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Alum overcomes seizure, stroke to win gold at Quidditch World Cup

Tyler Trudeau (right, No.7) stands alongside teammate Xu Lulu in a 2018 IQA World Cup match. Photo courtesy of Miguel Esparza/USA Quidditch.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

September 3, 2018

Three days before one of the most anticipated moments of his life, Tyler Trudeau ‘16 found himself in a hospital bed. At 2:30 that morning in late June, Trudeau had a stroke and seizure at his girlfriend’s apartment. She rushed him to Massachusetts General Hospital where he received treatment and ...

Talent agents talk sports broadcast industry

From left to right: Sandy Herz, Al Jaffe, Steve Montag discussed the sports broadcasting business. Photo: Dylan Rossiter/Beacon Staff

By Dylan Rossiter, Operations Managing Editor

March 29, 2018

Students gathered in the Bright Family Screening room Wednesday for a panel discussion on the agent and talent relationship of the sports broadcasting industry. The panel was moderated by Al Jaffe ‘68, ESPN’s vice president of talent from 1996 to 2015. Jaffe was joined by veteran talent agent...

Presti ’00 leads Oklahoma City Thunder front office

Presti has spent 11 years with the Oklahoma City Thunder as its General Manager. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

March 22, 2018

While Sam Presti ‘00 wasn’t drafted to the NBA, he made a name for himself off the court in the front offices of the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Presti’s NBA career began by chance after he met R.C. Buford—the general manager of the Spurs—at a basketball camp in Aspen, Colorado...

Emerson athletes create college atmosphere for Special Olympics event

A team huddle during Sunday's Special Olympics event at Emerson. Photo: Michael Cerullo/Beacon Correspondent

By Michael Cerullo

January 31, 2018

Hundreds of fans filled the seats of the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym on Sunday to cheer on athletes competing in the first livestreamed Special Olympics Massachusetts event at Emerson College. Emerson Channel Sports livestreamed the event, which was also posted on the Special Olympics Massachusetts Facebook and ...

First Emerson College GameDay an event to build on

By Matt Couture

November 2, 2017

Emerson Channel Sports hosted the first Emerson College GameDay on Saturday, collaborating with the athletic department and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in an attempt to create a Division I atmosphere for the fall sports teams’ senior days. “It’s not often that senior day happens fo...

Despite injury concerns, Katie Rhee takes up Australian football

Rhee took up Australian football after meeting John Newton.

By Matt Case

October 25, 2017

Katie Rhee knows she shouldn’t be playing sports, let alone one with heavy contact and no helmet or pads. A deep muscle strain suffered as a high school diver pushed her spine out of alignment, risking paralysis. She has no more cartilage left in between her tibia, fibula and femur, and around ...

Gym returns from extended spring break

Regular activity resumed in the gym this week. Photo:

By Matt Couture

March 15, 2017

Emerson’s Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym reopened on Monday after it was closed for over a month due to minor flooding. After a sprinkler head was accidentally struck with a ball during indoor baseball practice, one side of the gym was closed. The discovery of further damage led to the entire gym ...

Jackie MacMullan speaks at Emerson in Jaffe’s series

Jackie MacMullan spoke to Al Jaffe, Emerson alumnus, at the second installment of his speaker series.
Jackie MacMullan speaks at Emerson in Jaffe's series
by Matt Couture / Beacon Staff • November 9, 2016
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By Matt Couture

November 9, 2016

When legendary NBA writer Jackie MacMullan walked into the Semel Theater on Nov. 3, she gave a knowing wave to one of the fifty-some students gathered—her nephew, Lions pitcher Tim Mainella. Mainella, a right-handed hurler for Emerson’s baseball team, sat in the front row for the second installment...