Springfield College (Massachusetts)
Springfield College is a private, coeducational college located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The institution confers undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral degrees. Known as the birthplace of basketball, the sport was invented there in 1891 by Canadian graduate student James Naismith; the college's philosophy of "humanics" "calls for the education of the whole person—in spirit and body—for leadership in service to others." It is symbolized by a triangle. Founded in 1885, as the Young Men's Christian Association department of the School for Christian Workers in Springfield, the school specialized in preparing young men to become General Secretaries of YMCA organizations in a two-year program. In 1887, it added a Physical department. In 1890, it separated from the School for Christian Workers and became the YMCA Training School and in 1891, the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School. In 1905, the school became a degree-granting institution. In 1912, it in 1954, Springfield College.
Springfield College has had 13 leaders since its inception in 1885. Springfield College offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 majors, master’s degrees in a variety of different fields, doctoral program in counseling psychology, physical therapy, physical education; the student-to-faculty member ratio is 15 to 1. The College is split into five schools: the School of Arts and Professional Studies; the School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers degree programs in human services and has seven satellite campuses located throughout the country, as well as representation on the main College campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. Its campuses are located in Boston, Mass.. The human services programs came to Springfield College in 1988, when they were acquired from Southern New Hampshire University; the College is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges. Springfield College consists of one main campus, located in Springfield and eight campuses for its School of Professional and Continuing Studies in Boston, Massachusetts.
The main campus spans 100 acres and contains ten residence halls and fitness facilities and renovated science and academic facilities, a renovated performing arts center, the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, complete with a food court and lounge space, College bookstore. Springfield College's East Campus, which encompasses 82 acres of forest ecosystem, is located about one mile from the main campus; this location provides rustic facilities for conferences and meetings, space for outdoor research and recreation. East Campus is home to the Springfield College Child Development Center, which provides quality early education services for children of members of the faculty and staff and families in the community. Springfield College's athletic teams are known as the "Pride", are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and most compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, its football team joined the NEWMAC when it began sponsoring football in 2017.
The men's soccer, men's golf, cross country and gymnastics teams are affiliate members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The men's volleyball team competes as an independent. Springfield College is known as the "Birthplace of Basketball", a game created by alumnus and faculty member James Naismith under the founding head of the Physical Education department Luther Gulick Jr. in 1891. Gulick is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, named for Naismith. Alumnus William G. Morgan invented the game of volleyball. On January 14, 2017, the Springfield Wrestling team achieved their 1,000th victory. Springfield College joined Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oregon State as the only schools to have achieved this milestone. Stagg Field serves as the College's main athletic field; the baseball team plays at Berry-Allen Field. The Springfield softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1977; the Springfield College women's gymnastics team won the first intercollegiate national championship in 1969 and three of the first four.
In 1940 Springfield was one of eight teams to make the 1940 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. In 2006 and 2007, the school hosted the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Final Four; the men's volleyball team has six non-NCAA national titles in the now-defunct Molten Invitational championship, an event for NCAA Division III schools that ran from 1997 through 2011, won the first three NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championships in 2012 through 2014. All nine championships were won under Head Coach Charlie Sullivan; the Springfield College Women's Basketball team of 2004–2005, made the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III basketball tournament. Women's basketball, coached by Noami Graves, has won several conference tournament championships, including the season of 2006. Springfield College graduates Rusty Jones G'86 and Jon Torine'95 participated in Super Bowl XLI as the Head Strength and Conditioning coaches of the Chica
A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion; each match-up may be a single match or several, for example two-legged ties in European football or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in "consolation" or "classification" matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, sometimes more than one progressing to the next round; some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage called playoffs. In English, the round in which only eight competitors remain is called the quarter-final round.
