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Celtics: Sizing up the competition

Celtics: Sizing up the competition

By Maxwell Pardis

December 9, 2019

The Celtics have played extremely well with the season nearing the 20 game mark and as they are on pace for the coveted sign of sustained elitism during the regular season: 60 wins.  However, the road to the NBA Finals will not be easy. The Celtics are one of three teams in the Eastern Conference ...

Sam Presti ‘00 reflects on his time at Emerson

Sam Presti ‘00 reflects on his time at Emerson

By Bo Feekins

December 8, 2019

Nearly two decades ago Sam Presti ‘00 wore the purple and gold as an Emerson basketball player. He returned to the college Thursday as a renowned figure in the Emerson community and the National Basketball Association.  Presti featured as a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski’s first live podcast with ESPN in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym. ...

Lions fall to nationally ranked Amherst

Lions fall to nationally ranked Amherst

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

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 III and lost to Babson College on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Lions held as much as a seven-point lead in the first half and shot 60 ...

Lions dominate Bridgewater State for second home win

Lions dominate Bridgewater State for second home win

By Megan MacLaren

December 7, 2019

The women’s basketball team defeated Bridgewater State University by a score of 75-47 on Saturday afternoon. The Lions came out strong, earning a quick four-point lead, but the Bears came back to take a 6-4 lead. Senior guard Quinn Madden made a layup that started a 16-0 run for the Lions, and t...

ESPN hosts live podcast in Emerson gymnasium

ESPN hosts live podcast in Emerson gymnasium

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Alumnus and General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder Sam Presti ‘00 returned to campus on Thursday as a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski’s first live podcast with ESPN. Wojnarowski works as a Senior NBA Insider for ESPN and hosts The Woj Pod where he interviews key figures throughout the Natio...

Bruins: Can Pastrnak reach Bruins’ scoring record?

Bruins: Can Pastrnak reach Bruins’ scoring record?

By Christopher Williams

December 4, 2019

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Sophomore leading the charge for the Lions

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 D.C. is famous for producing some of the most talented basketball players to compete in th...

Swiss basketball player finds academic and athletic home at Emerson

Swiss basketball player finds academic and athletic home at Emerson

By Lara Hill

December 4, 2019

After moving to Boston from Wädenswil, Switzerland, freshman center Chloe Allen is adapting to a college setting and learning the style of basketball played in the United States.  “The transition was kind of hard because of how different basketball is back home,” Allen said in an interview. “It...

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

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 good energy,” assistant coach Jack Barrett said in a post-game interview. “We could have pla...

Women’s basketball falls to nationally ranked opponent

Women’s basketball falls to nationally ranked opponent

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

The women’s basketball team lost at home to nationally ranked Tufts University by a score of 87-43.  Tufts came into the game ranked second in Division III, and head coach Bill Gould knew the Lions faced a challenge on Tuesday.  “They're No. 2 in the country for a reason,” Gould said in...

Patriots: Offense in need of identity

Patriots: Offense in need of identity

By Lara Hill

November 20, 2019

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Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

November 20, 2019

Freshman setter Caroline Bond and junior outside hitter Grace Tepper received NEWMAC postseason honors for their performance in the 2019 season.  Bond won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year award and made the All-Conference Second Team. Bond recorded 916 ...