Iran Exits the World Cup, But Player Safety Remains in Concern

Staff Writer: Colton Almeida Email: calmeida4@umassd.edu Iran was officially eliminated from the World Cup in a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of the United States last Tuesday. As the players make the return to their home country, concerns over their safety have become a critical matter.  Back in September of 2022, mass protests broke out across Iran in reaction to the death of Masha … Continue reading Iran Exits the World Cup, But Player Safety Remains in Concern

What’s All the Controversy About the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

(Image via http://www.mojidelano.com) Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink  Email: kwink@umassd.edu  In April of 2010 FIFA’s ex-president, Sepp Blatter, endorsed the idea of having a World Cup take place in the Arab World, saying that “the Arabic world deserves a World Cup. They have 22 countries and have not had any opportunity to organize the tournament.” So on December 2nd, 2010, it was announced that Qatar would … Continue reading What’s All the Controversy About the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

UMass Dartmouth’s Fantastic Football Season Comes to an End at Ithaca

(Image via @umassdathletics / Instagram) Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Saturday, November 19th  After winning the MASCAC title for the first time ever, UMass Dartmouth went to Ithaca for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Ithaca College showed why they were Liberty League champions and undefeated at 10-0, as they went on to defeat the Corsairs 63-20. Ithaca was led by senior QB … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth’s Fantastic Football Season Comes to an End at Ithaca

UMassD Football Captures First MASCAC Championship in Blowout Victory

(Image via @umassdatheltics / Instagram) Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu UMass Dartmouth won its first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) title on Saturday, November 12th after a 46-21 victory at Plymouth State (8-2, 6-2 MASCAC). The Corsairs were led by junior QB Dante-Aviles Santos, who had another spectacular game. Aviles-Santos completed 26 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns. This performance was good … Continue reading UMassD Football Captures First MASCAC Championship in Blowout Victory

NFL Midseason Report: Where Things Stand Entering Second Half

(Photo via https://cdn.vox-cdn.com) Staff Writer: Colton Almeida Email: calmeida4@umassd.edu As we wrap up week 9 of the 2022 NFL season, we find ourselves right around the midway point of the 18-week campaign. It’s time to break down the league’s biggest surprises, what has been expected, and what we have learned as we venture into the second half.  Here are 10 takeaways from the first half:  … Continue reading NFL Midseason Report: Where Things Stand Entering Second Half

The Fallout of Kyrie Irving’s Antisemitic Post

(Dustin Satloff/Getty Images North America/Getty Images) Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu Kyrie Irving’s career has taken some hits this week after previously coming under fire in the media for tweeting a link to an antisemitic film last month. Not only has he been suspended by the Nets for at least five games, but Nike has since announced they have cut ties with Irving. Last … Continue reading The Fallout of Kyrie Irving’s Antisemitic Post

UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/31-11/6

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Hockey Wednesday, November 2nd – UMass Dartmouth was defeated 4-2 in their first MASCAC game of the season against Worcester State (1-2, 1-0 MASCAC). The Corsairs struck first at the end of the first period. Junior forward #17 Michael Mania scored after assists from freshman forward #42 Matthew Zdanowicz and senior defenseman #2 Jake Maynard.  Worcester State responded with … Continue reading UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/31-11/6

UMass Dartmouth’s Sensational Volleyball Season Comes To An End

(Image taken from @umassdvolleyball/Instagram) Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu UMass Dartmouth entered the Little East Conference (LEC) Tournament as the No.3 seed with high hopes but ultimately was upset by No. 6 seed UMass Boston at the Tripp Athletic Center. UMass Boston defeated UMass Dartmouth 3-2 (16-25, 25-21, 25-14, 18-25, 15-7). UMass Boston used their championship experience to pull off the upset. After being … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth’s Sensational Volleyball Season Comes To An End

The Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball Team Leaks Should Spark Better Conversations

Image by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA/Getty Images  Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu Twitter blew up last Thursday night when explicit videos and photos of the University of Wisconsin’s women’s volleyball team started circulating. The University of Wisconsin subsequently released a statement that the UW-Police Department is investigating “multiple crimes” per the leaking of the private videos and photos.  “The unauthorized sharing is a significant and wrongful … Continue reading The Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball Team Leaks Should Spark Better Conversations

World Series 2022: Phillies Aim to Finish Improbable Run

Staff Writer: Colton Almeida Email: calmeida4@umassd.edu The Philadelphia Phillies shockingly lead the World Series two games to one entering Tuesday night. No one outside of eastern Pennsylvania thought they’d be in this position, and now they have a chance to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Houston Astros, playing in their fourth World Series since 2017, are trying to avoid their third straight championship … Continue reading World Series 2022: Phillies Aim to Finish Improbable Run