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 tyler.maher@tufts.edu.

Celtics surprise contenders

As I prepare to make like a bird and migrate south for spring break (Miami Beach, here I come!), I am shocked to see that with little more than a month left in the NBA regular season, the Boston Celtics are fighting for a playoff birth. I can’t believe it. The Celtics, who weren’t a […]

Spring break sports preview

With much of campus jetting off to tropical destinations for spring break, many of Tufts’ sports teams will be traveling as well. Several spring teams are just beginning their seasons, while some of the winter teams are wrapping up theirs at NCAA championships. Here’s a look at what the Jumbos will be up to next week: […]

Jumbos prepare to begin 2015 campaign

Coming off a 34-9 season and its third NCAA national tournament appearance in five years, the baseball team is a powerhouse poised for another terrific season. Coach John Casey, now in his 32nd season managing his alma mater, has high hopes for this spring. “Last year is last year; this is a new team with different […]

Boston’s bold strategy

Of all the Boston Red Sox’s shiny new additions, none are more intriguing than Cuban imports Rusney Castillo and Yoan Moncada. What makes the duo so intriguing is the gobs of money Boston spent to acquire them despite their lack of major league experience. The Red Sox committed over $135 million to both before either played an […]

Grading Boston’s busy off-season

Red Sox pitchers and catchers reported to Fort Myers, Fla. for spring training last Friday, which means it’s time to assess the team’s active winter. While I wasn’t crazy about the splashy Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval signings, I’ll readily admit that Boston’s lineup is much better because of them. Third base was a black hole […]

City of champions

As the New England Patriots make their latest victory tour, I can’t help but feel incredibly blessed. In my 22 years on this planet — every one of them spent living in Massachusetts — I have witnessed Boston sports teams win nine titles. The Hub of the Universe has become the Hub of Sports Championships. We’ve […]

Tufts finishes seventh in NESCACs

For the second year in a row, the women’s swimming and diving team finished seventh out of the conference’s 11 teams at the NESCAC Championships. The Jumbos compiled 795 team points at the three-day event, which was held at Wesleyan University from Feb. 13-15. Williams College won the competition with 2,103.5 points, followed by Bates (1,345) […]

Women’s swimming NESCAC preview

For most members of the women’s swimming and diving team, the long season that began before Thanksgiving will finally come to a close at this weekend’s NESCAC Championships. Tufts is sending 23 swimmers and one diver (sophomore Kylie Reiman) to the event, which is taking place at Wesleyan University Feb. 13-15. Tufts hopes to ride […]

Celtics rant

When I was a kid, I learned that if you don’t have something nice to say about someone, then you shouldn’t say anything at all. I think that’s why I’ve actively avoided writing about the Boston Celtics as long as I’ve had this column. That, and I just flat-out stopped caring. Sorry Cs, but I […]

Angels in Arizona

For the fourth time this millennium, the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions. They survived the Seattle Seahawks and finished the job. But New England nearly lost Super Bowl XLIX, and probably would have were it not for the miraculous interception by fifth cornerback Malcolm Butler that stopped Seattle’s game-winning drive dead in its tracks. […]