Sam Weitzman

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 Samuel.Weitzman@tufts.edu.


Tufts football seeks revenge against tough Trinity team

On Saturday, the Tufts Jumbos (3–1) will attempt to snap a losing streak that dates back to the George W. Bush administration. Not since 2007’s come-from-behind 16–10 victory have the Jumbos beaten the Trinity Bantams (4–0). Trinity was the only team to beat Tufts in 2016, eking out a 36–28 victory in Hartford, Conn. The Bantams […]


Tufts football dominates Bowdoin in Homecoming game

The Tufts football team (3–1) bulldozed the Bowdoin Polar Bears (0–4) in Saturday’s Homecoming game, winning by a score of 31–3. Under a clear October sky, the Jumbos’ offense began the game unsteadily. After winning the toss and electing to receive the opening kickoff, Tufts gained two first downs before junior quarterback Ryan McDonald suffered […]


The reasons for rituals: the logic behind football superstitions

Before every Tufts football game, senior linebacker Zach Thomas cleans his ears. By his recollection, the ritual began during his senior year at Arlington High School. “The kid next to my locker started doing it,” he said, “And then, I don’t know, we both just started doing it. [Then] we started winning … and we […]


Football to host Bowdoin for Homecoming game

Following a decisive 37–17 road victory over the Bates Bobcats (0–3), the Tufts Jumbos (2–1) return to Medford, Mass. for a Homecoming matchup against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (0–3). For Tufts coach Jay Civetti, the battering of Bates spoke to the positive adjustments instituted after the previous week’s defeat to the Wesleyan Cardinals (2–1). “I think […]


Football: Jumbos seek to clip Cardinals’ wings

After securing a 35–28 overtime victory in the home opener against the Hamilton Continentals (0–1), the Tufts football team (1–0) travels to Middletown, Conn. to play the Wesleyan Cardinals (0–1). Last season, the Jumbos scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to secure a dramatic 17–14 comeback win against the Cardinals. This game, like last […]


Football eager to build on recent successes

After completing the school’s best season in nearly two decades, the Tufts football program faced an offseason of considerable change. To begin, the team underwent significant turnover with a large number of graduating players. Of the 19 seniors who graduated in May, 11 — including eight members of the offense — started in the season finale, a 48–35 shootout […]


NESCAC who’s who

Amherst College Founded in 1821, Amherst College resides in its namesake Massachusetts town less than 100 miles from Medford. The recently christened Mammoths — renamed after they abandoned their previous mascot, the Lord Jeffs, due to its connections with white oppression — sport purple and white attire, which have been the school’s official colors since April […]


Jumbos miss NESCAC tournament for first time in 17 years

For the first time since 2000, the Jumbos (22-14) failed to qualify for the NESCAC conference playoffs. Nevertheless, the strong performances of multiple first-year players demonstrate that the team’s rebuilding efforts should pay dividends for years to come. Coach Cheryl Milligan explained that while she was disappointed with the team’s underperformance, there were still many […]


Tufts defends NESCAC title, looks forward to NCAA berth

Despite losing to Middlebury 5-1 in the preliminaries, No. 11 Tufts (30-8-1) came back and defeated Middlebury twice in a row, clinching its second consecutive NESCAC championship. The team entered the postseason as the top-seeded team in the NESCAC Championship tournament. Having won last year’s conference tournament and advancing to the finals of the NCAA New England […]


Jumbos take two out-of-three from Polar Bears

The Jumbos (18-12) concluded their 12-game road trip this weekend by traveling to Pickard Field in Brunswick, Maine for a three-game swing against their NESCAC East rivals, the Bowdoin Polar Bears (24-8). Although the Polar Bears entered the series on a 12-game winning streak, the Jumbos won two out of three games to keep their […]


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