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Seals played for Emerson Varese in Italy during the 1979-80 season.

Former assistant men’s basketball coach Bruce Seals dies aged 67

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor January 1, 2021

Former men’s basketball player Alex Yoh ‘12, who often got struck with the “injury bug” during his Emerson career, said his time on the Lions’ bench was “totally wholesome” while alongside...

The men's volleyball team won its first game of the season on Thursday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Winter sports practices cancelled after uptick in campus COVID-19 cases

By Christopher Williams and Domenic Conte November 18, 2020

The Emerson Athletics department cancelled the remainder of sports practices this semester on Wednesday, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. Athletic Director Pat Nicol told The Beacon...

The women's basketball team is one of two teams impacted by Monday's decision.

Winter sports athletes upset but unsurprised by season’s cancellation

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor November 5, 2020

Emerson’s basketball teams will not be competing in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this winter season, to the dismay of athletes who say the cancelation is disappointing but...

Softball head coach Phil McElroy (center) is one of many coaches who developed an online recruiting approach.

Coaches get creative to tackle pandemic-era recruiting

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor October 29, 2020

In a typical year of recruiting for Emerson sports teams, prospective student athletes visit the campus, meet with coaches, watch a team game, and even stay in dorms overnight with a player. But during...

Gray will play his second season of professional basketball for Ironi Kiryat Ata

Gray ‘19 to continue professional basketball journey with Ironi Kiryat Ata

By Ethan McDowell August 9, 2020

In summer 2017, Geoff Gray ‘19 stood in a Jerusalem bar watching fans celebrate Hapoel Jerusalem’s Israeli Basketball Premier League Championship win.  This was Gray’s first in-person impression...

When he wasn't competing on the court as a member of the men's basketball team, Houston worked as an RA in the Little Building

Houston recognized for leadership off the court

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor May 4, 2020

Men’s basketball center Jarred Houston was scrolling through Twitter on April 9 when he found out he earned the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Student Leader of the Year Award. “This means...

Jack O'Connor (left) and Sam Boyle (right) finished the 2019-20 season with conference awards.

O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor March 12, 2020

Although the men’s and women’s basketball teams both closed out their seasons with losses in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC playoffs, two key players received postseason recognition from the conference. Men’s...

In addition to their all-sportsmanship selections, Madden and Holding also received spots on the academic all-conference team.

Lions awarded two all-sportsmanship team selections

By Alberto Gilman March 5, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, the NEWMAC released the Winter Sports All-Sportsmanship Teams, recognizing two senior Lions.  According to the conference’s website, the award recognizes student athletes who...

Nate Martin scored 19 points in Wednesday's loss. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Men’s basketball falls in tense NEWMAC Quarterfinal

By Ethan Mcdowell February 26, 2020

The men’s basketball team lost to the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday by a score of 80-78 after a potential game-winning three-point shot fell short, ending the Lions’ season...

Photo credit: Jakob Menendez

Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

By Emily Cardona February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s basketball team earned 13 spots on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams for the 2019-2020 season. The 13 student athletes are required to have a minimum of a 3.5 grade...

Coach Bill Curley (left) poses with Jack O'Connor (No. 4), Ben Holding (No. 32), and their family members during the pregame ceremony. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Lions defeated by Beavers on senior night

By Kayla Buck February 20, 2020

The men's basketball team lost to Babson College on Wednesday by a score of 92-77 on its senior night. The Brown and Plofker Gym roared before the game tipped off as senior guard Jack O’Connor and...

The men's basketball team shot a season high 64.9 percent from the field. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Lions tie season high in scoring against Clark

By Megan Maclaren February 13, 2020

The men's basketball team secured a top four seed in the conference playoffs after defeating Clark University by a score of 103-70, tying their highest scoring total this season.This is the third time...

When he wasn't competing on the court as a member of the men's basketball team, Houston worked as an RA in the Little Building

Houston matures as centerpiece of the Lions

By Pedro Figueiredo February 5, 2020

Jarred Houston’s high school coaches almost cut him during his freshman season. He now leads the conference in multiple categories as a 6’10” center on the men’s basketball team. “I had my...

