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Jake Freudberg is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore who has yet to declare a major. Jake can be reached at jacob.freudberg@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 […]


Women’s crew defeated by top competition on Senior Day

No. 12 Tufts hosted some of the best Div. III teams in the country — including No. 2 Bates, No. 7 Wellesley and No. 5 Wesleyan — on Saturday on the Malden River. Though the Jumbos came up short in every race they competed in, rowing against such potent opponents provided valuable experience in the […]


Women’s crew wins 11 of 13 races in opening spring weekend

Back from a long offseason of indoor training, the Jumbos hosted two regattas on the Malden River, their “home river,” on Saturday and Sunday, winning 11 of the 13 races they competed in. On Saturday, Tufts hosted Coast Guard and NESCAC opponent Trinity, and on Sunday, competed against Amherst and Smith College. With beautiful early spring […]


Women’s track and field wins Snowflake Classic at home

On Saturday, the women’s track and field team hosted and placed first in the Snowflake Classic — aptly named for a sunny day with the mercury nearing 70 degrees. In the first of two home meets at Ellis Oval, the Jumbos saw only two first-place finishes in events, but several athletes scored points for the […]


Softball looks to carry momentum from successful Florida trip into home-opener

The softball team returned from a packed week in Florida, playing 15 games that included a 13-game winning streak before losses in the final two matchups. With their 13–2 record, the Jumbos now are ranked at No. 23 in the nation by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. Tufts benefited from powerful swings and strong […]


Under new leadership, Softball starts season with spring break trip

The Jumbos begin their season this week under the new leadership of interim head coach Lauren Ebstein. While the late-winter snow continues to thaw here in Massachusetts, the team travels to Clermont, Kissimmee and Winter Haven, Fla. for their annual season-opening spring break trip. Cheryl Milligan, the winningest coach in terms of total games and win percentage, […]


Keeping the Jumbos strong: Strength and conditioning at Tufts

With the power to lift 700,000 pounds, elephants are some of the strongest creatures on Earth. But keeping the Jumbos strong is nonetheless an elephantine endeavor. That’s where the strength and conditioning coaches come in. In his role as director of sports performance, Dan Kopcso oversees strength and conditioning for Tufts varsity athletes. Kopcso also manages […]


Women’s track and field places 3rd at New England Div. III Championships

The women’s track and field team achieved their goal of finishing in third place at the New England Div. III Championships Friday and Saturday behind two event winners: first-year Hannah Neilon and junior Rhemi Toth. Overall, the Tufts squad earned 67 points, trailing MIT in second with 87.5 points and Williams well-ahead in first with […]


Women’s track and field gears up for New England Div. III Championships

As the Jumbos prepare for the New England Div. III Championships at Bowdoin College over the weekend, the team sent a partial squad to compete at Springfield’s College Triangle Classic on Saturday. Although most of the team did not compete, several Tufts athletes put up personal bests, season bests and top finishes at the non-team-scoring meet. […]


Women’s track and field successful in relays, field events at NEICAAA Championships, Cupid Challenge

Even though the women’s track and field team won only one event on Saturday’s annual Cupid Challenge hosted at the Gantcher Center, several Jumbos set season and career bests. On Friday, four runners competed in the NEICAA Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center in Boston, Mass., where they placed fourth in the distance medley. […]


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