Winter Sports Recaps

Men’s basketball The men’s basketball team finished a stellar 2019–20 season as NESCAC tournament champions en route to an automatic bid in the Div. III NCAA tournament. The Jumbos went 12–4 in non-conference play before winning their first eight NESCAC games. Despite losing their final two NESCAC regular season games on the road against Middlebury […]

A ‘Savage’ desire to win fulfilled

Before graduating senior Eric Savage became a captain, eclipsed 1,000 career points and led the Tufts men’s basketball team to its first NESCAC championship in program history, he was a high school senior meeting with the Tufts coaching staff during an official visit. During the meeting, coach Bob Sheldon asked Savage what he wanted out […]

Paro leads on and off the court

Playing in 78 games throughout her time at Tufts, graduating senior guard and co-captain Lilly Paro ended her career on the Tufts women’s basketball team with an impressive 63 3-pointers in just four seasons. Hailing from Maryland, Paro red-shirted her first year on the team due to an ACL injury. However, she used that time […]

Bershtein reflects on journey from walk-on to captain

Ethan Bershtein did not take the conventional route to becoming captain of the Tufts men’s tennis team. At Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Conn., Bershtein was a standout singles player and a leader on one of the most dominant teams in the state — a team I played on with him. But despite his […]

Baldwin leaves behind legacy of leadership despite canceled season

Graduating senior defender Lily Baldwin has left an incredible legacy of leadership and has had a profound impact on the women’s lacrosse team’s defensive unit during her time at Tufts. Baldwin’s success as a Jumbo stemmed from her commitment to the sport and to her teammates, which has allowed her to develop as a tremendous […]

Keeping up with the 617: Celtics winners and losers

Regardless of the suspended season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many positives can be taken, as the Boston Celtics currently sit at third place in the Eastern Conference with a clinched playoff spot. Even with their slew of injuries to their starting five throughout the season, the “Hospital Celtics” continued to grind out close victories […]

The Little Londoner: West Ham’s hollow stadium

A huge stadium was left in prime real estate after the 2012 London Olympics. As John Oliver will tell you, it’s all fun and games until you only use your multi-billion dollar stadium for three weeks.  Previously, West Ham had called the Boleyn Ground home for over a hundred years. Though it ebbed between periods […]

The Turf Monster: Favorite 2020 moments

I’m gonna be blunt. 2020 has been awful for sports. Approximately two and a half months into the pandemic, every single league without exception closed its doors for the foreseeable future. When they will resume is anyone’s guess. If you’re a sports fan, you have very little to be excited about. But there has still […]

Game Day: The Shot

Up three with less than 10 seconds to go in a basketball game and the other team has the ball — to foul or not to foul? An age-old question debated by coaches, players, commentators and fans alike. By fouling you send the other team to the line for foul shots and the best they […]