The round before the quarterfinals has multiple designations. It's called the round of sixteen, last sixteen, or pre quarter-finals. In many other languages the term used to describe these eight matches translates to eighth-final, though this term is rare in English itself. Earlier rounds are numbered counting forwards from the first round, or by the number of remaining competitors. If some competitors get a bye, the round at which they enter may be named the first round, with the earlier matches called a preliminary round, qualifying round, or the play-in games". Examples of the diverse names given to concurrent rounds in various select disciplines: Notes: The final three rounds of the 2014 Australian Open – Women's Singles knock-out tournament: When matches are held to determine places or prizes lower than first and second, these include a match between the losers of the semifinal matches called third place playoffs, the winner therein placing third and the loser fourth. Many Olympic single-elimination tournaments feature the bronze medal match if they do not award bronze medals to both losing semifinalists.
The FIFA World Cup has long featured the third place match, though the UEFA Euro has not held one since the 1980 edition. Sometimes, contests are held among the losers of the quarterfinal matches to determine fifth to eighth places – this is most encountered in the Olympic Games, with the exception of boxing, where both fighters are deemed to be third place. In one scenario, two "consolation semifinal" matches may be conducted, with the winners of these facing off to determine fifth and sixth places and the losers playing for seventh and eighth; the number of distinct ways of arranging a single-elimination tournament is given by the Wedderburn–Etherington numbers. Thus, for instance, there are three different arrangements for five players: The players may be divided into brackets of two and three players, the winners of which meet in the final game The bottom four players may play a two-round tournament, the winner of which plays the top player The bottom two players may meet, after which each subsequent game pairs the winner of the previous game with the next playerHowever, the number of arrangements grows for larger numbers of players and not all of them are used.
Opponents may be allocated randomly. Brackets are set up so that the top two seeds could not meet until the final round, none of the top four can meet prior to the semifinals, so on. If no seeding is used, the tournament is called a random knockout tournament. One version of seeding is where brackets are set up so that the quarterfinal pairings would be the 1 seed vs. the 8 seed, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5. This may result in some brackets consisting of stronger players than other brackets, since only the top 32 players are seeded at all in Tennis Grand Slam tournaments, it is conceivable that the 33rd-best player in a 128-player field could end up playing the top seed in the first round. A good example of this occurring was when World No. 33 Florian Mayer was drawn against then-World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the first round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, in what was a rematch of a quarterfinal from the previous year. While this may seem unfair to a casual observer, it should be pointed out that rankings of tennis players are generated by computers, players tend to change ranking positions gradually, so that a more equitable method of determining the pairings might result in many of the same head-to-head matchups
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Smithfield is located in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. It includes the historic villages of Esmond, Mountaindale, Hanton City and Greenville; the population was 21,430 at the 2010 census. Smithfield is the home of a private four year college; the area comprising modern-day Smithfield was first settled in 1660 by several British colonists, including John Steere as a farming community and named after Smithfield, London. The area was within the boundaries of Providence until 1731 when Smithfield was incorporated as a separate town. Chief Justice Peleg Arnold lived in early Smithfield, his 1690 home stands today. There was an active Quaker community in early 18th century Smithfield that extended along the Great Road, from what is today Woonsocket, north into south Uxbridge, Massachusetts; this Quaker community, its members, became influential in the abolition movement, with members such as Effingham Capron and Abby Kelley Foster, gave rise to other Quaker settlements including one at Adams, Massachusetts where Susan B.
Anthony was born as an early member. Elizabeth Buffum Chace is a well-known person from Smithfield, influential in both abolition of slavery, the women's rights movement. In the 19th century several mills were built in the town. In the mid-19th century the towns of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, Lincoln, Rhode Island, became separate towns; the colonial ghost town of Hanton City is located within the boundaries of present-day Smithfield, but was a separate community in the eighteenth century. A Revolutionary war soldier, from the Smithfield side of the Massachusetts border, Captain James Buxton, ended up as a Massachusetts militiaman and Continental Army veteran, deeded 300 acres in Worcester County by Governor John Hancock. For this reason Buxton was lost to the history of Rhode Island Revolutionary soldiers.. Buxton served at Valley Forge among other battles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 71.9 km². 68.9 km² of it is land and 3.1 km² of it is water.
