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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 Amini, a 22-year-old woman living… 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 host the 2022 FIFA World… 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 #15 Max Perry, who threw… 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 enough to secure MASCAC Offensive… 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:  10. Age may be catching… 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 month on October 27th, Irving… 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 a goal halfway through the… 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 swept by the Corsairs 3-0… 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 invasion of the student-athletes’ privacy,”… 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 defeat. Game 1 saw the… Continue reading World Series 2022: Phillies Aim to Finish Improbable Run

UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/24-10/30

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Football Saturday, October 29th – UMass Dartmouth continued its dominant season, defeating Bridgewater State 48-7 at Cressy Field. Bridgewater State is now 4-4 overall and 4-2 in MASCAC. The Corsairs honored 12 seniors honored before the game: DB #3 Adam Washington, LB #5 Javien Delgado, DB #7 JP Mason, DB #8 Stevie Kolodko, WR #12 Winston DeLeon, WR #19 Keenan Little, LB #25 Malik… Continue reading UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/24-10/30

UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/17-10/23

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Football Saturday, October 22nd – The Corsairs continued their dominant form, this time with a 49-0 shutout win at Fitchburg State (1-7, 0-6 MASCAC). UMass Dartmouth’s offense accounted for 532 yards, with 170 passing yards and 362 rushing yards. Junior QB #6 Dante Aviles-Santos completed 7 passes for 140 yards. Sophomore QB #24 Matt Gacioch completed 3 passes for 29 yards and two touchdowns.… Continue reading UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/17-10/23

Aaron Judge: Your New American League Home Run King

Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink Email: kwink@umassd.edu On October 4th, New York Yankees outfielder, Aaron Judge broke the American League (AL) single-season homerun record by hitting his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night. Judge broke the single-season American League record of 61, which was set 61 years earlier in 1961 by Roger Maris, also of the Yankees. Judge’s record-breaking homer came in the first inning against the Texas Rangers… Continue reading Aaron Judge: Your New American League Home Run King

UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/3-10/9

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Football Thursday, October 6th – UMass Dartmouth continued their dominant form and picked up their fourth straight win Thursday night. The Corsairs defeated Mass. Maritime 28-14 away from home at Clean Harbors Stadium.  Coming off winning another MASCAC Offensive Player of the Week, junior QB Dante Aviles-Santos completed 19 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown. Aviles-Santos also added a rushing touchdown from four… Continue reading UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/3-10/9

White-Out Game Brings Corsair Success

Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu UMass Dartmouth’s Corsairs ended with an impressive win over Western Connecticut’s Wolves at the White-Out Football game Friday night. Junior quarterback Dante Aviles-Santos completed a career-high six touchdowns, putting UMass Dartmouth’s football team at a whopping win of 48-21 over the Wolves.   With the Student Alumni Association hosting the first annual White Out, Friday’s game was ultra-spirited. There was a turnout of over… Continue reading White-Out Game Brings Corsair Success

Ranking Every MLB Playoff Team’s World Series Chances

Staff Writer: Colton Almeida Email: calmeida4@umassd.edu As the 162-game Major League Baseball regular season comes to a close, the playoff picture is all but finalized. The playoffs are set to begin Friday, October 7th, with the best-of-3 wild card round matchups kicking off. Who is a serious contender and who is just happy to be in the dance? Time to rank every team’s realistic chances at taking home the championship.… Continue reading Ranking Every MLB Playoff Team’s World Series Chances

UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 9/26-10/2

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Women’s Soccer Wednesday, September 28th – Rhode Island College (RIC) defeated UMass Dartmouth 2-1 at Cressy Field. The Corsairs scored the game’s first goal in the 23rd minute. Freshman defender #15 Jenny Kinnear scored and Graduate student forward #21 Kait Bernier assisted on the goal. Rhode Island College scored immediately in the 46th minute, tying the game 1-1 to start the half. RIC Senior… Continue reading UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 9/26-10/2

UMass Dartmouth Dominates First Two MASCAC Games Of The Season

Volunteer Writer: Nicholas Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu On Saturday, September 17th, the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs football team took on the Framingham State Rams at Cressy Field. Entering this game, the Corsairs had not defeated Framingham State since 2016. But, not even a minute in, it was clear that it would be going differently. Junior Quarterback Dante Aviles-Santos threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Sophomore wide receiver Mike Vincent, instantly setting the… Continue reading UMass Dartmouth Dominates First Two MASCAC Games Of The Season

Governor DeSantis Claims Lia Thomas is Undeserving of NCAA Win 

(Image taken from Business Insider via Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Staff Writer Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) went on a Twitter rant earlier this week over transgender athlete Lia Thomas’ NCAA win. In a lengthy twitter statement, he stripped Lia Thomas of her title and claimed runner-up Emma Weyant as the true winner.  By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying… Continue reading Governor DeSantis Claims Lia Thomas is Undeserving of NCAA Win 

Paralympic Games Ban Russia

(image taken from Rueters.com) Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu The Paralympic Winter Games announced March 3rd they would no longer be allowing athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete, reversing their decision made just the day before.  These bans come in the wake of the ever-worsening Russian invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. along with Europe has been implementing harsh economical sanctions against Russia, and the pressure is now being… Continue reading Paralympic Games Ban Russia

Fall Sports to Return to Campus after COVID-19 Shutdown

By Contributing Writer Hannah Niemi [hniemi@umassd.edu] After three semesters at home, UMass Dartmouth recently welcomed athletes, spectators, and opposing teams back to the field. The Corsairs are scheduled to host intercollegiate events on campus for cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.  “Being able to come back to the campus this fall with in person classes and activities has been great for the student athletes and staff, and… Continue reading Fall Sports to Return to Campus after COVID-19 Shutdown

Combat Sports VS Jake Paul

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Boxing is now a very interesting space. It has now been occupied by the likes of Jake Paul and Logan Paul in recent years. For the most part it is Jake Paul, who is Jake Paul you may ask? Jake Paul, during my middle school years into freshmen and sort of Sophomore year of high school was the era of Vine. Vine was basically TikTok… Continue reading Combat Sports VS Jake Paul

Kobe Bryant, Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash, World Loses a Role Model 

By Tom Griffin (tgriffin2@umassd.edu), Sports Editor    Kobe Bryant, the recently retired 20-year veteran of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, was tragically killed in a Helicopter Accident over the Californian city of Calabasas.  En route to coaching his 13-year-old daughter Gianna’s basketball game, Bryant, his daughter, two of her teammates, three parents of the teammates and an assistant coach passed away as the pilot lost the Californian hills in heavy fog.   Stunned media outlets, both… Continue reading Kobe Bryant, Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash, World Loses a Role Model 

Growing Defense Key in Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV Win 

By Tom Griffin (tgriffin2@umassd.edu), Sports Editor    To put it simply: The Kansas City Chiefs instigated a 10-point fourth quarter comeback over the San Francisco 49ers to win their first Super Bowl in exactly fifty years. What this doesn’t explain is the growth in both team and coach that made their win a reality.  Historically, the Chiefs had been a team to always make it close to championship contention, but… Continue reading Growing Defense Key in Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV Win 

Women’s Basketball sweeps week in strong start 

By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez  In an amazing start to their season, the Corsair women’s basketball team found two back-to-back wins against Bridgewater State and Southern Maine.   Coming into this week’s events riding a three-game winning streak, UMassD had two very important, conference-relevant games lining the schedule. The first of which, slated for Tuesday, November 19th, against Bridgewater state, concluded with a final score of 66-62 in favor of the… Continue reading Women’s Basketball sweeps week in strong start 

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