Sam Weitzman is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in International Relations and Philosophy. He can be reached at [email protected]

Kimura leaves laudable wake in Tufts swimming

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, important milestones for most two-year-old children include walking alone and using “two- to four-word sentences.” By that point in her life, Anna Kimura was already learning how to swim. “My mom asked if I could enroll early because I think you had to be three,” the graduating senior co-captain […]

Tufts outshines competition at last meet before NESCACs

Under an appropriately bright blue sky, the Tufts women’s track and field team took first place at the third annual Tufts Sunshine Classic on Saturday. The Jumbos won 13 events on Clarence “Ding” Dussault Track in their final tuneup before this weekend’s NESCAC Championships. Junior Kelsey Tierney explained that the warmer weather was a boon for the […]

Record-breaking Bowman wins national championship in 5,000 meters

Senior co-captain Brittany Bowman won the 5,000-meter race to lead the Tufts women’s track and field team to a tie for 11th place at the NCAA Div. III Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend. The two-day meet — hosted by Birmingham-Southern University and held at the CrossPlex complex in Birmingham, Ala. — featured athletes representing […]

Tufts fencing foils Dartmouth, falls to others

The Jumbos’ 2017-2018 season continued with the Northeast Fencing Conference Multi-Meet at Boston College on Sunday. Tufts fencers competed against opponents from six other teams: Dartmouth, Vassar, Brandeis, MIT, Boston College and Brown. After opening the day with a victory over the Big Green, the Jumbos fell short against their other opponents. Tufts began its day by beating Dartmouth, 15–12. The Jumbos dominated […]

Jumbos asphyxiate Bobcats for fifth straight win

After a taut first quarter, the No. 8 Tufts Jumbos (16–2) besieged the Bates Bobcats (7–12) to earn a 67–28 victory at Alumni Gymnasium in Lewiston, Maine. The opening 10 minutes suggested a competitive contest to come. Junior forward Katie Martensen contributed the Jumbos’ first six points, starting with a jump shot at the 8:52 mark. […]

Jumbos engineer third-place finish at MIT Invitational behind strong showings from Bowen, Gu

Tufts men’s swimming and diving earned a respectable third-place finish in the largest meet of the curtailed fall semester season. Competing against five other teams at the MIT Winter Invitational on Dec. 1–3, the No. 11 Jumbos — led by junior Kingsley Bowen and sophomore Roger Gu — earned 1016.5 points, trailing only the No. 4 Engineer hosts (1683) and the […]

Women’s basketball stampedes to opening tournament victories

The No. 1 Tufts women’s basketball team (2–0) won the Tufts University Tip-Off Tournament with victories over the Roger Williams Hawks (2–1) and the Regis Pride (0–2). In Saturday’s tournament final, the Jumbos humbled the Pride in a 81–41 win for the Brown and Blue. Tufts scored 21 of the game’s first 25 points, and […]

“Miracle men”: Tufts football’s improbable 1917 win over Dartmouth

Tufts College entered the 1917 football season without its head coach, Dr. Charles “Doc” Whelan. A former Dartmouth player, Whelan had already assembled a cumulative record of 48–38–4 in Medford, including five consecutive winning seasons. Whelan introduced a number of innovations to the game of football while at Tufts, including the Minnesota Shift in 1912 […]

History in the huddle

A glass display case is built into the wall separating the varsity weight room from the practice basketball court. Within it reside the spoils of past battles. This Friday, a football will turn 100 years old. It is on eternal exhibition with white letters carefully painted on: “Textile Field – Tufts 27 – Dartmouth 0 – Nov. […]

Jumbos welcome Mammoth football challenge

On Saturday, the Tufts Jumbos (4–2) will look to do something they haven’t done since 2003 and 2004: beat the Amherst Mammoths (5–1) in consecutive seasons. In 2016, Tufts snapped its nine-year losing streak against Amherst with a 27–10 road victory. According to coach Jay Civetti, the Jumbos appreciate that last year’s triumph is no guarantor of […]