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Homero Morais continues to shine in National Premiere Soccer League

Homero Morais continues to shine in National Premiere Soccer League

Morais battles for the ball in one of his final games as a River Hawk. (Courtesy) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor Not all student athletes are fortunate enough to continue their playing career after college, let alone in a professional league. However, that is exactly the case for former UMass Lowell soccer star Homero Morais, who

Ideality versus reality: NHL Playoff predictions

In a perfect world, we could see the Stanley Cup return to Canada for the first time since 1993, preferably with Edmonton taking the chalice home. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Ryan Delaney Connector Staff The NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday and it is no doubt going to be another exciting couple of months. I’m sure everyone

2017 MLB preview: Repeat is a catchy word

After sitting out the 2016 regular season with a torn ACL, Kyle Schwarber reached base 10 times over five World Series games. (Courtesy of SI.com) Alex Salucco Connector Editor In year where Bartolo Colon hit a home run, Jose Fernandez tragically passed away and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, 2016 provided moments that

Lowell delivers a knockout boxing tournament

Legendary boxer Micky Ward fought his amateur career in Lowell. (Courtesy of the Associated Press) Ryan Delaney Connector Staff Since 1945, the New England Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition has been held in the city of Lowell. Boxing is not the sport it once was in this country, but it still gets a good amount

Can fans trust the NFL?

Panelists discussed the state of the National Football League Thursday afternoon in O’Leary Library. (Courtesy of the National Football League. Kathryn Leeber and Hannah Manning Connector Editors In a panel discussion on Thursday Feb. 16, four journalists who have covered games and issues regarding the National Football League (NFL) spoke about the current atmosphere surrounding

Super Bowl LI: Clash of the titans

The New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Brock Johnson Connector Editor The New England Patriots breezed past the Steelers 36-17 in Foxborough during the AFC Championship game, but the Super Bowl in Houston will not be so

Hellebuyck using World Cup experience to propel pro career

In 26 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season, Hellebuyck posted 2.35 goals against average. (Courtesy of CBS Sports) Brooke Keating Connector Contributor Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 2012, Connor Hellebuyck joined the River Hawks that same year as a 6’4 goaltender with a list of achievements a mile long. Since leaving school after

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