The Coin Toss: NFL playoff predictions

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold predictions about your favorite professional sports. First, a look back at my Week 13 predictions, which went one-for-three: Prediction Outcome Did I get it right? Jets beat (+9.5) spread against Titans Titans 26–22 Jets Yes! Lamar Jackson makes 250+ passing yards, 100+ rushing yards 125 passing yards, […]


Postgame Press: Thanksgiving tradition

Thanksgiving is a holiday about food, family and — since 1876 — football. Those three things are great and all, but sometimes numbers one and two are lacking in appeal. I am lucky enough to have had all three be good this year, but there is often one that is not up to par. I […]


Football drops defensive battle at Amherst

The Jumbos traveled to Pratt Field in Amherst, Mass. on Saturday, with hopes of spoiling the Mammoths’ undefeated record. They came out on the losing end in a hard fought defensive battle, falling 19–13, as their opponent remained undefeated. This loss dropped Tufts’ overall record to a still-stellar 5–2 mark. Tufts is now tied with Williams for third […]


Editorial: Rethinking Tufts football

We, the managing board of the Daily, believe that our editorials this semester were outstanding. We strive to maintain a fair perspective on all issues. This piece, however, featured insufficient details on the nature of Tufts’ actions and input from the Athletics Department. Football is a complicated game — there are discussions happening on a […]


Postgame Press: Are helmets the solution or problem regarding concussions?

Researchers at Boston University recently found a biomarker that can help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients. CTE results from regular blows in the head and concussions in particular. Up until now, CTE was only diagnosable and examinable postmortem. According to an accompanying press release, “the ability to diagnose CTE in the living would allow not […]


The Coin Toss: One more toss

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold, unlikely predictions about your favorite professional sports. This will be the last edition of the semester. Sad, I know. Over the past couple of weeks, I predicted four NBA playoff series winners. I had the Jazz over the Clippers, the Rockets over the Thunder, the Raptors over […]


Vinny’s Variety Pack: A break for baseball

This week, about ten mock drafts came out, so I’ll spare you from hearing my predictions for a little bit. Opening day for baseball was this week, and after reading my friend and fellow columnist Max’s article, I was inspired to talk about baseball myself. Ever since I was a little kid, baseball was my favorite […]


Jumbos hope to stay undefeated away against Polar Bears

After a second straight comeback win on home turf, the football team (2-0) is ready to take its show on the road. On Saturday, the Jumbos will travel to Brunswick, Maine to square off against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (0-2). The 12-7 Homecoming victory over the Bates Bobcats (0-2) may have been closer than coach Jay Civetti would have liked, […]


Jumbos to host Bobcats in Homecoming matchup

After rallying from behind in the fourth quarter last weekend to overcome a two touchdown deficit and defeat Wesleyan (0-1) under the lights during the team’s first ever night game, Tufts is now 1-0 and preparing for a matchup against Bates (0-1) on Saturday. Last year, Tufts eked out a 17-16 win at Bates in the fourth quarter thanks to […]


Football seniors ready for last shot at NESCAC title

For the first time in nearly 10 years, Tufts football celebrated a winning season last year. This year, the team expects to once again compete for a NESCAC Championship “Everyone here is focused, both in terms of what we want and what we expect,” coach Jay Civetti said. “We should be able to compete with anybody […]


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