Off the Crossbar: 3 teams, 1 champion

Saints head coach Sean Payton said he’ll “probably never get over” the blown pass interference call by the referees in this year’s NFC Championship game that costed his team’s place in Super Bowl LIII. The Saints will most likely be back again next year with another chance to make a run for the title. The […]

Postgame Press: The times, they are a-changin’

I am tired. I know a lot of baseball fans who are tired. Why are we so tired? Game 3. The third game of this year’s World Series clocked in at an astonishingly long seven hours and 20 minutes. The game was 18 innings long, twice as long as the regulation nine of a baseball game. […]

Men’s soccer dominates Trinity after drawing Conn. College in double overtime

After earning a 0–0 draw against No. 5 Conn. College (11–0–2) on Saturday and then defeating Trinity 6–0 on Sunday afternoon, Tufts remains one of the best teams in the NESCAC. In doing so, the Jumbos regained their position as the top-ranked NESCAC team, at No. 3 in the nation. After a frustrating match against […]

Postgame Press: America’s soccer problem

If you did not know, America is not the center of the universe. It is tough these days not to focus on the United States and the United States alone, but there is plenty more going on out there. This is an attitude that extends from pop culture and politics to sports. America has the […]

Jumbos are ready to impress in 2018

After a rebuilding season in 2016 and a year of promising improvement in 2017, 2018 looks to be a breakout season for Tufts women’s soccer. Last season, the Jumbos reached the NESCAC final for the first time in over 10 years before falling to Virginia Wesleyan University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. […]

Postgame Press: Saudi Arabia and female fans

Some big news broke in the sports world recently. With one of the craziest World Series in recent history, the NFL deadline fast approaching and Americentrism in terms of sports, this news got passed over on most American channels. In spite of this, the news was, for me, one of the biggest sports news stories […]

Police Briefs: Week of Nov. 1

Sticks and Stones The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report on Oct. 17 at 9:10 a.m. from the Psychology building about a chipped window. Apparently one of the windows facing Boston Avenue had a noticeable chip, concerning users of the building. TUPD investigated the incident and it was determined that, when the street sweepers had […]

Formula for success: how the men’s soccer team has stayed on top in recent years

Current Tufts students see the men’s soccer team as the rest of the NESCAC and Div. III soccer teams do — dominant and happily riding a wave that includes two Div. III national championships in the past three years. Their start to the 2017 campaign has been no different. With a current record of 8–1–1, […]

The Equalizer: Is MLS anticompetitive?

Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber in 2014 announced that he wanted the league “to become one of the top leagues in the world by 2022.” It was an ambitious goal in 2014, and in 2017, the MLS still appears far off the mark. Ironically, the very structure of the MLS conflicts with this short term goal. […]

Women’s soccer adopts new formation for hopeful bounce-back season

Fresh off of its first losing season since 2012, Tufts’ women’s soccer team is ready to prove it is stronger than last year’s 6-8-2 record shows. The Jumbos hope a switch to a new 3-5-2 system will help facilitate the improvement. “I think we were a good team, except for a couple moments,” sophomore goalkeeper Emily Bowers said. “A few […]