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Women's basketball defeats New Haven in NE-10 conference game

The Assumption College Women’s Basketball team defeated New Haven on Saturday, January 16 in a big Northeast-10 conference game, with a score of 63-54 Hounds. The Hounds went into the game with an overall record of 10-5 and a 6-4 record in their conference. They started the game off strong with a 4-2 lead and continued to increase the scoring margin for the rest of the quarter. Junior Allison Stoddard gave the Hounds a double digit lead with a three pointer that put the score at 14-2. The quarter ended with the Hounds having an astonishing 16-3 advantage.

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Men's basketball falls in overtime

On Saturday, January 16, the Men’s Basketball team took on the Chargers of New Haven at home in Laska Gymnasium. Assumption went into the game with a record of 6-9 while New Haven held a record of 4-11. This high scoring match found the Hounds on the lower end of the scoreboard after two halves and one period of overtime, with the score of 75-71 Chargers.

Five of Assumption College’s players ended their day with double figures, but that would not be enough to hang on to the lead. The Chargers were up 27-18 around the middle of the first half thanks to a three-pointer by Tommy Hunt. Shortly after, Assumption’s own Declan Soukup hit a three of his own. Later in the half, Soukup helped his team by providing another major three-point play to put the Hounds within four. With merely 29 seconds remaining in the half, the Charger’s Joshua Guddemi hit a three-pointer to increase his team’s lead to 42-35 going into the second half.

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Football Team Takes Down Bowie State; Makes History

What a big day, not only for the football team, but for Assumption College. On Saturday, November 21, Assumption College hosted the first round of the Division II playoff game for the first time in school history. The Northeast-10 champions hosted Bowie State all the way from Maryland.

An unusual call came when sophomore Marc Monks got the start at quarterback instead of season starter Brendan Tobey, who was reportedly banged up. Monks led the Assumption College team to a victory and advancement to the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament with a defiant 51-29 home win over Bowie State. Coming into this game, the Hounds were the number three seed in Super Region I, while the Bulldogs were the number six seed.

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Ice Hockey Comes Up Short In 2015 Worcester Shootout Tournament

After tying Johnson and Wales University 4-4 on November 24, the Assumption College Men’s Hockey team prepared to host the 2015 Worcester Shootout tournament at Buffone Arena.

The tournament featured four local teams, including Worcester State University, Becker College, Nichols College and, of course, Assumption College. In the opening round of the tournament, Assumption was set to host Becker on Saturday, November 28 at 4:30 p.m.

It was the Hounds who struck first, with the goal coming from the stick of junior Kevin Murphy just 2:41 into the first period. Just before the end of the period, Becker answered with a goal of their own, scored by Brandon Morgan.

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Hounds Edge Out Molloy In Hard-Fought Road Victory

On Sunday, November 29, the Men’s Basketball team traveled to Quealy Gymnasium in Rockville Centre, New York to take on the Lions of Molloy. The Hounds went into the game with an overall record of 4-1 and a 1-2 record in the Northeast-10 Conference. Molloy has been struggling to get a win this season, and had a record of 0-4 going into the contest.

The game was tight throughout every quarter. A three-pointer from Molloy’s Charlie Marquardt with 7:33 left in the half gave the Lions their first double-digit advantage of the game and set the score at 33-23. The Hounds were at a 15-point deficit with 2:01 left in the half before scoring eight unanswered points. The teams went into halftime with the Lions leading the Greyhounds 48-41.

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Big Papi Announces Retirement After 2016 Season

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, after hitting his 500th career home run in his age 39 season, has decided to call it quits, electing to retire after the 2016 baseball season.

“Every single one of us, athletes-wise, we run out of time at some point,” said Ortiz on The Player’s Tribune, a website owned by former shortstop Derek Jeter. “Life is based on different chapters and I think I’m ready to experience the next one in my life.”

Ortiz is considered one of the greatest and most clutch hitters in Red Sox history. Ortiz was an integral member of the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Red Sox World Series Championships, especially in 2013 when Ortiz hit two key home runs and batted .688 in the World Series.

As Ortiz plans his final season in Major League Baseball, here are some of Ortiz’s greatest moments in baseball.

July 26, 2003: Ortiz’s first walk off hit

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Swim Team Continues To Shine At URI Invitational

The University of Rhode Island, Bryant, Maine, Providence and Holy Cross have some of the best swimming programs in New England, but that wasn’t going to stop the Assumption Women’s Swimming and Diving team. The Lady Hounds have never been intimidated by Division I competition, and their third place finish at the URI Invitational on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, was just the start of what is going to be an epic lead up to the Northeast-10 Championship.

“I was really proud of them. We also had an impressive third place finish last season,” said Head Coach Stuart Cromarty. “As the only Division II team that gets invited to this invitational, the team always steps up for this meet. It sets the stage going into our winter training trip in early January, and gives the ladies great confidence for the championship segment of our season.”

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Hounds drop game to Saint Michael's

The Assumption Field Hockey team has had a season for the ages, despite starting out 1-3 with all three losses coming in one-score contests. This was all forgotten when the Hounds went on a league-best 11-game winning streak, going from unranked to as high as number seven in the Division II polls. Even with the loss at Saint Michael’s on Saturday, October 24, the Lady Hounds are still one of the best teams in the country for Division II and the best team in the Northeast-10 Conference.

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DraftKings and FanDuel face lawsuits

In the advent of football season, many fans participate in fantasy football in hopes of winning some money or earning bragging rights over their friends. Daily fantasy sports contests, which don’t require a season-long commitment, allow fans to bet a small sum of money (usually $3) with the possibility of cashing in on prizes up to $1 million.

DraftKings and FanDuel, two of the leading daily fantasy sports companies, have recently found themselves entangled in multiple class-action lawsuits that question their integrity.

The controversy arose when DraftKings employee Ethan Haskell won $350,000 in a FanDuel contest through alleged “insider information.” Supposedly, Haskell had access to data and information on which players were drafted for that week. This information is not available to the public until the contests begin, so having this information is what people believe gave him an unfair advantage.

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Stevens pivotal to the Celtics' success for the 2015-2016 season

The Boston Celtics ended the 2014-15 season on a high note. Even with a losing record of 40-42, the team made the playoffs as the seventh team in the Eastern Conference. In order to strengthen last season’s weaknesses, the team made some key acquisitions in obtaining forward David Lee and signing forward Amir Johnson, as well as drafting rookies Terry Rozier out of Louisville and RJ Hunter out of Georgia State. But the most important component to the Celtics’ 2015-16 season lies with Coach Brad Stevens.

Stevens has single-handedly redefined what it means to get the most out of a player. Last season, Stevens had a roster that no one expected to make the playoffs, yet he got every little bit of talent out of his players and generated results for the Celtics.

Stevens displayed all of his talents and abilities last season. From his play-calling to his analytics skills, and his ability to control the locker room, Stevens has earned his respect within the league.

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