February 26, 2016 |
LA SALLE was searching for its best stretch since it started 3-0, which seems like a long time ago and probably feels like forever to the players and coaches. The Explorers finally have all their players back, but those three top-100 high school recruits, all transfers, won't be suiting up until November. Fordham was trying to improve on its best win total since 2006-07 under first-year coach Jeff Neubauer (La Salle Class of '93), but had been playing for five straight games without its second-leading scorer and had lost four of the five.
February 8, 2016 |
NEW YORK - St. Joseph's point guard Shavar Newkirk was twice named the Bronx player of the year by the New York Daily News. Playing in his hometown on Saturday at Fordham, Newkirk scored a career-high 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting, propelling the Hawks to an 82-60 victory. After falling behind Fordham, 7-0, early in the first half and struggling to find their rhythm on offense for the first four minutes, DeAndre' Bembry found Newkirk all alone on a crosscourt pass in the left corner and his three-point shot put the Hawks on the board.
February 7, 2016
St. Joseph's at Fordham Saturday, 2 p.m., Rose Hill Gymnasium, New York TV/Radio: 990 AM WNPT. Records: St. Joseph's 18-4 overall, 7-2 Atlantic 10; Fordham, 12-8, 3-6. On St. Joseph's: The Hawks, who saw their seven-game win streak snapped with Wednesday's 83-73 loss to visiting St. Bonaventure, own the nation's best road record (7-0) and are the only unbeaten team. On Fordham: This is the most wins by Fordham since the 2007-2008 team won 12 games. Insights Fordham hasn't played since Saturday's 78-72 overtime win on Saturday at Massachusetts, so the Rams should try to force the issue early and provide some pressure, especially since they will go at least eight deep.
February 5, 2016 |
IT IS ONE of the mandatory questions for any coach, player or sports executive returning to this place, like "Geno's or Pat's?" or even where they were for those rarest of events, a victory parade. "Did you ever boo?" I asked John DeFilippo at the end of an interview the other day, forgetting for a second who he was, and more important, who his father was. "Never," he said, the smile disappearing from his face. "Never. Ever. Here's why: My dad was in it. My dad was even a coach when I was younger.
January 14, 2016 |
JEFF NEUBAUER'S first time in Fordham's ancient Rose Hill Gym was Jan. 27, 1990. He was a deep freshman reserve on a great La Salle team featuring Player of the Year Lionel Simmons, a team that would finish the season 30-2. "At the half it was a close game and then it got so ugly in the second half that I even got to play," Neubauer remembered. "Keith Morris threw a length of the court pass, I caught it, threw it to Mike Stock and Stock dunked it. Stock and I have talked about that play for 20 years.
October 16, 2015 |
FOR THE last 23 years they worked side-by-side, helping Penn's football team win nine Ivy League championships. Al Bagnoli and Ray Priore. They took their families on vacations together. When Priore tore his Achilles' and couldn't drive, they commuted together to West Philly from their South Jersey homes. This summer Priore was invited to the wedding when Bagnoli's son got married. When Priore got his first win last month at Villanova, an opponent Bagnoli never beat, one of the first texts he got was from his former boss.
October 12, 2015 |
Andrew Lisa winced as he grabbed his right shoulder. His sleeveless undershirt revealed a sizeable bruise. Such are the rewards of a starting quarterback. It had been four years since Lisa started a game. And there he was under center on Saturday for Penn in a 48-45 loss to Fordham at Franklin Field. The Rams kicked a winning field goal with eight seconds left. It was hard to tell that Lisa had not started a game since 2011, when he was a senior at South Jersey's Moorestown High.
October 11, 2015 |
Radio: WFIL-AM 560. Records: Fordham (4-1), Penn (1-2), Last meeting: Fordham won, 60-22, Oct 11, 2014, at Fordham. Things to watch Look for quarterback Alek Torgersen to return after sitting out most of the second half of last week's loss to Dartmouth. Torgersen wasn't deemed to have suffered a concussion against the Big Green, but Penn coach Ray Priore felt that after a hit to the head the junior was too woozy to return to the game. The Quakers defense should be bolstered by the return of linebacker Colton Moskal.
October 9, 2015 |
Tulane at Temple Noon Saturday, Lincoln Financial Field TV: ESPNU. Radio: The Fantatic (97.5-FM) Records: Tulane 2-2, 1-0 American Athletic; Temple 4-0, 1-0. History: Tied 1-1. Temple won last year's finale in New Orleans, 10-3. Owls lost first Sugar Bowl in 1935. About Tulane: Green Wave has won two straight. Beat winless Central Florida last week, 45-31. Lost by a combined 102-17 to Duke and Georgia Tech ... Tanner Lee threw for career-high four TDs against UCF ... Forced five turnovers against UCF ... In that game, long-snapper Aaron Golub became first legally blind player to appear in a Division I football game ... Had seven sacks last week as UCF had minus-35 rushing yards ... LB Nico Marley, who has team-high 35 tackles, is grandson of music legend Bob Marley.