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Your favorite athlete is probably a terrible person

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
March 22, 2023

At the end of January, the hockey world lost a man who, at the height of his career, earned the admiration of millions with his legendary playmaking on the ice. But when Bobby Hull—the “Golden Jet,”...

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Is Kyrie Irving worth keeping?

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports
November 9, 2022

If you’re the Brooklyn Nets’ general manager Sean Marks, you’ve likely got a lot on your plate right now. You’ve fired Head Coach Steve Nash and promoted Jacque Vaughn in his place, two of your...

Sam Willinger (right) celebrates after scoring a point for the Lions last season.

Winter sports athletes prepare for season despite uncertainty of future seasons

By José Ríos
October 7, 2020

The status of the NEWMAC winter sports season remains unclear due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Emerson student athletes have continued preparing for the possibility of competition. Rather than focusing...

During production of The Last Dance, Gregg Winik (right), current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (left) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern prior to Game 5 of the 1998 NBA Finals.

Gregg Winik ’84 wins Emmy for docuseries “The Last Dance”

By Lucia Thorne
October 6, 2020

While documenting Michael Jordan’s last season with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s, Gregg Winik ‘84 and the rest of the NBA Entertainment film crew joked that the footage would become either a...

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Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

By Emily Cardona
February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s basketball team earned 13 spots on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams for the 2019-2020 season. The 13 student athletes are required to have a minimum of a 3.5 grade...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: NEWMAC contenders, FEB Vote, Marlboro ski program

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: NEWMAC contenders, FEB Vote, Marlboro ski program

By Ryan Ribeiro
February 12, 2020

Host Ryan Ribeiro is joined by Sports Editor Ethan McDowell to break down Emerson's basketball doubleheader on Wednesday, with the men's team clinching a playoff spot and the women's team still in the...

Senior Natalie Clydesdale scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the narrow victory over Smith.

Women’s basketball narrowly defeats Smith in first NEWMAC game

By Megan MacLaren
January 18, 2020

The Lions defeated Smith College in their first conference game of the season with the help of a combined 49 points from junior guard Rachel Davey and senior guards Quinn Madden and Natalie Clydesdale.  “I...

Boston police detain an individual during the Straight Pride Parade. Photo by Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondent

Top Ten Stories 2019: Everything from NBA team stuck in elevator to Marlboro merger

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
December 31, 2019
his year saw everything from the acquisition of a new college to a professional NBA team getting stuck in an elevator. With 2019 drawing to end in a few hours, senior editors at The Beacon compiled a list of their top ten stories of the year. All the lists were then averaged out to create the one here.
DiCenzo leads the team with 16 assists through three games. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Sophomore guard set to bounce back after two years of injury

By Peirce Eldredge
November 16, 2019

In his first full competitive season since his senior year of high school, sophomore point guard Chad DiCenzo is showing promise on the men’s basketball team. DiCenzo enters this season coming off...

Senior Jack OConnor (right) recorded four three-point shots and three steals against Worcester State. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball dominates in home opener

By Bo Feekins
November 9, 2019

The men’s basketball team beat Worcester State University 99-69 in the season-opener, led by senior guard Jack O’Connor.  The Lions dominated in the first half and went into halftime leading 49-28....

Senior Jack OConnor scored 17 points with 40 percent shooting from the field in the Lions scrimmage against Regis College. Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Regis defeats the Lions in opening scrimmage

By Ethan McDowell
November 1, 2019

The men’s basketball team lost to Regis College 87-81 in its season-opening scrimmage, despite the 23 points from sophomore guard Nate Martin.  Both teams went back-and-forth in a high-scoring first...

Geoff Gray 19 (center, No. 3) signed a one year contract with Israeli Basketball Premier League team Hapoel Eilat. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Emerson alumnus signs with Hapoel Eilat in Israel

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
August 28, 2019

One of the college’s most dominant basketball players will be taking his skills to the Israeli Basketball Premier League this upcoming season.  Geoff Gray ‘19 announced via Twitter on Friday that...

Freshman Max Murphy said he has been a fan of Isaiah Thomas since he was a Celtic. Courtesy of Max Murphy.

Former Celtics All-Star plays 5-on-5 with Emerson students

By Andrew Lin
March 18, 2019

Sunday night became an unforgettable experience for a group of Emerson students when former Boston Celtics All-Star and current Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas stayed in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker...

Freshman Zach Waterhouse finishes a reverse layup under the net for 2 of his 17 points against Springfield in the 2019 NEWMAC semifinals.

Men’s basketball makes history, advances to championship

By Andrew Lin
February 22, 2019

The men’s basketball team overcame Springfield College 80-69 to advance to its first New England Women’s and Men’s Conference championship in the program's history. In the first half, the...

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NEWMAC semi-finals basketball game expected to draw large crowd

By Anissa Gardizy
February 21, 2019

College officials expect a large crowd to pack the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Emerson...

Head coach Bill Curley and the mens basketball team during a timeout.

Into the history books: Boston College to retire Bill Curley’s jersey

By Andrew Lin
February 17, 2019

Emerson men’s basketball head coach Bill Curley will see his jersey ascend into the rafters of Conte Forum at Boston College on Sunday—25 years after finishing his college basketball career as a power...

Freshman Nate Martin scored the final three-point shot in the Lions victory over WPI on Saturday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s basketball beats WPI to tie for second place in NEWMAC

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
February 10, 2019

The men’s basketball team beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who is ranked No. 2 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, on Saturday after coming back in the second half from...

Charlie Boyle (center) scored her 1,000th point in a game against Mount Holyoke on Jan. 12. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Boyle joins 1,000 point club in win over Mount Holyoke

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
January 20, 2019

Senior center Charlie Boyle became the fifth woman in Emerson’s basketball history to break the 1,000-point milestone when the women’s basketball team played against Mount Holyoke College on Jan. 12....

Junior guard Quinn Madden begins warming up before a game. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s basketball finishes winter break with 2-2 record

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
January 15, 2019

The women’s basketball team ranks fifth out of the 11 teams in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference after finishing the winter break with two wins and two losses. The Lions defeated...

Emerson’s women’s basketball team got 22 points off the bench Wednesday night in its 71-48 loss to the MIT Engineers.

Women’s BBALL drops third straight game against MIT

By Matt Case
December 7, 2017

Benefiting from a significant height advantage, MIT came into the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym and made quick work of Emerson, handing the Lions their third straight loss in a 71-48 victory in women’s...

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