The total area is 4.25% water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Smithfield has 21,430 residents with a median age of 42 years and 16.9% of the population under the age of 18. The racial makeup as of 2010 was 95.7% White, 1.2% African Americans, 0.15% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races and 1.03% of two or more races. Hispanic and Latino of any race made up 2.17% of the population. The median household income is $71,305 and 4.1% of the population live below the poverty line. Smithfield contains four public elementary schools, a middle school and a public high school, Smithfield High School, ranked 17th out of 52 high schools in Rhode Island in 2006. St. Phillip's School, a private Roman Catholic academy offering education in grades K-8, is situated in Greenville. Mater Ecclesiae College, a Catholic college, is located in the town in a facility, the St. Aloysius Orphanage. Bryant University, a private university with programs in business and the arts and sciences, is located in Smithfield.
In 1971, the University moved to its current campus in Smithfield when the founder of Tupperware, Earl Silas Tupper, a Bryant alumnus, donated the current 428 acres of land to be the new campus. The famous Bryant Archway was relocated; the old Emin Homestead and Captain Joseph Mowry homestead occupied much of the land that makes up the present day Smithfield campus. The land was purchased and farmed for three generations between the late 19th century and the mid-20th century. Today, many descendants of the original Emin settlers still live near the Bryant campus; the school claims a handful of family members as alumni and offers a scholarship for accounting students as a tribute to the Emin family. Historical pictures of the Emin Homestead can still be found in the Alumni house. According to Smithfield's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the principal employers in the city are: Cyrus Aldrich, born in Smithfield, United States Congressman from Minnesota Peleg Arnold, delegate to the Continental Congress Sullivan Ballou, Civil War Officer and author of the Sullivan Ballou Letter Emeline S. Burlingame and evangelist Adin B.
Capron, United States Congressman Elizabeth Buffum Chace, activist in the Anti-Slavery, Women's Rights, Prison Reform Movements of the mid to late 19th century Edward Harris, manufacturer and abolitionist Ronald K. Machtley, United States Congressman Daniel Mowry Jr. delegate to the Continental Congress James W. Nuttall, United States Army Major General who served as Deputy Director of the Army National Guard and Deputy Commander of First Army Don Orsillo, play-by-play announcer for Boston Red Sox games on the New England Sports Network Gina Raimondo, 75th Governor of Rhode Island William Stillman Stanley, Jr. politician Arthur Steere, businessman David Wilkinson, co-builder of Slater Mill William Winsor, education philanthropist, namesake of the William Winsor School Rhode Island portal Smithfield official website City-Data.com
Easton is a town in Bristol County, United States. The population was 23,112 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Greater Boston area, but is part of the 6-county definition of the Providence MSA. Easton is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. Open Town Meeting acts as the legislative branch of the town; the Selectman choose a Town Administrator to run the day-to-day operations of the town. Easton was first settled in 1694 and was incorporated in 1725. In 1694, the first settler, Clement Briggs, established his home near the Easton Green. In 1711, the Taunton North Purchase area became Norton, in 1713, the sixty-nine families settled in Easton and hired Elder William Pratt as their first minister. Prior to the settlers' establishment, the area was occupied by Native Americans as a hunting area and a burial ground. During King Philip's War, Metacom known as King Philip, used part of Easton as a headquarters for his troops. There was no legal parish in Easton until 1722. In 1725, the area was incorporated as the Town of Easton.
During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington stayed at the Benjamin Williams Tavern on Bay Road, now the second oldest existing house in Easton, while on his way to negotiate for cannonballs at the old Perry Foundry in Taunton. In 1803, the Ames Shovel Works was established and became nationally known as having provided the shovels which laid the Union Pacific Railroad and opened the west. In 1875, the shovel production of the Ames plant was worth $1.5 million. The most notable of the Ames family were Oakes Ames, a key figure in the Crédit Mobilier of America scandal, Oliver Ames, governor of Massachusetts from 1887–1890; the Ames family shaped the town's economy, was responsible for the presence of a number of landmark buildings in the town designed by H. H. Richardson, originator of the Richardsonian Romanesque style and designer of Trinity Church in Boston. Richardson buildings in Easton include: The Ames Free Library Oakes Ames Memorial Hall The Old Colony Railroad Station The Ames Gate Lodge The F. L. Ames Gardener's Cottage Though this school complex was not made by Richardson himself, it was dedicated to him and made in his style: H.
