2020-2021 WPI Men's Basketball News

  • NEWMAC Institutional Profile: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    December 17, 2020
    Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a nationally renowned, private research university focused on science, technology, engineering, and math and with strong academic programs in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and business. WPI's founding motto, "Theory and Practice," provides a distinctive approach to education by balancing rigorous academics with hands-on learning. At WPI, students go above and beyond traditional classroom education.
  • NEWMAC Presidents Council’s Statement on Winter Sports
    November 02, 2020
    Westwood, MA --- The NEWMAC Presidents Council has continued to monitor the effects of COVID-19 on our institutions and community during the fall semester and remain steadfast that the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and greater community remain paramount and the focus of our concerns. Due to the shift in academic calendars, specifically the later start than normal of the second term and the majority of institutions imposing restrictions of both visitors on campus and travel off campus in an effort to reduce the potential spread and exposure of COVID-19, the Presidents have unanimously decided to suspend conference play and championships for winter sports. This includes men's and women's basketball and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. 
  • Jen Toland: New Inductees Announced for WPI's Hall of Fame
    October 08, 2020
    WPI men’s basketball coach Chris Bartley and women’s basketball coach Cherise Galasso are among the six members of WPI’s 2020 Hall of Fame class. Megan (Forti) Ward (soccer, Class of 2014), Marshall Houskeeper (wrestling, ’81), Sam Longwell (men’s basketball, ’15) and Oxford’s Noelle Richard (track & field, ’13) will also be inducted on a date to be announced.
  • Jen Toland: WPI pep band celebrates 50 years of entertainment for Engineers
    October 01, 2020
    During WPI basketball games, the WPI Pep Band fills its section of the Harrington Auditorium bleachers opposite the Engineers’ bench, and with its music, merriment and vigor, entertains fans and motivates the men’s and women’s teams.
  • SUMMER REWIND: Stephenson, Doherty and Men’s Basketball Book Trip to Third Straight NEWMAC Final
    August 24, 2020
    WORCESTER --- The second-seeded WPI men’s basketball team will play in the NEWMAC championship game for the third straight season after a 73-58 victory over third seed Babson College in the semifinal round on Friday night at Harrington Auditorium. 
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    August 17, 2020
    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WPI’s Athletic department is facing a different sports year. While our student-athletes won’t be competing this fall and early winter, we are committed to making the most out of the situation and will provide quality experiences for our student-athletes with enhanced strength & conditioning opportunities along with skill development, team bonding, and leadership development. In order to meet the federal and state health guidelines for workouts, all physical activities will be moving outdoors as much as possible and indoor facilities will be rearranged to comply with new restrictions.
  • NEWMAC Announces Five-Year Strategic Plan
    August 12, 2020
    Westwood, MA --- With the unanimous support of the Presidents Council, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is releasing its five-year Strategic Plan announcing Four Strategic Pillars to guide the conference through the 2024-2025 academic year.  Reaffirming the conference's commitment to academic and athletic excellence, the Presidents endorsed a plan that focuses on student-athlete well-being, diversity and inclusion and leadership.
  • Men's Basketball Sees Team and Seven Individuals Bring Home NABC Academic Accolades
    August 05, 2020
    Kansas City, MO --- The WPI men's basketball program was recently honored with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award while student-athlete Lou Doherty, Jake Wisniewski, Colin McNamara, Garrett Stephenson, Jake Needleman, Dakota Wheeler and Ethan Harrell were named to the NABA Honors Court. 
  • Purchase WPI Athletics Facecoverings
    July 24, 2020
    WPI Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics is excited to offer WPI Athletics inspired face coverings! Order: bit.ly/2CBDtqR All profits will go towards diversity, equity and inclusion programming at WPI. Face coverings will be shipped directly to the customer.
  • WPI Athletics Announces Update For 2020 Fall Semester
    July 17, 2020
    Sports and recreation are important to our community. WPI students and staff rely on the sports and recreation facilities to help with their personal wellness, while competing in varsity sports, Club, and intramural activities provides a healthy outlet for students all across campus. Unfortunately, in reviewing the significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, WPI has made the difficult decision to not compete in athletic competitions this fall and through Dec. 31. While we acknowledge how disappointing this news is, the health and safety of our entire WPI community remains our top priority.
  • WPI Athletics July 1st Update
    July 01, 2020
    Sports and recreation are important to our community. WPI students and staff rely on the sports and recreation facilities to help in their personal wellness, and competing in varsity sports, club sports and intramurals provides an outlet for students all across campus. WPI is diligently working within guidelines developed by local, regional, and national athletics agencies so we may safely provide robust access to facilities and programming throughout this pandemic. At this time, no decision has been made regarding when to resume varsity or club sports.
  • WE ARE WPI: The Year Ahead—Moving Forward Mindfully
    July 01, 2020
    WPI is moving forward to welcome our community back to campus for the new academic year. Driven by science, we have engineered a plan that adjusts our academics, research, projects, work life, residential life, dining, clubs and activities, athletics, and events in order to reopen our campus in a safety-focused, socially distanced manner. It’s a plan that needs your pledge to rethink routines and react responsibly—as the health, safety, and well-being of our community must be the highest priority for each of us.