Extra Innings: Baseball’s future is global

Once the most popular sport in America, there’s no denying that our national pastime is far from its former glory. For a sport seemingly as American as apple pie, baseball is far behind football as the most popular sport in the country, and this is especially true among younger Americans: Only 7% of Americans under […]

Men’s ice hockey loses high scoring series to Conn. College

In a wildly exciting weekend of hockey, the Tufts Jumbos fell in a two game series to the Connecticut College Camels, 4–3 and 6–4 respectively. Entering the weekend, the Jumbos had a record of 6–11–1 overall and a NESCAC record of 3–7–1. In order to secure a playoff spot, Tufts needed to win to gain […]

Sports and Society: Kyrie Irving’s job interview

I heard someone say that Kyrie Irving is an allegory for the modern American worker. Employers want a return to pre-pandemic normalcy — complete with in-person offices and regular working hours—while their employees increasingly expect their work to adapt to how their lives have already changed because of the pandemic. Except Irving is not down-to-earth, […]

Women’s squash crushes both Hamilton and Bates 9–0 over senior day weekend

Over the weekend, the No. 11 Tufts women’s squash team took on the visiting Hamilton Continentals during a senior day matchup. Not only did the Jumbos emerge victorious, but they also extended their winning streak to six with a score of 9–0. The next day, the ’Bos took down Bates with the same powerful 9–0 […]

Sports and Society: Goodbye, Tom Brady

I am really glad I did not write this column last year. It would have been the perfect opportunity. When Tom Brady “retired” last spring, formally-officially-certainly-absolutely-unequivocally ending his two decade reign of terror over the NFL, it was full of pomp and circumstance. The greatest athlete of my lifetime, and by far the most important […]

Men’s basketball takes a look in the mirror with competitive matchups at Williams and Middlebury

It was a weekend long-awaited for the Jumbos. It was a weekend of two away games circled on the calendar since the schedule was released. It was a weekend where the squad would not only have two major NESCAC matchups but also matchups against the then No. 10 and No. 5 ranked teams in the […]

Extra Innings: Rafael Devers saves the Red Sox

On Jan. 11, the Red Sox finalized a massive 11-year, $331 million contract extension with star third baseman Rafael Devers. It’s a big move for Boston, as Devers is one of the game’s best hitters. But the extension is more important than one player. It gives Red Sox fans some confidence in a front office […]

Hockey gains momentum in weekend NESCAC series

In a crucial NESCAC series over the weekend, the Tufts men’s Hockey team won one and lost one in two hard-fought games. Entering the competitions, the Jumbos held an overall record of 5–10–1 and a 2–7–1 conference record. They sat at seventh in the conference standings. The previous weekend, Tufts lost both of its games […]

Men’s basketball falls to Bates, looks to rebound in NESCAC play

Despite fighting until the very last minute, the Tufts men’s basketball team fell to NESCAC rival Bates College in a hard-fought away game 67–63. The defeat drops the Jumbos to 13–4 on the season and a 2–2 record in NESCAC play while Bates improves to 7–10 overall and 1–3 in the NESCAC. Despite the Jumbos […]

Sports and Society: B.I.F.Y. and Basketball

The Boston Celtics are the best team in the NBA. And I might need a doctor.  In my previous attempt at dissecting Boston’s unique sports anatomy — an introspective reckoning with my pinstriped demons that, to date, insist on being called the New York Yankees — two conclusions, each deserving of further academic inquiry, emerged: […]

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