The Observer

empty stands at a stadium

Persevering Despite Disappointment: Student-Athletes Reflect on Suspended Season

July 31, 2020

The players on the affected teams have had to come to terms with losing the opportunity to compete in the fall.

john stankiewicz throwing a baseball

Making It or Breaking It? Baseball Players Reflect on Future Plans

July 29, 2020

Shortstop Jake MacKenzie and starting pitcher John Stankiewicz signed MLB contracts last month.

Artwork of person with face mask and gloves protesting with a BLM sign

Protesting in Light of COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Social unrest and the COVID-19 health crisis have many people caught between a desire to promote change and a responsibility to curb the pandemic’s spread.

Fordham Baseball collage

Fordham Baseball Welcomes 11 New Players for 2021 Season

June 18, 2020

This summer, 11 incoming freshman players were announced as the newest members of the highly successful Fordham baseball program.

a picture of Fordham's baseball team playing against Yale on Eddies in 1902

Fordham Baseball Falls to Yale in a Bygone Era

May 12, 2020

In April, 118 years ago, Fordham baseball fell to Yale University in a 3-1 defeat. A single photo exists today of the game held on Edward’s Parade.

Estevan Bellán attended St. John’s College, which would later be renamed
Fordham University, between 1863 and 1868.

Uncovering Cuban Baseball’s Bronx Origins

April 28, 2020

In 1863, Steve Bellán enrolled at St. John’s College. It would be another 44 years before the school was renamed Fordham University, but Bellán’s introduction to the rest of his life began in the rudimentary fields of the Fordham area.

In his senior year, Tarabek was recording career-high statistics before the season ended prematurely.

Matthew Tarabek: Looking Back on a Halted Fordham Career

April 14, 2020

After three successful seasons with Fordham, Matthew Tarabek, GSBRH ‘20, seemed well on his way to his best year yet. For him and many other seniors, however, the only remaining certainties now lie in the past.

Eddie Harrison, GSBRH ’22, and Eddie Mintzias, FCRH ’21, sailed together in the 2019 War Memorial Regatta at Kings Point.

Quiet Spring for Fordham Club Sports

April 7, 2020

Last month, all Fordham club sporting events were canceled for the spring season following the COVID-19 outbreak. In some cases, the consequences were just as severe for club sport athletes as they were for their varsity counterparts.

Matt Tarabek, GSBRH '20, blasted a two-run home run in Fordham's third game to give the Rams an early 5-0 lead.

Fordham Baseball Dominates Iona in Weekend Series Sweep

March 10, 2020

In their first weekend series in the Bronx, Fordham baseball dominated Iona College in a three game sweep. They outscored their opponent 32-3 over the course of the weekend, with batters and pitchers easily handling the Gaels throughout each contest.

The Rams huddle during a Jan. 29 game against VCU. Their A10 tournament run ended prematurely against the same opponent following a fourth-quarter collapse in their semifinal game.

Fordham Women’s Basketball Falls in Stunning A10 Semifinal Loss, 60-55

March 10, 2020

The Fordham women’s basketball team blew a 17-point lead in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament against Virginia Commonwealth University. In the final minute, the Rams missed three of four free throws and lost 60-55, ending their bid for the NCAA Tournament. It is a bitter end to a season in which far more was expected of them.

Fordham basketball fans are once again upset with Coach Neubauer after another disappointing season.

Pressure Mounts for Neubauer in a Game of Wins and Losses

February 18, 2020

Another disappointing Fordham men’s basketball season is coming to a close, and fans are once again calling for Coach Jeff Neubauer’s termination. Many Lincoln Center students may be unaware, but Neubauer’s Fordham career started hopefully before slowly degrading over time. With a year left on his contract, it is unclear whether Fordham will remove him as fans continue to make their voices heard.

Bre Cavanaugh, FCRH '21, celebrates with her team after hitting a three-pointer in the final seconds to defeat Davidson.

Women’s Basketball Stuns Davidson on Cavanaugh Game Winner, 47-46

February 14, 2020

In a very important game for Fordham women's basketball, captain Bre Cavanaugh, FCRH '21, hit the shot of the season thus far. With four seconds remaining, she hit a three-pointer to win the game for the Rams, 47-46.