December 17, 2010 |
That familiar face. The one in a class. The USC student swore he'd seen it before. "You're Jio Fontan, from Fordham?" he asked. Why yes, the USC junior guard thought. Always nice to meet a basketball fan. Only Fontan soon learned he'd met a fan from the movie he was in, not from the game he plays. Figures, Fontan thought. It's L.A. "Everybody's a star out here," he said, laughing. He'd rather be known for hoops, not the PBS documentary about his New Jersey high school.
May 30, 2009 |
Thanks to Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Americans may have to start wrapping their tongues and minds around a word that has nothing to do with abortion rights or the 2nd Amendment, but a lot to do with the country's evolving ethnic and cultural profile: Nuyorican. Referring to a person of Puerto Rican parentage or heritage born and (usually) raised in New York City, or to the culture of that group, it's a term that the Bronx-born judge embraces proudly.
March 11, 1986
Larry Glueck, a former assistant coach at Harvard, was named head football coach at Fordham University.
February 6, 1985 |
A Metro Atlantic Conference basketball game between Army and Fordham was suspended shortly before halftime Tuesday night after a bomb threat was telephoned to the Fordham security office, Fordham athletic director Dave Rice said. Rice said a male voice, which he described as foreign, warned that a bomb would be detonated inside Rose Hill Gymnasium "because Army is playing."
February 15, 2000 |
Fordham Coach Bob Hill was reprimanded by the Atlantic 10 for calling the officiating "an embarrassment to basketball" after Sunday's loss to St. Joseph's. Hill was ejected after receiving two technical fouls. Fordham player Steve Canal, also ejected, was suspended for one game by the school.
March 8, 2011 |
Everyone has by now heard about the manic, tough-talking Charlie Sheen, the sitcom actor who publicly insults his bosses and makes T-shirt-ready boasts of "winning" and having tiger blood. But former porn star Ginger Lynn says she got intimate with another side of TV's top-earning actor ? one that fans can now share for a price. "There's a side of him that I don't think many people hear about," Lynn said during an interview Friday. "Especially because right now, everyone's focusing on the negative.
July 27, 2009 |
Vin Scully showed up unprepared for an assignment once in his life -- and Dodgers fans were the better for it. It was 60 years ago this November, and Scully was a 21-year-old greenhorn, recently graduated from Fordham, new to the announcing business and eager to leave his mark. The young New Yorker had been tapped by Red Barber to make his professional play-by-play debut at a Maryland-Boston University football game on Nov. 12, 1949, at Fenway Park.