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MATTHEW MCCARTHY, Managing Editor Emeritus

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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...

This Fordham student, who has asked The Observer to not disclose her identity, requested a service dog to live with her on campus, but the university denied her request. The Department of Education has since opened an investigation into the student's allegations.

Fordham Under Investigation After Student Denied Service Dog

January 18, 2017

Fordham University denied a student’s request for a service dog to live with her on campus, despite her documented disability with the Office of Disability Services. She submitted her request shortly...

(PHOTO BY SABRINA JEN/THE OBSERVER)

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...

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CMS Cuts Ties with The Observer: Timeline of Events

August 26, 2016

When the CMS department decided to cut ties with The Observer, we were foremost concerned with how we could report on the story, given our direct involvement in the events. We ultimately came to the decision...

Jesse Bramble will be joining the Fordham football team next season. (PHOTO BY ANDREA GARCIA/ THE OBSERVER)

Bramble Embodies What Fordham Is All About

April 21, 2016

“I just want to go out there and give it my all in everything I do.” That may seem like a generic statement from an athlete, but it’s truly how Jesse Bramble approaches football, school and his...

Fordham may soon join the ranks of teams playing in March Madness. (MARTIN NUNEZ-BONILLA/ THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Basketball Is Establishing A Winning Tradition

April 5, 2016

The 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament was filled with upsets by teams that had never even been to the Big Dance. In the opening round, Yale University’s Bulldogs, a team which had previously...

Many universities are under investigation for Title IX violations. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLEN FORREST VIA FLICKR)

Focus on Tennessee, not Just Peyton Manning

March 10, 2016

In 1996, Peyton Manning was accused of sexually assaulting a female trainer while he was attending the University of Tennessee (UT). The trainer, Jamie Naughright, alleged Manning of placing his genitalia...

The Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is now offering $25 memberships for students. (JESSICA HANLEY/THE OSBERVER)

The Hidden Gem of the Upper West Side

February 12, 2016

For those looking for a fitness center, The Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is the hidden gem of Upper West Side. The rec center has all the amenities one could ask for in a fitness center. From its...

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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...

The Fordham University Ram, pictured here at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx, inspires school spirit in each member of the Fordham community (Julia Cornell /The Observer).

Under the Mask: “The Ram Transcends Everything”

November 19, 2015

As Laura Paone, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’16, put it, “The Ram is life.” For Paone and Nick Endo, FCLC ’16, the Fordham Ram is more than a mascot; it is an embodiment of how they...

Kain Coulter, quarterback at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, speaks at a press conference regarding college athlete compensation. (Antonio Perez/The Chicago Tribune/VIA TNS)

O’Bannon Ruling Leaves Much to be Desired

November 8, 2015

College sports are a multibillion-dollar industry that is fueled by student-athletes who dedicate hours of time each week to practices and games. These overworked players are entitled to the money they...

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver understands how sports gambling can be lucrative. (Chris Pedota/The Record/VIA TNS)

Sports Betting is Too Popular to Ignore

October 5, 2015

Whether it’s legal or not, sports betting happens – in copious sums. According to the Nevada Gaming Commission, in 2011, $3.2 billion was legally wagered in Nevada on various sports games. Adam Silver,...

Ahmad Brooks played nearly a month after facing criminal charges. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK GAIL/VIA TNS)

NFL’s Integrity Challenged – A History of Violence

September 16, 2015

On Aug. 26, Ahmad Brooks was charged with sexual battery. On Sept. 14, he was on the field for the San Francisco 49ers. Since 2012, seven players on the 49ers were arrested for charges ranging from driving...

The McMahon Hall Fitness Center underwent improvements last spring, adding free weights and ellipticals. (CONNOR MANNION/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Fitness: Finding the Perfect Gym for You

August 28, 2015

School is upon us and that means the possible onset of the “freshman 15,” or the continuation thereof for returning upperclassmen. For college students with limited budgets and full schedules, finding...

The 2015 NFL draft took place in Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. (PHOTO COURTESY John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Initial Reactions to the 2015 NFL Draft

May 3, 2015

For the first time in 50 years, the National Football League (NFL) draft was not held in New York City. In a move to expand the popularity of the draft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to have the...

Sarah Thomas: Breaking the NFL’s Glass Ceiling

Sarah Thomas: Breaking the NFL’s Glass Ceiling

April 29, 2015

The National Football League (NFL) made history on April 7 when it announced that Sarah Thomas would be a full-time referee, meaning she will be the first female to officiate full time during the...

Marcus Mariota may be one of the best players in the draft, but will he be available for the Jets to select? (PHOTO COURTESY OF WALLY SKALIJ/ LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA TNS)

New York Jets First Round Draft Primer 2015

April 15, 2015

The New York Jets played an embarrassing 17 weeks of football last season. After finishing 4-12, changes were made including both the Head Coach and General Manager being fired and the signing of high-profile...

North Carolina’s success this season can be attributed to Marcus Paige. 
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North Carolina is the Only Team Capable of Challenging Kentucky

March 25, 2015

With a win over the Florida Gators on March 7, the Kentucky Wildcats finished the regular season an uncontested 31-0. The Wildcats are the consensus number one team in the country, with the University...

Amari Cooper is one of the best offensive players the Giants could draft.  (Courtesy of Hyosub Shin/ Atlanta Journal-Constitution  via TNS)

New York Giants First Round Draft Primer 2015

March 11, 2015

The 2014 season was a disaster for the New York Giants, especially on the offensive side of the ball. With the ninth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, the Giants will look to fill one of many holes...

Brook Lopez remains a productive center for teams in need of one. However, it is time for the Brooklyn Nets to move away from him. 
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Should the Nets Trade Brook Lopez?

February 26, 2015

With the trade deadline looming, the Brooklyn Nets are looking to relieve themselves of Brook Lopez’s contract, worth $16.7 million in 2016. Despite struggling on defense over the past two seasons, Lopez...

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