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Encyclopedia > Fordham University Athletics

The 22 Fordham University varsity sports teams are known as the "Rams." Their colors are maroon and white. The Fordham Rams are members of NCAA Division I and compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference for all sports except football. In football, the Rams play in the Patriot League of NCAA Division I-AA. The University also supports a number of club sports and a significant intramural sports program. Image File history File links Fordh_2484. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] located in and around New York City. ... The word varsity can refer to several things. ... Binomial name Ovis canadensis Shaw, 1804 Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in North America with two endangered subspecies: Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) California Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis californiana). ... Maroon is a color mixture composed of brown and purple. ... White is the color of things that reflect light of all parts of the visible spectrum equally and are not dull (see grey). ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The term intramural is most commonly associated with sports within a school. ...

Contents

Varsity

This is an incomplete listing of the 22 varsity sports played at Fordham.


Football

History

In the mid-1930s, Fordham in the heart of the Bronx boasted what might have been the greatest offensive and defensive line in college history -- the "Seven Blocks of Granite." Tackle Ed Franco was a consensus All-American. So was center Alex Wojciechowicz who later became an All-Pro with Detroit and Philadelphia. Guard Vince Lombardi later became one of the greatest of pro coaches. In 1937, the team went undefeated and was ranked number three nationally. So popular was Fordham, that the Cleveland NFL franchise formed in the '30s took its nickname from the Rams of the Bronx.[1] The Cleveland Rams later moved to Los Angeles and then to St. Louis, Missouri, and are now known as the St. Louis Rams. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Alexander Francis Wojciechowicz (born August 12, 1915, South River, New Jersey, died July 13, 1992) was a former American Football Offensive lineman who played for the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American football. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... City St. ...

"Seven Blocks of Granite", Vince Lombardi is #40.
"Seven Blocks of Granite", Vince Lombardi is #40.

On December 15 1954, Fordham scratched its football program for various reasons, mainly financial. A club football team was established in 1964 (on shaky authority) and football was re-established as a varsity sport in 1970, but in Division III. Fordham joined the NCAA's Division I-AA in 1989. Image File history File links Fordham_football. ... Image File history File links Fordham_football. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


With 722 all-time wins at the close of the 2005 season [2], Fordham's football program ranks 15th among Division I programs on the all-time NCAA wins list, and fifth among programs currently playing at the Division I-AA level, trailing only Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and Princeton University. Yale redirects here. ... The University of Pennsylvania (or Penn[3][4]) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ...


Fordham was invited to play in the 1942 Rose Bowl, but declined the invitation because it had previously accepted a berth in the 1942 Sugar Bowl. The Rams, who defeated the University of Missouri by a 2-0 score, were the 1942 Sugar Bowl champions. The Rams also played in the 1941 Cotton Bowl but lost, 13-12, to Texas A&M. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... A sugar bowl is a small bowl or designed for holding sugar or sugar cubes to be served with tea or coffee in the Western tradition. ... The University of Missouri System is the designated public research and land-grant university system of the state of Missouri. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... A sugar bowl is a small bowl or designed for holding sugar or sugar cubes to be served with tea or coffee in the Western tradition. ... This article is about the year. ... The Cotton Bowl can refer to: The Cotton Bowl annual college football game The Cotton Bowl stadium that plays host to the above football game and other events. ... Texas A&M University at College Station Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the flagship universities of Texas, and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ...


Since 2002, Fordham has played Columbia University for The Liberty Cup. The trophy was dedicated after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, forced the postponement of the annual meeting between New York City's two Division I-AA programs. Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Fordham running back James Prydatko (23) rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the 2005 Liberty Cup game, but Columbia won, 23-17. ... The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated attacks carried out in the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. ...


Football milestones

Jack Coffey Field at Fordham University
Jack Coffey Field at Fordham University
  • Division I-AA Playoffs: 2002 (Quarterfinal Loss)
  • Wins: 722 at the end of 2005 season, 15th most wins in NCAA, 5th most wins in Division I-AA

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 792 KB) I took this photograph of Jack Coffey Field at Fordham University on December 6, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 792 KB) I took this photograph of Jack Coffey Field at Fordham University on December 6, 2006. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] located in and around New York City. ... Fordham running back James Prydatko (23) rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the 2005 Liberty Cup game, but Columbia won, 23-17. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division III consists of institutions who recognize that collegiate athletics can be an integral part of the educational process. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The Cotton Bowl can refer to: The Cotton Bowl annual college football game The Cotton Bowl stadium that plays host to the above football game and other events. ... A sugar bowl is a small bowl or designed for holding sugar or sugar cubes to be served with tea or coffee in the Western tradition. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...

