name from our very own Fordham Rams back in the 1930s, when Fordham was extremely competitive.
in st louis game, fordham player holds the ball

Fordham Men’s B-Ball Struggles Against Saint Louis, 63-45

January 18, 2022
In their first game without Antonio Daye Jr., the Rams failed to outscore the Saint Louis Billikens at their latest away game.
basketball player dunking on St. Johns player

Fordham Men’s Basketball Falls 83-69 to St. John’s Red Storm

December 8, 2021
The Rams could not overcome the Red Storm's onslaught. Fordham narrowed their lead to single digits, but were not able to defeat St. John's.
chuba ohams throws the ball at game against st francis

Fordham Men’s B-Ball Dominates St. Francis Brooklyn

December 4, 2021
The Rams comfortably beat St. Francis College Brooklyn on Dec. 1. Fordham cruised to a 68-46 win to extend its winning streak to three games.
Antonio daye Jr plays against rice in fordham game

Fordham Men’s B-Ball Comes in Third Place at Gulf Coast Showcase

November 29, 2021
The Rams finished the tournament 2-1, beating the Rice University Owls in their final contest to end their performance on a positive note.
rams play against colgate

Fordham Football Crumbles to Colgate in Season Finale

November 25, 2021
Fordham fell in spectacular fashion to the Colgate Raiders. For their final game, the Rams held a seven point lead before losing control.
mens basketball team gathers in a circle

Aura of Optimism for Fordham Men’s Basketball Team

November 7, 2021
The Rams look to turn the page with a new coaching regime. The basketball team is bound for improvement after last year's dismal campaign.
a Fordham football player tackling a Lafayette football player

Fordham Football Survives Against Lafayette, Winning 42-41

October 5, 2021
The Rams proved triumphant over the Leopards in a pitched game that ultimately came down to Fordham clinching a 1-point lead over Lafayette.
max rogers passes the ball in George Washington game

Men’s Soccer Flounders Against George Washington

September 30, 2021
The Fordham squad dominated the game in both shots and possession, but managed to come up just short against the Colonials, falling to 2-6-1.
Matt Sloan, GSAS 22, played an integral part for the team, with his throw-in leading to Fordhams game-tying goal in the 36th minute.

Men’s Soccer Defeats La Salle 2-1 in A10 Kickoff

September 22, 2021
The Rams launched a comeback and played stout defense against the La Salle Explorers to secure first Atlantic 10 victory of the young season.
A Fordham football player catches a ball with one hand in front of many Monmouth players

Fordham Football Falls to Monmouth in Home-Opener, 26-23

September 15, 2021
The Rams attempted to launch a late-game comeback, but the Monmouth University Hawks outlasted Fordham for their first victory of the season.
Nick Martinez pitches in a fordham uniform

Trading Maroon For Red, White and Blue: Nick Martinez Represents Team USA in Tokyo Olympics

August 3, 2021
Nick Martinez, a former Ram and now pitcher for Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, was one of 24 players named to the USA Baseball’s Olympic roster.
in a game against marshall, mens soccer lost in the NCAA tournament. a group of players gathers to chat

Fordham Men’s Soccer Suffers Heartbreaking Defeat to Marshall

May 9, 2021
The loss against Marshall comes weeks after Fordham won the A10 Championship, signifying a disappointing end to an otherwise flawless season.
mens soccer celebrates its A10 Championship win, holding a trophy in the air

Fordham Men’s Soccer Wins Atlantic 10 Championship

April 20, 2021
The Fordham men’s soccer team defeated the George Washington Colonials on Saturday to win its first Atlantic 10 Championship since 2016.
soccer players photographed from the back with their arms around each other walking on a field

Fordham Men’s Soccer Prepares for Atlantic 10 Championship

April 14, 2021
Fordham will be competing in its seventh straight A10 championship tournament on Thursday. To complete a near-perfect season, the Rams will depend on their leadership and depth.
in game against holy cross, football player running on a field with a referee in the foreground

Fordham Football Drops Season Opener to Holy Cross, 34-24

March 31, 2021
Fordham lost its 2021 spring season opener on Saturday, March 27 to the College of the Holy Cross (CHC) Crusaders, 34-24. The loss may prove to be particularly devastating.
two rams players high five in the game against fairleigh dickinson

Fordham Baseball Takes Two Out of Three Against Fairleigh Dickinson

March 16, 2021
After winning handily on Friday, March 12, the Rams suffered their first loss of the season in a 16-inning game on Saturday but recovered well on Sunday to improve to 7-1 on the season.
labella swinging a bat in a game against njit

Fordham Baseball Sweeps NJIT to Launch the 2021 Season

March 9, 2021
The Fordham baseball team swept the NJIT Highlanders in its first series of the 2021 season.
fordham player hanging off the rim of the basket during the game against george washington

Fordham Men’s Basketball Caves to George Washington, 53-49

March 4, 2021
After being defeated in the first round of the A10 Championship, Fordham ended its season with a record of 2-12, with nine of the team’s losses coming by double digits.
photo of a fordham player on the basketball court with a george mason player on either side of him

Fordham Men’s Basketball Annihilated in Mid-Week Showdown With George Mason, 77-45

February 12, 2021
The team hoped to carry positive momentum from their previous win but floundered against the Patriots.
in a game against la salle, ty perry shoots a basketball on the court. he is wearing a white uniform, and three la salle players in navy uniforms are around him. one other fordham player in white is in the foreground

Fordham Men’s Basketball Prevails Over La Salle, 76-68

February 8, 2021
The Fordham Rams scored 76 points over the La Salle University Explorers, the most scored in a game by the Rams this season.
fordham player joel soriano makes a basket with three bonnies players and a ref surrounding him

Fordham Men’s Basketball Falls to St. Bonaventure 68-54

January 16, 2021
The Fordham men's basketball team suffered a loss to St. Bonaventure on Tuesday, bringing their season record to 1-4.
basketball player josh navarro dribbles a ball down a basketball court surrounded by one fordham player and two duquesne players

Fordham Men’s Basketball Succumbs to Shooting Woes In Loss to Duquesne, 48-45

January 11, 2021

Coming off a tremendous win against Dayton earlier this week, the Fordham men’s basketball team struggled offensively the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 9, and fell to the Duquesne University (DU) Dukes...

anna dewolfe dribbling a basketball down the court in the center of the photo, with two other players to the left

The Rise of Anna DeWolfe

January 8, 2021
Anna DeWolfe, Fordham College at Rose Hill ’23, has seen an increased role at Rose Hill both on the court and as a guard and captain.
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