Life at the bottom

Fordham University’s struggle between basketball prominence and academic success

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My name is Jake Sherman and I created this Web site to house my master’s project from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. I followed the Fordham University men’s basketball team for much of the 2008-2009 season and wrote this piece. It is far too long for publication elsewhere so I decided to post it here.

A little about me: I am a 2009 graduate of Columbia and did my undergraduate work at George Washington University, where I covered the men’s basketball team for nearly three years. I have interned at The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.), the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Newsweek. Beginning in June, I will be the Washington bureau intern at the Wall Street Journal.

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