Arnav Sacheti is an Assistant Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore who is majoring in Quantitative Economics. Arnav can be reached at [email protected]

Through Direct Hit podcast, cricket enthusiasts build fanbase at Tufts

What started as a fun project to spend time during quarantine quickly turned into a recurring podcast with a growing cast of contributors. “This podcast has the potential to no longer remain a podcast but to become a community platform for people to engage with everything related to cricket,” sophomore Saumya Mehta said.

Hoops Traveler: FC Barcelona, the basketball team?

This week, my travels take me to Spain — provided that I successfully cross the language barrier. My lack of soccer knowledge is compensated by my fascination with international basketball. Lucky for me, I quickly discovered that behind the iconic soccer franchise logos of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid rests an unexpected — yet powerful — non-soccer legacy.

Hoops Traveler: The Canadian dream, a basketball nirvana

In a league that is called the National Basketball Association, the Raptors effectively render this name false simply through their existence outside the United States. Therefore, not only has Canada longed to have success at the world’s biggest basketball stage, but on a national pride level, they have wanted respect. The Raptors gave them all of that with the 2019 title.

Hoops Traveler: NBA bubble party poopers, Yugoslavia edition

Nikola Jokić? Luka Dončić? Goran Dragić? Nikola Vučević? What is the commonality between them all? If you said that their names all end in “ic”, you would be right, but you would be remiss to the point of ignorance. To give them a little more respect, these are the names of star NBA players who surpassed expectations and led their respective teams deep into the 2020 playoffs.

Getting to know Tufts athletes: Danielle Page

For Danielle Page, a junior Tufts long-distance runner who has captured many wins for the Jumbos, running had not always been a thought in her mind, let alone a priority. That all changed with a commitment to her friend in fifth grade.

4 major leagues return to sports in the age of the pandemic

Stadiums and arenas around the world lack one defining element: fans in the stands. Nonetheless, leagues have not given up, and so far, sports fans have been blessed with some of the most exciting play in recent memory.

NBA goes back to basketball’s roots

As ESPN NBA commentator Mark Jones best put it, the NBA HORSE Challenge was the NBA’s well-intentioned attempt to continue “keeping score” during the sports hiatus caused by the coronavirus. Jones was also a commentator for this challenge, mediating over a select group of eight seasoned professional basketball players playing a traditional playground game on […]

‘Coronanomics’ and basketball

Congratulations! You are now three weeks into the unprecedented no sports era, and are still alive and thriving. At least that’s what we hope. For the average sports consumer like you and I, the coronavirus has rocked the athletically oriented side of us into a frenzy. We suddenly have no idea what to do with […]

Men’s, women’s track and field produce many national qualifiers

In many of the athletes’ last chance to qualify for the Div. III NCAA Championships next week, the men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted the Tufts National Qualifying Meet on Saturday in the Gantcher Center. Although the cut-off for nationals is tough, with only the top 20in the nation able to qualify for […]

Men’s track and field places 3rd at New England Div. III Championship

The men’s track and field team competed at Springfield College for the second week in a row, this time at the two day New England Div. III Championship on Friday and Saturday. Placing third overall in the meet, with a total score of 67.5 behind Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Williams, Tufts was led by […]