Tyler Maher

Tyler Maher is a senior majoring in economics and English. He is also a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He can be reached at [email protected]

Herren hopes to help students rebound

Be yourself. That was the overarching message of Chris Herren’s emotionally charged, 90-minute presentation at Cousens Gym on Tuesday night. The audience, comprised mostly of Tufts athletes and coaches, hung on Herren’s every word as he shared his tragic life story of substance abuse, family neglect and a squandered NBA career — a nightmare he […]

Marathon memories and being Boston Strong

As a Massachusetts native who has never lived more than 40 minutes outside of Boston, I have attended my fair share of Boston marathons. I fondly remember visiting my grandma’s house in Natick, where my brother and I would load up on orange slices, plastic cups and H2O. Then we’d walk over to the route, take up our […]

Tufts stays hot, takes Trinity series

With more than a month of baseball now in the books, the Jumbos are in the midst of another stellar season. Tufts won four of five over the past week, improving its overall record to 19-5 and taking sole possession of first place in the NESCAC East. Tufts trounced Keene State 18-6 in its most […]

Celtics rise as Bruins fall

Back in October, if you had told sports fans to bet on which of Boston’s professional winter sports teams would be in the playoffs come April, I’m pretty sure every single one of them would have picked the Bruins. Incredibly, that is not the case. The Bruins are out, the Celtics are in and we’re […]

Boston World Series bound?

If the 8-0 Opening Day pasting of the Philadelphia Phillies was any indication, the Boston Red Sox are back. Back to being World Series contenders, as they were in 2013, instead of being a last-place team, as they were last year and in 2012. Boston looked terrific in Monday’s season opener, blasting five home runs and holding Philadelphia […]

Tufts moves up in standings with pair of NESCAC wins

This season, seven NESCAC teams currently sit at .500 or better, and all of them have at least one loss. Therefore, the women’s lacrosse team’s wins over Williams and Wesleyan took on extra import as they moved Tufts (5-2, 9-2) into sole possession of third place and above the fray in the NESCAC. “I think the keys to […]

Tufts stays on point in return to Northeast

The baseball team continued to roll after storming out to an 8-3 start over spring break, improving its record to 13-4 on the year with wins over Keene State yesterday and Plymouth State on Wednesday. The Tufts offense, which averaged nearly 11 runs per game during its torrid swing through North Carolina and Virginia, remained hot despite lingering […]

Jumbos’ season focused on strengthening young roster

For the women’s swimming and diving team, the 2014-2015 season was a transition year focused on integrating underclassmen into a youthful roster. The Jumbos developed their talent as the season progressed, gaining confidence and experience with each meet and evolving into a much stronger team by the season’s end. “I’m proud of the improvements we made […]

The Patriot Way

Less than two months removed from winning Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots are already a much worse team. Free agency has not been kind to the Pats, stripping their defense of its most important players. Gone is Pro-Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis, who returned to the New York Jets on a five-year, $70 million deal, […]

Tufts off to strong start after rocky first game

Baseball is a beautiful game, but the beginning of baseball season is never pretty. Hitters are still finding their timing, pitchers are still searching for their command and defense tends to be sloppy. That’s why major league baseball teams — made up of the best ballplayers on the planet — need weeks of spring training […]