Articles by: Rich Mancuso

The Rams Ryan Rhoomes (30) scores in the paint.

Sense of Something Special at Rose Hill after latest win for Fordham

Sense of Something Special at Rose Hill after latest win for Fordham   By Rich Mancuso   Wednesday evening The Rose Hill Gym on the campus of Fordham University was not at capacity and that had nothing to do with […]

by · January 7, 2016 · Sports
The Legacy of Roberto Clemente Remembered

The Legacy of Roberto Clemente Remembered

Understanding the legacy of Roberto Clemente is the Number   By Rich Mancuso   Roberto Clemente the first Hispanic ballplayer enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame has many roots in the Bronx. There are schools, community centers and baseball […]

by · January 6, 2016 · Local News, News, Sports
Sports in 2015: A year of accomplishment and everything

Sports in 2015: A year of accomplishment and everything

Sports in 2015: A year of accomplishment and everything by Rich Mancuso   The year began with a Super Bowl Champion team under scrutiny because of a scandal known as “Deflategate” and the media focus on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Sports
Yankees Get Aroldis Chapman for the Pen: Does the Trade make sense?

Yankees Get Aroldis Chapman for the Pen: Does the Trade make sense?

Yankees Get Chapman for the Pen: Does the Trade make sense? By Rich Mancuso On one hand the New York Yankees trade for lefthander Aroldis Chapman for four minor leaguers does make sense. Then there are the questions that loom […]

by · December 29, 2015 · Sports
Duke's QB Ross Martin (1) runs for a TD late in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Credit: Gary Quintal

New Era Pinstripe Bowl lived up to expectations, Duke wins in OT

  Pinstripe Bowl lived up to expectations by Rich Mancuso   There was an A-Rod reference early Saturday evening at Yankee Stadium but it had nothing to do with Alex Rodriguez the New York Yankees controversial `player who redeemed himself […]

by · December 27, 2015 · Sports
Steven Martinez stopped Jorge Melendez by TKO in round two of the opening bout of an HBO televised night of boxing. Photo credit Tom Hogan

Win for Bronxite Steven Martinez Could Open the Door

Win for Martinez Could Open the Door by Rich Mancuso   Steven Martinez waited for the opportunity to make a statement. The 25-year old super welterweight from the Bronx has been fighting as a professional the past six years and […]

by · December 23, 2015 · Sports
“Macho” Time: Hector Camacho is a Hall of Famer

“Macho” Time: Hector Camacho is a Hall of Famer

“Macho” Time: Hector Camacho is a Hall of Famer by Rich Mancuso   Hector Camacho Jr. got the call early Wednesday at his home in San Juan Puerto Rico. The oldest son of Hector “Macho” Camacho, and still an active […]

by · December 18, 2015 · Sports
Fordham hires a new football coach, Andrew Breiner

Fordham hires a new football coach, Andrew Breiner

Fordham hires a new football coach By Rich Mancuso It did not take long for Fordham director of athletics Dave Roach to find his next head football coach  with the recent departure of Joe Moorhead who resigned last week to […]

by · December 18, 2015 · Local News, News, Sports
Yankees get younger and Mets with questions

Yankees get younger and Mets with questions

Yankees get younger and Mets with questions by Rich Mancuso Ben Zobrist to the Chicago Cubs earned the New York Mets a failing grade. Starlin Castro coming to the Bronx got the Yankees the “A” in two of the biggest […]

by · December 9, 2015 · Sports
2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Pits Duke Blue Devils and Indiana Hoosiers, 12/26

2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Pits Duke Blue Devils and Indiana Hoosiers, 12/26

Big 10, ACC Football Clash by Rich Mancuso The 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl features Duke University and Indiana University on Saturday, December 26, at Yankee Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (EST). The Blue Devils and Hoosiers will […]

by · December 7, 2015 · Sports
Here Come the ‘Cityboys’

Here Come the ‘Cityboys’

Here Come the ‘Cityboys’ By Rich Mancuso   They have been playing sandlot football in the Bronx a long time. And for the many ballplayers who have put on the helmets and pads it has been an extension of competing […]

by · November 17, 2015 · Sports, Youth and Children
With Hicks on board, Gardner is trade bait for Yankees

With Hicks on board, Gardner is trade bait for Yankees

With Hicks on board Gardner is trade bait for Yankees By Rich Mancuso   This is pure speculation about the New York Yankees and their plans for outfielder Brett Gardner but he provides an option for the team to improve. […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Sports
Mancuso Sports: Chase Edmonds running his way into Fordham record books

Mancuso Sports: Chase Edmonds running his way into Fordham record books

Chase Edmonds running his way into Fordham record books By Rich Mancuso   An hour or so after his teammates helped finish off Bucknell University, 24-16, up at Rose Hill, Chase Edmonds walked out of the Campus Center early Saturday […]

by · November 9, 2015 · Sports
Collins Mets Contract Extension In One Word: Leader

Collins Mets Contract Extension In One Word: Leader

Collins Mets contract extension and here is why By Rich Mancuso   Forget about that ninth inning Sunday night at Citi Field. Matt Harvey convinced his manager to keep him in there and Terry Collins made a decision that probably […]

by · November 8, 2015 · Sports
Bronx native Monell proud of his Mets teammates World Series run

Bronx native Monell proud of his Mets teammates World Series run

  Bronx native Monell proud of his Mets teammates despite falling short By Rich Mancuso   Sunday evening Johnny Monell watched his New York Mets teammates lose Game 5 of the World Series at his home in Southern New Jersey. […]

by · November 3, 2015 · Sports