Aiden is an Assistant Editor at the Tufts Daily and a second-year considering a major in Film and Media Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurial studies. He can be reached at aiden.herrod@tufts.edu


The Zone Read: The conundrum of tanking

If you root for the Miami Dolphins, odds are that you’re watching the rest of the NFL more than your own team. No one can blame you. The Dolphins have comically achieved a points differential of -153, with only a single win against the near-winless Jets to show for it. There’s a company in this […]


Golf caps off fall season with 12th-place finish at NEIGA championship

Tufts placed 12th out of 22 teams in the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Div. III Championship in Brewster, Mass., to cap off off a stellar fall season. The finish came off a team score of 333 strokes on the first day of competition, which had them in 13th place at the end of […]


The Zone Read: Midseason playoff predictions

As week eight approaches, I’ve taken a step back and done my best to assess the state of the league. There’s a lot of parity and unanswered questions which will make for an exciting second half of the season. AFC Playoffs Patriots The Patriots, like always, feel like a lock for the playoffs and a […]


The Zone Read: Andrew Luck’s retirement

Yes, I’m late on this. Yes, it has faded from popular memory. It’s hard to remember in week seven,  but not too long ago the National Football League (NFL) was shaken to its core. Andrew Luck, a cornerstone of the Colts franchise and undisputed top tier quarterback in the league, abruptly retired at age 29. The […]


The Zone Read: Week 6 division power rankings

The NFL is a little over a month into the season, and we have a good sense of the contenders and the pretenders. With that in mind, here are my power rankings for the divisions.  1. NFC West: The 49ers are the only undefeated team in the NFC at 4–0. They have the stifling defense and creative […]


Stellar 2nd day propels golf to 2nd-place finish in NESCAC qualifier

On Sunday, Sept. 29, the Tufts golf team capped a brilliant weekend of play with a second-place finish in the NESCAC qualifier. Tufts came within two strokes shy of the high mark set by Williams, finishing with a total score for the weekend of 588. With a top-four finish in the qualifiers this fall, Tufts […]


The Zone Read: Can fantasy football ruin your Sunday?

Fantasy football makes you root for weird things. If it didn’t exist, you couldn’t get me to root for a Gardner Minshew touchdown pass to DJ Chark if you tried. But once you fill your virtual roster with players from every corner of the NFL, your priorities on Sunday skew quickly.  As a supporter of […]


The Zone Read: A rise in player mobility

The National Football League (NFL) is slowly entering a new era. Player mobility is far more real and sophisticated than it was even a few years ago. Players have proven means now for getting exactly what they want. Zeke made bank by making Jerry Jones sweat a bit. Le’Veon Bell got out of Pittsburgh, and […]


The Zone Read: An introduction

The National Football League (NFL) is a massive, convoluted beast of a sport. Wealthy executives, drama-laden locker rooms and problematic players dominate countless headlines every week. And yet, at the end of it all, when the televisions fire up, the pirated Reddit streams are launched and the game day updates are enabled, we are all […]


Soccer takes down rival Brandeis, remains undefeated

Men’s soccer is off to another hot start to begin the season, having notched its third and fourth wins against Keene St. and Brandeis, respectively this past week. After handling Keene St. with a sure-handed 3–1 victory Wednesday, the Jumbos turned their attention to the No. 25-ranked Brandeis Judges, whom they shut out in a […]


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