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Jumbos take down 3-time defending NESCAC champions Trinity

The Jumbos opened the 2019 season with an impressive 14–8 victory over the three-time defending NESCAC champions the Trinity Bantams on Saturday at Ellis Oval. Tufts’ win marks its first win against Trinity since the 2007 season. Additionally, the final score of Saturday’s game deviated from recent history in that Trinity has put more than […]

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 […]

Fencing season ends following NCAA Regionals in Poughkeepsie, NY

The Jumbos wrapped up their 2018–2019 season on Sunday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where they participated in the NCAA Regionals hosted at Vassar College. None of the fencers that represented Tufts in Poughkeepsie qualified for the NCAA Fencing Championships, ending the team’s season. “We were a little short-staffed this season … because we had a lot of […]

Women’s tennis set to start spring season at Trinity

The No. 7 Jumbos begins their spring season at Hartford, Conn. on Saturday against the No. 38 Trinity Bantams, an in-conference opponent, on March 9. The team looks to start off play in March in the same dominant fashion with which it finished its fall season earlier this academic year. The Jumbos last took to the courts in October […]

Hockey season comes to a close with shutout loss at the hands of the No. 1 Trinity

The Jumbos’ season came to a close on Feb. 23 after a 3–0 shutout by the first-seeded Trinity Bantams (17–3–5) in the NESCAC tournament opener. Tufts finished the 2018–19 season with a 6–16–3 record, giving them a .300 winning percentage, an improvement from their .280 percentage last season. Given their track record in their past seven matchups against […]

Offensive success in weekend trip to Maine keeps hockey’s season alive

The Jumbos had arguably their best weekend of the calendar year as they took on the Bowdoin Polar Bears (6–16–2) and the Colby Mules (10–9–5) in their final two games of the regular season. With a 5–0 win to open the weekend against Bowdoin on Friday night and a 3–3 tie the following day in […]

Recent struggles put hockey in a must-win situation to make NESCACs

The struggles continued for the Jumbos in their last two home games at the Valley Forum this season. The Jumbos’ record dropped to 5–15–2 on the year with their two recent losses. Two of their five wins have come in conference play, putting them at ninth in the NESCAC, one spot out of playoff contention. On Saturday evening, […]

Hockey loses four of first five games in 2019

Tufts resumed league play in January with games against Hamilton (7-6-1) and Amherst (7-4-2) on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, dropping both games by scores of 4–2 and 6–1, respectively. The Jumbos are now 2-6 in the NESCAC and 5-9 overall after losing four of its last five games and being outscored by an average of three goals […]

Ice hockey shuts out Saint Anselm in first win after dropping opening three games

The Jumbos got off to a slow start in their 2018–19 campaign, losing their first three games to tough opponents. Tufts finally got into the win column in its fourth game of the season with a 3–0 victory over Saint Anselm that it hopes will kicks the season into gear and provide some momentum. The Jumbos […]

Football routs Colby in second shutout of season

Tufts hosted Colby on Saturday for its final home game this season. The Jumbos came away victorious in the seniors’ final game in their careers at Ellis Oval, staying undefeated at home for this season. The 48–0 shutout of the Mules brought the Jumbos’ record to 6–2, placing them in third place in the NESCAC […]