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Take a knee and you are forced to sit

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

Deflategate a year later: How have the Pats fared?

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick dealt with an offseason full of controversy (Getty Images). Alex Salucco Connector Contributor Last Monday marked the one year anniversary of the Indianapolis Colts’ temper tantrum; more commonly known as ‘Deflategate’. My stance has been the same all along; Tom Brady was “more than generally aware”, however, he is still

Fantasy Corner Week 10: Who to start and who to sit

Courtesy of Heavy.com Tyler O’Keefe Connector Staff It is week 10 in the NFL, and the playoffs will be among us in a few weeks. Some are different, but for the majority of fantasy football leagues the playoffs start in week 14. You either want to talk about how your season is going, or you

Fantasy Corner: a growing need for 1.21 Giga-‘Watts’

ESPN’s list of their top-100 players dropped on Tuesday, and revealed Texans’ Defensive Lineman J.J Watt as the “greatest player in the NFL.” Watt has dazzled the league over the past three years with his insane defensive prowess, as well as his downright freakish athletic nature. He has become famous for batting down footballs at

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