Posted tagged ‘Atlantic 10 conference’

Fordham Basketball falls to LaSalle at the buzzer 64-62

March 3, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at Rose Hill as Fordham falls to LaSalle 64-62 after Tyreek Duren hit the game winning shot with 0.7 seconds left. Sam Mills led Explorers with 18 points and Fordham’s senior Branden Frazier had 23 points and 6 assists. Next game for Fordham is on the road vs. URI, Wednesday at 7 pm.

Poor Second Half haunts Fordham in 85-66 loss to VCU

February 28, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Rose Hill Gym as Fordham loses it’s 5th straight game 85-66 to VCU. Freshman Jon Severe and Sophomore Mandell Thomas had 14 points apiece while Senior Guard Branden Frazier had 10 points in the loss. Junior center Ryan Canty had 2 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. The Rams take on LaSalle this Saturday at 5pm on their home floor.

 

St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt after 76-65 win at Fordham

February 13, 2014

Bonnies Head Coach Mark Schmidt talks about the win with reporters after 76-65 win.

Fordham Basketball’s defense fails to stop St. Bonaventure in 76-65 loss

February 13, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Rose Hill Gym as Fordham lost to St. Bonaventure 76-65. Mandell Thomas and Branden Frazier scored 20 points apiece but the Rams gave up 44 points in the paint, 17 offensive rebounds, and allowed the Bonnies to shoot 49% for the game.

 

Video: Fordham Men’s Basketball Report – UMass Recap and VCU Preview

January 29, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer breaks down the 90-52 loss to the #13 ranked UMass Minutemen in Amherst with highlights and defensive analysis. He also previews the matchup against the VCU Rams Wednesday night at  7PM on the road.

Fordham Men’s Basketball picks up first A-10 conference win 76-70 over George Mason

January 23, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Rose Hill Gym as Fordham got a big scoring output from Branden Frazier and Jon Severe. The senior had 22 points and 4 assists while the freshman guard had 21 points and 3 assists. The Rams shot 49% from the field and got a career day from junior point guard Chris Whitehead who got his first ever career start scoring a season high 9 points and dishing out 3 assists. Next up for Fordham is #13 ranked UMass Minutemen on the road Sunday at 12pm on NBCSN.

Fordham Basketball loses 5th straight as Dayton gets 80-68 road win

January 16, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Rose Hill Gym as Fordham Men’s Basketball loses their 5th game in a row and 8th straight contest against Dayton 80-68. Ryan Rhoomes was the lone bright spot for the Rams, finishing with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Dayton Head Coach Archie Miller talks about Fordham’s future program success and Coach Pecora discusses how to stay positive during a tough stretch of basketball in the month of January.

Fordham opens up A-10 season with 82-75 win over Duquesne

January 10, 2013

The Sports Cyle and TV 6’s Donnie Dwyer reports from the Rose Hill Gym after Fordham defeats Duquesne 82-75. This is the first season the Rams started 1-0 in A-10 play since 2006. Chris Gaston had 18 points and 10 rebounds while Branden Frazier had 16 points and 13 assists in the victory.

Atlantic 10 basketball is having scheduling issues already

May 25, 2012

Via Andy Katz:

The Atlantic 10 will discuss and then likely decide Thursday on how it will schedule with 15 teams next season, according to commissioner Bernadette McGlade. The A-10, which will wrap up spring meetings Thursday, will have 15 schools in the league because VCU left the CAA immediately. Temple and Charlotte don’t leave for the Big East and C-USA, respectively, until 2013. The A-10 will add Butler in the fall of 2013. Xavier coach Chris Mack said one format discussed was to have each team have two partners (four games) and then play the other 10 five home/five road. McGlade said the A-10 has been looking at creative alternatives.

I like that the A-10 is becoming a powerhouse conference but this scheduling seems to be out of sorts. As a Fordham fan this is going to be hard to play VCU and Butler in the future. The talent coming in better live up to the expectations or else they will be in the Patriot League or MAAC. I liked how you would play three teams twice and try to play everyone else one time in your conference. With VCU coming in immediately it causes a problem both for future bids to NCAA Tournament and makes the Duquesne’s and Rhode Island’s turn from 4 win conference teams to 2 win teams…

Butler Bulldogs want to join the Atlantic 10 next season

March 12, 2012

The Butler Bull dogs has expressed interest in joining the Atlantic 10 for all sports except football as the replacement to Temple.

The A-10 will lose Temple, historically one of its best men’s basketball programs, to the Big East in the fall of 2013. Butler has been among the dominant programs in the Horizon League, which, like the A-10, has been a competitive mid-major conference in the recent past.

The Bulldogs are intrigued by the access to major media markets in the A-10 and the increase in competition with Xavier, Saint Louis and Dayton among others, sources said. Adding Butler, which is located in Indianapolis, would give the A-10 another Midwest presence to go with those three schools.

Before missing out on an NCAA tournament selection Sunday, Butler reached the NCAA championship game in 2011 and 2010. Butler lost to Valparaiso in the semifinals of the Horizon tournament. The Bulldogs (20-14) will host Delaware on Wednesday night in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational.

The school competes in the Horizon League in all sports except football, where it plays in the Pioneer Football League. That league, which also includes Dayton, is classified in Division I’s Football Championship Subdivision but does not offer athletic scholarships.

As a Fordham fan, this potential move scares me because Butler could make the Atlantic 10 even better and potentially have a 4-5 bid league in the future. Butler is realizing that being the Horizon league it only is a one big league. Moving to the Atlantic 10 can give them a better schedule and also an easier chance to the big dance. In other sports, it helps the A-10 spread out to the midwest and make the conference even better. But as for basketball, it creates a lot of competition and makes this league a lot stronger than people think. Let’s see if it happens in the future. The bulldogs can claw their way to better basketball come next season…