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MIKE MCMAHON, Sports Editor Emeritus

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Football Strings Together Wins, Upsets for 3-0

September 23, 2013
In the weeks since Fordham football’s Aug 28 opener against Rhode Island, the team has proven itself to be a force in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
More than half of the 14 players suspended by MLB in 2013 are from the Dominican Republic, including Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz. (Phil Rogers/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Baseball’s PED Problem Runs Deeper than Greed

September 9, 2013
Pundits, bloggers, broadcasters and fans watched the annual All-Star festivities in mid-July at Citi Field ballpark in Queens, New York.
George Mason coach Paul Hewitt remembers a different Mike Rice from the one seen at Rutgers practices. (Bettina Hansen/Hartford Courant/MCT)

Rice Remembered as Respectful Player, Coach

May 1, 2013
Former Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice graduated from Fordham College at Rose Hill in 1991, playing basketball as a three-year starter between 1988 and 1991.

Sailing Team Achieves Best Season in Team History

May 1, 2013
Though the Fordham sailing team failed to advance to the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ISCA) Coed Dinghy National Championships this past weekend, making it to the semifinals was an historic accomplishment in and of itself for the team.
LaBovick’s 28-game hitting streak is the longest in school history across both softball and baseball. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

LaBovick Shatters School-Wide Hitting Streak

April 19, 2013
The Fordham softball team sits in contention in the Atlantic 10 (A10) Conference, having won 10 of their last 15 games.
Erin Rooney, FCRH ’13, was key in the team’s second- round victory. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Women’s Basketball Reaches Historic Heights

March 27, 2013
Fordham’s women’s basketball team rebounded in a big way from a heartbreaking Atlantic 10 (A10) Conference Championship Game loss, winning big in the first two rounds of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
Forward Samantha Clark, FCRH ’16, stepped up in a big way, helping the team to a 22-win season. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Women’s Basketball Finishes Incredible Season

March 6, 2013
The women’s basketball team secured their best record since the 1978-1979 season, going 12-2 in the Atlantic 10 (A10) Conference, by beating the Temple University Owls and securing their 22nd win this season.
Sam Houston, FCRH ’14, earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors with his second-place finish in the heptathlon. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Men’s Relay Wins A10 Championship

February 20, 2013
In the Atlantic 10 (A10) Conference Championships at Rhode Island’s Mackal Fieldhouse, the Fordham Rams saw their men’s and women’s indoor track teams both finish outside the top five, with the men taking sixth and the women ending up tenth of the twelve participating schools.

Yankees’ Rodriguez Among Offenders in Latest PED Scandal

January 29, 2013
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Miami New Times first broke the news of a new, massive performance-enhancing drug (PED) scandal in Major League Baseball (MLB). Records from Miami-area anti-aging clinic Biogenesis show names and nicknames of a litany of MLB players, including the New York Yankees’ $275 million outfielder Alex Rodriguez.

Men’s Basketball Wins Conference Tilt, Breaks Losing Streak

January 29, 2013
In a hotly-contested game between Atlantic 10 Conference (A 10) teams, the Fordham Rams came out on top of the Rhode Island Rams by a score of 66-63.
Winning Streak Ends as Womens Basketball Falls to Duquesne

Winning Streak Ends as Women’s Basketball Falls to Duquesne

January 28, 2013
Fordham's women’s basketball team fell to the Duquesne Dukes this Sunday, a loss that saw the end of a seven-game winning streak that included four Atlantic 10 Conference victories.
Women’s Basketball Continues Excellent Season

Women’s Basketball Continues Excellent Season

January 26, 2013
With Wednesday’s win over the Xavier Musketeers, the Fordham Rams remain undefeated in-conference for the season.
Guard Rooney, FCRH ‘14, scored 22 points in the Fordham win. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Women’s Basketball Breaks Losing Streak

December 13, 2012
After starting the season with a historic four-game winning streak, their best start since the 1995-96 season, the Fordham women’s basketball team endured a 3-game streak of the opposite kind, losing to Marquette, Yale and Stony Brook.
Running back Koonce, FCRH ’13, broke the school rushing record by piling up 1,596 yards this season. (Emily Sawicki/The Observer)

