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

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: 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

Super Bowl LII expected to be a close game

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots look to win their sixth championship (Courtesy of thenation.com). Matt Kaiser Connector Contributor The beginning of February is approaching and for New England fans, at least for the past decade or so, that means time to prepare for the Super Bowl. This year, the Patriots are facing off

Take a knee and you are forced to sit

The Colin Kaepernick Foundation has raised over $500,000 since October. Kaepernick himself has raised and donated millions more to oppressed individuals across the country. (Courtesy of: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images) Alex Salucco Connetor Editor I think everybody could see this one coming; Colin Kaepernick appears to be “blacklisted” by the NFL. After putting the country on

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

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

Honey Thaljieh promotes the face of a new FIFA

Honey Thaljieh, FIFA’s communications manager, visited UMass Lowell on Thursday to discuss the future of soccer. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Gerson) Alexa Hyde Connector Staff “For the game. For the world,” is FIFA’s current mission statement, which FIFA communication manager Honey Thaljieh came to discuss at UMass Lowell on Thursday, April 14. Honey Thaljieh

Steve Almond talks writing at UMass Lowell

Steve Almond is the author of “Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto.” (Photo courtesy of Jesse Costa/NPR) Jacob Boucher Connector Staff Kerouac Writer-in-Residence and celebrated author Steve Almond hosted a reading of his work in O’Leary 222. Almond is best known for his works “Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America,” the Paterson Prize-winning

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