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Lowell delivers a knockout boxing tournament

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

River Hawks hockey alumni: Where are they now?

Adam Chapie served as an assistant captain during his senior season at UMass Lowell. (Courtesy Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire) Kathryn Leeber Connector Staff Many former UMass Lowell hockey players have found success with professional teams following their college careers. This year, 12 alumni have landed spots on National Hockey League (NHL) training camp rosters. In the

2016 NFL season preview

Panther quarterback Cam Newton looks to avenge his team’s Super Bowl loss tonight in Denver. (Photo Courtesy of www.sportingnews.com) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor The NFL season is already shaping up to give everyone a headache. Suspension, injuries trades are already prevalent and position battles are in full swing. It all starts tonight with a Super

Fantasy Corner: Week One

Fantasy players worried about the four-game suspension of Tom Brady may want to put their trust in Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. (Photo courtesy/PanicButton) by Tyler O’Keefe Connector Staff It’s the best time of the year again. Football, and more importantly fantasy season, is upon us. You can have bragging rights over friends, family, coworkers,

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