A ‘Savage’ desire to win fulfilled

Before graduating senior Eric Savage became a captain, eclipsed 1,000 career points and led the Tufts men’s basketball team to its first NESCAC championship in program history, he was a high school senior meeting with the Tufts coaching staff during an official visit. During the meeting, coach Bob Sheldon asked Savage what he wanted out […]

Game Day: The Shot

Up three with less than 10 seconds to go in a basketball game and the other team has the ball — to foul or not to foul? An age-old question debated by coaches, players, commentators and fans alike. By fouling you send the other team to the line for foul shots and the best they […]

Game Day: Remembering a classic

With temperatures increasing, the grass slowly becoming greener and the sun staying up later, spring is officially upon us. There’s only one thing missing: baseball. Last Thursday should’ve been opening day. I celebrated by sitting in a rocking chair on my front porch reminiscing about little league with a bag of sunflower seeds in one […]

Game Day: Tourney time

I was in the library last night when Tufts announced that classes will be moved online after spring break due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The library quickly went from a quiet study space to a hive of activity with kids making calls, embracing their friends and shedding tears. When I saw the email, I […]

Men’s basketball wins 1st NESCAC Championship in program history

March always delivers. In a double overtime thriller yesterday at Cousens Gym, the men’s basketball team defeated Colby to win the NESCAC Championship for the first time in school history. With 11 seconds remaining in regulation, Tufts found itself with the ball trailing Colby by three points. Sophomore guard Tyler Aronson received the inbound pass […]

Game Day: From standing room only to NHL goalie

In 1996, the American public was introduced to a professional golfer who, despite an unorthodox swing, could drive the ball further than just about anyone. His name was Happy Gilmore. Gilmore was a man of the people, often competing in a tattered pair of sweatpants and a Boston Bruins jersey. He cussed on national television […]

Men’s basketball defeats Hamilton in NESCAC quarterfinals

When the men’s basketball team successfully scores from all three levels, they’re very difficult to beat. That’s what happened Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym as No. 1 seed Tufts defeated No. 8 Hamilton 83–66 in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament.  Sophomore guard Tyler Aronson got the scoring started on the first possession of the […]

Men’s basketball sweeps road trip, clinches No. 1 spot in NESCAC

With an 87–61 win over the Conn. College Camels (4–18, 0–8 NESCAC) on Saturday and an 88–58 win over the Trinity Bantams (15–7,  5–3 NESCAC) on Friday, the men’s basketball team (18–4, 8–0 NESCAC) clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming NESCAC tournament. Senior guard and co-captain Eric Savage scored seven of the Jumbos’ […]

Game Day: Best Game of 2019

On May 12, 2019, Kawhi Leonard released a high arcing shot over the outstretched fingertips of seven footer Joel Embiid. The entire sports world watched at the edge of its seat as the ball bounced four times on the rim before falling through the hoop, giving the Toronto Raptors a 92–90 victory over the Philadelphia […]