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Josh Steinfink is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior studying international relations and economics. Josh can be reached at joshua.steinfink@tufts.edu.


Men’s basketball falls to Hamilton in NESCAC semifinals

On Saturday, bottom-seeded Tufts lost to second-seeded Hamilton 89–84 in the NESCAC tournament semifinals. The loss came after a miraculous victory against top-seeded Middlebury in Vermont last weekend, where the Jumbos made history as the first eight seed to dethrone a top seed in NESCAC men’s basketball tournament play. From the opening minute, the contrast […]


Men’s basketball stuns Middlebury in playoffs, eliminates top seed

Tufts dethroned No. 25 Middlebury in the NESCAC tournament quarterfinal in Middlebury, Vt. on Saturday, taking down the NESCAC regular season champions 85–76. This is the first time in conference history that an eighth seed has knocked off a first seed, a remarkable feat for a team comprised mostly of underclassmen. Junior captain Eric Savage led […]


Jumbos face top seed Middlebury in NESCAC Tournament

Despite falling to Trinity in their final game of the regular season on Sunday in Hartford, Conn., Tufts managed to clinch the eighth and final spot in the NESCAC Conference Tournament that begins this weekend. Ultimately, the Jumbos finished with a record of 11–13 overall and 4–6 in the NESCAC, just good enough to give them […]


Club basketball jumps through hoops to gain official status

Tufts club basketball has got game, and the team finally has games on its schedule. Founded just two years ago as a small group of students sitting around a table discussing NBA and NCAA current events, the team has grown into a powerhouse of capable players, finally recognized by the university as of this semester.  […]


Men’s basketball’s banner weekend includes win over NESCAC’s No. 2 Wesleyan

It was a big weekend at home for the Jumbos: After beating Conn. College by just four points on Friday night, they went 2-2 on the double-header by beating Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon by the same margin. The team showed its ability to bounce back after suffering a convincing 76–65 defeat to Bates College just six […]


Men’s basketball beats Middlebury after an up and down winter break

The Jumbos have gained ground since the end of last semester, when they struggled out of the gate, finishing at 2–4. They are now at 8–9 overall and 2–2 in the NESCAC, good for seventh out of 11 in the conference. This past weekend, Tufts stole a dramatic last-second win from Middlebury (now 13–5, 2–2 NESCAC). Playing at home […]


Men’s basketball rebounds against Emerson after tough weekend at Big 4 Challenge

The Jumbos dropped both of their games at the New England Big 4 Challenge this past weekend, hosted by the Babson Beavers in Wellesley, Mass. Tufts’ two losses dropped its record to 2–4, but it was able to make up some ground on Wednesday hosting Emerson, clinching the 87–70 win. The annual Big 4 Challenge, hosted by […]


Men’s basketball set to take on Saint Joseph’s in season opener

The Jumbos open their season this weekend in the Courtyard by Marriott tournament at Roger Williams University (RWU). The team will play two matches, first against Saint Joseph’s (Maine) on Friday night before taking on the winner of the Anna Maria-RWU matchup on Saturday. The team looks to build upon last year’s success where it reached […]


Crew teams prevail at Head of the Fish amid nor’easter conditions

The Jumbos battled through the first nor’easter of the year at the Head of the Fish regatta in Saratoga, N.Y. on Oct. 27, their final event of the fall season. The team found the meet, which was called off at 1 p.m., to be a strong opportunity to prepare for its spring season. “Head of the Fish is […]


Women’s tennis closes out fall season with strong performance at Bowdoin

As the first sign of winter’s chill gripped the courts in Brunswick, Maine, this weekend, the Jumbos battled for supremacy at the Bowdoin Invitational to close out their fall season. According to coach Kate Bayard, the results of the Bowdoin Invitational only served the players’ individual rankings. Nevertheless, Tufts returned to Medford after a strong collective […]


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