While COVID-19 posed a significant threat to the Tufts Class of 2025 athletic recruits, six incoming student-athletes were able to make the most of the situation and land with the Jumbos. These recruits fit the mold of a typical collegiate athlete — organized, passionate and eager — with parents that encouraged them to play whenever […]
Due to COVID-19 restrictions implemented by the university and the state, the concept of returning to competitive play seemed like a far-off fantasy for many Tufts athletes. Tufts’ early March announcement that spring sports are anticipated to play a shortened, NESCAC-only season beginning in mid-April brought about mixed emotions for many students who were given only a few weeks to prepare.
Athletic talent and a penchant for Tufts runs in Timmins' family. Beyond his father’s affinity for basketball, his brother Stephen Timmins (LA’20) played on the Tufts men’s football team after graduating from Boston College High School.
Unfortunately, Sunday brought the Houston Texans and another loss for the Patriots in Week 11, as the final score was 27–20, leaving New England 4–6 for the season. While wide receiver Damiere Byrd had a surprisingly good game with 132 yards on six receptions, he was not enough to edge out Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Furthermore, New England's reliable running back Rex Burkhead was carted off the field with a torn ACL during the game, making their already slim chances of making the postseason even smaller.
While there were doubts that the MLB season would even be able to finish due to early outbreaks of COVID-19 among some of the younger teams, the playoffs began Tuesday with glaring absences and unexpected appearances due to a combination of the shortened season, coaching weaknesses, and player adjustments.
As students return to Tufts campus for the hybrid fall semester, fall sport athletes must deal with the reality of training and staying motivated with no season or indication of when normalcy will return.
While universities’ abrupt closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have brought about feelings of instability and sadness to many college students across America, student-athletes face the unique challenge of staying in shape with no gyms, trainers or practices. The Tufts strength and conditioning coaches, who help athletes maintain performance and prevent future injuries, must accommodate […]
Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots leaves many fans reminiscing about better days — perhaps specifically Feb. 5, 2017, when the team executed what is widely considered to be the best Super Bowl comeback in NFL history. To the shock of the Atlanta Falcons, the Patriots overcame a 28–3 deficit, miraculously beating their […]