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Tufts softball stays resilient through nail-biters and blowouts

Sitting atop the East Division with an 8–2 overall record and 5–1 mark in conference play, the Jumbos seem sure to make the NESCAC championship, but not without some obstacles along the way. In terms of their strength of schedule, the teams Tufts has beaten have a combined winning percentage of around .455 in the NESCAC, while Bowdoin — who split wins with Tufts in their matchup this weekend — is the only opponent with a winning percentage for conference play of at least .500.

Tufts softball finds its groove, sweeps Colby in 4-game series

The series consisted of two doubleheaders: the first set at Tufts on Saturday and the second at Colby on Sunday. The final game was a blowout win for the Jumbos, who beat the Mules in five innings due to the mercy rule. Tufts sophomore catcher Josie Steinberg and graduate student infielder Casey Maggiore combined for four hits and three RBIs. DiCocco, a first-year who has immediately contributed to the team, now has a 3–1 record with two wins as a starter, and was just named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week.

Tufts softball returns, excites with doubleheader split at Middlebury

In 2019, the Jumbos won the NESAC Championship, but after the pandemic denied them a 2020 season, only nine players from that championship team remain. The first game was riddled with errors and batting struggles for both teams, as the offseason rust was palpable.

Power to the Players: Inequities in the NCAA bubbles

March Madness got off to a rough start last Friday after Sedona Prince, a forward on the University of Oregon's women's basketball team, released a TikTok video that exposed the disparities between the men’s and women’s facilities in the college basketball tournament bubbles. 

Power to the Players: The NBA bubble and the questions it raised

With basketball gone, many NBA players spent their time campaigning for racial equality during the summer's Black Lives Matter protests. Meanwhile, NBA executives were devising a way to finish the season in the hopes of saving some of the lost revenue.

Power to the Players: Protesting the 2022 Beijing Olympics

This week, the World Uyghur Congress filed a complaint demanding that the International Olympic Committee cancel the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The objection comes amid ongoing reports of human rights abuses by the Chinese government against Uyghur Muslims.

Power to the Players: The Atlanta Dream and Renee Montgomery’s triumph

In July, Kelly Loeffler, one of Georgia's senators at the time and co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, wrote a letter to WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbart stating her opposition to players' supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Many players throughout the league were outraged by Loeffler’s response, even calling for her resignation or removal from the ownership group, a rare occurrence in any professional sports league.

Power to the Players: Djokovic is victorious, but his track record is still questionable

Djokovic has a problematic track record that includes making disparaging comments about equal pay for women and questioning the validity of COVID-19 precautions and vaccines. Yet, as opposed to Federer and Nadal, who often side with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) over the players, Djokovic has become a prominent voice in the call for reform in tennis. 

Power to the Players: Blake Griffin and the failure of managerialism in the NBA. 

This entire mess can be attributed partly to a deep-rooted mistrust between players and their organizations. After Drummond was traded, he tweeted, "If there's one thing I learned about the NBA, there's no friends or loyalty."

Cleaning up the Mess: The Top 10 NBA Teams After Free Agency, Draft

Take a look at where the top teams in the league stand as the next season approaches.