10 fun facts about Fordham

first_img Published on March 22, 2019 at 4:57 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu No. 3-seed Syracuse (24-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) is hosting at least one, potentially two, NCAA Tournament games. The Orange open up their 2019 Tournament with a fellow New York school, the Fordham Rams (25-8, 13-3 Atlantic 10). Here are 10 fun facts you need to know about Fordham before Saturday’s game.1. Television TimeIn 2019, every men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament game is broadcasted on the Turner and ESPN networks, respectively. But it wasn’t always the case. In the beginning of television’s expansion into society, Fordham played in both the first ever televised football game in 1939 and basketball game in 1940.2. Multi-Use GymAdvertisementThis is placeholder textFordham’s Rose Hill Gym is the oldest Division I gymnasium in the nation. It opened in 1925 and has been in use for basketball and volleyball ever since, except during World War II, when it was used as Army barracks.3. Magenta battleFordham’s original color was not the maroon it is today. It was originally magenta, but one of the Rams’ rivals, Harvard, also had that color. Since both schools couldn’t keep the color, a series of baseball games were played to decide. The Fordham Athletics site says that Fordham won the games, but Harvard failed to honor the promise. 4.Donald Trump’s brief stintPresident Donald Trump, before later graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Fordham. He began school in 1964 and was a member of the squash team. Trump was a member of the ROTC program before leaving the school in 1966 to transfer to Penn. 5. Fordham’s other famous alumniFordham has famous alumni across multiple different career paths, including acting, broadcasting and coaching. Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, actor Alan Alda and Super Bowl-winning head coach Vince Lombardi all attended Fordham. Broadcaster Vin Scully and first-ever female Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro also join the list of well-known alumni. Singer Lana Del Rey signed her first record-deal while in school before dropping out to pursue music.6. No need to shopFordham tuition in 1850 was $200. That price included six suits, shirts, socks, a hat and an overcoat. Students also received a silver cup with their name engraved on it.7. Death at its doorAt the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, Fordham has its own cemetery near the University Church. It’s been dedicated to Jesuit people, and the first burial dates back to 1847. No one has been buried there since 1909, though.8. Poetic PoeEdgar Allan Poe grew up in the Bronx, not far from Fordham’s Rose Hill campus. Every Sunday at 11 a.m., the bells at the University Church would ring 11 times, and the bells are said to have inspired Poe’s poem “The Bells.”9. Freshman Rule BookBack in 1920, Fordham had a list of rules its freshmen had to follow. Freshmen were required to carry matches for upperclassmen and ask for permission before smoking in front of them. They also had to move off the sidewalks to allow upperclassmen to pass. The newbies were required to tip their hats to their elders.10. Triple CrownFor 23 years, the third leg of horse racing’s “Triple Crown” was hosted at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx about a mile from Fordham’s campus. In 1890, the Belmont Stakes moved to Morris Park before moving to Belmont Park in Elmont, New York in 1905. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

March Madness 2019: Auburn’s Bruce Pearl addresses last-second foul call vs. Virginia

first_imgAuburn coach Bruce Pearl doesn’t want to focus on the call.The fifth-seeded Tigers led No. 1 Virginia by two with less than two seconds remaining and were moments away from a victory in their Final Four matchup Saturday. On the next possession, however, Cavaliers guard Kyle Guy was fouled by Samir Doughty while shooting a 3-pointer. Statement from JD Collins, national coordinator of officiating, on the foul call at the end of the Virginia-Auburn game: pic.twitter.com/t5P8y1kTgC— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) April 7, 2019“There are lots of calls during the game, and you’re going to get some, and some you’re not going to get,” Pearl told reporters after the loss. “My advice, as an administrator of the game, is if that’s a foul, call it. Call it at the beginning of the game, call it in the middle of the game, call it at the end of the game.“Don’t call it any more or less at any other time during the game. That was the call.”Pearl said he did not want the final play to define the game.  “I thought that we looked like we belonged,” Pearl said. “We weren’t supposed to be here. We weren’t supposed to have a chance to win — or maybe had a chance to win, but unlikely. I thought our kids made a lot of plays, a lot of plays to be able to win the game.“So, this will be a memorable game, and I’d like it to be remembered for a great game. Let’s not remember this game because of just how it ended.”Auburn guard Bryce Brown was asked about the call during a postgame press conference.“I just didn’t think it was a foul, but the refs thought otherwise,” Brown said. “Can’t go back and rewind it.”Jared Harper agreed with his teammate and backcourt partner. Guy calmly sunk all three attempts and sent Virginia to the title game with a 63-62 victory.Gene Steratore breaks down the crucial foul call. pic.twitter.com/qFyetJmt59— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 7, 2019JD Collins, national coordinator of officiating, later confirmed the referees made the correct call. Related News March Madness 2019: Virginia’s Kyle Guy describes hitting game-winning free throws vs. Auburncenter_img “I would just say that I think it was a tough call, but that’s not where we lost the game, I don’t think,” Harper said.Brown scored 12 points for Auburn while Harper chipped in 11. Ty Jerome tallied a game-high 21 for Virginia. March Madness 2019: Three takeaways from Virginia’s last-second win over Auburnlast_img read more

