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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Women’s Basketball sweeps week in strong start 

Head coach reaches career record as Corsairs steady the ship

 By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  Minimizing mistakes led head coach Brian Baptiste and the Corsair men’s basketball team to a week of breaking even and a new record set for victories.  With the Corsairs’ dismantling of the Southern Maine Huskies this past Saturday, Baptiste earned his 650th victory at the head coaching position.  To start the week’s events, UMassD faced off against Tufts in a … Continue reading Head coach reaches career record as Corsairs steady the ship

Corsairs trade wins, develop MASCAC niche 

By Sports Editor Tom Griffin  Having previously thrived through their season opener, the waning Corsairs exchanged in-conference wins and losses with Salem State and Plymouth State, settling in between both teams in MASCAC standings.  Having stumbled to 1-3, the Corsairs sought to rebound off of the struggling, winless Salem State Vikings. Rebound they did, suffocating the Vikings to the tune of seven unanswered goals and a … Continue reading Corsairs trade wins, develop MASCAC niche 

Women’s Basketball positive in up-and-down week 

By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez In a productive start to their season, the UMass Dartmouth women‘s basketball team earned three wins through their first five-game stretch to start narrowly above .500.   The Corsairs’ season kicked off with an exhibition match against their division I compatriots in the UMass Amherst Minutemen. While existing outside both their division and conference standings, the 89-39 shellacking suffered at the … Continue reading Women’s Basketball positive in up-and-down week 

Confident Corsair crew takes Lafrance Tournament title 

By Sports Editor Tom Griffin   A pair of wins and some late-game grand finals heroics carried the Corsairs to a first–place finish and back-to-back titles at the Lafrance Hospitality basketball tournament.  The first match, a semifinal against Husson, was dominated handily by the Corsairs, who maintained at least a 20-point lead over their Eagle adversaries through two halves.   Leading the charge for UMass Dartmouth was Jake … Continue reading Confident Corsair crew takes Lafrance Tournament title 

Corsairs slip up on-ice against Worcester State, Franklin Pierce 

By Staff Writer Sara Vasquez   The Corsair hockey team suffered back-to-back losses this past week, putting their previously hot start to the season in jeopardy.  The first of two losses came against Worcester State, where, despite a long game of offensive back-and-forth, the Corsairs fell at a final score of 5-3.   The Corsairs led at the end of the first period 3-2, with goals from … Continue reading Corsairs slip up on-ice against Worcester State, Franklin Pierce 

Unexpected stars bring unprecedented success over Westfield State in closer 

By Sports Editor Tom Griffin An unexpected lineup and some defensive playmaking carried the Corsairs over their MASCAC rival Westfield State Owls to a final score of 19-13 on Saturday afternoon. UMassD’s final outing of the regular season saw a new face under center. Having previously provided key depth to the Corsair ground game, UMassD junior Jacob Francis took snaps at quarterback in their victory … Continue reading Unexpected stars bring unprecedented success over Westfield State in closer 

After messy dress rehearsal, Hockey looks to ransack MASCAC 

by Sports Editor Tom Griffin Following an overtime loss to the out-of-conference Stonehill Skyhawks, the Corsairs began a hopeful sweeping of MASCAC with an 8-1 lashing of Framingham State Rams.  The first matchup, while not as important to future postseason hopes, was fought for spiritedly by the blue and gold, with the two teams meeting each other pound-for-pound from start to finish. A power play … Continue reading After messy dress rehearsal, Hockey looks to ransack MASCAC