Battle of the Bronx

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Battle of the Bronx
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Fordham and Manhattan men's basketball playing in the 2011 edition of the Battle of the Bronx.
SportMulti-sport
First meeting1911 (MBB)
Battle of the Bronx is located in New York City
Fordham
Fordham
Manhattan
Manhattan
Location of the respective schools in New York City.

The Battle of the Bronx is a college sports rivalry between Manhattan College and Fordham University, two NCAA Division I schools that play in The Bronx district of New York City. The rivalry dates back to the men's basketball teams playing in 1911 and has since grown into a multi-sport rivalry,[1] and one of the largest intra-city college rivalries in New York City.

Manhattan play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and Fordham play in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

History[edit]

The history of the rivalry dates back to the 1911-12 NCAA basketball season when the Fordham Rams men's basketball and Manhattan Jaspers men's basketball programs squared off. The game was won by Manhattan 20-19, who would dominate the men's basketball series through the remainder of the 1910s. The series between the two basketball programs swayed over the course of the 20th century, with Manhattan dominating the series in the 1930s, 1950, and 1970s; while Fordham dominated the series in the 1920s and 1980s.[2] The men's basketball series of the rivalry given it century-long longevity has been called one of the most storied rivalries in men's college basketball.[3][4][5] The rivalry received extensive coverage in 2011 when they met for the 100th year.[5][2]

In describing the rivalry former Manhattan guard, Tyler Wilson, said "You always have to play a team that's in your city. You always want to beat those teams — want to feel like you're the best team in your area." Chuba Ohams of Fordham said "It's gonna be fun, competitive — you know we're gonna play hard, go at each other."[6]

The rivalry has expanded beyond men's basketball to include all sports programs that both Fordham and Manhattan sponsor. The women's basketball teams have played each other 50 times in their history, with their rivalry dating back to the 1980s.[7][8]

Series table[edit]

Sport All-time series record Last result Next meeting Ref.
Baseball Fordham won 9–1 on March 31, 2018 March 20, 2019 @ Fordham [9]
Men's Basketball Manhattan leads 57–54 Fordham won 57–56 on December 1, 2018 2019–20 @ Fordham [10]
Women's Basketball Fordham leads 26–24 Fordham won 65–61 on December 1, 2018 2019–20 @ Manhattan
Men's Cross Country Manhattan won 69–160 on September 8, 2018
Women's Cross Country Manhattan won 76–115 on September 8, 2018
Men's Golf Fordham won 621–626 on October 29, 2018
Women's Rowing
Men's Soccer Fordham leads 30–13–3 Manhattan won 1–0 on September 18, 2018 2019 @ Fordham
Women's Soccer Fordham leads 17–8–1 Fordham won 2–0 on September 9, 2018 2019 @ Manhattan [11]
Men's Swimming Fordham won 161–109 on December 5, 2018 2019 @ Manhattan
Women's Swimming Fordham won 182–86 on December 5, 2018 2019 @ Manhattan
Softball Fordham leads 28–14 Fordham won 7–3 on April 6, 2010 TBD [12]
Women's Volleyball Fordham won 3–0 on September 12, 2018
Series led and games won by Fordham Series led and games won by Manhattan