Colombia plane crash: What we know

first_imgThe survivors are being treated in hospital.The regional governor, Luis Perez, said it was a “miracle” they survived.Who were the victims? The plane was carrying club team Chapecoense Real to the first game of a two-leg final to decide the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s second-biggest club tournament.Based in the city of Chapeco in southern Brazil, the unsung team was having a Cinderella season after defying the odds to reach the Copa Sudamericana finals.The team’s goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, 31, died on the way to hospital after the crash, the civil aviation authority said.His last-minute save in the semi-final had sealed the team’s spot in the final.There were 20 Brazilian journalists among the dead.They included six employees from the Brazilian affiliate of Fox Sports television. One of them, Mario Sergio, was a well-known announcer and former Brazilian international football player. What was the plane’s history?The British Aerospace 146 airliner entered into operation in 1999, said a spokesman for the manufacturer.The four-engine jet had been used by two other airlines before being sold to Bolivian charter company LAMIA, which operated the flight.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending investigators to Colombia along with representatives of the plane’s manufacturer BAE Systems to help with investigations.The same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national football team — with superstar Lionel Messi on board — to San Juan, Argentina for a World Cup qualifying match, according to aviation specialist tracking sites.Share on: WhatsApp The same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national football team — with Messi on board La Unión, Colombia | AFP | Here’s what we know — and don’t know — about flight LMI 2933, which crashed into the Colombian mountains Monday night with a Brazilian football team on board, killing 71 people. Six people survived.What happened? The charter flight from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz reported “electrical failures” around 10:00 pm Monday (0300 GMT Tuesday).Soon after, the plane crashed just short of its destination, the Medellin international airport in northwestern Colombia.The plane broke apart on impact in the remote mountains of Cerro Gordo, leaving the shattered white fuselage plastered on a hillside.The plane’s two black boxes have been found. Officials did not immediately say how long it would take to analyze their contents.A Colombian military source told AFP the plane did not explode on impact, raising suspicions it had run out of fuel when it crashed.The mountainous terrain is very difficult to access, a local official said.Rescuers had to hike for more than half an hour to reach the site.How many died? Colombia’s disaster management agency said 71 people were killed.It lowered an initial death toll of 75 given by the civil aviation authority after it emerged that four people on the passenger manifest had not in fact boarded the plane.Six people survived: three players, two crew members and a journalist.last_img read more

