Carlson shines in maiden sailing season at Tufts, finishes 13th at Nationals

First-year Abbie Carlson impressed in her maiden season on the Tufts sailing teams, culminating in a 13th-place finish at the LaserPerformance Women’s Singlehanded Nationals. The regatta included 14 races over the weekend of Nov. 3–4 at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. At Nationals, Carlson competed against some of the fiercest competition around the nation […]

Meet you at Mile 9: Megerle’s legacy extends nearly five decades, many more miles

You can find Donald Megerle, director of the Tufts University President’s Marathon Challenge, at Mile 9 of the Boston Marathon every year, banana in hand and arms outstretched, ready for a hug from Tufts runners donning golden singlets. “I like thinking, as far as I’m concerned, that they’re running to me,” Megerle said. “It’s not an […]

The Coin Toss: NFL Week 10

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold predictions about your favorite professional sports. Let’s recap last week’s NFL predictions: Prediction Outcome Did I get it right? Saints over Rams Saints 45–35 Rams Yes! Chiefs beat Browns by 17+ points Chiefs 37–21 Browns No Steelers over Ravens Steelers 23–16 Ravens Yes! I just barely […]

Volleyball records first win over Middlebury in NESCAC tournament, falls in semifinals

After a momentous victory against the Middlebury Panthers in the NESCAC quarterfinals, the Tufts volleyball season came to an end in a 3–2 loss to the undefeated Bowdoin Polar Bears. The Jumbos finished the 2018 season fifth in the NESCAC with a 6–4 record in conference and 16–10 overall. Tufts traveled to Brunswick, Maine for the […]

Field hockey falls to Middlebury in conference title game

After a resounding 3–0 victory over Williams on Saturday, Tufts had just one team in the way of a NESCAC title: Middlebury. The Panthers handed the Jumbos their only loss of the season, 2–1, earlier in the year in a tight overtime affair. Tufts failed to flip the script on Sunday, falling in the conference championship game, 1–0. […]

Softball coach steps down after 15 years in charge, three national titles

Tufts softball coach Cheryl Milligan has decided to step down from her position after 15 years at the helm of the program. Milligan said her decision to leave her post was not an easy one and was made based on the interest of her five-year-old son, Henry. Milligan’s husband, Jamie Pinzino, is the pitching coach at Army. “I have […]

The Anti-Bostonian: The case for a taste of humble pie

It’s an odd sensation, sitting quietly in a room full of animated and passionate friends and wanting them to walk away with their hearts broken. It’s even odder when it’s the 12th inning. Odder still is during the 15th. Unquantifiable is the 18th.  Ignoring the shenanigans from last week’s ignominious charade on the back cover of […]

Men’s club water polo repeats runner-up finish at Nationals

For the second time in as many years, Tufts’ men’s club water polo team finished second at Div. III club nationals. This year’s tournament was hosted by Wesleyan in Middletown, Conn. on Oct. 27–28. Tufts, which entered the tournament tied for second in the Div. III rankings, soundly defeated defeated No. 9 Grinnell College, 16–7, and No. 5 Bates, […]

Jumbos prepare for postseason play

Men’s Soccer A stellar undefeated season granted the No. 2 Jumbos a first-round bye in the NCAA Div. III Tournament. The team will begin its campaign for its third NCAA title in five years on Sunday when it faces off against the winner of Saturday’s matchup between Stevens Institute of Technology (17–2–1) and Gordon College (12–6–1). Tufts’ […]

Women’s soccer falls to Williams in NESCAC semifinals

Tufts (10–5–2) suffered a 3–2 loss to Williams in the NESCAC tournament semifinal on Saturday afternoon in Williamstown, Mass. It was the team’s second loss of the year at the hands of Williams. The Jumbos, however, received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament which begins this weekend. Tufts came into the semifinal confident, despite […]