Running Back Koonce Has Season for the Record Books

December 12, 2012
In the last game of the 2012 season, Koonce piled up 232 rushing yards on 33 carries, and in the process shattered the school’s nine-year-old single-season rushing record. Koonce’s 1,596 yards now stand as the most in school history.
Bryan Smith, FCRH ’15, had posted double-digit points in both of the team’s first two games. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Men’s Basketball Drops First Two Road Games On Miscues, Turnovers

November 15, 2012
Fordham men’s basketball team began their 2012-2013 season this past Friday in San Macros, Texas, with an 86-76 loss to Texas State.
Nick Synan, FCRH ’13, has been key to the Ram’s success, winning the individual race at the Tribe Open. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Cross Country Posts Two Wins in One Weekend

October 18, 2012
After opening the fall season plenty strong, new highs have been reached for Fordham in cross country.
Rams Football Continues Successful Season

Rams Football Continues Successful Season

October 18, 2012
The 2011 Fordham Rams football team finished with a record of 1-10.
The Fordham sailing team has gone from competitive to formidable, knocking off top-ten teams as of late and winning the Jesuit Open, seen here. (Courtesy of the Sailing Team)

Fordham Sailing Experiences Meteoric Rise

October 18, 2012
The sailing team, which is currently ranked 17th of 2000 programs nationally, has shot up in recent years, with reasonable expectations of qualifying for the co-ed Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs).
Kristina Maksuti, FCRH ’15, scored the deciding goal against St. Bonaventure.  (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Women’s Soccer Evens Record at 6-6, Undefeated in Conference Play

October 4, 2012
After opening the season with a 2-6 record and scoring only three goals total in their first seven outings, the women’s soccer team looked like it might be in some serious season-long trouble.
Replacement officials marred the outcome of a week three matchup by incorrectly awarding a touchdown. (John Lok/Seattle Times/MCT)

NFL Reaches Labor Agreement with Officials, Damage Already Done

October 4, 2012
The new labor agreement makes several concessions to the referees union that were sticking points between the two groups prior to the overwhelming expression of dissatisfaction from fans.

Fordham Names New Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

October 4, 2012
After conducting what the university has called “an extensive national search,” Fordham has named David T. Roach as the new director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation.
Randi Ewing, Fordham College at Rose Hill ’13, dominated Fordham’s second match at the Bucknell Invitational. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Volleyball Dominates Bucknell Invitational, Turns Season Around

September 19, 2012
After stumbling out of the gate, the Fordham volleyball team has found its footing as of late.
John Skelton, former Fordham Ram, was recently signed by the Cincinatti Bengals.  (Nhat V. Meyer/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)

Former Ram Skelton Wins Starting Job, Beats $65M Man Kolb

September 5, 2012
For the first time in National Football League (NFL) history, a former Fordham Ram has been named the opening day starting quarterback.
The women’s freshmen four blew away the competition over the final 500 meters. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Women’s Freshmen Four Grab Gold at Dad Vail

August 22, 2012
After a long, grueling spring rowing season, the women’s freshmen four managed an incredible feat: They took home the gold medal at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.
Phelps stands triumphant at the London games shortly after winning his record 22nd medal. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT)

London Summer Games a Swimming Success

August 22, 2012

It started off shaky, to say the least. Michael Phelps, crown jewel of the U.S. Olympic swimming dominance, started off the Games of the XXX Olympiad with a fourth-place finish and a silver medal in his...

 The Yankees, though a few games behind last year’s pace, sit atop the division with a bigger cushion in 2012. (Diane Weiss/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

Yanks Feeling, Looking Dominant as Fall Rolls Around

August 22, 2012
With year after year of playoff berths, division titles and legitimate shots at yet another World Series, it becomes somewhat easy to overlook the Yankees position in the American League (AL) race.
The quarterback competition is heated, with all competitors faring well so far in camp. (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Coach Moorhead Talks Football 2012

August 22, 2012

The Fordham Rams enter the football season making progress and showing of promise. In their second scrimmage, held Aug. 17, the offense managed nine touchdowns. The defense opened the game with a three-and-out,...

