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Senior guard Nate Martin who scored 12 points against Babson on Jan. 30 was out in the NEWMAC Semifinal.

Men’s basketball win close match against Plymouth State University

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
December 2, 2021

With less than one minute left on the clock, senior guard Nate Martin made four of six free throws to solidify the men’s basketball team’s 77-74 lead over Plymouth State University.  Heading into...

The mens volleyball team won its first game of the season on Thursday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Winter sports practices cancelled after uptick in campus COVID-19 cases

By Christopher Williams and Domenic Conte
November 18, 2020

The Emerson Athletics department cancelled the remainder of sports practices this semester on Wednesday, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. Athletic Director Pat Nicol told The Beacon...

The womens basketball team is one of two teams impacted by Mondays decision.

Winter sports athletes upset but unsurprised by season’s cancellation

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
November 5, 2020

Emerson’s basketball teams will not be competing in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this winter season, to the dismay of athletes who say the cancelation is disappointing but...

Softball head coach Phil McElroy (center) is one of many coaches who developed an online recruiting approach.

Coaches get creative to tackle pandemic-era recruiting

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
October 29, 2020

In a typical year of recruiting for Emerson sports teams, prospective student athletes visit the campus, meet with coaches, watch a team game, and even stay in dorms overnight with a player. But during...

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...

When he wasnt competing on the court as a member of the mens basketball team, Houston worked as an RA in the Little Building

Houston recognized for leadership off the court

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor
May 4, 2020

Men’s basketball center Jarred Houston was scrolling through Twitter on April 9 when he found out he earned the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Student Leader of the Year Award. “This means...

Taylor 11 became the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in 2019.

Chris Taylor ‘11 pursues passion of working in NBA

By Lara Hill
April 19, 2020

As the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Chris Taylor ‘11 finds himself in many high-pressure situations. Whether he is discussing a potential trade with agents or talking to NBA...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Mens basketball championship rings, Quidditch, and fall sports update

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Men’s basketball championship rings, Quidditch, and fall sports update

October 18, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 10/11: Men's basketball championship rings, Quidditch, and fall sports update" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with...

Watch: Men’s basketball beats WPI to secure first NEWMAC title

February 23, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute 93-75 to win the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday. This monumental win gives Emerson...

Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Lions triumph in first NEWMAC championship in team history

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
February 23, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute 93-75 to win the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday. This monumental win gives Emerson...

Watch: Men’s basketball beats Springfield to advance to NEWMAC championship game

February 22, 2019

The men’s basketball team overcame Springfield College 80-69 to advance to its first NEWMAC championship in the program’s history. The Lions will play WPI on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Brown...

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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...

Junior (No. 4) Jack OConner added 14 points and 10 rebounds to the Lions victory over Babson. Photo by Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball tied for second in NEWMAC

By Arturo Ruiz
January 25, 2019

The men’s basketball team edged out Babson College for the first time since 2010 with a score of 86-83 in a nail-biting New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference showdown on Jan. 24 in...

Jack OConnor (No. 4) leads the NEWMAC in scoring with 21.6 points per game. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball heads into conference play after mixed start to season

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
December 15, 2018

The men’s basketball team will begin conference play on Jan. 2  with an opportunity to improve on last year’s 4-10 record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The team...

Geoff Gray (center, No. 3) is second on the mens basketball team in points per game with an average of 20.9. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Senior earns second NEWMAC honor of season for men’s basketball

By Andrew Lin
December 9, 2018

Senior point guard Geoff Gray won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference offensive player of the week for the second time this season. Gray guided the Lions to a 3-2 record in the past...

Presti has spent 11 years with the Oklahoma City Thunder as its General Manager. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

Presti ’00 leads Oklahoma City Thunder front office

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
March 22, 2018

While Sam Presti ‘00 wasn’t drafted to the NBA, he made a name for himself off the court in the front offices of the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Presti’s NBA career began...

Gray (left) was named first team All-Conference and Boyle (right) was named second team All-Conference. Photos: Daniel Peden/Beacon Staff

Gray and Boyle named to NEWMAC All-Conference teams

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
February 28, 2018

Four of Emerson’s basketball players received honors from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this week. Junior Geoff Gray of the men’s basketball team was named to the...

Gray scores 1,000th career point vs. WPI

Gray scores 1,000th career point vs. WPI

By Matt Couture
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...

WATCH: Geoff Gray scores 1,000th career point for Lions

By Noah Roberts
February 10, 2018

On Saturday, February 10 Emerson junior guard Geoff Gray scored his 1,000th career point during a game at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. VIDEO: Noah Roberts/Special to The Berkeley Beacon.

Mens basketball: Lions down Clark in OT thriller

Men’s basketball: Lions down Clark in OT thriller

By Matt Couture
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...

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