Results[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

Fordham victoriesManhattan victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 January 7, 1912 Fordham Manhattan 20–19
2 December 30, 1912 Fordham Manhattan 35–33
3 January 18, 1913 Fordham Fordham 37–34
4 January 23, 1913 Fordham Manhattan 31–30
5 January 11, 1914 Fordham Manhattan 25–20
6 January 5, 1923 Fordham Manhattan 26–25
7 January 2, 1924 Fordham Fordham 45–30
8 January 8, 1925 Fordham Fordham 39–23
9 January 9, 1926 Manhattan Fordham 44–23
10 December 30, 1927 Fordham Fordham 35–22
11 January 6, 1929 Fordham Fordham 29–18
12 January 3, 1930 Fordham Fordham 24–22
13 January 7, 1931 Fordham Manhattan 31–30
14 January 20, 1932 Fordham Fordham 28–26
15 January 19, 1933 Fordham Manhattan 35–33
16 January 17, 1934 Fordham Manhattan 16–14
17 January 2, 1935 Fordham Fordham 33–27
18 January 3, 1936 Fordham Manhattan 36–25
19 January 6, 1937 Fordham Manhattan 29–19
20 January 5, 1938 Fordham Manhattan 34–31
21 January 6, 1939 Fordham Manhattan 41–39
22 January 5, 1940 Fordham Manhattan 41–34
23 January 3, 1941 Fordham Manhattan 57–47
24 January 2, 1942 Fordham Fordham 52–38
25 January 6, 1943 Fordham Fordham 39–31
26 January 18, 1946 Fordham Manhattan 40–39
27 January 17, 1947 Fordham Fordham 60–53
28 January 23, 1948 Fordham Fordham 60–53
29 January 21, 1949 Fordham Manhattan 57–52
30 January 20, 1950 Fordham Manhattan 56–55
31 January 19, 1951 Fordham Fordham 59–49
32 February 1, 1952 Fordham Manhattan 64–56
33 January 16, 1953 Fordham Manhattan 80–66
34 January 22, 1954 Fordham Fordham 73–68
35 February 4, 1955 Fordham Manhattan 60–55
36 February 17, 1956 Fordham Manhattan 78–71
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
37 January 25, 1957 Fordham Fordham 81–73
38 January 23, 1958 Fordham Manhattan 69–67
39 February 12, 1959 Fordham Manhattan 73–64
40 February 4, 1960 Fordham Manhattan 91–61
41 February 5, 1961 Manhattan Manhattan 78–69
42 February 15, 1962 Fordham Fordham 68–66
43 February 9, 1963 Fordham Fordham 66–61
44 February 28, 1964 Fordham Manhattan 67–59
45 March 4, 1965 Fordham Fordham 67–55
46 February 24, 1966 Fordham Fordham 82–72
47 March 2, 1967 Fordham Manhattan 87–79
48 March 7, 1968 Fordham Fordham 72–66
49 February 27, 1969 Fordham Fordham 85–75
50 March 5, 1970 Fordham Manhattan 73–54
51 February 25, 1971 Fordham Fordham 84–68
52 March 2, 1972 Fordham Fordham 91–84
53 March 1, 1973 Manhattan Manhattan 72–59
54 December 26, 1974 Fordham Fordham 82–70
55 February 27, 1975 Fordham Manhattan 81–75
56 February 26, 1976 Fordham Manhattan 90–57
57 March 3, 1977 Fordham Manhattan 82–49
58 February 22, 1978 Fordham Manhattan 103–92
59 February 22, 1979 Fordham Manhattan 64–52
60 December 22, 1979 Manhattan Fordham 71–65
61 February 19, 1981 Fordham Fordham 67–54
62 February 20, 1982 Fordham Fordham 74–62
63 January 12, 1983 Fordham Manhattan 55–53
64 February 24, 1983 Manhattan Fordham 74–65
65 January 21, 1984 Fordham Fordham 69–65
66 February 18, 1984 Manhattan Fordham 82–62
67 January 19, 1985 Manhattan Fordham 73–67
68 February 16, 1985 Fordham Fordham 69–55
69 January 16, 1986 Manhattan Fordham 87–58
70 February 4, 1986 Fordham Fordham 93–57
71 January 15, 1987 Fordham Manhattan 84–83
72 February 5, 1987 Manhattan Fordham 96–79
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
73 January 13, 1988 Fordham Fordham 60–59
74 February 15, 1988 Manhattan Fordham 66–62
75 January 25, 1989 Manhattan Fordham 82–76
76 February 22, 1989 Fordham Fordham 58–41
77 January 20, 1990 Manhattan Fordham 68–66
78 December 15, 1990 Fordham Fordham 75–58
79 January 31, 1991 Manhattan Fordham 75–68
80 January 4, 1992 Fordham Manhattan 67–66
81 December 21, 1992 Manhattan Manhattan 92–67
82 December 4, 1993 Fordham Manhattan 57–51
83 December 4, 1994 Manhattan Manhattan 88–48
84 December 16, 1995 Fordham Manhattan 61–58
85 December 15, 1996 Manhattan Manhattan 61–57
86 December 2, 1997 Fordham Manhattan 62–55
87 December 27, 1998 Manhattan Fordham 70–57
88 December 8, 1999 Fordham Manhattan 69–68
89 December 5, 2000 Manhattan Fordham 83–78
90 December 27, 2001 MSG Manhattan 82–72
91 December 3, 2002 Fordham Manhattan 85–57
92 November 29, 2003 Manhattan Manhattan 90–77
93 November 27, 2004 Fordham Manhattan 76–60
94 December 23, 2005 Manhattan Manhattan 81–68
95 November 30, 2006 Fordham Fordham 70–66
96 November 28, 2007 Manhattan Fordham 66–57
97 November 22, 2008 Fordham Manhattan 81–67
98 November 28, 2009 Manhattan Manhattan 68–44
99 December 8, 2010 Fordham Fordham 73–59
100 December 7, 2011 Manhattan Manhattan 81–47
101 November 29, 2012 Fordham Manhattan 65–58
102 November 26, 2013 Manhattan Fordham 79–75
103 December 22, 2014 Barclays Manhattan 71–57
104 November 28, 2015 Fordham Fordham 87–64
105 December 10, 2016 Manhattan Manhattan 60–53
106 November 26, 2017 Fordham Fordham 70–57
107 December 1, 2018 Manhattan Fordham 57–56
Series: Manhattan leads 55–52

