When It All Began: Linda Galbraith Talks About The First Rams

Before all those banners commemorating Atlantic 10 and Patriot League titles and NCAA, WNIT and AIAW Tournament appearances could be hung on the Rose Hill Gymnasium rafters, the Fordham women’s basketball program had to start somewhere. And it was in 1966, just two years after the school began accepting undergraduate women at Rose Hill via Thomas More College, that a group of 14 enterprising young women and two male student coaches first took to the Read more…

‘Posse Award’ Honors Memory Of Fordham’s Own Mike Armstrong ’90

As many alums and friends are aware, the Fordham family was among the hardest hit by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Among those lost was Michael J. Armstrong, class of 1990 and an avid Fordham basketball supporter. Armstrong’s family and friends established the Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation, honoring his memory and the qualities and zest for life that made him the unique individual that many loved. Beneficiaries of the endowment have includes Read more…

Defense, ‘We Before Me’ Keep Gaitley’s Rams On Top

When Stephanie V. Gaitley took over the helm of the Fordham women’s basketball program in 2011, she preached defense and a “We before Me” attitude. It didn’t take long for that philosophy to turn into wins — two years later Gaitley’s charges won a school-record 26 games (12-2 in the Atlantic 10), and by 2013-14 the squad had claimed its first Atlantic 10 Championship and second NCAA Tournament appearance. Heady stuff, for sure, but Gaitley Read more…

Coach Neubauer Hopes Early Confidence Translates To A-10 Success

Eight games into the season, Head Coach Jeff Neubauer‘s Rams are 6-2, a couple of points and a double-overtime from being unbeaten heading into their biggest challenge of the season to date, in front of what should be a raucous Rose Hill Gym crowd against Big Ten opponent Rutgers on Saturday (the first visit to the Fordham campus by a Big Ten school in men’s basketball since Purdue rolled up in 1935!). But with his Read more…

One On One With Becky Peters (GSB ’12)

When Becky Peters arrived at Rose Hill in the fall of 2008 for her freshman season, she was joining a storied program that had fallen on some hard times—at least on the court. The transition a decade earlier to the Atlantic 10 had been a rough one, and the perennially strong squads had hit rock bottom, a winless season the year prior capping 13 straight losing marks. By the time she left after four stellar Read more…

One On One With Damon Lopez (FC ’91)

One of the most accomplished and decorated student-athletes in Fordham basketball history, Damon Lopez was the pivotal player (literally!) in standout Fordham teams in his junior (1989-90) and senior (1990-91) seasons. The 6’9″ center led the Rams to Patriot League regular season and tournament championships, earning conference Player of the Year honors as well as Fordham’s Vincent T. Lombardi Award as the male athlete of the year as a senior, averaging 17.7 points and 9.5 Read more…

One On One With Erin Rooney (FC ’14)

When Erin Rooney followed Head Coach Stephanie Gaitley when the Rams’ mentor moved from Monmouth University to Rose Hill in 2011, the program was just starting its ascent into an Atlantic 10 contender. By the time she graduated three years later, the Rams were league champions, and Rooney was leading the way. A two-time First-Team All-Atlantic 10 player (the first Ram ever to achieve that even once), Rooney also garnered First Team All-Met honors twice Read more…