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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

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

New flu guidelines in place for 2021

UMass Lowell is offering flu clinics to students once again, although the format is different this year. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Cassandra Milnes Connector Editor Every year, UMass Lowell offers flu clinics to all students over the age of 18 to help reduce outbreaks of the seasonal flu. However, clinics this year, like everything else,

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

Late surge not enough as River Hawks fall to Yale Bulldogs at Costello

(Rolling led the River Hawks with 16 points/ Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Merrick Tull-Johnson Connector Contributor Even with a late rally, the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team (0-5) suffered an eight-point defeat to the Yale Bulldogs (2-1), 67-59, tonight at Costello Athletic Center. Yale forward Camilla Emsbo lead her team to victory with

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