The Lions picked up their fifth NEWMAC win of the season on Saturday.

Balanced scoring leads Lions to win over MIT

By Ethan McDowell February 1, 2020

Five Lions scored double–digit points in the men’s basketball team’s victory over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, on Saturday, marking its second victory over the Engineers this...

Max Davis (left) and Bryan Lupianez (right) joined the men's basketball team in late December Photo credit: Cho Yin Rachel Lo

New Lions adjust to Emerson on and off the court

By Megan Maclaren January 29, 2020

Freshmen shooting guards Max Davis and Bryan Lupianez, the two newest additions to the men’s basketball team, said one of the best things about Emerson is the food served in the Dining Center."I...

Senior guard Jack O’Connor scored 24 points and pulled down six rebounds against Wheaton on Saturday.

Lions defeat Lyons behind team-first play

By Brendan Walker January 25, 2020

Four players scored double-digit points in the men’s basketball team's fourth conference win, a 14-point victory against the Wheaton College Lyons on Saturday. Wheaton came into this matchup on a...

Junior guard jack Healy helps up teammate Ben Allen during a game against WPI on jan. 22, 2020.

Lions suffer loss against WPI in conference championship rematch

By Megan Maclaren January 22, 2020

The men's basketball team fell to Worcester Polytechnic Institute by a score of 87-64 in a rematch of last season's NEWMAC championship on Wednesday, snapping the Lions two-game win streak. The...

Ben Allen scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in the win over Springfield.

Men’s basketball upsets nationally-ranked team in NEWMAC playoff rematch

By Brendan Walker, Correspondent January 18, 2020

The men’s basketball team defeated nationally-ranked Springfield College on Saturday by a score of 74-70 in a stunning last-minute victory.   Springfield came into this matchup as the 19th ranked...

Sophomore Zach Waterhouse is averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting 37 percent from behind the arc.

Lions enter conference play at the top of the food chain

By Ethan McDowell January 16, 2020

Men’s basketball head coach Bill Curley knew his team’s mentality needed to change following its 2019 NEWMAC championship.  The Lions are no longer underdogs, and Curley wants the squad to keep...

Freshman James Beckwith scored 18 points with 4 three pointers in 19 minutes off the bench for the Lions.

Balanced scoring leads men’s basketball past Lesley

By Ethan McDowell December 10, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated Lesley University on Tuesday by its largest margin of victory so far. A 54-point first half gave the Lions an early advantage, and they never trailed on their way...

Senior Jack O'Connor (left) shoots the ball over an Amherst player.

Lions fall to nationally ranked Amherst

By Ethan McDowell December 7, 2019

Nationally ranked Amherst College snapped the men’s basketball team’s three-game winning streak after defeating the Lions by a score of 97-86. Amherst came into the game ranked 14th in Division...

Sophomore Nate Martin palms the basketball with ease in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

Sophomore leading the charge for the Lions

By Andrew Lin December 4, 2019

Growing up surrounded by the rich basketball culture of Washington D.C., sophomore guard Nate Martin could not have asked to be raised in a better environment to develop his skills on the court. Washington...

Chloe Allen (left) is the sole center on the women’s basketball team.

Men’s basketball edges past Suffolk in first game back from break

By Megan MacLaren December 3, 2019

The men’s basketball team narrowly defeated Suffolk University for its second straight win by a score of 75-73 in its first game back from the holiday break.  “We came out, we played hard, we had...

DiCenzo leads the team with 16 assists through three games. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Sophomore guard set to bounce back after two years of injury

By Peirce Eldredge November 16, 2019

In his first full competitive season since his senior year of high school, sophomore point guard Chad DiCenzo is showing promise on the men’s basketball team. DiCenzo enters this season coming off...

Senior Jack O'Connor (right) recorded four three-point shots and three steals against Worcester State. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball dominates in home opener

By Bo Feekins November 9, 2019

The men’s basketball team beat Worcester State University 99-69 in the season-opener, led by senior guard Jack O’Connor.  The Lions dominated in the first half and went into halftime leading 49-28....

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