Noah Smith

Grew up in Minnesota, avid Vikings, Twins, and Timberwolves fan. Favorite sport to watch is soccer, favorite soccer team is Chelsea. Loves playing basketball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee. Spent a year before college living and studying in Beijing.

Op-Ed: In defense of the Confucius Institute

Let me start this by saying that I am inherently very biased. The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota (CIUMN) played a major part in my high school Chinese program’s development, and without the CIUMN I don’t know if I would be studying Chinese today – and studying Chinese has played a huge part […]

Jumbos eyeing deep NESCAC tournament runs

With wins against Williams in the final game of the season, both the No. 19 men’s and No. 6 women’s basketball teams secured home-court advantage for the first few rounds of the NESCAC tournament. Both teams play at Cousens Gym tomorrow with the women taking on Middlebury at 2 p.m. and the men following with a […]

Jumbos start winning streak before match-ups against NESCAC leaders

Coming off of a close win at Connecticut College, the team secured three consecutive double-digit wins ahead of this weekend, when they will face the only two teams ahead of them in the NESCAC standings. Tufts beat Newbury (2-18) away last Thursday to give Coach Bob Sheldon his 400th victory, only the 10th active coach in New England history […]

No. 3 Tufts holds off No. 10 UNE at home

In a hotly contested struggle between two nationally ranked teams, No. 3 Tufts beat the visiting No. 10 University of New England (UNE) 55-43. The win moved the Jumbos to 3-0 on the season, while the Nor’easters drop to 3-1. The game was a defensive dogfight, with both teams’ defenses putting pressure on their opponents […]

Fast-paced offense gives Tufts strong start

Tufts (2-0) came out firing on all cylinders to start their season, beating Emerson (1-3) 86-83 on Friday and then thrashing the Wentworth Institute of Technology (1-3) 86-62 Saturday in Tufts’ home opener at Cousens Gym. The high tempo of the offense has already increased scoring numbers from last year, when the team averaged just […]

New-look offense has Jumbos ready to push for NESCAC title

Last year, an average possession for Tufts (13-12, 6-4 NESCAC) was a slow walk up the floor, five or six passes, an attempt to give the ball to a post player and a shot. This year, the offense has been completely restructured; the team’s roster shows no position other than “guard” or “center.” The team, which […]

Jumbos graduate just three seniors

For the second consecutive season, Tufts entered the NESCAC tournament seeded seventh and traveled to face second-seeded Bowdoin. For the second year in a row, the Jumbos were defeated to end their season. They finished with a record of 6-8-2 (4-5-1 within the NESCAC), scoring 14 goals over the course of the season and allowing just 18. […]

Tufts falls 3-0 in quarterfinal loss to Bowdoin

Bowdoin senior forward Jamie Hofstetter and classmate midfielder Maggie Godley, the architects of their team’s win over Tufts less than a week before, were once again key in their 3-0 win over the weekend. Hofstetter finished the game with a goal and two assists, while Godley scored the opening goal in just the eighth minute, receiving the ball […]

Jumbos finish regular season with tough consecutive losses

After a windy Saturday away game against an undefeated Williams that ended in a 2-0 loss, Tufts looked to its final game of the regular season to secure a higher seed in the NESCAC tournament, but fell to Bowdoin 3-2. Defeats against the top two NESCAC teams in the final two games of the regular season leave […]

St. Anselm holds off Tufts for 0-0 draw

The lion’s share of chances fell to the Tufts women’s club soccer team on Saturday against St. Anselm at Bello Field. Heroics by the visiting goalkeeper and wasteful finishing by the Jumbos, however, kept the score even at 0-0. This continues the team’s unbeaten conference record for the season, now 4-0-2, in a season that has […]