Fordham University

Basketball

Twenty-three game winning streak

Coach: Ed Kelleher
Nickname: “The Rams”  “Maroon”

  Coach Kelleher believed in starting his second team. Fordham won its first nine games of the season; but against City College, he started his first team....they lost. He wouldn't do this again.
Twenty-three game winning streak
   1927-'28 season:
1/21/1928 L 25-26 C.C.N.Y. City College Stadium 1,300
 1. 2/1/1928 W 42-33 Holy Cross (Away)
 2. 2/4/1928 W 43-22 Swarthmore (Home) 1,000
 3. 2/11/1928 W 24-18 Holy Cross (Home) 2,300
 4. 2/18/1928 W 31-21 N.Y.U. (Home) 4,000 Dougherty 13
 5. 2/22/1928 W 43-16 Catholic University (Home) 2,500 Adams 15, Dougherty 13
 6. 2/25/1928 W 21-18 Manhattan College (Home) 5,000
   1928-'29 season:
 7. 12/7/1928 W 29-16 St. Francis (Home)
 8. 12/12/1928 W 30-20 Fordham Alumni (Home) 2,000 (Alumni include Zev Graham & Jim Zakszewski.)
 9. 12/15/1928 W 28-19 Gettysburg College (Home) Dougherty 13
10. 12/20/1928 W 46-23 Yale (Home) 4,500 Dougherty 15, Adams 13
11. 1/2/1929 W 41-15 Princeton (Home> 5,000 Sweetman 11
12. 1/4/1929 W 25-23 Colgate (Home)
13. 1/9/1929 W 55-30 Bucknell (Home) 3,500 Sweetman 16, Landers 16; Swarth.: Klosterman 12
14. 1/11/1929 W 37-15 Syracuse (Home) 5,000 Syracuse held to 2 FGs in game.
15. 1/16/1929 W 27-25O.T. St. Joseph's The Palestra, Philadelphia Adams 10
St. Joseph's Jimmy Osbourne has foul shot in last seconds of regulation, with score tied at 25. The shot “...rolled around the basket rim and then dropped out.” (N.Y. Times)
16. 1/19/1929 W 38-18 Columbia (Home) 6,500
17. 2/2/1929 W 47-18 Tufts (Home) 4,000 Sweetman 15
18. 2/5/1929 W 43-30 Loyola of Baltimore (Away) 2,000 Adams 12, Dougherty 11
19. 2/6/1929 W 47-20 Catholic University (Away) Dougherty 11
20. 2/9/1929 W 56-18 University of Baltimore (Home) Landers 17, Sweetman 12, Adams 10, Dougherty 10
21. 2/13/1929 W 50-17 St. Thomas (Home) 3,500 Sweetman 14, Dougherty 11, Landers 10
22. 2/16/1929 W 50-19 C.C.N.Y. (Home) 6,500 Landers 12, Dougherty 11
23. 2/20/1929 W 24-21 St. John's of Brooklyn (Home) 7,000 Stops St. John's 18 game winning streak.
2/23/1929 L 15-32 N.Y.U. 102nd Engineers Armory 5,500

Fordham Wonder Five:
Frank Dougherty, Maurice Woods ('28), Dan Reardon ('29), Bo Adams, Nick Landers, Morgan Sweetland

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   Updated 2/13/2006
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