Women's basketball[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Men's soccer[edit]

Women's soccer[edit]

Fordham victoriesManhattan victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 September 8, 1993 Gaelic Park Manhattan 4–0
2 October 30, 1993 Coffey Field Manhattan 3–1
3 October 28, 1994 Gaelic Park Fordham 2–1
4 September 3, 1995 Coffey Field Manhattan 2–1
5 August 31, 1996 Owen T. Carroll Field Manhattan 2–1
6 September 6, 1997 Coffey Field Fordham 2–0
7 September 8, 1998 Gaelic Park Fordham 1–0
8 September 12, 1999 Coffey Field Manhattan 2–1
9 September 10, 2000 Gaelic Park Fordham 6–2
10 September 15, 2001[a] Coffey Field Tie
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
11 September 21, 2002 Coffey Field Fordham 2–0
12 September 20, 2003 Gaelic Park Fordham 2–1
13 September 19, 2004 Coffey Field Fordham 4–0
14 September 4, 2005 Gaelic Park Manhattan 2–0
15 September 22, 2006 Coffey Field Fordham 3–0
16 September 9, 2007 Gaelic Park Tie1–1
17 September 14, 2008 Coffey Field Fordham 4–1
18 September 18, 2009 Gaelic Park Fordham 3–0
19 August 29, 2010 Coffey Field Fordham 2–1
20 September 9, 2011 Gaelic Park Manhattan 1–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
21 August 24, 2012 Coffey Field Fordham 1–0
22 August 23, 2013 Gaelic Park Manhattan 2–1
23 August 24, 2014 Coffey Field Fordham 2–1
24 August 28, 2015 Gaelic Park Fordham 2–0
25 September 4, 2016 Coffey Field Fordham 2–0
26 August 25, 2017 Gaelic Park Fordham 1–0
27 September 9, 2018 Coffey Field Fordham 2–0
28 2019 Gaelic Park
Series: Fordham leads 17–8–1
  1. ^ This match was cancelled due to the September 11 attacks.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Soccer Back in the Bronx This Week with NYC Rivalry Matches". fordhamsports.com. September 18, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Henry, Marcus (December 7, 2011). "Fordham vs. Manhattan: "Battle of the Bronx"". Newsday. Newsday Media. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Brennan, Sean (December 8, 2018). "Hoops, history, all part of the Battle of the Bronx". Riverdale Press. Richner. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Fordham takes Honor beating Manhattan in Bronx Battle". FOX Sports. December 1, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Brennan, Sean (December 6, 2011). "Fordham, Manhattan set to renew storied rivalry in Wenesday's 'Battle of the Bronx' at Draddy Gym". New York Daily News. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Fordham, Manhattan basketball teams face off in annual 'Battle of the Bronx'". bronx.news12.com. November 30, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Manhattan vs. Fordham - Game Summary". espnW. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Women's Basketball Hosts Manhattan Saturday in 50th Battle of the Bronx". news.fordham.edu. Fordham University. November 30, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "2017 Fordham Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). s3.amazonaws.com. Fordham University Athletics. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  10. ^ "Fordham Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Fordham Women's Soccer Record Book" (PDF). static.fordhamsports.com. Fordham University Athletics. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  12. ^ "2018 Fordham Softball Media Guide" (PDF). fordhamsports.com. May 15, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2019.

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