Posted tagged ‘Chris Gaston’

Photo Gallery: Fordham beats Duquesne 82-75

January 22, 2013

Here is the photos taken at Fordham’s 82-75 win over the Dukes. I hope you enjoy them.

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.

One on One with Senior Forward Chris Gaston

January 9, 2013

The Sports Cycle and TV 6’s Donnie Dwyer has a one on one interview with Chris Gaston about the season so far, the injury, his leadership with the team, the NBA Draft in June, and his long legacy

A message to Chris Gaston: It’s time…

October 11, 2012

Goldfield for NY Daily News

Dear Chris Gaston,

It’s that time again. College Basketball season is right around the corner. The off-season workouts are done, the team practices are upon us, and a new year of wearing the maroon and white.

It’s that time of year, your senior year. The final year you take the court as a college player at the University you love. It’s time to engrave your name on the Rose Hill Gym floor, It’s time to lead the troops in battle, it’s time to make it to the A-10 Tournament. And it’s time to make it happen.

You’ve gone through a lot. Coaching changes, losing seasons, upset victories, long road trips, a tough road to college. And now, it’s time to win. It’s time to show America and the rest of the world who Fordham University is and where you are from. It’s time to take that leadership role and be vocal on and off the court. It’s time to build a team and make that chemistry rise to the top.

It’s been three years of watching you on the floor. The heart, the intensity, the passion, the will to win and give everything on the line. It’s time to multiply that by 100. It’s time to put the sticks down and light that fire. It’s time to show you are the best.

You’re a double-double machine, You are a proven scorer, you rebound the ball like the best of them. Now this season, go out and get it done.

Do it for your family, your friends, your teammates, but most of all do it for yourself. Show everyone that you won’t back down to a challenge. Show the world that you are not willing to let down. Show them you are a warrior and you want nothing else but wins.

It’s been a hard three years. Last year, you guys showed potential. Now it’s time to make that dream a reality.

As your biggest fan on and off the court, prove to me one thing. No matter what happens on the court everyday at practice, every game, every win, or every loss, promise me one thing.

You won’t give up.

I will be watching you and cheering you on every day. Hopefully even get to interview you this season. I wish you the best and only the best. You make me inspired on the basketball court and I don’t want to see that fire and passion fade.

It’s time to Rise CG 33. It’s time to put on those sneakers and go to work.

Have fun.

Your favorite basketball fan,

Donnie Dwyer

2011-2012 Fordham Basketball Season Highlight Video

June 4, 2012

Fordham Men’s Basketball team went 10-19 overall and 3-13 during the Atlantic 10 conference season. The team was led by Chris Gaston who was averaging 17.1 ppg and 9.9 rpg. The Rams look to compete and be at the top of the Atlantic 10 next season.

I look up to Fordham’s Chris Gaston, but he can’t keep doing this…

February 23, 2012

Hey Fordham Basketball Fans! It’s a rough morning to wake up and realize that your favorite team has lost to St. Bonaventure by 26 at home. It’s time for me to rant and write about my favorite player Chris Gaston.

(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

The reason I love Chris Gaston is because he is a star talent who fights and wills his way into the lane for rebounds, points, and attempts to the free throw line. This year, he became an integral part to the Maroon-White zone that worked during that winning stretch over Georgia Tech and Harvard. Now, where has he gone?

This is a Chris Gaston who has been suspended for a game for throwing back punches at a URI player and violating team rules. Is Chris Gaston just sick of losing? Is he sick of doing everything Coach Pecora says because frankly, it hasn’t been working? Honestly, I don’t have the answer but what I do know is that he needs to be a leader and he cannot give up on his team like this.

Every press game conference when I interviewed Chris he said, “I want to be a leader. I wanted to communicate with everyone.” Chris, where is that communication? Where has it gone? Honestly, I think it has gone to his head and that is what has caused him to be in the trouble he has been in.

With three games left in the conference, he has to leave it all on the floor. He has to make Fordham fans and also scouts around the nation realize that he is the best player at Fordham and he can will them to wins in the Atlantic 10.

In Chris’s behalf I have to say that he has gone through a tough road with changing coaches, a 41 game losing conference streak, and never making it to the Atlantic 10 tournament in his career. But you can’t give up on the team.

I watched the feature YES network did on Chris and the whole team looks to #33 for everything. They look to him for advice, leadership, guidance, and production. Now, with three games left Chris, show your team and yourself that you can do all of that and be a First Team All-Atlantic 10 player.

I am not knocking Chris at all. I am writing this to and for Chris to realize that he has a number one fan right here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am a Senior who should be worrying about jobs, life, and my future but I also care about Fordham Basketball. The team and the program is part of a family to me and when someone gets down, someone needs to pull him out.

So Chris, if you read this, work your tail off and be the best leader you can be. I look up to you every single day you step out on that floor and produce a double-double. Don’t let this funk get to you. Keep working hard and remember, “Quitters never win and winners never quit.” La Salle is this Saturday, what are you going to bring to the table…

I’m a good luck charm to Fordham Basketball

February 13, 2012

This is what Junior Forward Chris Gaston tweeted to me last night:

When I was home, Fordham won 3 out of 4 home games including upsets over #21 Harvard and Georgia Tech. The connection I have with some of the players is the reason I love being in the media and I love Fordham basketball. Fordham to me = Family. The way they played over that stretch was inspiring basketball and everytime I was there I could feel that energy and passion. Over the past few games there hasn’t been that energy to finish off ball games and sometimes I wish I wasn’t 1,000 miles away. I wish I was Fordham’s good luck charm every single game of the year and could make that impact moving forward. This tweet from Chris has been an honor to one of the biggest Fordham basketball fans since 2004…

Fordham Basketball Photos (Texas St. – Xavier)

January 25, 2012

Here is a Photo Gallery of Fordham Basketball Players warming up from the Texas State game through the Xavier game over my break. Got some cool and emotional shots! Hope you enjoy it fans…

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(c) Donnie Dwyer

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Fordham upended by Xavier 67-59 and move to 0-2 in conference play

January 8, 2012

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer travels to the Rose Hill Gym to report on the game between Xavier and Fordham. Fordham hasn’t beaten Xavier since 2005 on Kevin Anderson’s dunk. This year was another loss as Xavier’s toughness and physicality lead the Rams to shooting 37% from the field. Branden Frazier had 22 pts in the game and was the leading scorer in the contest. That was Fordham’s 3rd game in 5 days…

Fordham upsets #21/22 Harvard 60-54 at Rose Hill Gym

January 5, 2012

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer travels to the Rose Hill Gym to report on Fordham basketball against #21/22 ranked Harvard Crimson. It was the first win over a ranked opponent in 54 tries and 34 years at home. Now the Rams are 7-6 and look into A-10 play with a ranked win and 3 straight victories. Chris Gaston had 18 pts and 10 red and Bryan Smith was Mr. Big Shot with 22 pts of his own and 5 three pointers…