Volleyball, men’s soccer, field hockey compete in NESCAC championships

On NESCAC championship weekend, Tufts’ sports teams once again proved why it feels good to be on top. On Sunday, three of Tufts’ most prolific fall sports teams competed in their respective NESCAC championship games. The volleyball and men’s soccer team came out of the weekend as champions in extremely close games. Volleyball defeated Bowdoin […]

Men’s soccer brings home 2nd NESCAC Championship title

The Tufts men’s soccer team brought home the 2019 NESCAC Championship title on Sunday after competing in Amherst, Mass., all weekend. The Jumbos defeated the Middlebury Panthers 2–1 on Sunday after shutting out the Williams Ephs 1–0 in overtime of Saturday’s semifinal contest. This victory marks the Jumbos’ second NESCAC title in program history, earning […]

Postgame Press: Thanks for playing

Despite the superstition, it seems like touching the Western Conference trophy in the NHL is not actually a curse. Whether or not that is true, the truth behind the superstition is that the Western Conference trophy is not the one that players are playing for. Players want championship trophies and the second place ones are […]

Jumbos look to take down undefeated Middlebury in season finale

The Jumbos aim for their biggest win of the season when they host the undefeated Middlebury Panthers at the Ellis Oval this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Jumbos are coming off a 35–10 victory over the Colby Mules, a game in which graduate wide receiver Frank Roche set the school’s single-season receiving record. Roche has […]

The Equalizer: MLS posts losses, investors buy more?

It’s on its last legs, but I’ll always remember a scene from the satirical comedy “Silicon Valley” (2014–). “Sesame seeds rely on particular microclimates … predominantly in Myanmar, Brazil and Indonesia,” a Peter Thiel-inspired character pretentiously tells a group of desperate entrepreneurs. “Next year, for the first time in 221 years,” he continues, “the cicada populations […]

Men’s soccer travels to Amherst, Mass. for conclusion of NESCAC tournament

On Saturday, the Jumbos travel to Amherst, Mass. where the 2019 NESCAC men’s soccer semifinals are being hosted. With a win on Saturday, the Jumbos would advance to the NESCAC Championship game on Sunday. The second-seeded Jumbos are matched up against the fourth-seeded Williams Ephs. Williams earned its place in the semifinals by defeating the […]

Men’s cross country finishes eighth at NESCAC Championship

The Tufts men’s cross country team placed eighth out of 11 teams at the NESCAC Championship on Saturday, hosted by Williams at Mount Greylock High School in Williamstown, Mass. Williams dominated the race, with seven runners finishing in the top 11 overall. With a successive score of 22 points, Williams far outmatched Amherst, who finished […]

The Zone Read: The conundrum of tanking

If you root for the Miami Dolphins, odds are that you’re watching the rest of the NFL more than your own team. No one can blame you. The Dolphins have comically achieved a points differential of -153, with only a single win against the near-winless Jets to show for it. There’s a company in this […]

Women’s soccer to host NESCAC semifinals after double overtime win

In the 104th minute of the women’s soccer NESCAC quarterfinal game, junior forward Liz Reed crossed the ball in off a corner kick and junior forward Sophie Lloyd slipped it by the Bowdoin goalie to win the game for Tufts 2–1. This ending was all too familiar for both teams, as their last matchup was […]

After overtime loss to end regular season, field hockey wins NESCAC quarterfinal 4–1

Coming off its first home loss this fall against Bowdoin in the final game of the regular season, the Tufts field hockey team defeated Colby 4–1 during the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC tournament. The Jumbos are the No. 3 seed in the tournament, and this year marks the 17th year in a row that […]