Carla Berube steps down as women’s basketball coach after 17 years in charge

Tufts women’s basketball coach Carla Berube has stepped down from her position after 17 years in charge of the Jumbos to fill the head coaching position for the Princeton University Tigers. Berube will take over for previous head coach Courtney Banghart, who recently moved from Princeton to fill the vacant head coaching position at the University of North Carolina. […]

Off the Crossbar: A competitive culture

While the United States has one of the world’s most successful capitalist economies, its sports leagues take a surprisingly egalitarian approach. Each of the four main leagues has a draft every year that rewards the worst teams from the previous season by giving them higher picks. There is practically no financial penalty for bad performance. […]

Spring sports season recaps

Baseball Men’s baseball had another impressive regular season, going 29–9 overall and 10–2 in conference en route to the team’s sixth NESCAC title. The Tufts Jumbos clinched the title in a seven-game thriller against the Middlebury Panthers, after securing their 11th NESCAC East Pennant on May 4 in a doubleheader against the Bates Bobcats. On […]

Stat Talk: Boston’s plan to stop the Greek Freak

This season saw the Milwaukee Bucks dominate the NBA with a simple formula: Surround human wrecking ball Giannis Antetokounmpo with versatile shooters. Antetokounmpo is essentially a basketball cheat code: He combines seven-foot stature and freakishly long limbs with the quickness of a point guard. He has lived in the paint this season, putting up the […]

Fall and winter sports season reviews

Men’s cross country Led by coach Joel Williams, the men’s cross country team finished 25th out of 32 teams after a two-year hiatus from national competition. The team competed at the Lake Breeze Golf Course, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, in Winneconne, Wis., on Nov. 17, 2018. After missing out on top-30 ranks for […]

Weidner’s Words: Intangibles off the charts

As the NFL draft has come and gone once again, the scouts head back to the drawing board and begin their evaluations for next year. There are already different iterations of way-too-early 2020 mock drafts posted across Bleacher Report and Twitter. However, let’s pause for a second and take a look at how these scouts […]

Anti-Bostonian: Don’t be Boston sports fans

Don’t be Boston sports fans, graduating Jumbos. Consider this a push for the fandoms of graduating Jumbos, an anticipatory outreach because many of you will find work in the Boston area. Well, what’s the problem with Tufts graduates working in the region? Isn’t that what attending a university is all about? Unfortunately, young chaps, we […]

Top 10 moments of 2018–19 year

It has been a stellar year for sports at Tufts. Through the fall and winter of the 2018–19 season, Tufts stands at No. 8 in the Learfield IMG College Director’s Cup competition, which ranks all Div. III schools by their sporting success across all varsity programs. With numerous spring sports still in contention for national […]

Tufts Daily Sports’ senior profiles

The Daily’s sports section caught up with some of the school’s most prolific senior athletes across the fall, winter and spring seasons. Dakota Adamec Dakota Adamec is a Jumbo athlete not to be underestimated. A back-to-back NESCAC Player of the Year and women’s lacrosse’s 10th highest point scorer of all time, Adamec has secured a […]

Tufts Daily Sports awards

After much debate, research and fanfare, the Tufts Daily Sports Section has come to its conclusions for the annual Tufts Daily sports awards. Here’s the shakedown: Male Athlete of the Year: Roger Gu After leading the men’s swimming and diving team to its first-ever conference win, shattering countless records along the way and finishing second […]