Bronx, NY (August 26, 2008) - The 2008-09 Fordham University men's basketball schedule has been released and it features a 16-game Atlantic 10 Conference schedule and 15 home games, as well as a match-up with a Big East opponent and an appearance in the 2008 FIU Tournament in Miami over the holiday break.
The Rams will open their 105th season of basketball on Friday, November 14th, as they host Columbia University in the Rose Hill Gym, the first of seven non-conference games slated for the historic venue.
After the top five in the final rankings, there were a few schools that hovered around the .500 mark for most of the season, only to come out on the short end so to speak. But that doesn’t mean that this season was a complete failure for teams such as LIU, Fairfield and Yale. The Blackbirds finished dead even at 15-15, their first non-losing record 1997-98.
Fordham, Sacred Heart and Seton Hall on tap
Team of the Week: Fordham
Results: W 76-72 @ Massachusetts, W 53-51 vs. Charlotte
2. Fordham (2006-07 Record: 18-12, 10-6 Atlantic 10)
Head coach: Dereck Whittenburg
Returning Starters: 5- G Kevin Anderson (senior): 6-3, 185; G Marcus Stout (senior): 6-4, 195; F Michael Binns (senior): 6-7, 225; F Bryant Dunston (senior): 6-8, 233; F Sebastian Greene (senior): 6-8, 188.
Overall Rank: #87
First Team All-Metro Area
G Jared Jordan (Senior-Marist)
G Loren Stokes (Senior-Hofstra)
G Antoine Agudio (Junior-Hofstra)
F Bryant Dunston (Junior-Fordham)
F Andre Harris (Senior-Fairleigh Dickinson)
Second Team All-Metro Area
G Carlos Rivera (Senior-Hofstra)
G Will Whittington (Senior-Marist)
F Robert Hines (Junior-St. Francis-NY)
F Anthony Mason, Jr. (Sophomore-St. John’s)
F Todd Sowell (Junior-St. Peter’s)
Third Team All-Metro Area
G Eugene Harvey (Freshman-Seton Hall)