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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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DYLAN PENZA, Sports Editor Emeritus

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Who Wore It Best: The Cutest Uniforms in Sports

April 29, 2015
Here is my list of the cutest uniforms in sports.
David Price, No. 14 for the Detroit Tigers, is the new ace pitcher since departure of Max Scherzer. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MANDI WRIGHT /DETROIT FREE PRESS VIA TNS)

Tigers’ Continued Success Makes Them Baseball’s Best

April 29, 2015
The Detroit Tigers still remain the best team in the American League (AL) and in baseball.
Brock Lesnar’s MMA career has ended, but his impact on UFC has not. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MIGUEL DISCART VIA FLICKR)

The Rise of UFC into Mainstream Culture

April 15, 2015
Mixed martial arts and the preeminent league for MMA competition, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), have soared in popularity over the last decade.
Leighton Magoon, FCLC’ 16, on his way to the USG Office. (Jess Luszczyk/The Observer)

USG Wants More Student Participation

February 26, 2015
Many of the members of Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) United Student Government (USG) agree that the club is in need of a larger amount of student participation for the organization’s programs and meetings.
photo courtesy of David Pokress/Newsday via TNS
Rex Ryan could not coach a competent offense, and so he had to be fired.

The Jets Were Right to Move on From Rex Ryan

February 11, 2015
New York Jets fans may be upset after the firing of their beloved coach, but he and the franchise needed to move forward without one another.
À la Carte food is now $.53 an ounce for lunch and dinner in the Ram Cafe. (MICHELLE QUINN/The Observer)

Students React to Ram Cafe Changes

January 28, 2015
On Monday, Jan. 12, Sodexo reopened a newly renovated Ram Cafe featuring a salad bar and entrees sold buffet style that provides members of the Fordham community the option to purchase as much or as little food as they want. Students expressed mixed opinions about how these renovations affect them economically.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) hands off during the second half against Florida at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Florida State won, 24-19. (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

The Real Contenders for the NCAA Football Championship

December 22, 2014
The collegiate bowl system will not be abolished completely but will be adjusted to include a four-team playoff.
The Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (Chris Sweda /Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Whose on Short? Finding a Shortstop for the Mets

November 20, 2014
The team may have hopes for a National League East title or a Wild Card berth but the franchise has a gaping hole devoid of talent at shortstop hindering their chances.
Chase Edmonds, FCRH ’18, is ready to help Fordham’s football team win the Patriot League Championship.

Chasing a Patriot League Championship

November 6, 2014
Chase Edmonds, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’18, is the Fordham and Patriot League record holder for most single game touchdowns and rushing yards.

Better Luck Next Year? How Bad Teams Affect Their Fans

October 22, 2014
It makes one wonder whether or not rooting for a disappointing team produces some sort of psychological or emotional burden for a devotee.
Becky Hammon and the Future of Women in the NBA

Becky Hammon and the Future of Women in the NBA

October 8, 2014
On Aug. 5 of this year, Becky Hammon was hired as an assistant coach for the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.
Ray Rice was one of many NFL players involved in high-profile violence cases in the last two years. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

The NFL’s Violence Problem and How I Enable It

September 25, 2014
We, the general public who make this the most popular sport in America, may not necessarily advocate the assaults and violent crimes those involved in the NFL commit, but we do somewhat enable them.
Kings of the Hill: A Preview of Fordham Football 2014

Kings of the Hill: A Preview of Fordham Football 2014

August 28, 2014
Fordham is poised to bring a Patriot League championship to Jack Coffey Field.
Blake Griffin’s elevation to one of the best players in the league over the regular season has led to Clipper’s playoff success.  (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via MCT)

How Did The NBA Get Here?

May 1, 2014
A closer look at the regular season shows that many of the less predictable moments and performances have been telegraphed for months.
(Courtesy Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via MCT.)

The End of Donald Sterling’s Reign of Ignorance

April 30, 2014
Donald Sterling is an ignoramus, but his remarks will be the catalyst for a more progressive NBA.
Players aren’t notified or paid when used as action figures, video games characters or within commercials.  (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via MCT)

College Athletes Should be Paid

April 16, 2014
For months, the Northwestern football team has been met with rebuke and confrontation as the students try to unionize and be seen as employees of the college. So how long can a pyramid scheme, like the NCAA, that thrives on the compensation-less hard work and effort of young men and women sustain itself?
The New York Giants have decided to not re-sign Justin Tuck, and it’s not a moment too soon. Courtesy of Heath Brandon Via Flickr)

The New York Giants Are Finally Learning to Let Go

April 6, 2014
The New York Giants recently cutting ties with Justin Tuck and Hakeem Nicks may enrage fans right now, but the transactions might be best for the team’s long term goal of another Super Bowl ring.
Michael Sam enters the 2014 draft as the first openly gay NFL player.  (Shane Keyser/Kansas City Star via MCT)

Michael Sam Makes LGBTQ History Within the NFL

March 2, 2014
Michael Sam may not be the strongest or fastest prospect to declare for this year’s draft, but he may be the bravest in NFL history. The college football player recently came out, making both LGBTQ and NFL history.
For the sake of the Knicks’ future, Carmelo Anthony must leave. (Courtesy of J. Conrad Williams Jr/Newsday via MCT)

The Carmelo Conundrum: What the Knicks Should Do

February 13, 2014
The New York Knicks are arguably in the worst position a team can be in as part of the National Basketball Association (NBA): neutral. But it seems to become more and more apparent as the team loses game after game.
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