Ross Dember is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in quantitative economics.

Senior Profile: Michael Winget

Graduating senior tri-captain Michael Winget began his swimming and diving career as a promising first-year with three top-six individual performances in the NESCAC Championships. He ended his career as an All-American, NESCAC champion and school record-holder. Winget’s path from up-and-coming 18-year old to established national competitor was as much a result of his talent and […]

Professor Sam Sommers brings psychology to sports fans

As the co-author of the new sports psychology book, “This is Your Brain on Sports,” Associate Professor of Psychology Sam Sommers is uniquely positioned to answer most questions about how athletes, coaches and fans think. But there is one subject that even he can’t completely solve: Why do people who claim to enjoy sports watch Skip Bayless […]

Canadiens’ struggle leaves Atlantic open

Entering the 2015-16 NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens were clear Stanley Cup contenders, bringing back veteran rosters and a slew of All-Stars between them. Injuries and overlooked roster moves, however, have turned the Atlantic Division into a packed race heading out of the All-Star break. There is no secret to what is currently ailing the Canadiens. […]

Alum’s tournament goes from unique idea to mainstream audiences

On Feb. 28, 2014, Zach Lowe’s NBA column in Grantland, the destination of the best analysis and insight for the sport of basketball, introduced the casual fan to the newest sporting event: The Basketball Tournament (or TBT for short) — an open basketball tournament in which anyone can gather their buddies, acquire enough fans through social media and compete […]

Jumbos face tough battle on and off water

The men’s crew team entered the weekend on a bit of a hot streak. Seeing the results of new coach Noel Wanner’s training in action, the team won three of its first four races and looked to be coming into form on the water. There proved to be one opponent that was still able to make […]

Elliott’s third-place finish headlines Tufts’ weekend

Playing in their penultimate tournament of the season, the Jumbos finished tied for eighth out of 17 teams at the Hampton Inn Invitational in North Dartmouth, Mass. Tufts started the two-day tournament strong on Saturday, averaging a score of 80.25 among the four scorers on Friday. The total of 321 had the Jumbos tied for first heading into […]

Tufts wins both varsity races in Wanner’s debut

In its first appearance of the spring, the men’s crew team entered the two varsity races with a different perspective than when it last competed over five months prior. While the low-50 temperature felt fall-like, a new coach at the helm, Noel Wanner, signified a new era for the program. The Jumbos kicked off his […]

Jumbos take four straight victories to start season

Entering the week riding the wave of a big conference win against No. 9 Middlebury and a dominant performance over Endicott, the No. 4 Tufts women’s lacrosse team faced off against two non-conference opponents at home this week. With spring break around the corner, Tufts is in mid-season form, jumping out to an early lead to defeat […]

Tufts prepared for Sweet 16 matchup

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, Tufts utilized its size advantage to defeat Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) 63-51 in Willimantic, Conn. It was a typical early-season, non-conference matchup between two teams with NCAA dreams. Over three-and-a-half months later, the two teams are set to meet again, this time in Cousens Gym for a Sweet 16 matchup in the […]

Kanner, Berube headline NESCAC honors

On Wednesday, the NESCAC announced the 2015 All-Conference Teams and awards for men’s and women’s basketball. In a surprise to no one, the women’s basketball team was well represented after posting an undefeated conference record and winning its second consecutive NESCAC Championship. Senior tri-captain Hayley Kanner highlighted the first-team selections as the 2015 Player of […]