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Fordham Football Rewarded by Patriot League

After winning the 2014 Patriot League Title the Fordham University Football team received two major Patriot League postseason awards along with 13  First Team All-Patriot League honors, while another five Rams received Second Team accolades on Tuesday.

Fordham Football. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Fordham Football. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Senior Quarterback Mike Nebrich and freshman Running back Chase Edmonds were named offensive player of the year and rookie of the year, respectively, in a vote among the league’ head coaches, as well as being named to the First Team All-Patriot League honors.

Joining Nebrich and Edmonds in earning First Team honors are Sam Ajala (WR), Tebucky Jones. Jr. (WR), Dan Light(TE), Mason Halter (OL), Garrick Mayweather (OL), Matt Stolte (OL), Brian Wetzel (RS), Brett Biestek (DL), DeAndre Slate (DL), Austin Hancock (LB), Jordan Chapman (DB), Ian Williams (DB) and Michael Marando (PK). Being placed on the Second Team are Brian Wetzel (WR), Joe Mizera (OL), De’Nard Pinckney (LB), Jake Dixon (DB) and Joseph Pavlik(P).

Fordham found success on both sides of the ball, with the offense scoring 40 points or more in nine of the 12 games this fall, accumulating 506 points for the season, 20 points shy of the school record set last year.

Defensively, the Fordham defense ranks sixth in the NCAA FCS in passing yards allowed (151.6/game) and leads the Patriot League in team tackles for loss.

The Rams, ranked ninth in the Sports Network poll and 12th in the NCAA FCS Coaches poll, return to action on Saturday, November 29, as they host the Sacred Heart University Pioneers in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Football Championship on Jack Coffey Field at 12:00 p.m.

For more information on Fordham Football fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.fordhamsports.com/index.aspx

 

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VIDEOS: St. John’s Men’s Basketball Press Conference as team prepares for NIT game v Minnesota

The St. John’s Men’s Basketball team started off the 2014-15 Campaign with Three Victories, two of them coming in the NIT Tip-off Tournament. Now the attention for the Red Storm turns to Minnesota in a game set to take place at Madison Square Garden in a game set to take place on November 26.

With a potential victory St. John’s  could set up a golden opportunity for a game against Gonzaga and a chance to play two high profile games. The Red Storm are also looking to use this time and these games to set themselves up for a potential NCAA bid in March.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from a press conference the University held to preview the upcoming NIT game versus Minnesota:

Head Coach Steve Lavin:

D’Angelo Harrison and Phil Greene IV:

For more information on St. John’s Men’s Basketball fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.redstormsports.com

For tickets to the upcoming NIT Games fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.thegarden.com/events/2014/november/nit-season-tip-off.html

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Missed Opportunities Leads to tough loss for Fordham Men’s Basketball

Missed Free Throws, Rebounds and possessions cost the Fordham University Men’s Basketball team (1-3) a home victory over UMass Lowell (3-2) in NCAA College Basketball action on Sunday evening.

The Rams who fell to the River Hawks by a score of 60-51, were unable to find the rhythm they needed to gain the victory in Rose Hill Gymnasium.

Fordham who went from a game where they had played hard throughout saw an effort that did not please Head Coach Tom Pecora. The team who is considered to be a young one (Six Freshman on the roster) amongst other more veteran programs are still in search of their identity.

This stretch for the Rams is a huge one as the program will have an opportunity to play in front of their home crowds and attempt to show many what they can do.

There were some bright spots for Fordham who were led by Freshman Forward Eric Paschall (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) who had 16 points, eight boards, three assists and one steal in the game.

The Rams also had two other players finishing in double-digit scoring as Junior Forward Ryan Rhoomes (South Jamaica, N.Y.) had a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds to go along with three blocks. Rounding out the scoring was Freshman Guard Mandell Thomas (Rochester, N.Y.) who had 10 points and Seven Boards.

In the end with the team turning the ball over a total of 18 times and shooting the ball around 34% caused the loss at home. Also it was noticed the fight that UMass Lowell showed throughout as the River Hawks fought for every possession and felt like they were on fire, making several huge shots throughout the game.

Fordham will have a chance to rebound on Saturday, when the team takes on University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a 4:00 pm tip-off.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following postgame video:

Featuring Head Coach Tom Pecora

For more information on Fordham Athletics fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.fordhamsports.com/index.aspx

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Fordham Football to Host Sacred Heart in NCAA FCS Championship on Saturday

The Fordham University football squad learned of its first round NCAA FCS championship opponent today and for the second straight year, the Rams will host Sacred Heart University on Saturday, November 29, on Jack Coffey Field at noon. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

The 2014 Patriot League Champions Fordham University. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/ 1495 Sports

The 2014 Patriot League Champions Fordham University. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/ 1495 Sports

Fordham, winners of the Patriot League, closed out the regular season with a 10-2 mark while Sacred Heart, Northeast Conference champions, went 9-2 during the regular season. The winner will face #1 overall seed, the University of New Hampshire, on Saturday, December 6, in Durham, New Hampshire.

The matchup is a repeat of the 2013 NCAA FCS first round pairing when the Rams defeated the Pioneers, 37-27, on Jack Coffey Field in the first ever meeting between the two schools.