Barca, Chelsea reach last 16 as Man Utd lose

first_img– PSG obliterate goals record –Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev recorded a first clean sheet in the group stage since 2006 — ending a staggering run of 43 matches conceding a goal — as CSKA condemned Benfica to a fifth straight loss in Group A.Georgi Schennikov’s cool finish steered CSKA into a 13th-minute lead in Moscow before the hosts grabbed a second through an own goal from Brazilian defender Jardel.Paris Saint-Germain dismantled Celtic 7-1 as the French giants registered their biggest win in the competition, despite falling behind when Moussa Dembele scored inside the first minute at the Parc des Princes.And there’s still one more game to go ?#PSGCEL ?? pic.twitter.com/523FFbEgTE— PSG English (@PSG_English) November 22, 2017 Willian scored twice and won a pair of penalties as Chelsea thrashed 10-man Qarabag 4-0 in Baku to guarantee Antonio Conte’s side a top-two finish in Group C.First-half goals from Eden Hazard and Willian put Chelsea in control, with Cesc Fabregas adding a third before Willian netted again to cap the rout and knock Qarabag out of the competition.“We did everything well. We should have scored more. It is easy to play with these good players,” Hazard said.Atletico Madrid, runners-up twice in the past four years, retained an outside chance of pipping Roma to a place in the knockout stage as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-match goal drought in a 2-0 win in Spain.The French striker broke the deadlock with a spectacular acrobatic effort on 69 minutes, before compatriot Kevin Gameiro added a late second to seal a first win of the campaign for Atletico.However, they must beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their final game and hope Roma drop points at home to Qarabag to avoid parachuting into the Europa League.United, who hit the woodwork twice in the first half through Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo, looked on course to secure the point required to punch their ticket to the last 16 in Switzerland before Michael Lang popped up with an 89th-minute winner.“It’s like a dream. Right now I can’t believe we won against such a strong team,” Swiss international Lang told RTS. Victoire 7-1 contre le Celtic ?? pic.twitter.com/AN3QTf6rPa— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) November 22, 2017A brace from Neymar soon turned the game around, before Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe added goals of their own before the interval.Marco Verratti made it five with quarter of an hour left, before Cavani got his second and a sensational Dani Alves hit wrapped up a record-breaking night as PSG shattered the previous mark of 21 group-stage goals set last year by Borussia Dortmund.Unai Emery’s team have now scored 24 times in five matches and conceded just once, although they must avoid a heavy reverse at Bayern Munich next month to ensure they finish top of Group B.Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso scored in Brussels as Bayern overcame Anderlecht 2-1 to retain their 100 percent record since 72-year-old Jupp Heynckes returned for a fourth spell at the club.Two goals from Dutch striker Bas Dost propelled Sporting to a 3-1 victory over Olympiakos, but the Portuguese outfit must beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou in their final fixture to have a chance of overhauling Juventus for a last-16 berth.Share on: WhatsApp “We always thought we could win this match and in the end it was a victory like I had never seen before.”center_img Mourinho blamed United’s inability to convert their first-half dominance into goals after watching his side lose their perfect record in the group.“We lost because in the first half we should be 5-0 up but we could not score one goal after being so dominant,” Mourinho said.The result left United on 12 points, three ahead of both Basel and CSKA Moscow, and still almost certain of advancing, barring a huge defeat against the Russians at Old Trafford on December 5. Hazard and Willian celebrate, Chelsea thrashed 10-man Qarabag 4-0 in Baku to guarantee Antonio Conte’s side a top-two finish in Group CParis, France | AFP | Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, but Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in Basel.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rested Argentina star Lionel Messi in Turin, later introducing him as a second-half substitute as a 0-0 draw against Juventus sent the five-time European champions through as winners of Group D.last_img read more

NCP leader Praful Patel files his nomination for RS polls

first_imgMumbai, May 27 (PTI) NCP leader Praful Patel today filed his nomination from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha election slated for June 11.If elected, this will be Patels fourth term in the Rajya Sabha. He was first elected to the Upper House in 2000. In 2004, he became the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation.He was again elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2006 before winning the Lok Sabha election for the fourth time in 2009. Patel represented Bhandara-Gondiya constituency of Maharashtra in the 15th Lok Sabha.In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Patel lost to Nana Patole of BJP. The same year, NCP leader Tariq Anwar, who was elected to Lok Sabha, quit his Rajya Sabha seat and Patel was re-nominated from Anwars seat.In Maharashtra, six Rajya Sabha seats are up for grabs while there are 10 vacancies in the Legislative Council, the elections for which are slated on June 10.The retiring Rajya Sabha MPs from Maharashtra are Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut (who filed his nomination on May 26), Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal (who filed his nomination on June 24), Ishwarlal Jain and Praful Patel (both NCP), Vijay Darda and Avinash Pande (both Congress). PTI MM NP NSDlast_img read more