H. Richardson/F. L. Olmsted Intermediate SchoolAlthough intended to be the town hall, the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall was never accepted by the town and never used for that purpose. In addition, there is a commercial building at 69 Main Street which designed and build in the nineteenth century by Richardson's office in a Richardsonian style; the Richardson buildings are all located within a compact area designated as the H. H. Richardson Historic District; the area includes The Rockery, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who landscaped grounds of Oakes Ames Memorial Hall and the Ames Free Library. Within a few blocks of the H. H. Richardson Historic District is Unity Church, built by the Ames family in 1875, designed in the Gothic Revival Style by architect and publisher John Ames Mitchell, it includes an ornate oak frieze including sculptures of twenty-two angels playing music, carved by Johannes Kirchmayer, two notable stained-glass windows, "Angel of Help," and "Figure of Wisdom," both by John LaFarge.
"Figure of Wisdom," completed in 1901, is the largest stained-glass work created by LaFarge. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.2 square miles, of which 28.4 square miles is land and 0.7 square miles is water. The town, in addition to its own smaller state forest, includes part of Borderland State Park at the northwest corner of town, Hockomock Swamp Wildlife Management Area at the southeast corner of town, all of Wheaton Farm Conservation Area in the southwest. All of the town's waterways are considered part of the Taunton River Watershed area, which in turn is the eastern section of the Narragansett Bay Watershed area. Easton forms the northeastern corner of Bristol County, where the county intersects with Plymouth County to the east and Norfolk County to the north; the localities of Easton include Alger's Corner, Daley Corner, Easton Center, Easton Green, Five Corners, Furnace Village, Goward's Corner, Morris Corner, Morse Corner, North Easton, Pratt's Corner, South Easton.
Easton is located in eastern Massachusetts. The trapezoidal-shaped town is bordered by Brockton and West Bridgewater to the east and Raynham to the south, Norton to either side of its southwest corner, Mansfield to the west, Sharon and Stoughton to the north; as of the census of 2000, there were 22,299 people, 7,489 households, 5,571 families residing in the town. The population density was 784.1 people per square mile. There were 7,631 housing units at an average density of 268.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 91.94% White, 1.59% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.13% from other races, 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population. There were 7,489 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21. In the town, the population was s
Manchester, New Hampshire
Manchester is a city in the southern part of the U. S. state of New Hampshire. It is the most populous city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont; as of the 2010 census the city had a population of 109,565, up to 111,196 in a 2017 estimate. The combined Manchester-Nashua Metropolitan Area had a 2010 population of 400,721. Manchester is, along with Nashua, one of two seats of Hillsborough County, the state's most populous. Manchester lies near the northern end of the Northeast megalopolis and straddles the banks of the Merrimack River, it was first named by the merchant and inventor Samuel Blodgett, namesake of Samuel Blodget Park and Blodget Street in the city's North End. His vision was to create a great industrial center similar to that of the original Manchester in England, the world's first industrialized city. Manchester appears favorably in lists ranking the affordability and livability of U. S. cities, placing high in small business climate, upward mobility, education level.
Native Pennacook Indians called Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River — the area that became the heart of Manchester — Namaoskeag, meaning "good fishing place". In 1722, John Goffe III settled beside Cohas Brook building a dam and sawmill at what was dubbed "Old Harry's Town", it was granted by Massachusetts in 1727 as "Tyngstown" to veterans of Queen Anne's War who served in 1703 under Captain William Tyng. But at New Hampshire's 1741 separation from Massachusetts, the grant was ruled invalid and substituted with Wilton, resulting in a 1751 rechartering by Governor Benning Wentworth as "Derryfield" — a name that lives on in Derryfield Park, Derryfield Country Club, the private Derryfield School. In 1807, Samuel Blodget opened a canal and lock system to allow vessels passage around the falls, part of a network developing to link the area with Boston, he envisioned a great industrial center arising, "the Manchester of America", in reference to Manchester, England at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution.
