The Coin Toss: NFL Week 11

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold predictions about your favorite professional sports. Let’s look at how my predictions did in Week 10: Prediction Outcome Did I get it right? Browns over Falcons Browns 28–16 Falcons Yes! Colts score 30+ on Jaguars 29 points scored by Colts No Nick Mullens 250+ passing yards 250 […]

Swimming, diving teams hope to make big splash to start season

The Tufts men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had an impressive performance last year and will look to begin their seasons on a strong note at home in a dual meet with Middlebury starting Sunday at 11 a.m. However, for the first time in 36 years, the Jumbos will compete without associate head coach […]

Gelfand finds community, self-confidence in paralympic swimming

When he was young, sophomore David Gelfand’s first prosthetist put covers on his prosthetic leg to make it appear more human-like. They didn’t stay for long, though. Gelfand was comfortable with his appearance and thought the metal of his prosthetic was cool. So cool, in fact, that he is now pursuing a career as a mechanical engineer. But […]

Women’s cross country places fifth at NCAA Regionals, qualifies for national championship

Tufts placed fifth of the 57 schools participating in the NCAA Regional Championships at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine on Saturday. The Jumbos’ performance in the 6K event earned the team an at-large bid to the NCAA National Championship held in Winneconne, Wisc. on Nov. 17. Tufts’ score of 159 put it in front of sixth-place Bates’ 187. MIT finished first […]

Women’s soccer closes season with second round loss

The 2018 campaign for the Tufts women’s soccer team (11–6–2) came to an end after a second-round loss in the NCAA tournament to William Smith in double overtime. It was the second game of a back-to-back weekend, after Tufts defeated Penn State Behrend 2–0 in first-round action on Saturday afternoon. This was the second straight season that […]

The Anti-Bostonian: Brees over Brady

The illustrious careers of Drew Brees and Tom Brady are similar in many elements. Both make up for a lack of intrinsic athleticism with an eye for an open receiver, where they both nestle in dainty spirals in the smallest of windows against airtight coverage. They’ve both received individual accolades, tasted Super Bowl glory — […]

Football closes season with win over Middlebury

The Jumbos closed out their 2018 season with a dominant win on Saturday. They traveled to Middlebury, Vt. to take on the Middlebury Panthers, finishing the match with a commanding 35–13 advantage. The win brought the Jumbos to a final record of 7–2 for the season. That mark grants them sole possession of the third […]

Men’s soccer remains undefeated, advances to Sweet Sixteen

The Jumbos (14–0–3) progressed to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament after beating the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks, 1–0, on Sunday. Having secured a first-round bye, Tufts entered the match at Bello Field in Medford with fresh legs. Meanwhile, Stevens had to play its second game in as many days, after its match the previous […]

Postgame Press: Hot takes

Hot takes in sports are a reflection of hot takes in the world around us. We live in a polarized society. These days, foreign policy opinion leaders say that political polarization is the number one threat to the United States. More than nuclear programs and trade wars, it is our own polarization that could hurt […]

Football travels to Middlebury for finale as seniors look to match all-time wins record

It has all come down to this for the Tufts football team, which will play its ninth and final game of the season in Middlebury, Vt. tomorrow. The Jumbos currently sit in third place in the NESCAC standings with a 6–2 record and will face off against the Middlebury Panthers (5–3), who are right behind them […]