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Matt Goguen is an assistant editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a first-year who has yet to declare a major. Matt can be reached at [email protected]


Keeping up with the 617: The Mighty Fall, what went wrong for the Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins, who were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the qualifiers, had high expectations coming into the bubble. However, it seemed that the layoff affected the Bruins slightly more than their competition.


Keeping up with the 617: Celtics winners and losers

Regardless of the suspended season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many positives can be taken, as the Boston Celtics currently sit at third place in the Eastern Conference with a clinched playoff spot. Even with their slew of injuries to their starting five throughout the season, the “Hospital Celtics” continued to grind out close victories […]


Keeping up with the 617: Analysis on every Patriots draft pick

The New England Patriots headed into the 2020 virtual draft beginning a new era under the reign of Bill Belichick, as Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have fled south for the warmer weather in Tampa Bay. Their list of draft needs was relatively long, and they hoped to rebuild through this deep draft class.   Round […]


Keeping up with the 617: 3-round Patriots mock draft

The New England Patriots head into the 2020 NFL Draft in a novel situation regarding its current roster, as Tom Brady and many key defensive cogs no longer remain with the organization. Known for being very conservative with their draft choices, the Patriots just can’t afford to keep trading down and receiving middling picks. This […]


Keeping up with the 617: Top 5 Celtics Games of the 2019–20 season (so far)

Amid the suspension of NBA activities due to the COVID-19 outbreak, I thought it was best to revisit some of the best Celtics games so far this season. Currently sitting at third place in the Eastern Conference with a playoff spot clinched, the Celtics have enjoyed a memorable season with Jayson Tatum on the edge […]


Keeping Up with the 617: The effect of Chris Sale’s injury

Amid the suspension of the MLB due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris Sale underwent Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow and is slated to miss the remainder of the season. Since the Red Sox blew up the offseason by trading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, this current season seemed like a […]


Keeping up with the 617: Examining Tuukka Rask’s hazy future

The bad news continues to pile up for Boston sports fans. First reported by the Boston Globe’s Matt Porter, Tuukka Rask has hinted at a retirement following the termination of his current contract, which ends after the 2020–21 season. When asked about his future workload, Rask said: “I have one year left in the contract, […]


Keeping up with the 617: The day the music died

Tom Brady has officially left the New England Patriots and has signed a two-year contract to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That sentence makes me want to throw up, cry and defenestrate my computer. It doesn’t even seem real that my childhood hero has left Gillette Stadium as a New England Patriot for the […]


Keeping up with the 617: Jayson Tatum’s contract enigma

Over the past few weeks, Jayson Tatum has lit up dozens of box scores as he is currently putting the “Hospital Celtics” on his back. In the month of February, Tatum averaged a team high of 30.7 points per game (PPG) on a 49.4% field goal percentage, earning him Eastern Conference Player of the Month […]


Keeping Up with the 617: 3 draft targets for New England Patriots

As the NFL Combine kicked off last week, it seems like the perfect time to write about potential draft targets for the Patriots. The Patriots currently sit with nine draft picks, with six of them in rounds six and seven, so they are well prepared to make a splash in this year’s draft. As many […]


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