Football emerges victorious in one-possession game against Williams

It was Parents Weekend on Saturday, and families visiting from near and far congregated at Ellis Oval to witness the Jumbos (5–1) battle the Williams Ephs (4–2) for a high-stakes football game that ultimately determined which team would take second place in the overall ranking of the NESCAC. The Jumbos emerged victorious with a final score of 28–21, following an outstanding […]


Football set to clash with Williams in battle of 4–1 teams

Tufts will take on Williams at Ellis Oval on Saturday in what is perhaps the highest-stakes game of its season so far. The two teams are currently locked in a three-way tie with Trinity for second place in the NESCAC with matching 4–1 records. The only team ahead in the standings is first-place Amherst (5–0), […]


Undefeated football looks to reverse history against Trinity

The last time the Jumbos beat the Trinity Bantams, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” was the No. 1 song on the Billboard Top 100. It’s been almost exactly 11 years since then, and the undefeated Jumbos (4–0) will travel to Hartford, Conn. on Saturday in an attempt to finally take down the reigning NESCAC champion Bantams. Saturday’s […]


4–0 football trounces Bowdoin in first shutout since 2006

Tufts traveled to Brunswick, Maine to face Bowdoin in the 113th gridiron meeting between the two schools. It was a decisive victory for the undefeated Jumbos (4–0) as they beat the winless (0–4) Polar Bears 28–0 in their first shutout since a 7–0 victory over the Colby Mules in November 2006. With the victory, Tufts […]


Football prepares for Homecoming showdown against Bates

Anticipation on campus is high this week, as the undefeated Jumbos (2–0) prepare to take on the winless Bates Bobcats (0–2) in their annual Homecoming game, set to kick off Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Ellis Oval. The game will be Tufts’ second in a row at home, as the team defeated Wesleyan, 16–13, thanks to […]


Football team gears up for season opener at Hamilton

It’s football season again, and coach Jay Civetti’s Jumbos are ready to hit the road for their season opener. The Jumbos will take on the Hamilton Continentals on Saturday in Clinton, N.Y. The game will come nearly one year to the date after Tufts’ 2017 season opener against Hamilton last fall. In their matchup with the […]


Football: Second-half comeback falls just short against Amherst

Only during Halloween weekend could the Jumbos’ hopes be bloodied, resurrected and laid back to rest in the span of three seconds. Visiting Amherst led by 11 points, 31–20, when Tufts scored a touchdown with just over a minute remaining. However, a failed two-point conversion meant Tufts needed a touchdown to win. First-year placekicker Matthew Alswanger kicked onsides […]


Jumbos welcome Mammoth football challenge

On Saturday, the Tufts Jumbos (4–2) will look to do something they haven’t done since 2003 and 2004: beat the Amherst Mammoths (5–1) in consecutive seasons. In 2016, Tufts snapped its nine-year losing streak against Amherst with a 27–10 road victory. According to coach Jay Civetti, the Jumbos appreciate that last year’s triumph is no guarantor of […]


Tufts football seeks revenge against tough Trinity team

On Saturday, the Tufts Jumbos (3–1) will attempt to snap a losing streak that dates back to the George W. Bush administration. Not since 2007’s come-from-behind 16–10 victory have the Jumbos beaten the Trinity Bantams (4–0). Trinity was the only team to beat Tufts in 2016, eking out a 36–28 victory in Hartford, Conn. The Bantams […]


Football to host Bowdoin for Homecoming game

Following a decisive 37–17 road victory over the Bates Bobcats (0–3), the Tufts Jumbos (2–1) return to Medford, Mass. for a Homecoming matchup against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (0–3). For Tufts coach Jay Civetti, the battering of Bates spoke to the positive adjustments instituted after the previous week’s defeat to the Wesleyan Cardinals (2–1). “I think […]


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