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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

March Madness: Upsets galore and glimpse into Final Four

March Madness: Upsets galore and glimpse into Final Four

March 27, 2023

Bring on the madness! The opening round of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament saw plenty of electrifying hoops and busted brackets. Those who...

Graduate center Jarred Houston drives to the rim against Coast Guard.

Senior spotlights: Men’s basketball seniors and grads built winning culture

March 9, 2023

Following a historic season that saw a program-record 11 NEWMAC victories, the Emerson men’s basketball team fell to Babson in the conference championship...

Senior guard Max Davis scored a season-high 31 points in the Lions win.

Men’s basketball defeats WPI behind Davis’s 31 points

February 2, 2023

WPI and Emerson, sitting at No. 1 and No. 2 in the conference respectively, have built a storied history in recent years—Emerson beat WPI in the 2019...

WPI held the Lions to just 50 points in the NEWMAC Finals on Saturday, Feb 26.

Men’s basketball receives at-large-bid and a chance at tournament play

March 2, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team lost to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the NEWMAC finals 70-54 on Feb. 26, but the Lions’ season isn’t over.  After...

Senior guard Zach Waterhouse scoring a layup against MIT on Feb. 17, 2022

Men’s basketball remains dominant against MIT

February 17, 2022

The men’s basketball team completed the season sweep on Wednesday in a dominant 97-88 win over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, improving their...

Senior center Jarred Houston fighting for points in the paint against Clark University

‘I’m just happy I was able to get it done’: Men’s basketball center hits 1,000 points

February 10, 2022

Six minutes into the second half of Saturday’s game, Emerson center Jarred Houston sank a layup that would cement his place in Emerson Basketball’s...

Zach Waterhouse scores layup against Springfield Collefe to make the score 35-19

Men’s basketball team extends win streak to four

January 27, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team defeated Springfield College on Wednesday night with a season-high score of 98-77, increasing their record to 5-2 in...

Zach Waterhouse attempting a shot during the game.

Emerson basketball program sweeps Wheaton

January 20, 2022

The men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court in a double header against Wheaton College Wednesday night, winning back-to-back conference games...

The athletics departments partnership with PlaySiight will improve quality of streams and film for all sports including the production at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

Winter sports face an uncertain future amid COVID surge

January 13, 2022

The 2021-22 season for the Emerson Lions’ winter sports teams started off bright with electrifying performances in front of the home crowd at the Bobbi...

Emerson Lions Nate Martin attempts to defend a shot.

Men’s basketball team takes down previously undefeated Clark

January 13, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team earned their first conference win Wednesday night, putting up a score of 72-59 to defeat Clark University on their...

Graduate center Jarred Houston making a layup

Senior center earns accolades for dominant performances

December 8, 2021

Jarred Houston was named to his second Defensive Player of the Week for Men’s Basketball by the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference on Monday...

The womens volleyball team is one of the 10 sports teams impacted by the decision.

Emerson cancels seasons for non-competing sports teams

April 5, 2021

Emerson canceled all non-competing sports seasons on Monday morning following guidance from the Boston Public Health Commission due to a rise in COVID-19...

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

Fate of winter sports still up in air, targeting November decision

October 1, 2020

The status of the NEWMAC winter sports season remains in jeopardy as teams are set to begin practicing on Oct. 18, Athletic Director Pat Nicol said.  “Certainly,...

Jack OConnor (left) and Sam Boyle (right) finished the 2019-20 season with conference awards.

O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

March 12, 2020

Although the men’s and women’s basketball teams both closed out their seasons with losses in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC playoffs, two key players...

Nate Martin scored 19 points in Wednesdays loss. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Men’s basketball falls in tense NEWMAC Quarterfinal

February 27, 2020

The men’s basketball team lost to the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday by a score of 80-78 after a potential game-winning three-point...

Coach Bill Curley (left) poses with Jack OConnor (No. 4), Ben Holding (No. 32), and their family members during the pregame ceremony. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Lions defeated by Beavers on senior night

February 20, 2020

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...

Graduate student and guard Jarred Houston goes up for a lay-up.

Houston matures as centerpiece of the Lions

February 6, 2020

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...

The Lions picked up their fifth NEWMAC win of the season on Saturday.

Balanced scoring leads Lions to win over MIT

February 2, 2020

Five Lions scored double–digit points in the men’s basketball team’s victory over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, on Saturday,...

Max Davis (left) and Bryan Lupianez (right) joined the mens basketball team in late December Photo credit: Cho Yin Rachel Lo

New Lions adjust to Emerson on and off the court

January 29, 2020

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...

Senior guard Jack O’Connor scored 24 points and pulled down six rebounds against Wheaton on Saturday.

Lions defeat Lyons behind team-first play

January 25, 2020

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...

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