Off the Gridiron: Way too early NFL playoff predictions

NFC West: San Francisco 49ers Despite their Super Bowl loss, the 49ers have the infrastructure to win the division again. Despite losing DeForest Buckner and Emmanuel Sanders, the 49ers snagged University of South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw and Arizona State University wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk in the first round, who will help the 49ers […]

Fall Sports Recaps

Men’s cross country In the regular season, the Jumbos finished third at the Bates Invitational, eighth at the Purple Valley Classic, 17th at the Paul Short Run and 16th at the Connecticut College Invitational. The team took a dip in form when it entered the NESCAC Championship, where it finished eighth out of the 11 […]

Salamone ‘engineers’ with intensity on the field

As one of Tufts field hockey’s most prolific offensive and defensive players, graduating senior midfielder Marguerite Salamone has left an impressive impact. Salamone’s intensity and grit is unmatched, and her consistent efforts have earned her a spot on the All-American first team, the All-Region team and the All-Conference team in her final season. Playing in […]

Revisiting the top 10 moments in Jumboland

Although the COVID-19 pandemic shut down athletics and much more across the world, the Jumbos still had a historic year of their own — setting numerous records and winning both conference and national championships. Here’s a look back at some of the top moments in Tufts athletics this year. Sept. 14: Football defeats NESCAC powerhouse […]

The Turf Monster: The NFL Draft was bittersweet and perfect

The NFL Draft has a weird place in my heart. As a die-hard football fan, it’s cool to see what moves teams make. It’s fun to learn some of the big college names and predict who’s gonna be a star. It’s great to see my favorite teams invest in their futures — especially when my […]

Off the Gridiron: Draft Reactions

Steals of the Draft Isaiah Simmons, linebacker: The Cardinals were ecstatic to land Simmons with the No. 8 overall pick. Not only was he one of the top defenders in the class, but Simmons fills a specific need for the Cardinals: covering tight ends. The Simmons versus George Kittle battle will soon become one of […]

Keeping up with the 617: Analysis on every Patriots draft pick

The New England Patriots headed into the 2020 virtual draft beginning a new era under the reign of Bill Belichick, as Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have fled south for the warmer weather in Tampa Bay. Their list of draft needs was relatively long, and they hoped to rebuild through this deep draft class.   Round […]

The Anti-Bostonian Redux: Boston-Gronk party down in Tampa

Gronkshell warning! This occasion calls for a resurrection of an old friend, a jazzed-up and jealous New York sports fan, called “The Anti-Bostonian.” For one, it is rather difficult for me to continue exploring the world of English football to sufficiently fill more columns for “The Little Londoner.” More than anything, however, the opportunity to […]

Missed seasons and opportunities: How student-athletes are faring at home

While universities’ abrupt closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have brought about feelings of instability and sadness to many college students across America, student-athletes face the unique challenge of staying in shape with no gyms, trainers or practices.  The Tufts strength and conditioning coaches, who help athletes maintain performance and prevent future injuries, must accommodate […]

NBA goes back to basketball’s roots

As ESPN NBA commentator Mark Jones best put it, the NBA HORSE Challenge was the NBA’s well-intentioned attempt to continue “keeping score” during the sports hiatus caused by the coronavirus. Jones was also a commentator for this challenge, mediating over a select group of eight seasoned professional basketball players playing a traditional playground game on […]