Women’s basketball stretches winning run to eight games

Tufts (8–0) continued its unbeaten start to the season, defeating Bridgewater State (2–6) at home on Tuesday and the University of New England (4–6) away on Saturday. Neither were close affairs. On Saturday, Tufts’ strong start to the season stretched to eight straight wins after besting the University of New England on the road , 85–59. The […]


Swimming and diving teams face steep competition in final fall meet

The Jumbos headed to Middletown, Conn. to race against NESCAC rivals Wesleyan and Williams alongside non-conference opponents WPI on Saturday. The women defeated Wesleyan and WPI but fell to 2018 conference champion Williams, while the men soundly defeated Wesleyan but fell to both WPI and Williams at the quad-meet. Women’s swimming and diving Meanwhile, in […]


Weidner’s Words: A changing league

Gregg Popovich, considered by many as one of the greatest basketball coaches in NBA history, took a surprising stance on the state of the league in a recent interview before a game in Chicago. Popovich, head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, told reporters that he believes the recent analytical trend in the NBA — […]


Men’s basketball rebounds against Emerson after tough weekend at Big 4 Challenge

The Jumbos dropped both of their games at the New England Big 4 Challenge this past weekend, hosted by the Babson Beavers in Wellesley, Mass. Tufts’ two losses dropped its record to 2–4, but it was able to make up some ground on Wednesday hosting Emerson, clinching the 87–70 win. The annual Big 4 Challenge, hosted by […]


Fencing falls to Harvard, Wellesley in first matches of new season

Tufts kicked off its 2018–19 campaign in earnest with a three-team match against Wellesley and host Harvard on Tuesday. The Jumbos flashed their potential at times, particularly in the foil events, but ultimately fell to both opponents. “The Harvard-Wellesley meet is the hardest meet of the season, and it’s also the first meet,” sophomore Georgia Kollias said. “We usually […]


Swimming and diving teams impress at MIT Invitational

After defeating Middlebury at home on Nov. 18 to open their seasons, Tufts’ swimming and diving teams enjoyed a free weekend before competing in the three-day MIT Invitational over the weekend. The women’s side came out on top of the eight-team field, while the men’s team finished second of six teams. Men’s swimming and diving […]


Women’s track and field begins season at Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener

Tufts opened its season at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener, hosted at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center on Saturday. Only four runners competed for the Jumbos, typical for the early winter tune-up for the team’s distance runners. Both senior co-captain Jennifer Jackson and junior Nicole Kerrigan competed in the 3,000 meters. Jackson placed 24th and Kerrigan placed […]


The Coin Toss: NFL playoff predictions

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold predictions about your favorite professional sports. First, a look back at my Week 13 predictions, which went one-for-three: Prediction Outcome Did I get it right? Jets beat (+9.5) spread against Titans Titans 26–22 Jets Yes! Lamar Jackson makes 250+ passing yards, 100+ rushing yards 125 passing yards, […]


Ice hockey breaks three-game win streak with loss to Middlebury

The Jumbos’ season has been a rollercoaster ride so far. Despite a recent setback last Saturday against Middlebury, Tufts closed out November with dominant victories over Saint Michael’s (4–0) and Williams (6–2) in a three-game win streak that saw the team outscore opponents 13–2 and climb back to .500 to finish the month on a high […]


The Anti-Bostonian: The case for a passive goodbye

They say criticism is the highest form of flattery. (Or is that imitation?) Mark my words, it is certainly uncommon to find a hardline New Yorker peel back the thinly-veiled veneer of their shell to admit that maybe all this “anti-Boston” sentiment originates from a point of jealousy. For the sake of athletics, that is. Call […]


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