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Op-Ed: What are next steps for athletics during COVID-19

Op-Ed: What are next steps for athletics during COVID-19

Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Twitter. Abdulmajid Ali Connector Contributor In mid- March, college basketball teams were prepared to participate in the highly anticipated 68-team tournament we recognize as “March Madness.” In the National Basketball Association, Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19. Soon after, his teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for COVID-19. This

River Hawks Ready to Get Started

Photo courtesy of merrimackvalley.com. Inside Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. This will be the scene for the River Hawks this season, aside from cardboard cutouts of fans that will fill the seats. Jeffrey Ring Sports Editor Hockey is back, sort of. The UMass Lowell River Hawks hockey team is set to return to action in

Sports Are Returning to Campus

Jeffrey Ring Sports Editor Sports are returning to campus at UMass Lowell. While the university is unsure as far as how many fans will be allowed to attend home games, the school announced on October 27 that they would be launching the “United in Blue, United as One” campaign. The university has set a goal

Patriots Fumble Close Game to Division Rival Buffalo 24-21

Photo courtesy of patriotswire.usatoday.com. Cam Newton fumbling away the week 8 game against Buffalo with only 31 seconds remaining. The Patriots were in range to tie the game and head to overtime before Newton fumbled, resulting in the close loss. Jeffrey Ring Sports Editor The New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills played a close game

Buccaneers Roll While New England Stumbles Again

Photo Courtesy of the Boston Globe. Cam Newton after 33-6 loss at home to the San Francisco 49ers. Former Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo played one of his best games of 2020 to help his team to the win. The New England Patriots lost again this week 33-6, to the San Francisco 49ers falling to 2-4

Buccaneers Win in 38-10 Route of Packers

Photo courtesy of thestar.com. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers being sacked during week six loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers won 38-10. Despite being 43 years old, quarterback Tom Brady has been performing very well this 2020 season. His seasoned leadership of the Buccaneers offense along with a stingy defense has put the Bucs

Brady Plays Twice In Three Days

Photo courtesy of USA Today. Tom Brady signaling for fourth down after throwing incomplete pass on fourth down. Tampa Bay would lose to the Chicago Bears 20-19, Thursday October 8, 2020. The 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the 1-2 Los Angeles Chargers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL in week 4 and came

Heat stay close despite injuries

Jeffrey Ring Connector Editor Jimmy Butler celebrating during the Miami Heat’s game three victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Butler became only the third player in Finals history to record a 40 point triple-double (40/13/11). Photo courtesy Getty Images The National Basketball Association, like the rest of the world, was halted by the coronavirus outbreak

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