Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fordham News: Fordham football opens

Fordham News: Fordham football opens: Fordham Rams Open Gridiron Season with a 52-23 Victory By Howard Goldin Fordham football is hoping to repeat or even better its greatest...

Fordham football opens

Fordham Rams Open Gridiron Season with a 52-23 Victory

By Howard Goldin

Fordham football is hoping to repeat or even better its greatest season in the FCS of 2013. Last year, under the direction of head coach Joe Moorhead, only in his second year at the helm of the squad, the Rams won 12 of its 14 games and went to the second round of the NCAA FCS Championship.

Expectations were high as this season began. In the preseason poll of coaches and SIDs of the Patriot League, 12 of the 14 voters chose Fordham to finish on top of the league’s standings. Eight Rams were selected to qualify as members of this season’s All-League Offensive Team and five others to qualify for the Defensive Team.

Fordham quarterback Mike Nebrich was named the choice as Offensive Player of the Year and Fordham defensive linebacker Stephen Hodge was chosen as Defensive Player of the Year.

The Rams selected 11/12 in the two major FCS polls lived up to expectations in their first contest of the year, easily defeating the Saint Francis Red Flash, 52-23. The game was even more one-sided than the final score exhibited as the Rams led 38-3 at the end of three-quarters.

The Rams have retained a large majority of last year’s starters, who now have an additional year of experience. Their biggest loss is graduate Calvin Koonce, who carried the football for more than 3,000 yards during the last two seasons. A possible replacement at running back, freshman Chase Edmunds, was spectacular in his first college game.

Emunds returned the first kickoff 65 yards to put Fordham deep in its opponent’s territory. Although a later Fordham fumble prevented an early score, Michael Marando kicked a 29-year field goal at 8:51. Marando later missed a field goal, but was successful in all seven attempts for extra points giving him 10 points in the game. His 120 points last season is second in points in a season in Fordham history. He may be successful in achieving the scoring mark in 2014, his senior year.

With 2:01 remaining in the first quarter, Nebrich threw the first of three touchdown passes to give Fordham a 10-0 advantage. On the receiving end was Dan Light.

Nebrich connected on 14 of 16 he threw for 188 yards. His 23-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Robbie Cantelli, in only his second college contest, raised Fordham’s lead to 17-0 at 13:39 in the second quarter. The third Nebrich TD pass came at 11:43 in the final quarter, and was thrown to one of his favorite targets, senior Brian Wetzel for 35 yards.
The success of two young running backs allowed the offense to not become totally reliant on the aerial offensive attack. Edmunds carried the ball 19 times for 181 yards including two touchdowns. In addition to his freshman yardage record in the offensive lineup, Edmunds returned three kickoffs for a total of 119 yards gained. Thud, he gained 400 yards during his first game in college.

Kendall Pearcey, a sophomore who carried the ball 19 times in his freshman season, was given the football 10 times on Saturday and gained 36 yards. The most important of those carries were the two touchdowns he scored. The graduate of Steinbrenner High School in Florida could most appropriately become an athletic hero in the Bronx.

Next Saturday, the Rams travel to Pennsylvania to face Villanova, #12.13, the team ranked directly below the Rams in both important national polls.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fordham News: Stylin’ Thieves Sought in Fordham Robbery

Fordham News: Stylin’ Thieves Sought in Fordham Robbery: Stylin’ Thieves Sought in Fordham Robbery By David Greene BRONX, NEW YORK, AUGUST 29- Police have released surveil...

Stylin’ Thieves Sought in Fordham Robbery

Stylin’ Thieves Sought in Fordham Robbery

By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, AUGUST 29- Police have released surveillance photos of three suspects wanted for the beating and robbery of a victim along Morris Avenue in the Fordham Heights section and are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailants.
According to an NYPD wanted flyer, recently posted in the immediate area of the attack, the male victim was approached by the three men outside of 2273 Morris Avenue at East 183 Street at 10:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30.
The unidentified victim was punched in the face repeatedly. As the victim lay on the ground, one of the assailants reached into the victims back-pocket and stole his wallet.
One police source stated that the victim was not seriously injured.
Two of the three suspects in the photos appear to be heavy-set male Hispanics, who were wearing identical shirts and caps. The third suspect appears to be a slim dark-skinned male who wore a white T-shirt.
Anyone with any information is asked to call CrineStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, all calls remain confidential.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fordham News: Shirtless thieves beat teen for food stamps

Fordham News: Shirtless thieves beat teen for food stamps: Shirtless thieves beat teen for food stamps Tweet   By Dan Gesslein BRONX, NEW YORK, AUGUS...

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By Dan Gesslein
BRONX, NEW YORK, AUGUST 27- Cops are looking for a group of men who pistol whipped a teen for his EBT card in Allerton.
At around 12:20 a.m. on August 10, a 14-year-old boy was stopped by a group of four males in front of 2572 

Bronxwood Avenue. According to police, the lead attacker asked
"what you got on you?", as his accomplices rummaged through the victim's backpack. The crooks pulled out the victim's food stamps card and demanded to know the PIN number. When the victim hesitated, the crook struck the teen in the face with a black handgun.
According to cops, the teen suffered a bruise to his right eye but refused medical attention. 
Police released surveillance video of the group inside a nearby store. The ringleader is described as a 17-year-old black male. He is 5 foot 7, weighs 140 pounds, he is light skin and sports a crew cut. He was last seen wearing maroon shorts, black sneakers and a black tank top.
Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.
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Fordham News: Klein, Koppell Square Off

Fordham News: Klein, Koppell Square Off: Klein, Koppell Square Off Tweet   Riverdale Report By Robert Press The Great 34th Senate...