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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

River Hawks Ready to Get Started

Photo courtesy of merrimackvalley.com. Inside Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. This will be the scene for the River Hawks this season, aside from cardboard cutouts of fans that will fill the seats. Jeffrey Ring Sports Editor Hockey is back, sort of. The UMass Lowell River Hawks hockey team is set to return to action in

River Hawks open homecoming weekend with shaky overtime loss to Colgate

The River Hawks played from behind for more than 35 minutes in their 4-3 Friday night loss. (Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Andrew J. Sciascia Editor-in-Chief UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey struggled to put the pieces together Friday night at the Tsongas Center, falling 4-3 at the hands of the Colgate University Raiders. Bested

Tom Garrick: The patient, strong head coach that women’s basketball needs and deserves

Garrick hopes to change the team from within to build respect (Hannah Manning/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor The way that UMass Lowell women’s basketball coach Tom Garrick sees it, coaching is a lot like parenting. “I approach coaching the same way as I approach raising children. I’m consistent every day, and I am demanding. But

Women’s basketball falls to UAlbany 61-52

Senior forward Kayla Gibbs recorded her 9th career double-double against the University at Albany. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics).  Daniel McDermott Connector Contributor  It was a tale of two halves for the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team who lost their ninth straight home game at the Tsongas Center 61-52 despite leading the University at Albany

River Hawks suffer first home loss of the season 87-80 to Sacred Heart

Junior guard Ryan Jones defends against the Sacred Heart offense. (Matt Dwyer/Connector). Kelly Skelton Connector Staff Following five straight wins, the UMass Lowell men’s basketball team entered the game against the Sacred Heart Pioneers looking to earn their sixth, but fell short 87-80 Wednesday night. A rowdy crowd just shy of 900 fans packed the

Unsung Heroes: Sebouh Majarian, River Hawk wunderkind

Majarian is the assistant director of New Media for the athletic department. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Sebouh Majarian, the assistant director of New Media for the UMass Lowell athletic department, had his first welcome to college sports moment on Dec. 8, 2013 when he walked into an office in chaos. He remembers being

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