Weidner’s Words: Coaches in the NFL

The NFL season wrapped up with the Patriots on top once again, and as each team heads into the offseason, fans and analysts take a step back to look at the season as a whole. Scorching hot offensive play and record-high scoring characterized the 2018 NFL season, along with an uptick in ratings and the break-out of […]

Women’s basketball closes out regular season with strong home victory over Trinity

Tufts closed out its regular season with a 60–48 home victory over Trinity College (18–6, 6–4 in NESCAC) on Sunday, sealing the third seed in the NESCAC with a 22–2 overall and 8–2 in-conference record. With Middlebury and Williams both suffering road defeats at Amherst, coupled with Trinity’s victory at Bates on Friday, both Tufts […]

Men’s basketball picks up win against Lasell, loses to Trinity

The Jumbos picked up a win against Lasell and a loss against Trinity College this week to go 4–6 in the NESCAC and 11–13 on the season. Tufts won handily against Lasell, beating the Boomers 101–90. The Jumbos were not so successful in their game against Trinity, however, and suffered an 87–67 blowout loss to […]

Fencing swings for the fences, goes 4–2 in Carzo Cage

In their first home event this season, the Jumbos competed in the Carzo Cage for their second Northeast Fencing Conference Multi-Meet on Saturday. Tufts faced off against Wellesley, Smith College, UMass Amherst, Sacred Heart, University of New Hampshire and Boston University (BU). The Jumbos fared very well with four wins and two losses, improving from their […]

Stat Talk: Talent evaluation in a changing league

Any NBA fan can attest to the evolution that the league has undergone in recent years. Basketball has transformed into a game centered around 3-point shooting and pace-and-space offense. Gone are the days of grind-it-out post play, as the defensive battles of the mid 2000s seem like a faraway memory. The average team today attempts […]

Women’s swimming and diving earns multiple personal records in Boston Winter Open

Despite competing as the only Div. III team at the Boston Winter Open, Tufts women’s swimming and diving claimed multiple collegiate and personal records to end its regular season. The competing Div. I teams included host Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern and Fairfield. “I think all of us were so happy with how we did,” […]

Women’s track and field successful in relays, field events at NEICAAA Championships, Cupid Challenge

Even though the women’s track and field team won only one event on Saturday’s annual Cupid Challenge hosted at the Gantcher Center, several Jumbos set season and career bests. On Friday, four runners competed in the NEICAA Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center in Boston, Mass., where they placed fourth in the distance medley. […]

After victory over Babson, women’s basketball prepares for final game of regular season

As temperatures in New England soared above those in Los Angeles, Calif. this week, the Tufts women’s basketball team (21–2) continued to play with fiery passion in their penultimate regular season game. Currently ranked at No. 6 in the nation, the Jumbos have never lost fewer than three games in a single season in program history.  […]

Club basketball jumps through hoops to gain official status

Tufts club basketball has got game, and the team finally has games on its schedule. Founded just two years ago as a small group of students sitting around a table discussing NBA and NCAA current events, the team has grown into a powerhouse of capable players, finally recognized by the university as of this semester.  […]

Tufts alum Zach Groen blazes trail in NFL

For Tufts alum Zach Groen, serving as the public relations manager for the Philadelphia Eagles is more than a job — it’s a dream come true. Groen is in his fifth year with the franchise serving as a liaison between the media and the team. He graduated from Tufts in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in […]