Jumbos Give Back, Part 1: Athletes brighten children’s lives through bonds of friendship

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part story highlighting Tufts athletic teams’ contributions to their community. Part 2 was published Nov. 28 and Part 3 was published Nov. 29.. It is easy to lose sight of the things that matter in life in the small bubble of competitive collegiate sports. Preseasons and […]

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 […]

Football routs Colby in second shutout of season

Tufts hosted Colby on Saturday for its final home game this season. The Jumbos came away victorious in the seniors’ final game in their careers at Ellis Oval, staying undefeated at home for this season. The 48–0 shutout of the Mules brought the Jumbos’ record to 6–2, placing them in third place in the NESCAC […]

Football to host Colby in final home game of 2018 season

The Jumbos (5–2) will take on the Colby Mules (2–5) tomorrow at Ellis Oval in their final home game of the 2018 season. Tufts is currently tied with Williams for third place in the NESCAC standings after losing 19–13 to undefeated Amherst on the road last week, but a win over Colby would solidify the team’s finish […]

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 […]

Football visits Amherst in matchup with championship implications

Tufts faces perhaps its most important game of the season tomorrow. The Jumbos, now 5–1 after last week’s win over the Williams Ephs, will visit the Amherst Mammoths (6–0) and try to spoil their undefeated season. Amherst sits atop the NESCAC standings with Tufts and Trinity one game back, so tomorrow’s tilt could very well decide the conference […]

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 struggles with defense in defeat at Trinity

The Jumbos traveled to Hartford, Conn. on Saturday to take on the Trinity Bantams, the defending NESCAC champions. The Jumbos went into the game undefeated but came out on the losing end of this matchup, 38–24, dropping their overall record for the season to 4–1. Tufts is now tied with Trinity and Williams for second place in the NESCAC. Senior […]

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 […]