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Road win puts women’s basketball in playoffs

The women’s basketball team overcame a fourth quarter deficit against Worcester Polytechnic Institute to clinch a spot in the conference playoffs on Wednesday. Seven teams make the women’s basketball New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference tournament. Going into the

Lions defeated by Beavers on senior night

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 senior forward Ben “Benny

Emerson athletes crowd Dean’s List

Emerson student athletes earned 72 spots on the fall 2019 Dean’s List with women’s soccer and volleyball teams fielding the highest number of honorees. Nine athletes from both teams received spots on the Dean’s List, which indicates a student maintained

Lions motivated by preseason poll

The women’s lacrosse team is ranked tenth out of 10 teams in the conference preseason coaches poll going into the 2020 season, and the team is using it as motivation. “We have the rankings hung up in our locker room,

Men’s lacrosse pursuing first postseason appearance

As the men’s lacrosse season begins, coaches and players are ready to pursue the goal of making the first conference playoff in program history. “I’m really excited about the opportunity this year,” head coach Matthew Colombini said in an interview.

Celtics: Tatum emerging as superstar

Jayson Tatum is blossoming into a superstar before our eyes. He’s averaging over 25 points per game over his last 12 games, a stretch which includes his first-ever back-to-back 30 point games, a career-high 41, and a 39 point performance

Red Sox: Dealing with an offseason of turmoil

It has been a brutal past ten weeks for Red Sox fans. Dave Dombrowski, former president of baseball operations, parted ways with the Red Sox after losing to the Yankees and dropping Boston’s overall record to 76-67. On Oct. 25,

Lions tie season high in scoring against Clark

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 this season the Lions scored over

MIT defeats Lions in hunt for playoffs

The women’s basketball team shot 34 percent against conference opponent Massachusetts Institute of Technology while suffering a 31 point conference loss Wednesday. The Lions lost by a score of 80-49 and shot 16 percent from three. “I thought MIT played

Emerson alumna runs Boston Marathon for charity

Simone Les ‘15 heard the explosions from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings while eating lunch on Newbury Street. “I was still fairly close and could hear the blasts,” Les said in an interview over the phone. “All the aftermath that

Celtics: The All-Star conundrum

The 2019–20 NBA season has set a new bar for midseason award angst. dew3Jaxson Hayes of the New Orleans Pelicans posted a profanity-laced video after not making the rising stars game. Eric Goodwin, agent of Philadelphia 76ers forward Matisse Thybulle,

Houston matures as centerpiece of the Lions

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 end of year meeting with my freshman coach,

Lack of storage space leaves cheerleading appeal in limbo

The cheerleading team received an appeal of more than $10,000 in fall 2019, but are unable to purchase supplies due to a lack of storage space. The team received the ten thousand dollar appeal from the Financial Advisory Board for

Men’s volleyball trounces Lesley for second win

The men’s volleyball team won its second match of the season, defeating Lesley University in straight sets on Tuesday. The Lions began the first set with 13 consecutive points off of five kills from junior middle blocker Matt Connolly and

Balanced scoring leads Lions to win over MIT

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 season. The Lions defeated MIT by a score of 86–57 and

Women’s basketball loses third-straight matchup

The women’s basketball team lost to the Springfield College Pride by 40 points on Saturday, its third straight loss in conference play. Springfield came into this matchup as the top-ranked team in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference.

Men’s volleyball defeated by MIT in straight sets

The men’s volleyball team fell to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers 3-0 in the second of their two back-to-back home games. The Engineers jumped out to an early lead during the first set. After a timeout from the Lions, the

Men’s volleyball sweeps Dean College for first win

The men’s volleyball team swept Dean College 3-0 on Thursday for its first win of the season. Coming off of a 3-0 loss to Nichols College on Jan. 23, the Lions started the match on a 5-0 run after four

Babson College ends Lions’ home win streak

The women’s basketball team lost to Babson College by a score of 80-56, snapping the Lions’ six-game home winning streak. The Lions now fall to sixth place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference standings. The Beavers scored

Athletic director elevates sports programs

When Patricia Nicol took over as Emerson’s Athletic Director in 2014, she faced the challenge of enhancing the school’s athletic program. During Nicol’s tenure, the men’s basketball team won the college’s first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Championship

New Lions adjust to Emerson on and off the court

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 like it, the DH is really

Suffolk University to reopen gym in early February

Suffolk University’s Athletic Director Cary McConnell is targeting Feb. 10 as the date the school will reopen its gym following a flooding incident that occurred over winter break. In the meantime, Suffolk will continue using Emerson’s Brown and Plofker gym

Lions defeat Lyons behind team-first play

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 six-game losing streak and ranked last in the NEWMAC. The

Bruins: Going into the all-star break with momentum

The end of the first half of the season is here for the Bruins as they enter the All-Star break on a high note after defeating the Las Vegas Golden Knights 3-2. The Bruins head into the bye week on

Lions extend winning streak to five in dominant fashion

The women’s basketball team won its fifth game in a row to remain undefeated in the NEWMAC with an 87-31 win over Mount Holyoke College. Despite nine turnovers in the first half, the team held a steady lead over the

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