Fordham University Rams
The Fordham Rams will be on the road for the first time this season when they take to the field on Saturday afternoon to face the La Salle Explorers. The team was recognized as a member of the National College Lacrosse League and is also a club team that is classified on a national basis by the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
The team is a member of the Patriot League and competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the National College Lacrosse League (NCCL). The Rams won the Patriots League championship in 1992 and 1994, and the national championship in 1993 and 1996. The university is represented in all sports and is also home to the Fordham Rams men's and women's lacrosse teams, the Rams women's basketball team and a variety of other college and professional teams.
The NCAA granted the Patriot League an automatic bid for the 1991 NCAA Tournament for the first time after Fordham won the 1991 Patriot League Tournament. In addition to coming closest to the national championship in the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) and the National Collegiate Hockey Association (NCCL), Fordham has also reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II tournament in 2002, the NCAA College Football Playoff in 2001, and the first ever NCAA Final Four in 2002. It reached the quarterfinals in the 2003 and 2004 NCAA FBS playoffs, as well as the semifinals and finals in 2004.
In revenge against Fordham in 1939, the Rams beat Pitt again in 1940 and later earned a trip to the Cotton Bowl. In 1941, NYU retaliated with victory in the New York City Bowl, which ended bitterly in front of more than 1,000 fans in a sold-out stadium. Fordham was invited to play in the Rose Bowl in 1942, but declined the invitation after previously accepting a berth in a sugar bowl in 1942 and an invitation in 1943.
Other milestones for the Rams included a victory over little-known Waynesburg at the start of the 1939 season and a trip to the New York City Bowl. Fordham won two games in a row, defeating the University of Michigan (3-0) and Michigan State University (2-1), with the only loss coming against the University of Detroit (one goal). The other victory came in 1931 against Detroit and the other in 1934 against Penn State. In 1939, Fordham won its first MCHC Championships in 1939 and 1940, secured them and sent them to the ACHA tournament for the first time.
The students brought the football back to Fordham, calling it "the most successful football program in the history of the University of New York. In addition to the MCHC and ACHA Championships in 1939 and 1940, they also won a small national championship in 1941 and 1942.
In 2013, the Rams reached the second round of the FCS playoffs and had a record year with a 12-2 record against teams Villanova and Lehigh. The Rams defended their title in 2014, with the women's team finishing second in the team rankings. In 2015, they returned to the postseason for the first time in school history, beating the Northeast in front of more than 30,000 fans in the Final Four. LA returned in 2016 and is still the only NFL team to win a college title, along with the New York Giants, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers.
In the fall of 1970, the team joined the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Hockey League and began playing in the New York - New Jersey Ice Hockey Association. The team was formed with the intention of playing and winning a game, but for the most part Fordham was still playing at a low level. It began to mix occasionally in a few games against teams from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCHA) and the American Athletic Conference (AAC), but only started in a playoff game against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974.
Fordham, which had nothing to do with granite, was ranked 10th in the FCS (formerly Division I - AA) and earned a big spot in the national tournament. They did not get anything out of the granite and were not allowed to participate in the Patriot League championship, but were allowed to schedule games against the Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen, both members of the Patriot League, which were immediately scheduled. That's why the Rams' league games will no longer count against them next season, and they will return to a scholarship model next year, like all their league games.
Fordham has made a dramatic leap in recent years by moving forward on college football at the major level and at the major level. The university is also reportedly a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FCS) and the American Athletic Conference (AA). Fordham's club team has been ranked sixth in the national rankings for the last two seasons with a 5-4 record.