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Haley Rich is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in international relations and economics. Haley can be reached at haley.rich@tufts.edu.


Fall Sports Previews

Football The Jumbos will return to the gridiron Sept. 14 as they open the season in a home game against the defending NESCAC champions, the Trinity Bantams. In the weeks to follow, their schedule will not get any easier, as they are set to face off against the Williams Ephs and Amherst Mammoths, who finished […]


NESCAC Who’s Who

Amherst For most of their history donning purple and white colors, the now-Mammoths of Amherst, Mass. were informally known as the “Lord Jeffs.” It was only in 2016 that the mascot of the school was changed in reference to a large mammoth skeleton that is on display in one of the school’s museums. With the […]


Swimming and diving teams face steep competition in final fall meet

The Jumbos headed to Middletown, Conn. to race against NESCAC rivals Wesleyan and Williams alongside non-conference opponents WPI on Saturday. The women defeated Wesleyan and WPI but fell to 2018 conference champion Williams, while the men soundly defeated Wesleyan but fell to both WPI and Williams at the quad-meet. Women’s swimming and diving Meanwhile, in […]


Swimming and diving teams impress at MIT Invitational

After defeating Middlebury at home on Nov. 18 to open their seasons, Tufts’ swimming and diving teams enjoyed a free weekend before competing in the three-day MIT Invitational over the weekend. The women’s side came out on top of the eight-team field, while the men’s team finished second of six teams. Men’s swimming and diving […]


Swimming, diving teams hope to make big splash to start season

The Tufts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had an impressive performance last year and will look to begin their seasons on a strong note at home in a dual meet with Middlebury starting Sunday at 11 a.m. However, for the first time in 36 years, the Jumbos will compete without associate head coach […]


Gelfand finds community, self-confidence in paralympic swimming

When he was young, sophomore David Gelfand’s first prosthetist put covers on his prosthetic leg to make it appear more human-like. They didn’t stay for long, though. Gelfand was comfortable with his appearance and thought the metal of his prosthetic was cool. So cool, in fact, that he is now pursuing a career as a mechanical engineer. But […]


Volleyball responds to Amherst disappointment with dominant win over Trinity

Tufts sits third in the NESCAC with a 11–7 record (5–2 in-conference) with a pair of wins this week. The team dominated UMass Boston (11–7) on the road on Tuesday before falling to NESCAC rival Amherst (12–3) at home on Friday night. The Jumbos then bounced back to take down the Trinity Bantams (8–6) at Cousens […]


Volleyball bounces back from losing streak to defeat two NESCAC opponents

After a week of uncharacteristic defeats, Tufts got back on track this weekend with two strong NESCAC wins over Hamilton and Williams. On Saturday, the Jumbos dueled against the Williams Ephs (7–7) in Williamstown, Mass. The match started off tight, with the teams splitting the first two sets. Tufts took the first 26–24 and conceded […]


Volleyball posts strong performances against regional, national competition

Only two weeks into the season, Tufts already has eight games under its belt. The Jumbos traveled over 1,000 miles south to take part in the Emory National Tournament on September 7 and 8 to play some of the top teams in the country. Tufts picked up two wins on the first day of the tournament […]


Jumbos are ready to impress in 2018

After a rebuilding season in 2016 and a year of promising improvement in 2017, 2018 looks to be a breakout season for Tufts women’s soccer. Last season, the Jumbos reached the NESCAC final for the first time in over 10 years before falling to Virginia Wesleyan University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. […]


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