Alex is the Executive Sports Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying political science and civic studies. Alex can be reached at [email protected]

Fitness center to reopen, status of spring sports still up in the air

In an email with the subject line “Easing some COVID restrictions on campus,” Tufts University Infection Control Health Director Michael Jordan announced that the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center will reopen, while also noting that varsity team practices and games, as well as club and intramural sports, will remain on pause. 

Sharp from the Sofa: Underappreciated greatness of Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl champion and two time MVP. He’s also the most talented and criminally underrated quarterback in NFL history. After yesterday’s Week 10 game against the Jaguars, Rodgers is 10 touchdown passes away from joining the 400 touchdown pass club.

Sharp from the Sofa: Football coach finds a second career in politics

Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, a Republican, defeated Doug Jones, a Democrat, in Alabama for a seat in the United States Senate. 

A history of athlete protests and activism

The photo of Tommie Smith and John Carlos with their fists raised in protest is one of the indelible images of the 1960s, but the history of athletes’ protesting social injustices did not begin — or end — in Mexico City.

Sharp from the Sofa: An ode to Ryan Fitzpatrick

If you’re an NFL fan, there is a decent chance Fitzpatrick has started a game for your favorite team. In his sixteen-year career, Fitzpatrick has played for eight teams: the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, Jets, Buccaneers, and Dolphins. 

Sharp from the Sofa: A used mattress, pasta and the NCAA

No players or coaches did anything wrong and nobody affiliated with the program or working at UMass knew anything incorrect had occurred, yet the NCAA cracked down and forced the team to vacate three years of wins. If a teacher, parent, boss, or any other authority figure acted this way it would leave us scratching our heads in disbelief. But this is the way the NCAA has governed for years.

Nadal dominates French Open — again

In 2005, a 19-year-old Rafael Nadal won his first French Open title. This past Sunday he won his 13th, defeating Novak Djokovic 6–0, 6–2, 7–5. It was Nadal’s 20th career Grand Slam title, moving him into a tie with Roger Federer for the all-time record. 

Sharp from the Sofa: Bean the Astros, what about the Patriots?

It is often said that the Tufts community is a political echo chamber, but it also happens to be a sports echo chamber. Boston sports fans dominate the Medford Somerville campus like Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin dominate the Patriots in the Superbowl. This column is for the silent majority at Tufts, those who would rather go to class shirtless than in a Patriots jersey. 

Wilson-Cousins matchup dates back to Big Ten battles

When Wilson and Cousins look across the field at one another before kickoff on Sunday night, they’ll know what we know: this isn’t their first rodeo.

NBA Finals update: Lakers cruise in Game 1

Anthony Davis scored 34 points and the Los Angeles Lakers easily defeated the Miami Heat 116–118 in game one of the NBA finals.