In 1809, Benjamin Prichard and others built a water-powered cotton spinning mill on the western bank of the Merrimack. Following Blodgett's suggestion, Derryfield was renamed "Manchester" in 1810, the year the mill was incorporated as the Amoskeag Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Company, it would be purchased in 1825 by entrepreneurs from Massachusetts, expanded to three mills in 1826, incorporated in 1831 as the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Amoskeag engineers and architects planned a model company town on the eastern bank, founded in 1838 with Elm Street as its main thoroughfare. Incorporation as a city followed for Manchester in 1846, soon home to the largest cotton mill in the world—Mill No. 11, stretching 900 feet long by 103 feet wide, containing 4,000 looms. Other products made in the community included shoes and paper; the Amoskeag foundry made rifles, sewing machines, textile machinery, fire engines, locomotives in a division called the Amoskeag Locomotive Works. The rapid growth of the mills demanded a large influx of workers, resulting in a flood of immigrants French Canadians.
Many residents descend from these workers. The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company went out of business in 1935, although its red brick mills have been renovated for other uses. Indeed, the mill town's 19th-century affluence left behind some of the finest Victorian commercial and residential architecture in the state. Manchester is in south-central New Hampshire, 18 miles south of Concord, the state capital, the same distance north of Nashua, the second-largest city in the state. Manchester is 51 miles north-northwest of the largest city in New England. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.0 square miles, of which 33.1 square miles are land and 1.9 square miles are water, comprising 5.33% of the city. Manchester is drained by the Merrimack River and its tributaries the Piscataquog River and Cohas Brook. Massabesic Lake is on the eastern border; the highest point in Manchester is atop Wellington Hill, where the elevation reaches 570 feet above sea level. The Manchester Planning Board, in its 2010 Master Plan, defines 25 neighborhoods within the city.
LivableMHT has drawn maps of the neighborhoods and neighborhood village centers as defined by the city. Recognition of particular neighborhoods varies, with some having neighborhood associations, but none have any legal or political authority; the major neighborhoods include Amoskeag, Rimmon Heights, Notre Dame/McGregorville and Piscataquog/Granite Square known as "Piscat" on the West Side. In 2007, the city began a Neighborhood Initiatives program to "insure that our neighborhoods are vibrant, livable areas since these are the portions of the city where most of the residents spend their time living, playing and going to school." The purpose of this initiative is to foster vibrancy and redevelopment in the neighborhoods, to restore the sense of neighborhood communities, overlooked in the city for some time. The city began the program with street-scape and infrastructure improvements in the Rimmon Heights neighborhood of the West Side, which has spurred growth and investment in and by the community.
Despite the success of the program in Rimmon Heights, it was unclear in recent years how the city planned to implement similar programs throughout the city. The city announced plans for extending the Neighborhood Initiatives program
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private university located between Manchester and Hooksett, New Hampshire. The university is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, along with national accreditations for some hospitality, health and business degrees. With its online programs expanding, SNHU is one of the fastest-growing universities in the United States. SNHU uses an open enrollment policy that requires only a high school diploma or GED; the university was founded in 1932 by Harry A. B. Shapiro and his wife Gertrude Crockett Shapiro as a for-profit institution focused on teaching business, it was opened under the name the New Hampshire School of Secretarial Science. In 1961, it was renamed New Hampshire College of Accounting and Commerce; the state of New Hampshire granted the college its charter in 1963, which gave it degree-granting authority. The first associate degrees were awarded that year, the first bachelor's degrees were conferred in 1966.
