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Men’s Basketball Team Ends 41-Game Losing Streak

March 9, 2011 1 comment

Darryl Yu, sports editor

It’s finally over! After losing an abysmal 41 games in a row in the Atlantic 10 (A-10), Fordham ended its three year losing streak with a 77-73 victory over A-10 rivals UMass last Saturday (March 5, 2011). Notching their first A-10 win in three years, the victory capped off an up and down season for the Rams which included a emotional win over NYC rival St John’s, followed by a 17 game losing streak.  Fordham finished the season with a 7-21 overall record and 1-15 A-10 record. Senior Brenton Butler, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH)’11 played his final game as a Ram last Saturday scoring 29 points in the UMass contest.

 

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This Week in Fordham Athletics

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Darryl Yu, sports editor

Men’s Basketball: Fordham VS Saint Louis
Heading to the IZOD Center this Wednesday, the Fordham men’s basketball team hopes to notch their first A-10 win of the season against Saint Louis.

Location: IZOD Center, East Rutherford NJ (Free student bus transportation from Rose Hill)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, January 19

Women’s Swimming & Diving: Fordham VS CW Post
The defending A-10 champs look to continue their winning ways against CW Post this Friday.

Location: Lombardi Center
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, January 21

Women’s Basketball: Fordham VS George Washington
Currently on a two game losing streak, the Fordham women’s basketball team aims to bounce back with a win against A-10 rival George Washington.

Location: Rose Hill Gymnasium
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 22

Men’s Swimming & Diving: Fordham VS LaSalle
With the end of the season only a month away, the Fordham men’s swimming and diving team hopes to finish the season on a strong note with a win against LaSalle.

Location: Lombardi Center
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 22

Fordham vs. St. John’s Tickets Available Today

December 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Kevin Sammut

Calling all Fordham hoops fans!  Student tickets to Saturday night’s highly anticipated Fordham-St. John’s men’s basketball game are now available, according to FordhamSports.com.

The limited quantity of tickets will be distributed daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fordham Ticket Office, located in the Rose Hill Gym, and will not be obtainable at the door on game day.  Students will be required to show their Fordham ID upon pick-up, and a limit of one ticket per student will be enforced.

The sold out contest will be televised live on the YES Network beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The two schools last battled in the Rose Hill Gym on December 20, 1995.

Skelton Makes NFL Debut for Flailing Cardinals

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Kevin Sammut

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Fordham alum and NFL rookie quarterback, John Skelton, FCRH ’10, made his professional debut for the Arizona Cardinals (3-9) last night against the division-leading St. Louis Rams (6-6), replacing injured back-up Max Hall early in the fourth quarter.
Skelton threw for 45 yards on 3-of-6 passing in the Cardinals’ 19-6 loss, their seventh straight. “I really wasn’t too nervous,” Skelton said to ESPN. “I guess I was about as nervous as a third-string quarterback going into his first action.”

Disgruntled starter, David Anderson, was benched due to poor performance with 3:54 to go in the third. Hall was removed in fourth following a dislocated left shoulder.

In his four-year playing career at Fordham, Skelton set such University records for total offense, touchdown passes, passing yards, and pass completions. He was drafted in the fifth round by Arizona in the 2010 NFL Draft last April.

Cardinals head coach, Ken Whisenhunt, has yet to announce whether Skelton will start next Sunday against the Denver Broncos (3-9).

I Got 99 Problems, But a Snitch Ain’t One: Quidditch Cup From An Outsider’s Perspective

November 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Jess Bender

I must confess, I’m not the biggest fan of Harry Potter–despite seeing the majority of the movies and my crush on ginger gentleman Rupert Grint. Nevertheless, I joined hundreds of other muggles at DeWitt Clinton Park on 11th Avenue over the weekend to experience the Quidditch World Cup.

