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Jumbos extend season winning streak to 20 games

The No. 1-ranked Jumbos returned to the field for the first time in 10 days over the weekend to continue their undefeated season. Tufts swept two doubleheaders: first at Bowdoin on Saturday, then at home against Bates on Sunday. The games represented important firsts for Tufts: the Bowdoin series was Tufts’ first NESCAC matchup of the […]

Jumbos set to begin conference play

The No. 1-ranked softball team entered the week riding a 16-game winning streak and looking forward to a full slate of games. However, the bad weather once again spoiled the team’s schedule, forcing all four of the Jumbos’ games to be postponed. With the postponement of a doubleheader at MIT on Monday and a doubleheader […]

Jumbos improve to 16-0

After a very successful spring break trip, the nationally No. 1-ranked Tufts softball team returned to Medford with a full slate of games on the schedule for this week. But due to unseasonably bad weather in Massachusetts, the team’s home opener against Bates on Friday was postponed, as was the team’s doubleheader on Saturday. As a […]

Two-time defending national champs begin quest for three-peat

Three Years of Dominance Every year at the Matriculation Ceremony on the academic quad, Dean Lee Coffin gives a speech in which he outlines the various accomplishments of the incoming class. Tufts students, even before they matriculate, are no slouches. Coffin may identify founders of companies, inventors, geopolitical experts and YouTube stars. This speech characterizes […]

Defending national champion softball and men’s lacrosse teams ranked No. 1 in preseason polls

While the 2014-2015 school year has been highlighted by the Tufts soccer team’s National Championship victory, the 2013-2014 school year had its own fair share of success on the national stage. Headlined by the Tufts softball and men’s lacrosse teams, last spring was a very eventful season for Tufts athletics. Both teams won National Championships, […]

Giants win Game 7 by a score of 3-2

The San Francisco Giants won Game 7 of the World Series by a score of 3-1, giving the Giants their third World Championship in the last five years. The Giants kicked off the scoring in the top of the 2nd inning with a pair of sacrifice flies from DH Michael Morse and SS Brandon Crawford. The […]

The state of sports journalism

The Daily sports section published, on Sept. 24, a story on the infamous Ray Rice suspension scandal, and on Sept. 29, an article on the Donald Sterling scandal. In doing so, we joined every other sports media outlet in the United States. In doing so, we drew attention, under the guise of “sports coverage,” to topics that had […]

Men’s Track and Field | Jumbos perform well across multiple weekend meets

The men’s track and field team was split between three meets over the weekend: the last competitions before the NESCAC Championship this Saturday. The majority of the squad traveled to MIT on Saturday for the Sean Collier Invitational. Named in honor of the MIT police officer who was killed last April, the meet featured teams […]

Men’s Track | Stallman scores first collegiate victory in pole vault

    On Saturday, the men’s track and field team competed in the George Davis Invitational at UMass Lowell, an unscored meet featuring New England schools from all three divisions.     The presence of NESCAC teams such as Conn. College, as well as strong Div. I schools like Boston University, meant that the meet was a […]

Crew | Both teams have strong starts to spring seasons

The men’s crew team competed for its first time this semester over the weekend, rowing in one race on Saturday and two on Sunday, winning all three. The varsity eight started the day on Sunday with a very close, one-length victory over Hamilton on the Malden River. The team crossed the finish line in 6:40.3, […]