Fordham Will Renew Rivalry With Iona On The Court

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor

Early Monday the men’s basketball program at Fordham University suffered a major blow to their season when head coach Jeff Neubauer announced that Redshirt junior forward Chuba Ohams will miss the rest of the season.

Ohams suffered a knee injury during warmups prior to a Fordham loss to LaSalle up at Rose Hill last Sunday afternoon. He was the leading the Rams in scoring (11.0 ppg and in rebounding (10.2 rpg.) Fordham, 6-0 overall and sits next to last in the Atlantic 10 Conference at 0-3.

But there was some good news up at Rose Hill as it pertains to the renewal of their rivalry with Iona College.

The schools will resume their series next year with a game up at Rose Hill in the first of four games.

“We’re excited to be renewing our series with Iona,” said Fordham Director of Athletics Dave Roach. “We think it will be great to reinforce a local rival and will excite our fans and student athletes.”

Fordham will host Iona on November 16, the first of four home-and-home games between the Rams and Gaels. At one time, before Fordham joined the A-10 Conference in 2006, the two schools battled for the MAAC Conference championship before capacity crowds in the Bronx and at Iona up in New Rochelle.

They met 63 times in the all time series which the Rams lead 32–31. The last meeting came on December 3, 2006, a 70-54 Fordham win in the Rose Hill Gym.

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