When a sports fan hears the name “Jim O’Brien, Boston basketball coach,” it conjures memories of the former Rick Pitino assistant who went on to coach the Boston Celtics squads on surprising playoff runs in the early 2000s. But Boston’s real Jim O’Brien is the one who sits in a subterranean office two floors below the Piano Row entrance, contemplating the rest of his third season as Emerson men’s basketball coach
A 12-member search committee assigned to fill Emerson's athletic director vacancy will meet on Jan. 30 to pare down what Dean of Students Ronald Ludman said is a list of over 90 applicants to become the college's new permanent AD
The Emerson men’s volleyball team won its first two games in a dominant fashion, beating Lesley University and Newbury College.
The week in Emerson men's basketball, women's basketball and men's volleyball games.
Although tracking total career wins may be important to other head coaches, Jim O’Brien said he wasn’t even aware that he was pursuing career win No. 400 when the men's basketball team hosted Wheaton College eight days ago on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
After leading by eight points at the break, Emerson was able to withstand a late rally from the visiting Lyons (7-7, 2-3) and go above the .500 mark in conference.
After playing the third-most minutes on the team in the Lions’ landmark win over the Jeffs, and participating in the remaining fall semester practices, Pinckney was named academically ineligible after fall grades were tallied.
During a routine game of five-on-five in practice last week, Carbone was driving to the basket and collided in mid-air with a teammate, landed awkwardly, and screamed in pain.
A posting on the official Emerson athletics website on Dec. 18 announced that as of Jan. 4, all game-day programs are accessible on phones, tablets, and laptops via QR codes.
The Emerson men’s volleyball team took big strides during its 2013 season with a team made up of seven freshmen and four upperclassmen.
A roundup of Emerson games between January 4-15.
Last February, Thomas Bentley of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay contacted Jim O’Brien, third-year head coach of Emerson’s men’s basketball team, to propose a potential partnership with his team. After an extensive interview process last August, eight players were selected and paired with their Little Brothers from the Josiah Quincy School.
Facing Amherst College, the reigning Division 3 champions, and ranked the No. 1 Division 3 team in the nation this season by d3hoops.com, Emerson pulled off an upset on par with any other in the program's past, snapping the Lord Jeffs' 29-game win streak with a 91-79 victory at Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.
The life of a student-athlete can be exceedingly busy — especially for an in-season basketball player with practices or games nearly every day of the week. But five members of the Emerson men’s basketball team have made time for a cause they believe in.
The past two weeks in Emerson sports.