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Op-Ed: The NFL Draft is full of possibilities

Op-Ed: The NFL Draft is full of possibilities

Sam Darnold is projected to be the first pick in the NFL draft by some analysts. (Mark J. Terrill/AP).  Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff April 26 will mark a life-changing event for the young men looking to make a dream come true. This year’s National Football League (NFL) Draft is highlighted by five quarterbacks that could

Op-Ed: NBA playoffs and the underrated teams surprising the competition

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost game one in the opening round of playoffs. (David Liam Kyle/Getty Images).  Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs are underway, and the excitement and the hot takes are high and par for the course for the NBA. Three big stories have emerged from the

The best pump-up songs not on your radar

Canadian singer Grimes appears on this playlist three times: twice as an artist and once as producer. (Roger Kisby/Getty Images) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Songs like “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” or “Lose Yourself” are pump-up playlist staples. They are steady, reliable and above all get those legs pumping. But at

Their head’s in the game, but their heart’s in the song

2 Chainz’s college coach compared his skill set to NBA player George Gervin, who played for 14 pro seasons. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff Musicians are the best at their craft because of the dedication they put into the medium. For many, it was their childhood dream to become to be a

Op-Ed: The real Boston anthem

Neil Diamond performs “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park in 2013. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Taylor Carito Connector Editor It’s that song that you turn off when you’re in your car by yourself, but you know that when that first note plays you’ll be swaying side-by-side with the stranger next to you at the bar, baseball game

Op-Ed: Top ten NFL receivers of 2017

With only two years in the National Football League, Stefon Diggs had made an impression on fans. (Courtesy of Hannah Foslien)  Punit Motiwala Connector Staff National Football League (NFL) receivers are can be some of the most important players on the field. Their ability to catch long passes and score game-winning touchdowns is unprecedented. Some

2018 NBA All-Star weekend yields memorable moments

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns set a new record in the three-point contest. (Courtesy of Maddie Meyer). Matt Kaiser Connector Staff Beginning on Friday, Feb. 16 this year’s National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star weekend was filled with unforgettable moments. The Rising Stars game, a collection of high-profile rookies, was packed with high-flying dunks and

Paul Pierce’s jersey retired with the Boston Celtics

Pierce was a seminal piece of the 2008 Boston Celtics’ Championship-winning team. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Matt Kaiser Connector Staff On Sunday, Feb. 11, Boston legend forward Paul Pierce, known as “The Truth,” had his jersey retired and raised to the rafters of the TD Garden. One of the instrumental members of the “Big Three”

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