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Baylor ends Gonzaga’s perfect season in decisive win to capture their first ever NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Baylor ends Gonzaga’s perfect season in decisive win to capture their first ever NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

(Photo courtesy of SBNation.com) Baylor’s Mark Vital on the court during the Championship game Matt Micale Connector Editor On Monday, April 5, the Baylor Bears took down the undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 in the Men’s NCAA Championship in Indiana. This was Baylor’s first ever men’s basketball national title. Baylor was the early aggressor and took

UMass Lowell Men’s Hockey falls to UMass Amherst in Hockey East Championship – Miss chance at NCAA Tournament

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) River Hawk defenseman Jon Mcdonald on the ice with Amherst’s Ryan Sullivan during the Hockey East Championship game, Saturday March 20th Matt Micale Connector Editor On March 20, the River Hawks lost to the UMass Amherst Minutemen in a tightly contested Hockey East Championship game. Lowell ended their season with a

UMass Lowell Men’s Basketball taking first trip to America East Championship game – close to making the NCAA March Madness Tournament

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Teammates Connor Withers and Max Brooks on the court during America East Semifinal game at UMBC Matt Micale Connector Editor After an upset against the UMBC Retrievers in the semifinals, the River Hawks propelled themselves to the America East Championship game for the first time in team history. This is

UMass Lowell Men’s Hockey Team is Back on the Ice

(Photo courtesy of Umass Lowell) Matt Micale Connector Editor The UMass Lowell River Hawks have a record of 4-5. The team is placed seventh out of eleven teams in their division, the Hockey East. The River Hawks just ended a four-game losing streak after a 3-2 overtime victory to UConn’s Huskies on Feb. 9. The

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image and likeness in landmark decision; it is about damn time

(Photo courtesy of Laloyolan.com) Connector Editor  Aaron Robinson The long-standing battle between college athletes and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) appeared to favor the student athletes in a historic decision that has allowed student athletes to be compensated financially for their name, image and likeness. The NCAA had been strongly committed to prohibiting student

Miracle of the huddle and River Hawk pride Rise Up! celebrates UMass Lowell athletes

UMass Lowell gospel choir, Hawkapella, and Vocality join together on stage for a performance of “Rise Up”. (Courtesy of Taylor Carito/Connector) Taylor Carito Connector Editor After five years of transitioning to a fully Division I (D1) athletic school, UMass Lowell’s 2017 Homecoming was not shy of celebrations for every River Hawk. Riddled with athletes, faculty,

Big skates to fill: 2017-18 season preview

UMass Lowell finished with a 27-11-3 overall record last season. (Christina Laderoute/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s hockey team started its season with three banners being sent to the rafters honoring last year’s accomplishments, yet it is largely uncertain how this season will end. After losing key players such as C.J. Smith,

It is time to give UMass Lowell hockey the attention it deserves

The 2016-17 edition of the River Hawks secured a Hockey East Championship. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor As one of the best teams in college hockey for the last six seasons, the UMass Lowell River Hawks still seem to fly under the radar when it comes to national attention. The team produces consistent success

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