The college became a nonprofit institution under a board of trustees in September 1968, its name was shortened to New Hampshire College in 1969. The 1970s were a time of change; the college moved from its downtown Manchester site to the now 300-acre campus along the Merrimack River at the northern border of Manchester with the town of Hooksett in 1971. Academic offerings expanded with the Master of Business Administration's introduction in 1974, as well the human services programs adopted from Franconia College, which closed in 1978. In 1981, New Hampshire College received authorization from the New Hampshire legislature to offer Master of Science degrees in business-related subjects, as well as Master of Human Services degrees; that same year, the college opened its North Campus on the site of the former Mount Saint Mary College, which had shut down three years earlier. The North Campus became the home of the culinary arts program, established in 1983; the North Campus was sold, all its academic programs were reconsolidated onto the main campus.
This spurred several major construction projects on the main campus in the mid-1990s: Washington Hall, a residence hall. In 1995, New Hampshire College began offering distance learning programs through the Internet. In 1998, academic degrees were expanded to include the Ph. D. in community economic development and the Doctor of Business Administration. New Hampshire College became Southern New Hampshire University on July 1, 2001. A new residence hall, New Castle Hall, was completed in 2001, while a new academic facility, Robert Frost Hall, containing the McIninch Art Gallery, was completed in 2002; when nearby Notre Dame College closed, three of Notre Dame's graduate education programs and two undergraduate education programs transferred to SNHU. When president Paul LeBlanc took over in 2003, the early 2000s recession had affected the school with rising tuition and shrinking enrollment. LeBlanc addressed this in 2009 with an increased focus on the College of Online & Continuing Education. Rapid revenue growth from the division helped save the struggling main campus, where enrollment had slumped.
The school focused on increasing graduation rates and adjusting the online college to meet the needs of the working adults that make up most of its student body. Student housing continued to grow with Conway and Lincoln Halls opening in 2004, Hampton and Windsor Halls in 2006. SNHU became New Hampshire's first carbon-neutral university in 2007, when president LeBlanc signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment The Academic Center and the Dining Center were completed by 2009. A new 152-room residence hall, Tuckerman Hall, was opened in the fall of 2013. A 50,000-square-foot Learning Commons was opened in 2014, housing the library, the information technology help desk, a café, media production services; the former Shapiro Library was reopened as the William S. and Joan Green Center for Student Success, a student center housing conference rooms and meeting space, along with student services for women, learning disabilities and other groups. The university purchased naming rights to the downtown Manchester Civic Arena in September 2016, naming it SNHU Arena for at least 10 years in a deal that included internships for students and use of the facility for graduation and athletic events.
SNHU absorbed the faculty and staff at Daniel Webster College along with the engineering and aviation programs, operating the college's campus in Nashua for the rest of the 2016-17 academic year after its parent company, ITT Technical Institute, filed for bankruptcy. SNHU purchased the college's aviation facilities at Nashua Airport, for $410,000 and enrolled up to 30 students in their Aviation Operations and Management bachelor’s degree program. An undisclosed Chinese university, which plans to open a satellite campus, outbid SNHU for the former campus. To accommodate the new students, SNHU converted an unused warehouse on campus into space for classrooms, a machine shop. SNHU plans to construct an additional engineering building by 2019. Three major construction projects were completed in 2017: the Gustafson Center, a new welcome center named for the former university president Richard A. Gustafson.
UMass Lowell River Hawks men's basketball
The UMass Lowell River Hawks men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, United States. Beginning in the 2013–14 season, the River Hawks made the jump to NCAA Division I and joined the America East Conference; as part of their transition from Division II to Division I, they were not eligible for postseason play until the 2017-2018 season. The team is coached by Pat Duquette, in his second season; the River Hawks play most of their home games at the Costello Athletic Center, but will move to the Tsongas Center once their four-year transition into Division I is complete. In 1988, UMass Lowell was the NCAA Division II national champions; the River Hawks have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament ten times, making that tournament's Elite Eight three times. Their combined record is 15–9, they were Division II national champions in 1988. Don Doucette, coach of 1988 National Champions Pat Duquette, current coach Leo Parent, two-time All-American Stan Van Gundy, coach from 1988-1992 Elad Inbar, 2004 Division II Player of the Year