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Lions roar: WPI win highlights historic week

Lions roar: WPI win highlights historic week

February 18, 2014

Emerson’s transition into the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference brought with it fresh challenges that were too much to overcome for the other five team sports that have already made the transition. But a scrappy men’s basketball team led by coach Jim O’Brien...

Gross Gains

Gross Gains

February 13, 2014

When the Emerson men’s volleyball team played nationally ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier in the year, sophomore libero Jared Gross had one of the best sequences of his career, according to head coach Ben Read. “We had a missed blocking assignment. Ben [Hillman] went w...

Gould leads from his post

Gould leads from his post

February 6, 2014

Bill Gould has enjoyed a lifetime of basketball from the sideline spanning 27 years, and he said it all stemmed from an early decision to give up his career on the court.  “As far as the world’s population goes, I was a pretty good basketball player,” Gould said with a grin dur...

Boston’s Jim O’Brien

Boston’s Jim O’Brien

February 6, 2014

When a sports fan hears the name “Jim O’Brien, Boston basketball coach,” it conjures memories of the former Rick Pitino assistant who went on to coach a couple of low-ceiling Boston Celtics squads on surprising playoff runs in the early 2000s. But that Jim O’Brien tagged along...

Against stiffer competition, men’s basketball begins to adjust

Against stiffer competition, men’s basketball begins to adjust

February 6, 2014

The Emerson men’s basketball team is now fully immersed as a member of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, which is widely regarded as one of the toughest in all of Division 3. WPI is currently the third-ranked team in the country, as rated by D3hoops.com, and in 2...

Emerson sports roundup: Jan. 30 – Feb. 6

Emerson sports roundup: Jan. 30 – Feb. 6

February 6, 2014

MEN’S BASKETBALL Record: 10-9, 3-5 NEWMAC Feb. 1: Babson 77, Emerson 71 (OT) Player of the Game: Jon Goldberg Senior captain Jon Goldberg led the Lions (10-9, 3-5 NEWMAC) with 23 points and nine rebounds as he played all 45 minutes in a dramatic overtime heartbreaker after finishing regulation tied at 59. G...

Search committee to review AD candidates

January 30, 2014

It's been almost two years since Kristin Parnell resigned as Emerson’s athletic director, and now at long last the 12-member search committee assigned to fill the vacancy will meet on Jan. 30 to pare down what Dean of Students Ronald Ludman said is a list of over 90 applicants to become Emerso...

Men’s volleyball starts off with back-to-back wins

January 30, 2014

The Emerson men’s volleyball team won its first two games in a dominant fashion, holding Lesley University to 22 total points across three sets in the season opener in Cambridge. The Lions allowed just four points in the second set and nine each in the first and third.  Lesley took the third point of the first set...

Emerson Sports Roundup: Jan. 23-29

January 30, 2014

JANUARY 23 MEN’S VOLLEYBALL Emerson 3, Lesley 0 Player of the Game: Brendan McGonigle Setter Brendan McGonigle supplied the Lions (1-0) with 28 assists as visiting Emerson dominated the Lynx (0-1), 25-9, 25-4, and 25-9. McGonigle also led the team with six service aces. Sophomore Jackson Wil...

400th win just a number to O’Brien

400th win just a number to O’Brien

January 30, 2014

Although tracking total career wins may be important to other head coaches, third-year Emerson men’s basketball coach Jim O’Brien said he wasn’t even aware that he was pursuing career win No. 400 when the Lions hosted Wheaton College eight days ago on Wednesday, Jan. 22. “I ...

Athletic Department innovates with QR codes

Athletic Department innovates with QR codes

January 23, 2014

With the rise of smart phones, tablets, and the apps that accompany them, those with high-tech gear now have the ability to scan quick response, or QR, codes, leading to an increase in the everyday usefulness of the two-dimensional barcodes that can redirect phones to a specific URL. Now, count the ...

Men’s volleyball team looks to improve in 2014

Men’s volleyball team looks to improve in 2014

January 23, 2014

The Emerson men’s volleyball team took big strides during its 2013 season with a team made up of seven freshmen and four upperclassmen. Although the Lions ended the season with a losing record (12-16), they reached the target they set for themselves of making the Great Northeast Athletic Conferenc...