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NFL fan of the year Tom Grossi creates chaotic good

February 14, 2024

This weekend was busy for the NFL as the NFL Honors and the Super Bowl were hosted in Las Vegas. At the NFL Honors, several awards were announced, including...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Is streaming the future of football? The first streaming-only NFL games draws customers and criticism

January 31, 2024

Though the Jan. 13 Wild Card game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins is the fourth coldest game in NFL history, this is far from the most...

Senior forward Quinn OConnor (#50) goes for a layup against the Lesley Lynx on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.

Emerson’s women’s basketball triumphs against Lesley, 93-54

December 7, 2023

Players and fans celebrated with hugs and high-fives in the Brown and Plofker Gym Tuesday, Dec. 5, as Emerson women’s basketball team got to .500 with...

Junior rightside Parker Cummings (3) and Senior middle Isabella Cubba (16) combine for the stuff block against MIT in the 2023 NEWMAC Quarterfinals.

Women’s volleyball falls to MIT in NEWMAC Quarterfinals

November 8, 2023

Emerson fans, with flags and merchandise in tow, trekked from Boston’s Boylston Street to Vassar Street in Cambridge on Tuesday night to watch the no....

Emerson mens basketball assistant coach Sean Coman 23 (right) next to head coach Bill Curley.

Men’s basketball fleshes out coaching staff with alum Sean Coman ’23

October 11, 2023

When looking for a new assistant coach for the men’s basketball team, Head Coach Bill Curley elected to add a familiar face who knows the team: former...

The womens volleyball teams 2022 Dig Pink Game. (Photo courtesy of Ben Read)

Women’s volleyball hopes to ‘dig pink’ for breast cancer

October 4, 2023

After the success of the You Can Play Game for the You Can Play Project last month in support of Emerson’s LGBTQ+ athletes, the college’s women's volleyball...

The Emerson womens soccer team huddles before their NEWMAC opener against Smith (Sept. 16, 2023)

Women’s soccer dominates in six goal shutout

September 27, 2023

Despite the stormy weather, Emerson women’s soccer team were all smiles after they beat Mount Holyoke College 6-0 in their second NEWMAC game of the...

The women’s volleyball team huddles during a timeout against Babson.

Women’s volleyball loses close match in NEWMAC opener

September 21, 2023

The Brown & Plofker Gym was packed with Emerson students Tuesday, Sep. 19 to watch the No. 2 ranked Babson Beavers and No. 5 ranked Emerson Lions play...

Senior infielders Jake Hatch (left) and Thai Morgan (right) are team captains and musical collaborators (Courtesy: Jake Hatch)

Baseball captains have a blast making beats

February 23, 2023

Playing collegiate sports is all about having trust and being close with teammates. Two seniors on Emerson’s baseball team are doing exactly that, using...

Graduate lacrosse defender Jiwon Kim has caused 62 turnovers in his 54 games in an Emerson jersey. (Courtesy: Jiwon Kim)

Graduate Students grasp the opportunity to play another year of collegiate sports

February 13, 2023

Would you spend an extra year in a college classroom for the chance to play one more year of collegiate sports? This year, some Emerson students said yes...

Sophomore guard Ella Bushee tallied 11 points in NEWMAC game against Wheaton

Loss to Wheaton snaps three-game win streak for women’s basketball

January 25, 2023

The Emerson women’s basketball team lost to the Wheaton Lyons on Jan. 18, ending their three game win streak. It marked their first defeat against a...

The mens soccer team embracing after a hard-fought penalty shootout win against MIT in the NEWMAC semifinals.

Men’s soccer makes history in wild NEWMAC semifinal win over MIT

November 4, 2022

As the crossbar vibrated and the ball landed just in front of the goalline, the missed penalty signified a historic men’s soccer win against MIT, sending...

The Lions advance to their first NEWMAC Championship in program history.

Women’s soccer team celebrated locally, nationally

October 26, 2022

Emerson women's soccer team earned lots of praise this week from both the NEWMAC and NCAA Division III.  The Lions ranked 24th in Division III by the...

Emerson Basbeball. (Photo Credit: Anna Schoenmann Courtesy of Matt Horan)

Baseball and softball teams start fall ball

October 12, 2022

Emerson’s baseball and softball teams returned to the field three weeks ago, well ahead of the ordinary start date. The softball team finished its...

Emerson College womens volleyball team.

Women’s volleyball loses nailbiter to MIT

September 22, 2022

The women’s volleyball team dropped its NEWMAC season opener following a thrilling 3-2 match against MIT, ending the Lions’ five-game winning streak.  Despite...