Funding Initiative: New Era Basketball Fund

Athletes cheering a win

The New Era Fund supports the student-athletes of Fordham basketball, helping the women’s team continue its past success and helping the men’s team establish a winning record, and winning culture, under new head coach Kyle Neptune.  New energy among fans, a network of enthusiastic student supporters, and donors to the New Era Fund are propelling the basketball program forward, helping it become an even greater source of pride, unity, and inspiration for the University community. 

Uses of the New Era Fund include the following: 

  • Recruitment and retention of coaching talent 
  • Marketing and promotion of games, including video production 
  • Facilities renovations
  • Faster, more convenient transportation to and from games 
  • Software and technology for analyzing past games and improving performance

Give Now to Support Fordham Basketball

 

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Interested in endowing funds, naming opportunities, or have other questions? Contact Kara Field, director of athletic development and assistant athletic director, at 212-636-8896 or kfield1@fordham.edu.

Fordham Basketball's New Era

Under Trustee’s Leadership, Athletics Takes Its Turn in the Fundraising Spotlight

Under Trustee’s Leadership, Athletics Takes Its Turn in the Fundraising Spotlight

Years before she was a Fordham trustee and philanthropic leader for the University and many other causes, Darlene Luccio Jordan, FCRH ’89, was a newly minted prosecutor who found out, one day, that she was being transferred to run the district attorney’s office at a nearby court—pretty much all by herself. What was the first …

With Fundraising and Student Support, Fordham Basketball Launches New Era

With Fundraising and Student Support, Fordham Basketball Launches New Era

The hope and expectations have been palpable at Rose Hill this fall as the men’s basketball Rams have taken to the court for their first season under new head coach Kyle Neptune, and as Stephanie Gaitley, head coach of the women’s team, has led her Rams to a strong start with wins over tough competitors. …

A New Era in Fordham Athletics | Ed Kull and Kyle Neptune

A New Era in Fordham Athletics | Ed Kull and Kyle Neptune

Fordham’s athletics director Ed Kull and men’s basketball head coach Kyle Neptune discuss the benefits and excitement sports bring to campus. “You want to build the whole person right? And it’s not just, all right let’s get these guys on the court and run some plays… That’s probably the last piece,” said Neptune. “We really …

NBA Announcer Mike Breen Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

NBA Announcer Mike Breen Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Mike Breen, FCRH ’83, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and presented with the Curt Gowdy Media Award on May 14. Breen, who is a play-by-play announcer both for MSG Network and ABC/ESPN, accepted the award at an induction ceremony at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, saying during his speech that …

Tom Konchalski, Legendary New York City Basketball Scout and Fordham Graduate, Dies at 74

Tom Konchalski, Legendary New York City Basketball Scout and Fordham Graduate, Dies at 74

Tom Konchalski, FCRH ’68, long known as one of the most trusted basketball scouts in the country, whose four-decade career included assessments of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James as high school players, died on Feb. 8 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. He was 74 years old. Konchalski was born in Manhattan and …

Mike Breen, Voice of the NBA, Wins Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award

Mike Breen, Voice of the NBA, Wins Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award

Mike Breen, FCRH ’83, the longtime New York Knicks broadcaster and lead voice for the NBA on national TV, has been selected to receive a 2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He will be honored in late August at the Hall of Fame’s annual enshrinement ceremony and awards …

In Portraits of NYC Basketball Hoops, Love for the Game on Display

In Portraits of NYC Basketball Hoops, Love for the Game on Display

In New York, a city that over the years has struggled with issues like wealth disparity, access to affordable housing, and tensions over gentrification, basketball courts can often feel like one of the few truly democratic spaces. On playgrounds across the five boroughs, people from the most varied of backgrounds can come together with the …

Toronto Raptors Broadcaster Jack Armstrong Reflects on New York Roots and Career in Canada

Toronto Raptors Broadcaster Jack Armstrong Reflects on New York Roots and Career in Canada

Jack Armstrong, FCLC ’86, GSAS ’88, has one of the most recognizable voices in basketball. As a longtime broadcaster for the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors, the Brooklyn native’s New York accent can be heard across Canada and the United States delivering memorable game calls and signature lines like “Get that garbage outta here!” after …

Women’s Basketball Uses Second-Half Surge to Race Past Harvard in WNIT Opener

Women’s Basketball Uses Second-Half Surge to Race Past Harvard in WNIT Opener

Bronx, N.Y. – A year ago, the Fordham women’s basketball team overcame a halftime deficit on the road at Georgetown to win and advance in the WNIT. On Friday night, this time playing at home against Harvard, the Rams overturned a nine-point deficit at the interval with an outstanding second-half effort, outscoring the Crimson, 41-14, …

Four Women’s Basketball Players Competing Abroad This Summer

Four Women’s Basketball Players Competing Abroad This Summer

Bronx, N.Y. – Fordham women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Gaitley always promotes the international flair of her program and this summer has been no different for the Rams. Rising redshirt sophomore Kate Kreslina has just wrapped up some invaluable experience at the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket with the Latvia senior national team, finishing sixth, incoming freshmen Zara Jillings and Johanna Klug will …

McLaughlin Family Court to Herald Future of Fordham Athletics

McLaughlin Family Court to Herald Future of Fordham Athletics

Fordham University’s legendary Rose Hill Gymnasium—the oldest NCAA Division I basketball arena still in use— has been labeled many things, from a well-regarded rarity in the Atlantic 10, to one of basketball’s crown jewels. But to Frank McLaughlin, FCRH ’69, a former Ram team captain and standout player, the court is simply known as “home.” …