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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.

Joel Soriano, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’23, managed 11 rebounds in the match against Richmond.

Men’s Basketball Rolls Over Against Richmond, 59-53

February 11, 2020

In their game against Richmond, men’s basketball gave up a seven-point lead in the second half in what would eventually result in a 59-53 defeat. It is their ninth loss in the Atlantic 10 conference this season and the fourth occasion in which they blew a first half lead.

Joel Soriano, FCRH '23, looks to score against an elite Dayton defense.

Fordham Fights in Vain in Loss to No. 7 Dayton, 70-56

February 5, 2020

In their game against the nationally ranked Dayton Flyers, men’s basketball was routed, 70-56. However, in a game they were supposed to lose, the Rams showed flashes of efficient play, giving small hope to an already doomed season.

Men's basketball's struggles reached new depths in their game against Saint Louis University.

Men’s Basketball Makes History in 55-39 Loss to Saint Louis

January 27, 2020

Against Saint Louis Sunday, Fordham men’s basketball did something they hadn’t done in more than a decade. The team only managed to score 39 points in their loss to the Billikens, the third time since 2000 they haven’t reached 40 points and the first time since 2004.

Following a successful freshman season, Nick Honor left Fordham basketball for Clemson last April.

Men’s Basketball and What Should Have Been

January 22, 2020

Last season, Nick Honor became the fifth prominent Fordham men’s basketball player to transfer since 2013. Between a change in coaching staff in 2015, recent recruiting woes and general mediocre play, the Rams have struggled to keep their most talented players in the Rose Hill Gymnasium.