Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

David T. Roach, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation
Charlie Elwood, Deputy Director of Athletics

Mission Statement

The ultimate objective of Fordham University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to integrate academic and athletic experiences successfully in the Jesuit tradition. Student-athletes are expected to benefit from the educational, professional and cultural advantages of a university located in New York City.

Accordingly, we are committed to broad participation in intercollegiate athletics, with ample opportunity provided for meaningful and successful contributions by men and women of diverse background, culture and experiences.

For all athletic pursuits, whether they are at the varsity, club, intramural or recreation level, the Athletic Department strives to provide a rewarding experience for all of its constituents. The Department conducts its activities in ways that promote sportsmanship, camaraderie, and a comprehensive commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and equitable opportunity for all students and staff.

Fordham has the oldest intercollegiate baseball program in the nation, dating back to 1859 and also had the first televised football game in 1939 and basketball game in 1940. Fordham University offers a competitive and nationally respected athletic program. From football’s “Seven Blocks of Granite” and Vince Lombardi, to baseball’s Frankie Frisch, “The Fordham Flash” to the 2002 & 2007 Patriot League Football champions, the University’s athletic tradition is rich in team and player accomplishments.


Our intercollegiate program has seen more recent success in Women’s Swimming and Diving winning the 2010 Atlantic 10 Championship. Joining our very successful Softball Program has been Women’s Basketball. This year teams were crowed Atlantic 10 Conference Champions and went on the NCAA Tournament for post-season competition. Football also had a successful season in 2013 and went on to the second round of post-season competition in the NCAA Championship.


Fordham is a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Patriot League for football, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). 

The Rams compete in 22 intercollegiate sports. For men, the school offers intercollegiate baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, and water polo. The women’s program consists of basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, women’s rowing and volleyball. Fordham also offers co-ed cheerleading.

Students who wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics must be enrolled and matriculate full time in one of the colleges at the Rose Hill  campus.  If  students  from  the  Lincoln  Center  campus  would  like  to  participate  in intercollegiate athletics, they must satisfy the appropriate transfer requirements, and successfully transfer to one of the colleges on the Rose Hill Campus.

In accordance with the “Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act,” effective July 1, 1996, information regarding the intercollegiate athletics program is available for review upon request to the Director of Athletic Administration, Fordham University, Rose Hill Gymnasium, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.

David T. Roach, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation
Mr. Charlie Elwood, Director of Athletic Administration
Rose Hill Gym
(718) 817-4300

Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Center

Completed in 1976, The Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial center is a multifaceted athletic complex serving the Fordham University community. It is located adjacent to the Rose Hill Gymnasium and the McGinley Center. The entrance is a memorial exhibit of Fordham alumnus Vincent T. Lombardi and the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame members.

The following facilities are found within the Lombardi Center: a field house with a 200-meter four lane track; basketball, tennis, volleyball, and handball courts; an eight-lane, 38-meter pool and diving well; five squash/racquetball courts, weight room, aerobics rooms, cardio- fitness area with exercise cycles, step units, and treadmills; men’s and women’s locker rooms with Finnish Saunas; and an athletic equipment issue counter where balls and racquets are available for use.


A new fitness center located in the Ramskeller in McGinley will open in Fall 2012. The fitness center will include a variety of new state-of-the-art cardio machines, strength training circuit stations, and free weights. A new multipurpose room will allow for  recreation classes, and there will be a room dedicated for spinning classes. 

All full-time undergraduate students at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center in FCRH, FCLC, or CBA are entitled to membership and use of the Lombardi Center as their tuition fees cover the cost. Paid yearly memberships are available to all students, staff, and alumni of the Fordham University community. Membership information and applications are available at the Lombardi Center office, or call (718) 817-4260 to have membership information and an application mailed to you.

Ms. Mary Cunneen, Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities
Lombardi Center
(718) 817-4261

Mr. Mike Roberts, Assistant Athletic Director/Intramurals and Club Sports and Membership Services

Lombardi Center
(718) 817-4263

Lombardi Center Facility Hours
Academic Year hours:

Monday - Friday: 6:00AM - 12:00AM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00AM - 9:30PM


Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00AM - 9:30PM


Lombardi Center Office hours
Academic Year hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Note: Our office is closed Fridays in July through the second weekend in August.


Fordham University students who are not members of the Lombardi Center may pay a $4.00 daily guest fee with a valid ID upon entrance to the center. Non-students affiliated with the University may pay a daily entrance fee of $8.00 upon entrance. There is a two-guest limit for all Lombardi Center members.

Intramural Sports Program

The intramural sports program provides the opportunity for recreation, fun, and competition between students, faculty, staff, and alumni in a variety of athletic activities. Intramurals are offered for the following sports: flag football, co-rec soccer, co-rec volleyball, men’s, women’s and co-rec basketball, fall softball, spring softball, baseball (male only) and dodge ball (male and co-rec). Teams or individuals may compete in the men’s, women’s, or co-ed divisions. Sign-ups are held in the Lombardi Center Office. In addition to the full-season sports there are special events held throughout the year. Call the AD/Intramural Director at (718) 817-4263 for more information. 

Lifetime Sports Program

The Lombardi Center provides noncredit instructional recreational courses to develop new and untried skills. The main objective is to offer the Fordham community the opportunity to develop and enhance leisure and recreational activities that can last a lifetime. Current courses provided at the Rose Hill Campus are Cardio-Kickboxing, Tennis, and Yoga.. Please refer to the lifetime sports course listing each semester for times and fees.

Club Sports

Competitive and recreational non-varsity sports teams are available at Fordham through the Lombardi Center. All club sports teams must follow specific guidelines that are administered through the Director of Club Sports, the Club President, and the Constitution. The current club sports include: Baseball, Men’s Crew, Dance Team(Ram Rhythm), Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s & Women’s Rugby, Women’s and Co-ed Sailing, Men’s & Women’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee. Club Sport teams represent Fordham University in intercollegiate competitions, and its membership consists of full-time undergraduate students eligible to represent the University. If you are interested in joining a club sport or if you are interested in getting one started, see the Assistant AD for Intramural & Club Sport Director in the Lombardi Center office.




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