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MAX WOLLNER, Sports Editor Emeritus

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Baseball Opens A-10 Play

March 28, 2012

After a sub-par 7-15 start to the season, the Rams baseball team are looking to rebound as they begin play against their rivals in the Atlantic 10 (A-10) Conference. Despite their record, the Rams are...

The Paintball Club events are a becoming increasingly popular, so make sure to sign up on time. (Katherine Fotinos/The Observer)

Adrenaline-Pumped Students Seek Rush in Paintball Club

March 7, 2012

Now in its third year, the Lincoln Center Paintball Club (LCPB) has grown from a small group of students looking for an adrenaline rush to one of the most successful clubs on campus. The visionary...

The Fordham softball team is looking to win back to back A-10 titles for the first time in school history. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Softball Seeks to Improve on Last Season’s Success

February 22, 2012

After winning their first Atlantic 10 (A-10) Championship ever last season, the women’s softball team has set their sights on another title and another shot at the NCAA tournament. The team’s...

The Rams are hoping that their offseason additions will help them make the Atlantic-10 playoffs after falling short last season. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

New-Look Baseball Team Ready for Upcoming Season

February 15, 2012

After narrowly missing out on an Atlantic 10 (A-10) playoff spot last season, the Fordham Rams baseball team, fueled by a new coaching staff, new talent and a new mentality, looks poised to take their...

Field Goal: Murray Wins Punt Performer of the Year

February 1, 2012

After a forgettable football season, Fordham Rams punter Patrick Murray, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’13, now has good reason to always remember it as he was named to the 2011 NCAA All-American...

Vince Lombardi also left his mark on Fordham athletics. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Founding Famers: A Closer Look at the Class of 1971

December 7, 2011

Fordham has a very extensive and successful athletic history. Famous names such as Vince Lombardi, Frank Frisch and Jack Coffey paved the way for Fordham’s reputation as a major threat in collegiate...

Chris Souther, FCRH ’12, and the rest of the squash team are ready to build a program that can hang tough with the top 40 teams. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Led By Experience, Squash Team Looks to the Future

December 7, 2011

The future looks bright for the Fordham squash team, as they are laying the foundation for a program that has the potential to be a formidable force in the near future. The team is led by Head Coach...

Julia McKinnis is running in memory of her friend who died of leukemia. (Sara azoulay/The Observer )

McKinnis Runs for Cure in ING New York City Marathon

November 2, 2011

Established in 1970, The ING New York City Marathon has become one of the premier distance races in the world. Every first Sunday in November, roughly 315 million people tune in worldwide to watch...

Rams Still Striving Towards Victory in New Conference

October 19, 2011

The men’s rugby team, a club celebrating their 50th season at Fordham, is looking to build on the recent success of the school’s other club sports by performing well in their 2012 season in the newly...

Even with the stress of being a full-time college freshman, Kiersten Johnston stays active seven days a week to keep herself in shape. (Ai Elo/The Observer)

FCLC Hidden Athlete: Johnston Takes Fitness to a Whole New Level

October 5, 2011

As she entered high school, Kiersten Johnston, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’15, knew she had to find her niche, but like most freshmen, struggled to find her identity. Johnson would...

Men’s Tennis Looking To Continue Winning Ways After USTA Tournament

October 5, 2011

After starting the season 3-0, the Fordham men’s tennis team competed in the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Collegiate Invitational Tournament  from September 23-25 at the National Tennis...

Fordham defeated Bucknell on Saturday to advance to 8-2 on the season. (Laura Chang/The Observer)

Give Me Liberty: Fordham Takes Cup, Downs Columbia

September 21, 2011

Last Saturday the Rams had a homecoming to remember, as they defeated the Columbia Lions in their annual match-up for the Liberty Cup. This marks the second straight year that Fordham has won possession...

Head baseball coach Kevin Leighton looks to continue Fordham’s  winning tradition. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports )

Fordham Tabs Kevin Leighton to Manage Baseball Team

August 26, 2011

After having a respectable 31-23-1 record last season, Fordham University hired head baseball coach Kevin Leighton to take the reins and build on the team’s recent success. Leighton will have a prominent...

Gaitley Leads Women’s Basketball Into a New Era

August 3, 2011

A new era of women’s basketball is about to begin at Fordham. After years of losing seasons, including a winless 2007-2008 campaign, Fordham hired Head Coach Stephanie Gaitley, who brings experience...

The Quest For Stanley: Capitals Versus Rangers

August 3, 2011

Spring is a time for beginnings and ends in the world of professional sports. It marks the beginning of the Major League Baseball season and the end of the NBA season, but it also signals the start of...

Fordham Professor Dissects Baseball’s Cultural Impact in New Book

August 3, 2011

There’s no question that baseball is America’s pastime. Since baseball became popular over 150 years ago, Americans have seen iconic players such as Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson leave their mark on...

Baseball is Back: MLB Spring Training

August 3, 2011

Last fall, the 2010 Major League Baseball season came to a close, which could only mean one thing for baseball fans: a long off-season. However, after a long winter filled with free-agent signings and...

Sports Apathy: A Lincoln Center Problem?

August 3, 2011

It shouldn’t be secret that the Fordham University Athletic Department has had a historic past.  Fordham athletics will forever be immortalized through “The Seven Blocks of Granite,” Frank “The...

A Workout for Your Thumbs: The Must-Have Sports Videogames for 2011

August 3, 2011

Video games may not be the most athletic of activities, but some can be very active and even become a workout. Recently, the major game systems such as the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3...

Fordham’s Losing Streak Hits Nine After Loss to Bonnies

August 3, 2011

The Fordham University men’s basketball team extended its losing streak to nine games after a 69-60 loss to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies before a sold out crowd at the Rose Hill Gymnasium on Jan. 29. With...

Marathon Fever Hits the Big Apple This Fall

July 28, 2011

Millions of tourists come to New York City year-round to take in the sights and bask in the culture. But come Nov. 7, 2010, millions will gather with one major purpose: to see and participate in one of...

With New Offseason Acquisitions, Knicks Seek Success in the Upcoming 2010-2011 NBA Season

July 25, 2011

Published: October 21, 2010 With the NBA season just around the corner, the New York Knicks are looking to make their mark on the basketball world this season. Having had a strong offseason acquiring...

New Ticketing System to Be Used At Fordham Football and Basketball Games

July 25, 2011

Published: September 23, 2010 The Fordham University Athletics Department will make use of a new ticketing system for football and basketball games this year. The new system, called TicketReturn Digital...

Despite Strong Second Half, Fordham Drops Season Opener

July 22, 2011

Published: November 17, 2010 The atmosphere in the Rose Hill Gymnasium was electric as the Fordham faithful watched a strong Rams rally fall short, as the Rams lost to the Brown University Bears 69-65...

The New York Yankees may have been victorious before, but they won't be as lucky this year.(David Pokress/Newsday/MCT)

Three Reasons the Yankees Won’t Win the World Series This Year

July 3, 2011

Published: August 4, 2011 As the dog days of summer roll through August and into September, the picture of the Major League Baseball playoffs becomes a little bit more focused. The contenders spring...

Who Will Win The Superbowl??

May 24, 2011

Max Wollner asks Fordham students about their thoughts on the Superbowl. http://vimeo.com/19627532