The NCAA FCS championship appearance will be the fourth for Fordham, who also made the championship in 2002, 2007 and 2013.

Online ticket sales will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday November 23 while phone orders will begin on Monday, November 24 at 10:00 AM. Current season ticket holder’s seats will be placed on hold for purchase while all other seats are open to buy.  Season Ticket holders looking to purchase their seats as well as the general public looking to purchase tickets can call the ticket office at (718) 817-4759 starting at 10 AM on Monday, November 24 to purchase seats.  Season ticket holders will have until Tuesday, November 25 at 5 PM to purchase their seats.  After this time they will become available to the general public for purchase.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Chairback Loge- $20 each

General Admission- $15

*Senior Citizen General Admission (65 years and older)- $10

*Child General Admission (2-12 years of age)- $5

* Available only on Game day and upon availability

For more information on Fordham Athletics fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.fordhamsports.com

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Fordham fights but Falls to Army 42-31

The Fordham University Football team (10-2) fought throughout their game versus Army (4-7) but in the end suffered a 42-31 defeat on Saturday Afternoon Non-Conference action.

Great show of respect between the Army Cadets and the Fordham Football team. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/ 1495 Sports

Great show of respect between the Army Cadets and the Fordham Football team. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/ 1495 Sports

For the Rams they had the momentum in their favor, in the first half of play but it was a blocked punt and fumble recovery for the Black Knights that had turned the game around.

Fordham was able to strike first as Kicker Michael Marando (Brooklyn, NY) kicked a 40-yard field goal after the offense moved the chains well on the first drive of the game.

Army responded with a score in the Second Quarter when Running back Terry Baggett (Chicago, Ill.) helped the team cap a 15 play, 80-yard drive with a touchdown. During the course of this possession the Black Knights had a huge play from Quarterback AJ Schurr (Libertyville, Ill.) who rushed for 54-yards on one of the possessions.

Schurr had a great game for the hosts recording 70 yards on four carries. The game quickly went from having a more defensive feel to one of electricity in the air thanks to two trick plays as Fordham and Army were able to pull out very interesting ones during the course of the game.

The first trick play came from the Fordham bench as the team called upon Punter Joseph Pavlik (Chicago, Ill.) took the pass and was able to connect with Running back Marc DeSisto (Barrington, R.I.) for a 29-yard touchdown.

Army had something up their sleeve a bit later in the game, but first came the huge interception for Army as Defensive Lineman John Voit (Wildwood, Mo.) was able to record his first ever for the Black Knights.

After trading possessions Fordham had the ball around the 1:10 mark, and were not able to find anything on the offense causing the team to punt away the ball. That was when Army stepped up to block the punt, which was recovered by Lamar Johnson-Harris (Milwaukee, Wis.) for the touchdown.

It was sometime after that fans of the Fordham Football team noticed the change of momentum go the way of the Black Knights, who eventually earned the victory.

In the good news for fans of the Fordham Football the team saw the return of regular starting Quarterback Michael Nebrich (Burke, Va.) who  completed 27-of-38 attempts in the game. Nebrich was able to find a few good connections in the game including Wide Receiver Brian Wetzel (Dallas, Tex.) who had 193 yards in the game.

This was the final regular season game for the Fordham University Football team, who now await their opponent in the upcoming NCAA FCS Tournament. The selection will be made at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 23. Army will get to play one last regular season game on 12/13 when they face longtime rival Navy.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following postgame video featuring Head Coach Joe Moorehead:

For more information on Fordham Football fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.fordhamsports.com

For more information on Army Football fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.goarmysports.com

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VIDEOS: Victory VIII Weigh-Ins from Madison Square Garden

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from the Victory Combat Sports VIII Weigh-Ins that were held at Madison Square Garden.

Victory VIII will be held in the Theatre at MSG on November 21 at 6:00 p.m.

VIDEOS:

Katalina ‘Kick-Kat’ Morales

Bernardo Cano

 Chike Obi

Ibrahim Farag

Some of the Sights from the Victory VII Weigh-Ins with an intro by Steven Dumeng

For more information about Victory Combat Sports fans are encouraged to click on the link seen below:

http://victorycombatsports.com

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NCAA Selects the Barclays Center as Hosts Site for First and Second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 2016

Barclays Center

 

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Site Selection Committee announced on Monday that Barclays Center will be a host site for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 2016.

“March Madness comes to Brooklyn! We are excited to host one of the world’s greatest sporting events in a venue that has become the center of college basketball on the East Coast,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center.  “I would like to thank Mark Emmert, Mark Lewis, Scott Barnes, Dan Gavitt, and Andy Arnold for showing the NCAA’s commitment to Barclays Center and to Brooklyn. I also want to thank the Atlantic 10 and its Commissioner Bernadette McGlade for their partnership through this process. In just two years, Barclays Center has welcomed the most exciting and talked about events in sports and entertainment and the NCAA Tournament will be another celebrated moment for the borough.”

For more information on the Barclays Center fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.barclayscenter.com

For more information on the NCAA fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.ncaa.com

 

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