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FDU teams go forward to play in tournaments

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Several FDU sports teams are advancing to their respective championships this semester.

The Florham Campus’ women’s tennis team has been chosen as the fourth team playing at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament, according to fdudevils.com. The Devils (7-10, 3-3) will play against the Eagles from Juniata College, the number one team in the conference who are hosting the two-day tournament. Continue reading

Field hockey player recounts historic season


Together we will. That is our mission, and that is our motivator. These are the three words that we, the members of the FDU field hockey team, vowed to play by at the beginning of the season, and these are the words that helped us get to where we are today. Every year, we come up with one main goal for the season, and this year it was to win a MAC Championship on our home field. So when our season ended with a winning record in the conference, we were presented what we had worked for: the trophy, on our own turf. Continue reading

FDU professor debuts at bodybuilding competition

Staff Writer

It just seemed like a good idea at the time,” said J.R. Pinto, who teaches in the Department of Literature, Languages, Writing and Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus. Pinto made his bodybuilding debut at the American Natural Bodybuilding Federation (ANBF) Jersey Shore Natural Pro/Am Competition on Sept. 27.

Pinto’s journey began when a fellow member of his gym suggested that he consider the sport. He began training and dieting on his own, but eventually started working with his coach, Vinny Galanti, who is a retired champion bodybuilder. Galanti, from Mahwah, N.J., still actively power-lifts and coaches professional and amateur bodybuilders. Continue reading

Volleyball coach celebrates milestone of 300 career wins

Sports Editor

The wait is over. The Fairleigh Dickinson University women’s volleyball Head Coach Al Campora reached the milestone of 300 career wins during the final tournament of the season against Ramapo

The Devils defeated Ramapo during the fifth set during a tightly contested match-up. FDU lost their previous two matches to nationally ranked Eastern University and Manhattanville College before notching Campora’s 300th win.

“We played some tough matches in between,” Campora said. “We played Eastern, which is a nationally ranked team. When the team had the opportunity, they came through. The team was a little disappointed they hadn’t beaten Manhattanville here at FDU. I didn’t even know they knew about the record … They did it against Ramapo, which was nice.”
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Expectations are high for women’s basketball this year


Halloween has come and gone, which means that winter sports at Fairleigh Dickinson University are about to start up their seasons.

Most winter sport teams have already begun preseason practices, including the FDU women’s basketball team.

The Devils are coming off of one of their best seasons in school history. They went 24-4 on the season, including being crowned Middle Athletic Conference (MAC) champions, and they also earned a berth in the Division III NCAA playoffs.
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Former FDU kicker continues to chase his dream of playing on Sundays

Sports Editor

For Michael Barnard, his football career has been an unusual road. It all began his junior year in football because of a
misunderstanding with the soccer coach, which led to him quitting the team.

Barnard was a starter for the varsity soccer team at Rancocas Valley Regional High School since his freshman year. When news about Barnard leaving the soccer team found its way to the football coach, he immediately reacted.
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This week in photos: Ultimate Frisbee, Football

Photos by Joe Castillo.

Former FDU sports information director reflects on career

Sports Editor

In 1980, Jay Horwitz accepted a job with the New York Mets organization and began his career working in professional baseball. Since his first day on the job, he has seen it all.

Horwitz currently serves as the vice president of media relations for the Mets, but he is known for the humorous stories he shares about the organization.

But before he became one of the known faces of the Mets franchise, Horwitz served as Fairleigh Dickinson University’s sports information director for the Rutherford and Teaneck campuses. He held that job from 1972 until he joined Major League Baseball.
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