Out of all of the sporting events I went to this year (which, I’ll be honest, is limited to two baseball games and watching the World Cup in London pubs), this was definitely one of the most innovative. 46 colleges and teams from across the U.S. and Canada congregated in Midtown West to compete, decked out in their finest Quidditch attire (UMass’s uniform said on the back, “Because Hogwarts didn’t accept FAFSA). The crowd was vast and varied, from diehard Potterheads to apathetic NYU hipsters, as well as curious minds like me who wanted to stay for one game but stuck around for the entire day. Saturday’s games were even capped off with a free performance from wizard rock gods Harry and the Potters. Talk about magical!

If you don’t know how one can possibly play Quidditch, a recent article in the Observer has got you covered. No, there’s no flying. Yes, there is a Snitch. Played by a person. Some snitches wear gold lamé leggings from American Apparel, and others flip seekers like ninjas. Come to think of it, there’s a whole lot of tackling from the Quidditch teams, although the Canadians were unsurprisingly mellow. Ambulances practically circled the park, and a good handful of players were wheeled off the field on stretchers. Who says that Quidditch isn’t badass?

Throughout the games, I kept texting my FCLC friends, saying, “Guys, we need to make Quidditch happen at Fordham.” They all agreed with me. Come on. If NYU can make a team in the span of a few weeks and with no real campus, we can definitely make Quidditch reality. We rarely use our plaza, so let’s put it to good use!  I’m sure there are more than a few of you interested in this idea, too. Let’s make Quidditch FCLC’s official sport (no offense to the Frisbee and Tae Kwon Doe clubs)!

For more photos of the event, check out the gallery published on the Washington Square News site.

Player of the Week: Blake Wayne

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Sarah Fernando

Fordham Rams quarterback Blake Wayne, FCRH’13, made history last week by being the first quarterback in Fordham’s history to rush a game for more than 100 yards (108 in 20 carries). As a result of this, he was awarded the national NCAA FCS honorable mention quarterback performer of the week by the College Football Performance Awards. Because of Wayne’s hard work, dedication, and passion for the game, his fellow players see him leading the Rams to another championship.

“He got what he deserved. I was extremely happy when I heard he was the player of the week. He is the first quarterback in Fordham history to rush for over 100 yards. I’m extremely happy for him. Although we haven’t done extremely well as a team, individually blames hard work paid off,” wide receiver, Jason Caldwell, FCRH’11, said.

Wayne conducts himself well on and off the field and is seen as a team player and a future leader for the Rams. “As the QB he has really taken charge of the offense which is what we really needed from him. Blake is also a great team player, he makes plays and also gives other players an opportunity to make plays,” tight end, Stephen Skelton, FCRH’11, said.

Fordham and viewers are looking forward to seeing how far Wayne will bring the team. “He is going to continue to break records here at Fordham and I’m just happy to be a part of his legacy,” Caldwell said.

This Week in Fordham Athletics

October 7, 2010 1 comment

Darryl Yu, sports editor

Woman’s Volleyball

Returning from their long road trip in Ohio, the Fordham woman’s volleyball team hopes to notch a easy home victory this week.

Location: Rose Hill Gymnasium

Dates:

Friday, October 8, 2010

7:00pm Fordham Vs Charlotte

Saturday, October 9 2010

7:00pm Fordham Vs George Washington

Men’s Tennis

Hoping to win their first tennis series of the season, the men’s tennis team takes on Concordia this Thursday.

Location: Hawthorn/ Rooney Tennis Courts

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010

3:00pm Fordham Vs Concordia

Men’s Cross Country: Metropolitan Championships

Placing third out of 18 teams in the Purple Valley Classic, the Fordham men’s cross country team looks to improve in the upcoming Metropolitan Championships.

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

Date: Friday, October 8, 2010

Women’s Cross Country: Metropolitan Championships

Despite two underachieving performances in the Purple Valley Classic and Leeber Invitational, the Rams hope to bounce back with a good time at the Metropolitan Championships.

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

Date: Friday, October 8, 2010