About Fordham SportsNet

What is Fordham SportsNet?

Fordham SportsNet was created by Charles Costello in November 2008 with the goal of providing Fordham fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the school’s basketball and football teams. The site is no longer active.

Who is Charles Costello?

Charles Costello was a Featured Columnist with Bleacher Report covering the Fordham men’s basketball and football teams.

He’s been a beat reporter assigned to cover the New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, and New York Rangers. He was also the host of WFUV Radio’s One on One Sports Show, broadcasted daily sports updates, and did play-by-play and color commentary of Fordham basketball.

In addition, Costello authored a New York Jets blog for Hearst Connecticut Newspapers and provided commentary on the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Penn State football, college basketball, and tennis for the Yahoo Contributor Network. He has also written for SNY TV’s Giants Football Blog.

Costello was the founder, editor, and lead writer of Fordham SportsNet, a website devoted to coverage of the Fordham basketball and football teams.

He resides in Connecticut with his fiance, Erin, their dogs, Kermit and Imus, and cat, Groucho.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cfcostello

9 thoughts on “About Fordham SportsNet

  1. Nice site, Charles. Good informative writing. Will check up often. Good luck!

  2. hi charles-

    i enjoy your website. i was hoping you could do a “monthly report” throughout the year on the football team (especially the offseason). it’s difficult to get any news out of the university athletic office. perhaps you could get inside info on the coaching changes-the recruits-how many coming through for visits-a few of the student athlets we’re chasing-any players leaving the team or academic issues -current injuries etc.. or even interviews (to put in print) with a few players-coaches periodically. the spring practices-position changes-status of the offseason lifting program- the locker rooms.. the upcoming schedule. i understand there is limited info in the offseason but surely a once a month update-tidbits on the squad. thanks

  3. Just heard you for the first time on FUV this afternoon and really enjoyed your insights. I am a 1972 graduate of FU so I remember the good old days of Charley Y, Ken Charles, and yes, Digger, and waiting for an hour in a packed house at RHG for freshmen games to begin. I am a season ticket holder and a member of the Rebounders Club, who travels an hour and a half from Meriden to take in the games…and dinners on Arthur Avenue. Only bad weather stops me. By the way, I too taught English before retiring this past June.
    After reflecting on some of the comments made today, I’d have to say that those who complained about the communication gap between the administration and the alumni, as well as between the administration and the students, were spot on. And there is NO media coverage…even when we were decent a few years ago, little to nothing was covered in the papers. I realize the pro mentality in New York, but there has to be some kind of connection that our higher-ups have with the media which could enhance this coverage.
    If we are going to stay in the A10, or should I say allowed to stay in the A10, this really has to change. One of the reasons we were brought in to the league obviously was to generate some Big Apple interest. The arena, convocation center, or what ever we choose to call it, has to be built…and not just for hoops. There is no facility on campus to hold an event of any significance, be it athletic, social, political, or academic. But the administration, though talking a good game about Fordham being the premier Catholic university in 10 years, doesn’t seem to see its intrinsic and extrinsic value.
    And so we wallow. I will continue to attend the games, scream like a Banchee(sic), enjoy my meals, and keep telling my UConn and BC friends that next year we should at least break .500. With the facility that we have, it’s hard to believe that the coaching staff is getting the talent that it is. Telling recruits that RHG is the oldest D-1 gym still in existence probably doesn’t impress many of them.
    I look forward to any positive developments and would be willing to contact whoever could help promote our cause. I think it all starts with McShane, McLaughlin, and Gray listening to the alumni base, and that could mean the establishment of a forum of some type…or at least a meeting with us more often than “never.” I’m sure that there is concern that this could just turn into a bitching session, but at least issues on both sides could be aired. In the meantime, I look for improvement with this year’s team, await the recruits for next year anxiously, and pray that the new Ram mascot will have something to cheer about in the not-too-distant future.

  4. I graduated in 1955 and have been a loyal and dedicated FORDHAM LOVER and FAN…I am delighted that you have established this PROFESSIONAL and FORDHAM ALUMNI and SUPPORTER site… Let me know if I can help to enhance the readers and supporters…

    FORDHAM NEEDS a REAL SPORTS ORIENTED STRATEGIC PLAN and THIS SITE CAN HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN..

    BILL ROTHSCHILD

  5. I really love your effort to provide an objective, comprehensive reporting, commentary assessment of FORDHAM SPORTS… THANKS..
    I will continue to read your comments and recommend it to other FORDHAM LOVERS

    Bill Rothschild, College 1955

  6. Charles,

    Great job all year with your insights, quotes and reports! I hope you are back next season for men’s basketball games. I don’t know what kind of sources or access you have, but it would be great if you could do a story about the state of the program and the future of coach Whittenburg. A lot has been made on the Fordham Fans web about Whittenburg’s possible dismissal and possible player defections. There was an accusation made that Trey Blue and DW had an verbal altercation at halftime of the UMASS game and that was the reason Blue did not play again for Fordham. It also appears Mike Moore (who was benched along with Herb Tanner in the second half against St. Joe’s) will not be back.

    Someone in the media needs to look into this and Fordham needs to come out with a statement saying DW is the coach if that is the case. I hope you are able to do a follow up story. If not, I still remain a loyal reader.

    Thank you.

    Greg (FC 85)

  7. CHARLES COSTELLO,

    AS I WAS VIEWING THE WEBSITE FORDHAMFANS.COM UNDER THE SUBJECT OF HOLY CROSS VS FORDHAM GAME PICTURES, IT WAS VERY INTERESTING TO NOTICE THAT JUST ABOUT ALL THE FANS IN ATTENDANCE WERE SENIOR CITIZENS! WHERE WERE ALL THE STUNDENTS? CAN I BE THE ONLY ONE TO NOTICE THAT?

    BOB CASTELLO (FORMER BRONX RESIDENT AND FORDHAM SPORTS FAN )

  8. Probably safe to drop the Coach Whittenburg site from your Blogroll. Sadly, like so much about Fordham sports, Fordham SportsNet is a bit behind the curve. Nevertheless, I check it out regularly because I can’t get Fordham sports news anywhere else. Of course a program that is a perennial loser and falls to the likes of Kennesaw State University tends not to garner much media attention. So here’s a suggestion: Fordham should join the Big East. If the university is content to win two or three basketball games a year, why not play in the nation’s premier league. That way, Fordham will get media pick-up in major media outlets such as ESPN, SI, NY Times, Washington Post, etc.

    On a more serious note, can you explain how schools such as Georgetown, BC, ND, Nova, Duke and Stanford can put decent teams on the floor without sacrificing their academic integrity?

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

    Cheers,
    Bob Z., Prep ’64, FCRH ’68

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