Fordham golfer Jason Del Rosso, FCRH ’13, has been an integral part of the golf team.   (Courtesy of Fordham Sports)

Fordham Golf Turns in a Winning Spring

May 2, 2012
Over the past several months, the Fordham golf team has enjoyed a considerable amount of success, most recently by sharing in the accomplishment of golfer Brian Engstrom, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’15, whose 13th-overall finish at the Peacock invitational was good enough named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week.
The Rangers look to continue their success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Brian Jasinski/The Observer)

Rangers Take the Senators in a Thrilling Game Seven; Look to Knock Out Capitals

May 2, 2012
With top-seeded teams dropping like flies in a Stanley Cup Playoffs crowded with talent, the New York Rangers took a stand at home in a decisive game seven.
Anthony has led the Knicks by shooting 51 percent from the field and averaging 30.2 points per game in April. (Jim McIsaac/Newsday/MCT)

Resurgent Knicks Look to Make Playoff Run

April 18, 2012
With the season winding down, the 2012 Knicks are an ambiguous team. Sure, they are still holding on to a playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, but merely entering the playoffs seems like a weak and quiet finale for a team that once thrived on “Linsanity.”

Knicks Resurgent Under Mike Woodson’s Leadership

March 28, 2012
To date, it has been quite the season for the New York Knicks. From the introduction of point guard Jeremy Lin and the ensuing seven game winning streak, to the resignation of Head Coach Mike D’Antoni, there has undeniably been a whirlwind atmosphere around the 2012 team. Yet somehow, through all the potential distractions, concerns about team chemistry and even a coaching change, the Knicks are still looking at a playoff spot.
Robinson Cano is going to be one of the most pivotal players on the team this coming season. (Courtesy of John Dunn/Newsday/MCT)

Yanks Soon to be World Series Favorite

March 7, 2012
At the end of the 2011 MLB season, the New York Yankees were handed their fourth first-round exit in seven years, their second by the Detroit Tigers. For some franchises, this would hardly be much to worry about, especially with a 2009 championship under their belts.
Though Eli won his second Super Bowl, he still has a ways to go to catch up to his older brother. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT)

Eli on Top of NFL but Still Looking Up to Peyton

February 15, 2012
The 2011-2012 season in the National Football League has ended, and the dust is beginning to settle. Eli Manning sits on top, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, while his brother Peyton was unable to take a snap all year, and so the inevitable question has come up: Who is the better Manning?
The Rangers currently sit atop the Eastern Conference with 79 points, 9 more than the second place Bruins. (Jim McIsaac/Newsday/MCT)

New York Rangers in Prime Position for Deep Playoff Run

February 15, 2012
The 2011-2012 New York Rangers, with more than half the hockey season over, sit atop the Eastern Conference. Four of their players and their coach were named to the 2012 National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game.

Rams Hire New Football Coach

February 1, 2012
After a dismal season in which the Ram’s football team finished 1-10, the team has taken the first step in trying to right the ship by hiring former Rams quarterback Joe Moorhead, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’96.
Ayer Chan/The Observer The Rams defense had a dismal performance, allowing almost 600-yards of offense and surrendering 32 points to Mountain Hawks.

Mistakes and Missed Opportunites: Rams Stumble to Fourth Consecutive Loss

October 19, 2011
In a game that was close as late as the third quarter, with the Rams trailing 20-12 after an 82-yard touchdown pass, Fordham could not capitalize on several opportunities, falling to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 32-14. The Rams quickly fell into a 10-0 hole after the Mountain Hawks scored on each of their opening drives.
Yankees superstars Robinson Cano (24) and Derek Jeter combined for four RBIs in game four. (Julian H. Gonzlaez/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

Yankees Tame Tigers in Game Four of ALDS

October 5, 2011
After their crucial win in game four of the American League Division Series (ALDS), the Yankees hopes of their 28th World Series title will come down to game five against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.
NFL Commissoner Roger Goodell (shown above) helped mediate discussions between the NFL and the NFLPA en route to the end of the lockout. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

Are You Ready For Some Football?

August 26, 2011
On July 25, after many months of legal battles, sacrificed Organized Team Activities and the loss of the Hall of Fame game, the NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA) and the league itself agreed to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
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