Current players in professional football

City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Aki Jones (born May 21, 1982 in New York, New York) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Washington Redskins. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario. ...

Baseball

Houlihan Park at Jack Coffey Field.
Houlihan Park at Jack Coffey Field.

Founded in the late 1850's, the Fordham Rose Hill Baseball Club played against St. Francis Xavier College in the first ever nine-man team college baseball game on November 3, 1859.[5] Image File history File links Coffey_Field. ... Image File history File links Coffey_Field. ... College baseball is baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ...


Steve Bellán, first Latin American to play Major League Baseball, started his career as a player at Fordham.[6] Esteban Enrique Bellán (1850 - August 8, 1932), also known as Esteban, or Steve Bellán (bel-LYAHN), was the first Cuban and the first Latin American to play in baseballs major leagues. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


There have been 56 major leaguers who have played for Fordham, including All-Star pitcher Pete Harnisch and Baseball Hall of Famer Frankie Frisch. Frisch, a star athlete in four different sports at Fordham, was known as the "Fordham Flash".[7] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic or Midsummer Night Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from... Peter Thomas Harnisch (born September 23, 1966 in Commack, New York) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played fourteen seasons for five teams from 1988 to 2001. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Frank Francis Frankie Frisch (September 9, 1898 - March 12, 1973) was an American Major League Baseball player of the early 20th century. ...


Jack Coffey Field, a multisport field, is named after John "Jack" Coffey, former athletic director and baseball coach at the University. He amassed 817 wins as a baseball coach and became a popular answer to a baseball trivia question, since he is the only player to play with both Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth in the same season (1918 Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox). A renovation completed in 2005 resulted in an official renaming of the baseball portion of the field to "Houlihan Park at Jack Coffey Field". John Jack Coffey John Jack Francis Coffey was a baseball player on the 1918 Red Sox world champion team. ... blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was a Hall of Fame baseball player. ... For the band named Babe Ruth, see Babe Ruth (band). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1 • 4 • 8 • 9 • 27 • 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Clubs

This is a partial listing of the club sports played at Fordham


Hockey

The University supports hockey as a club sport. In 2006, Rams hockey took their first Conference championship since becoming a club in the late 1960's. The team is recognized as a Division III team by the American Collegiate Hockey Association, and it is a member of the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference. Official ACHA Logo The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) began as a mens collegiate hockey league in 1992, and quickly grew to a league of over 150 teams in three mens divisions. ...


Lacrosse

Founded in 1970, the Lacrosse program has grown tremendously. After years as the top independent lacrosse team in the New York metropolitan area, the team has been accepted to be a member of the National College Lacrosse League. The Rams currently compete in the Metro New York Division. For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ...


Rugby

The University supports men's and women's rugby as club sports. They play in the Metropolitan New York Rugby Union, a member of USA Rugby, and field within it Division I 'A' and 'B' side rugby squads. The men's team won the conference championship in 2003 and 2004, and made it to the first round of the national tournament in 2004. The women's team is a two time defending champion of the Big Apple Classic, which is hosted on Randall's Island, NY. They were also east coast champions in the spring of 2005. The Rose Hill Campus is host every spring to the "Irish-Italian" men's rugby game, a staple of Fordham's Spring Weekend festival. College rugby is played throughout the United States of America. ... The Metropolitan New York Rugby Union governs more than 80 mens and womens clubs, college, high school and youth rugby teams in the Greater New York metropolitan area, covering parts of the states of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. ... The sport of rugby in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. ... Randalls Island is situated in the East River in New York City. ...


Sailing

Fordham is a Regular member of the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA), one of seven regional conferences of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association of North America (ICSA), the governing body of US Sailing. With 43 schools and a geographical territory extending from Canada to Virginia, MAISA is one of the most competitive conferences in the country. In 2005, Fordham was ranked # 11.[8] MAISA organizes and regulates intercollegiate sailing in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, the eastern part of West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. ... The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is a volunteer organization that serves as the governing authority for all sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. ...


 
 

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