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Panthers' Newton criticized for post-game reaction

A new disturbance, at least in the eyes of the public, has developed from Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton’s post-Super Bowl press conference reaction. On February 7, Super Bowl 50 was held at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Although much of the hype for this game was lost due to our New England Patriots falling just short to the Denver Broncos, fans still had the opportunity to watch the red-hot Panthers, led by Newton, face off against the Denver Broncos led by aging veteran Peyton Manning.

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Hounds lose tight contest to Stonehill

The Assumption College Men’s Basketball team took on the Skyhawks of Stonehill on Saturday, February 13 in Easton, Massachusetts. The game started off in a tight matchup, as first-year Justin Tuckson put in a layup with 13:36 on the clock to tie the game at eight points apiece. Tuckson later hit a three-pointer, which was followed by another three from Hound senior Tre Owens. This put the Hounds up by six, which would be the largest lead they would hold on the day.

The Skyhawks put away a pair of their own threes to initiate an 11-2 run, which was finally capped by Stonehill’s Carter Smith. With 7:14 left in the half, the score was 24-21 in favor of the Skyhawks. Assumption fought back to take the lead and create a 38-34 differential with only 1:02 remaining.

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Women's swim team claims third straight Northeast-10 Conference Championship

They say three is a magic number, and while “Schoolhouse Rock” was a TV show from the 1970s, the Assumption Women’s Swim team has reason to revive the old catchy tune. The Greyhounds were the top dog as they took yet another Northeast-10 Conference Championship crown at Worcester Polytechnic Institute during the four-day meet (on February 4 to the 7) to win their third straight. Though this time, they had to swim a little faster than usual, beating out Southern Connecticut State University by 36.5 points (796.5 vs. 760) compared to last year’s 339 final-point advantage. For the first two days of the weekend, both SCSU and Bentley showed fierce competition. But it did not falter the Greyhound’s NE-10 hopes.

Even with the recent success that has put Assumption Swimming on a pedestal, it doesn’t get old for the team.

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Lady Hounds lose heartbreaker in double OT

On January 30, the Assumption Women’s Basketball team took on the Adelphi University Panthers in an away match in Garden City, New York.

Assumption started off the game with a 6-0 lead before Adelphi came back to tie it 11-11. Assumption’s Kelly Carey hit a three with only 31 seconds remaining in the quarter to bring the Hounds within one point. The quarter ended with a score of 16-15 in favor of the Panthers. The second quarter was dominated by Adelphi, as they headed into the locker room at halftime with a 42-30 lead. The quarter ended with Tara Flynn of the Panthers knocking down a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded.

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We're spoiled as Pats fans, but there's always next year

As everyone has already heard, the powerhouse team that is the New England Patriots fell to the Denver Broncos 18-20 on Sunday January 24 in Mile High Stadium. But have no fear, Patriots’ Nation. Everything will be okay.

I say this right now because we just need to take a second to be grateful for how much success we have had over the past few years. We have been blessed with an amazing coach, Bill Belichick, and one of the greatest, if not the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady. Starting in 2001 with the beginning of the Belichick era, we have brought home four Super Bowl trophies, making it to the playoffs in 13 of those 16 seasons.

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Hockey battles back to tie SNHU

After dropping a game to Amherst on January 26, the Assumption College Men’s Ice Hockey team looked to get their footing back against a tough Southern New Hampshire University team.

They traveled to Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday, January 30 and battled through three regulation periods plus overtime. Although the Hounds found themselves down 3-1 after the end of the first period, they fought with great tenacity until the very end. The end result was a tie game of 5-5, even after a period of overtime.

Having lost twice to SNHU this season, the Hounds were looking to get their revenge. It was truly a back and forth game, as the lead changed a total of four times throughout the contest.

Assumption struck first and early, with a goal coming from first-year Mac Carnes roughly five minutes into the game. However, the SNHU Penmen responded six minutes later with a goal of their own to make the game 1-1.

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Clipper's Blake Griffin fractures hand in altercation

On January 23, Blake Griffin threw a punch that absolutely shook the Clippers nation. The Los Angeles Clippers were scheduled to play the Toronto Raptors in Toronto on January 24. The night before, members of the Clippers, including Blake Griffin and team assistant equipment manager Matias Testi, went out for dinner at a Toronto restaurant.

Sources for USA Today state that during dinner, Griffin and Testi began to argue, which then escalated into a noticeable altercation. They took their fight outside, where Griffin punched Testi in the face, and fractured his hand while doing so. Following the incident, both Griffin and Testi were immediately sent back to Los Angeles.

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Assumption College to team up with CRS

On February 20, Assumption College will team up with Catholic Relief Services to host a fundraiser during the men’s and women’s basketball games vs. rival St. Michael’s, which aims to help impoverished people overseas.

CRS strives to help those who are less fortunate. They provide assistance to anyone in need, regardless of race, religion, age or ethnicity.

Officially a global partner of CRS, Assumption is offering free admission to the men’s and women’s basketball games on February 20. In lieu of admission, CRS advocates will encourage donations from attendees. Though the logistics are still being worked out, the College plans to have student ambassadors handing out literature on CRS, video boards with CRS information, and even giveaways for students who link up to CRS online sites.

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Lady Hounds claim fourth WCC title

The pride of Worcester collegiate swimming took to the pool on Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the 11th annual Worcester City Championship. The Assumption Swimming and Diving team faced Holy Cross, Clark and host team WPI as they claimed victory with 1,183 total points scored, followed by Holy Cross (907), WPI (821) and Clark (412).

It is the fourth WCC title for the Greyhounds since the program’s inception in 2008-09, and there is no sign of them slowing down.

“The team’s performance and meet record breaking was impressive considering the tough training trip and the fact that classes and practices all began immediately upon return to campus,” said Head Coach Stuart Cromarty.

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Pats take down Chiefs, lose to Broncos

The Patriots have recently been in quite a slump finishing off the regular season, losing four of the last six games after starting the season with a 10 game winning streak. But those stats are just numbers to starting quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.

New England hosted Kansas City in Foxboro, Mass. on Saturday, January 16. Kansas City entered this game hot as ever on an 11-game winning streak. With the reemergence of Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots earned their ticket to the AFC championship game for the fifth year in a row, defeating the Chiefs 27-20.

Gronkowski returned after two weeks recovering from knee and back injuries, and caught seven passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. Edelman had a great game after retuning from breaking his ankle back in week 10 against the New York Giants, ending the day with 10 receptions for 100 yards.

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