Articles by: Rich Mancuso

Fordham's Antwoine Anderson who finished with 15  points and got the game winning buzzer shot for the win over VCU in overtime.
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Anderson Buzzer Beater: What Fordham Needed in A-10 Win

Fordham’s Antwoine Anderson, finished with 15 points, hit the game winning buzzer shot over VCU in overtime, 69-67.

by · January 19, 2017 · Sports
Still Scratching My Head: The Hall of Fame Vote

Still Scratching My Head: The Hall of Fame Vote

By Williams Coppola Here we go again, talking about the Hall of Fame voting. This year, the voters are being asked to evaluate catcher Ivan Rodriguez for induction this year that will be announced this week. He had a very […]

by · January 17, 2017 · Sports
Badou Jack, world super welterweight champion.

Bronx Champion Del Valle Helped Groom Badou Jack

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Lou Del Valle knows something about what it takes to be a world champion. A former New York City Golden Gloves champion propelled himself and became a WBA light heavyweight champion. He would lose to Virgil […]

by · January 14, 2017 · Sports
My Wall, A Ball and Dad

My Wall, A Ball and Dad

By William Coppola When I think of baseball in it’s simplest form, I have to look back to my days as a kid playing games like stoop ball, box ball or stickball. The development of eye-hand coordination happened here as […]

by · January 11, 2017 · Sports
ODELL BECKHAM JR: FIRST PLAYOFF FORAY IS AN EPIC FAIL

ODELL BECKHAM JR: FIRST PLAYOFF FORAY IS AN EPIC FAIL

By Luis Vazquez Odell Beckham Jr. is a very talented wide receiver with a cool hairstyle who parlayed one hand catches into a super stardom art form. But if Odell Beckham Jr. is ever to be a great player, he […]

by · January 10, 2017 · Sports
War on WAR…

War on WAR…

By William Coppola Everyone in the baseball world, seems to be obsessed with WAR, spin ratios, WHIP, BBD, BBE, and DCOVs among other mind boggling stats being thrown at us. I think it is time to go to war with […]

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
Lady Rams Win Third Straight A-10 Game

Lady Rams Win Third Straight A-10 Game

By Robert Cole With much of the basketball media’s attention on the St. John’s vs. Creighton game played in Queens, there was a college basketball team in the Bronx making their own claim for some of that attention.  The Lady […]

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
JEREMY LIN: WHAT THE BROOKLYN NETS NEED WHEN HE PLAYS

JEREMY LIN: WHAT THE BROOKLYN NETS NEED WHEN HE PLAYS

Jeremy Lin is valuable to teams as a draw for Asian-American fans but he is still treated as a novelty, a one-trick pony.

by · January 5, 2017 · Sports
A Capsule of NY Sports Good and Bad in 2016

A Capsule of NY Sports Good and Bad in 2016

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Good luck, prosperity and all the best to you as we ring out the old and bring in a new year. And it is no different in the world of fun and games that this columnist […]

by · December 31, 2016 · Sports
Mets Rosario Making Case as Best Shortstop in New York 

Mets Rosario Making Case as Best Shortstop in New York 

Though so young, Rosario is extremely mature, demonstrating leadership qualities during plays and mound visits.

by · December 31, 2016 · Sports
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Northwestern Makes a Statement: New Era Pinstripe Bowl Champion

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Pittsburgh came up short  in their ninth straight Bowl appearance as Northwestern won their second consecutive bowl game, 31-24.  The New Era Pinstripe Bowl once again had a feel of championship contest from the opening kickoff to […]

by · December 29, 2016 · Sports
Former Mets and Yankees star, Dwight "doc" Gooden talked about pitching at the TM Baseball Academy in the Bronx. 
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Doc Gooden Visits TM Baseball Academy

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor For the second time in a week, Dwight “Doc” Gooden, the Cy Young Award winning pitcher who threw heat on the mound for the New York Mets and Yankees visited the Bronx. Last week, Gooden helped […]

by · December 29, 2016 · Sports
Pittsburgh & Northwestern Visit One World Observatory and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Pittsburgh & Northwestern Visit One World Observatory and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Opponents Visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Earlier today and as part of New Era Pinstripe Bowl week, the University of Pittsburgh and Northwestern University visited One World Observatory and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.   […]

by · December 28, 2016 · Sports
Photo by Robert Cole.

Lady Rams Defeat Niagara

By Robert Cole The Fordham Lady Rams gave their fans an early Christmas present, victory as they defeated Niagara’s Lady Purple Eagles, 92-69 in a Thursday afternoon tilt at Rose Hill Gym, in the Bronx.   The win gave Fordham their […]

by · December 23, 2016 · Sports
Chartouny jumper for two of his 14 points on Central Connecticut State. Photo by Robert Cole.

Fordham Wins Big and Ready for Conference Play

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor This was the game that the Rams needed and they responded Wednesday evening up at Rose Hill in the Bronx.  Fordham played well in a 83-60 win over Central Connecticut State. Central Connecticut State, losers of […]

by · December 22, 2016 · Sports