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Emerson beat Wheaton to clinch a playoff berth Wednesday night. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

Women’s basketball clinches NEWMAC playoff spot

February 14, 2018

Emerson’s women’s basketball team celebrated Valentine’s Day with a playoff-clinching win over Wheaton College. The 75-50 victory secured the women’s basketball team’s first playoff berth...

Gray scores 1,000th career point vs. WPI

Gray scores 1,000th career point vs. WPI

February 10, 2018

Emerson men’s basketball point guard Geoff Gray scored his 1,000th career point early in Saturday’s 105-77 loss to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Gray entered the day needing just one point...

Mens basketball: Lions down Clark in OT thriller

Men’s basketball: Lions down Clark in OT thriller

February 8, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9zU7kiF5VY Emerson’s men’s basketball team didn’t have time to think about the stat line of point guard Geoff Gray as he approached 1,000 career points in the...

Emersons Geoff Gray drives to the basket against MIT. Gray is 43 points shy of 1,000 in his career.

Lions point guard close to landmark basket

February 5, 2018

Junior point guard Geoff Gray is on the verge of scoring his 1,000th career point for Emerson’s men’s basketball team, which would gain him entry into an exclusive club of 17 players who previously...

Scouting the freshmen: Setters could relieve pressure on Rusk

Scouting the freshmen: Setters could relieve pressure on Rusk

January 26, 2018

Emerson’s men’s volleyball team kicks off its season against Dean College on Feb. 1 in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym. Fans will get a look at the Lions’ four new freshmen, Marcus Cepeda,...

Schedule breakdown: Lions prepare for nationally ranked foes

Schedule breakdown: Lions prepare for nationally ranked foes

January 26, 2018

Head coach Ben Read said there’s no perfect method to scheduling preseason contests, but he hopes to create a balance as his team prepares for the season. “We do try to play some easier teams [so]...

Head coach Ben Read instructs junior Mark Piorkowski at practice. Photo: Daniel Peden/Beacon Staff

Season Preview: Men’s Volleyball ready to build on playoff run

January 24, 2018

A year after finishing fifth in the GNAC and advancing to the playoffs despite key losses, Emerson’s men’s volleyball team finds itself pegged for an uncharacteristically low finish in the annual conference...

Eastin Ashby (43) playing in a January 2016 game. Photo: Jacob Cutler/Berkeley Beacon Archives.

Women’s Basketball: Ashby sets all-time record for steals

January 22, 2018

The steal has always been Eastin Ashby’s bread and butter, and now she owns the school record to prove it. The women’s basketball team’s senior guard collected her 186th career steal during Saturday’s...

The Emerson Lions picked up a key 78-51 conference victory over Coast Guard on Saturday. Photo: Berkeley Beacon Archives.

Women’s basketball grabs key NEWMAC win over Coast Guard

January 21, 2018

In the second quarter of Saturday’s Emerson women’s basketball game, Eastin Ashby picked the pocket of an opponent—something she had done 185 times before in her Lions career. Ashby’s 186th...

Emerson’s men’s basketball team suffered a tough defeat on Wednesday night, falling to WPI 74-73 in the final seconds of the game. Photo: Daniel Peden/Berkeley Beacon.

Winter break recap: Men’s basketball picks up two key NEWMAC wins

January 18, 2018

Emerson’s men’s basketball team kept pace in the NEWMAC standings during winter break, compiling a 2-2 record to place fourth in the conference entering Wednesday’s games. A loss to WPI on Wednesday...

Emerson’s men’s basketball team suffered a tough defeat on Wednesday night, falling to WPI 74-73 in the final seconds of the game. Photo: Daniel Peden/Berkeley Beacon.

History repeats as WPI sneaks past Emerson on buzzer-beater

January 18, 2018

Emerson basketball fans have come to know the name Chris Rodgers. The WPI senior cemented that on Wednesday night, draining a buzzer-beating jumper to hand Emerson’s men’s basketball team its second...

Michael Sheng (#5) and Jack O’Connor (#4) both scored double digit points for Emerson on Wednesday night.
DANIEL PEDEN / BEACON CORRESPONDENT

Men’s BBALL blows 16-point halftime lead, falls to Tufts

December 7, 2017

Tufts flexed its muscle on the offensive boards, outscoring Emerson 45-25 in the second half to pull off a 71-67 comeback victory over the Lions men’s basketball team Wednesday. Emerson led for most...

Head men’s basketball coach Bill Curley says he’s working to get maximum effort out of his team on defense and on the boards.
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Men’s basketball preview: Defense, rebounding early priorities for Lions

November 16, 2017

At a recent practice, Emerson’s men’s basketball team lined up along the baseline on the far side of the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym. Players stepped to the line for what seemed to be a series...

First Emerson College GameDay an event to build on

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...

Emersons mens soccer team will kick off College GameDay at Rotch, hosting MIT at 1 p.m. Saturday.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

First Emerson College GameDay to feature three senior day celebrations

October 27, 2017

Rotch Playground and Field will have the feel of a playground for fans on Saturday as the first Emerson College GameDay kicks off. Fans attending the Lions’ men’s and women’s soccer games...

Emerson’s Parker Hughes makes one of his two diving plays.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

Rams run away in second half, beat Lions 5-2

September 7, 2017

Twice the Suffolk goalkeeper went down and twice Emerson’s men’s soccer team capitalized, but the Lions were unable to overcome a Christian Restrepo hat trick in a 5-2 loss to the Rams Wednesday night. Emerson...

New soccer coach Bryan Harkin previously coached at Tufts. BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

Lions summer news recap

September 6, 2017

Catching you up on all Emerson Lions news over the summer break, and getting you ready for the fall season. Men’s Soccer Emerson’s men’s soccer team had a busy summer with the departure of its...

Regular activity resumed in the gym this week. Photo:
EZEKIEL LEVIN / BERKELEY BEACON.

Gym returns from extended spring break

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...

Michael Sheng drives against Chris Rodgers, who would later hit a key shot despite Shengs tough defense.
EZEKIEL LEVIN / BEACON STAFF

Last-second shot sinks Lions vs. WPI

February 1, 2017

Lions’ guard Michael Sheng's defense was so suffocating, he was in WPI forward Chris Rodgers’ uniform, as Emerson head coach Bill Curley put it after the game. With seconds on the clock, Sheng forced...

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

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,...

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