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A changing of the guard, a crucial time for the Patriots.

A changing of the guard, a crucial time for the Patriots.

(Photo Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) “New Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo.” Jake Messer Connector Staff The less said about the Patriots 2023-24 season, the better. With the team finishing 4-13 this year, this marks the third time in the last four years that the Patriots have missed the playoffs. Due to this repeated failure, change

Celtics improve to 35-10 after defeating the Mavericks and Heat

(Photo Courtesy of NBC 5 Dallas- Fort Worth) “Jason Tatum scores against Mavericks.” Shaan Baid Connector Staff The Boston Celtics took care of business on the road against playoff-caliber teams in the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. Boston maintains its 3.5 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks for first place in the eastern conference. They continue

Geoffrey Esper wins St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Contest

(Photo courtesy Major League Eating) “Geoffrey Esper celebrates win.” Sarah Mahannah Connector Editor There are thousands of types of sports in the world, some being more unique than others. One of the more unconventional sports is food-eating contests. The world of competitive eating is more popular than some may believe. Major League Eating (MLE) has

Death of former NHL player causes debate over neck guards

(Photo courtesy of the Colgate Maroon-News) “Community members leave flowers in memorial of Adam Johnson” Sarah Mahannah Connector Editor The death of former Pittsburgh Penguins player Adam Johnson from an on-ice accident had stirred up movements to mandate protective hockey equipment. On Oct. 28, the 29-year-old died after being slashed in the neck by a

“Changing the Game” aims to show the realities of being a transgender athlete

(Photo Courtesy of Esquire) “Movie poster for Changing the Game shows the three stars in their athletic fields” Sarah Mahannah Connector Editor On Tuesday, November 14, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center & UMass Lowell Political Science Department joined forces for a showing of the movie “Changing the Game”. The 2019 Hulu documentary directed by Michael Barnett

Celtics start season 4-0, tied for best in the NBA

(Photo Courtesy of CNN) “Jayson Tatum shoots against Brooklyn Nets.” Shaan Baid Connector Staff Is this the year for Banner 18? The Boston Celtics start the season with a bang, going 4-0. Thanks to the Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday trades, Boston is looking great so far in the early portion of the 2023-24 NBA