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Steve Almond talks writing at UMass Lowell

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

River Hawks name Ken Hughes as head coach of golf program

2014-15 men’s golf team. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) LOWELL, Mass. — UMass Lowell Athletic Director Dana Skinner announced today that Jim Mahoney has retired as the head golf coach at UMass Lowell and highly regarded local golf veteran Ken Hughes has been hired as his successor.  Mahoney led the River Hawks for the

New NFL drug policy leads to reduced suspensions

Nick Giannino Assistant Editor The National Football League’s Player Association (NFLPA) recently agreed to significantly increase the threshold for positive marijuana tests. Players, including Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, have complained that the threshold is so low that it causes false positives during drug tests. The new law means that the threshold will be

Fantasy advising center: week 2

Shane Foley Connector Editor  Fantasy football players do not get enough credit. Especially if they are in a deep league; they have to keep track of all 36 teams (with an enormous amount of players), add the right ones to their team, release the bad ones, and somehow end up with more points than everyone

Patriots preseason recap

Shane Foley Connector Editor  The Patriots preseason could be described as turbulent at best, with many secondary players seeing a lot of playing time to make the 53-man roster. Unfortunately, the end of the preseason may have left us with more questions than answers. First of all, we know Brady is back, but we aren’t