Keila McCabe is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily.

Reliving women’s volleyball’s NCAA Elite 8 run

The players on the Tufts women’s volleyball team excitedly rushed to celebrate with tears in their eyes, exchanging hugs all around and forming an eventual Jumbo pile of winners on the court. The Brown and Blue had just won their NCAA Regional Championship against the No. 1 nationally ranked team and defending national champions, the […]

Getting a head start: A look into athletic recruitment at Tufts

From sending college coaches emails between homework assignments after school to parents recording hours of game footage on weekends, the college recruiting process takes a lot. As a young adult balancing the dynamics and academics of high school, student-athletes essentially start a campaign, selling their skills and themselves as early as their first year of […]

Women’s basketball ends season in Sweet 16 of NCAA tournament

The Tufts women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end against Amherst in the NCAA Sweet 16, ending a successful season and postseason playoff run. The Jumbos lost a game in the regular season to the Amherst Mammoths with a final score of 62–53 and once more to be eliminated from the NESCAC […]

Women’s basketball advances to Sweet Sixteen

Tufts women’s basketball beat Clarks Summit and DeSales this weekend to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament. Despite losing to Amherst in the semifinals of the NESCAC tournament, the team received a bid and high seeding for the NCAA tournament, allowing for a Jumbo home court advantage in Cousens Gym. On Friday […]

Men’s basketball falls to Trinity in NESCAC quarterfinals

Men’s basketball lost to Trinity in its first game of the NESCAC tournament. The No. 2 seed Jumbos came up short against the No. 7 seed Bantams in an attempt to advance to the NESCAC semifinals. Graduate student guard Brennan Morris took advantage of an opportunity to start momentum in Tufts’ favor early in the […]

Men’s basketball wins 6 straight games heading into NESCAC playoffs

Men’s basketball continues its winning streak, collecting three more conference victories this past week. The Jumbos earned a win on the road against Colby 61–53 on Tuesday night and then swept their NESCAC weekend games against Williams 81–66 and Middlebury 81–73. The team’s record now stands at 13–9 overall and 8–2 in the NESCAC, leaving […]

Men’s basketball beats Bowdoin, struggles against Wesleyan

Men’s basketball split against NESCAC competition this week, dropping a game to Wesleyan (65–64) and earning a win at Bowdoin (74–53). The Jumbos faced the then-leader of the NESCAC, the Wesleyan Cardinals, and put up a good fight, falling just one point short of the victory. The Cardinals improved their conference record to 5–1 and […]

Men’s basketball splits first NESCAC weekend

Men’s basketball earned mixed results over winter break, bringing its overall record to 6–8. After a rocky start to the season, the team started to find its groove during its trip to Nashville for the Music City Classic. The squad competed against its first NESCAC opponents, losing to Hamilton (77–64) and beating Amherst (74–66). In […]

Men’s basketball falls to Brandeis in 5-overtime battle

Tufts men’s basketball fell to Brandeis after five overtime periods in the final of the New England Big 4 Challenge this past weekend. Tufts beat Salem State 78–52 on Dec. 3 to advance to the championship game. Yet after a hard-fought battle, the Brandeis Judges ultimately secured the home court championship win with a score […]

Volleyball falls short of NESCAC championship, but receives at-large bid for NCAA tournament

The volleyball team fell short in the NESCAC tournament this past weekend with a loss in the semifinals to Wesleyan in five sets (25–19, 25–27, 25–18, 19–25, 12–15). Tufts had beat Williams in its first match of the tournament on Friday night (26–24, 25–12, 25–21). Despite not making it to Sunday’s championship game, the team […]