Looking back on 4 decades of Tufts athletics

Don Megerle’s office stands out, to say the least. Tucked into a third-floor suite at 80 George St., Megerle’s office is a sensory overload: aside from the various decorations and string lights, hundreds of photos as well as certificates and honors, cover every inch of the walls both inside and outside the office. Megerle started […]

Undefeated women’s basketball advances to NESCAC semifinals

The No. 1 women’s basketball team continued its undefeated season after beating Wesleyan 58–48 in the NESCAC tournament quarterfinals on Saturday. As the top seed, the Jumbos are set to host both semifinal games on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. Although the score remained close, the game consisted of only two ties and three […]

Men’s basketball defeats Hamilton in NESCAC quarterfinals

When the men’s basketball team successfully scores from all three levels, they’re very difficult to beat. That’s what happened Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym as No. 1 seed Tufts defeated No. 8 Hamilton 83–66 in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament.  Sophomore guard Tyler Aronson got the scoring started on the first possession of the […]

Keeping up with the 617: A short guide to New England Patriots’ off-season

This recent season for the New England Patriots was a complete bust due to an early exit at the hands of the Mike Vrabel’s Tennessee Titans. As I walked out of Gillette Stadium following Tennessee’s Logan Ryan pick six to seal the victory against the Patriots, I immediately believed that Tom Brady would not be […]

Men’s basketball suffers 1st conference losses before NESCAC tournament

The men’s basketball team finished up its regular season this weekend after losing to Williams and Middlebury on the road. The losses were unfortunate for the Jumbos, but the team had already clinched the No. 1 NESCAC seed last week. On Saturday, Tufts faced off against Williams in Williamstown, Mass. The game opened to a […]

Off the Gridiron: Grading NFL’s newest head coaches

With the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the 2019–20 NFL season is over and the 2020–21 NFL season has immediately begun. I will begin my preview of the upcoming NFL season by grading teams’ head coaching decisions. Carolina Panthers: Matt Rhule In a move to put his own stamp on the franchise, owner David Tepper […]

Women’s swim and dive finishes 2nd at NESCACs for 2nd straight year

The women’s swim and dive team finished second at the NESCAC Championships at Middlebury over the weekend, tying its highest finish in program history for the second consecutive year. Finishing the meet with 1593.5 points, Tufts battled back and forth with first-place Williams (1930.5 points) over the course of the four days. Ultimately, Tufts fell […]

Men’s squash places 6th at NESCAC Championship

The No. 24 men’s squash team finished sixth at the NESCAC Championship and upset No. 22 Amherst 5–4 in the consolation round. This marked a historic moment for the Jumbos, who defeated the Mammoths after more than 20 years and had their best finish at the NESCAC Championship in over 10 years. Tufts defeated Conn. […]

The Little Londoner: Manchester United’s American problem

Peppering over a grim 0–0 scoreline on a familiar gray evening in Manchester was a cantankerous sea of red fans. Instead of being ready to stand and cheer, however, they were ready to stand and walk out.  Many of the scarves were not in the typical maroon red but instead a green and yellow, the […]

Women’s basketball secures 1st undefeated regular season, looks to NESCAC tournament

The No. 1 women’s basketball team wrapped up a historical regular season on Saturday, defeating Williams 76–63 to tally the 24th win of an undefeated regular season, the first in team history. Saturday was Senior Day for the Jumbos, who honored a class that has been instrumental in the team’s success this season and in […]