For Danielle Page, a junior Tufts long-distance runner who has captured many wins for the Jumbos, running had not always been a thought in her mind, let alone a priority. That all changed with a commitment to her friend in fifth grade.
It might sound crazy to view watching football as a holy experience but I assure you that it is. Every year in September, the air begins to feel a little bit crisper, leaves start to change color and a layer of dew appears on the grass in the morning. You can feel that it’s football season.
Tyler Herro is younger than many undergraduate students at Tufts but that doesn’t mean he can’t hang with the best basketball players in the world. The 20-year-old rookie scored 37 points on 14 for 21 shooting in the Miami Heat’s 112–109 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday.
The ACC began conference play last Sunday, with UNC and Wake Forest competing at Chapel Hill after a slew of postponed games. Despite the large COVID-19 outbreaks at UNC that forced thousands of students to return home in August after a mere week on campus, the Tar Heels hosted the Deacons for the matchup.
The 2020 NFL season has brought with it some truly interesting storylines, both on and off the field. Aiden Herrod gives his take on the biggest stories so far this season.
A new era has dawned upon Gillette Stadium. Newcomer Cam Newton has partnered with Tom Brady's past weapons and has completely revamped the offense. After two weeks, this team might be better than expected.
Finishing her junior year off by tallying 14 points in the last six games of their season last year, senior midfielder and co-captain Beth Krikorian was on track to have her most impactful year yet with Tufts Field Hockey this year. However, with the cancellation of all fall sport competitions, Krikorian, along with the rest of the field hockey team, will patiently wait and train for their next chance to compete in 2021.
Anyone who hasn’t tuned into MLB this season may be unaware of the atrocious new extra inning rule in which each team starts off every extra inning with a runner on second base. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is one of many players to voice their displeasure with the rule, telling reporters “It’s not real baseball. But it’s fine for this year, and I hope we never do it again.”
When sports shut down in the immediate wake of COVID-19 landing in America, we were all too frantic to really mourn that loss. But as weeks turned into months relegated to isolation and stay-at-home orders, the warmth and excitement of playoff basketball and summer baseball became desperately needed. Now the distraction and entertainment have returned in a way we could never have envisioned back during the rosy times of January and February 2020.