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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

10 Years and Counting

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Jeffrey Ring Connector Editor UMass Lowell Men’s Ice Hockey has a rich history. From its coaches to the players, to the rowdy fans in the seats. When the 2020-2021 seasons begins, current head coach, Norm Bazin will begin his tenth season behind the bench for the River Hawks. Bazin could

Wall shines, River Hawks split series with Minutemen in Kennedy-Cup Challenge

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Jeffrey Ring Connector Staff LOWELL, Mass.- Senior goaltender Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) furthered his case for the Hobey Baker Award this past weekend, saving 83 of 90 shots faced in a home-and-away series, as the No. 14 UMass Lowell River Hawks (16-10-5, 10-7-4 HEA) split a weekend series with

Friars topple River Hawks 4-1 to split Hockey East home-and-home

The River Hawks managed to best the Friars in their three-game season series despite Saturday’s loss. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor The No. 16 UMass Lowell River Hawks’ three game win streak ended Saturday night as the No. 15 Providence College Friars trounced the River Hawks 4–1 at the Tsongas

Heartbreaker: River Hawks overtaken by Sacred Heart in 89-69 nail-biter

A stock photograph of UMass Lowell freshman forward Alan Blunt. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Branden Milton-Kielbowicz Connector Contributor After leading the game for the entire second half until the closing minutes, the River Hawks fell to Sacred Heart 89–86. The River Hawks had one of their best games yet offensively, with graduate forward

River Hawks snap losing streak with big win over Brown

Graduate guard Josh Gantz was a key factor in the River Hawks’ defensive effort Tuesday night, registering four steals and three blocks in the second half. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Branden Melton-Kielbowicz Connector Contributor A late 9–0 run and hyperactive defense secured the UMass Lowell River Hawks (3–5) a 75–63 victory over the Brown University Bears (4–2) to snap a three-game losing

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