Missed seasons and opportunities: How student-athletes are faring at home

While universities’ abrupt closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have brought about feelings of instability and sadness to many college students across America, student-athletes face the unique challenge of staying in shape with no gyms, trainers or practices.  The Tufts strength and conditioning coaches, who help athletes maintain performance and prevent future injuries, must accommodate […]

New turf surface in Carzo Cage to offer health benefits, strategic advantage

The Tufts Athletics Department completed the installation of a field turf surface in Carzo Cage in December, which promises to provide several teams with safer and more realistic conditions during their winter training. “The previous surface was almost 20 years old and was long past its period of usefulness,” Director of Athletics John Morris said. […]

Spring sports season recaps

Baseball Men’s baseball had another impressive regular season, going 29–9 overall and 10–2 in conference en route to the team’s sixth NESCAC title. The Tufts Jumbos clinched the title in a seven-game thriller against the Middlebury Panthers, after securing their 11th NESCAC East Pennant on May 4 in a doubleheader against the Bates Bobcats. On […]

Men’s baseball starts off their long road stretch strong with win over Colby

The Tufts baseball team started off its 12-game-long road trip on April 19 strong, as it secured a 4–1 win over Colby. It was the team’s fifth win in a row and they are now 20–5 overall with an impressive 6–1 conference record on the season. The Jumbos started off the scoring in the game […]

Tufts baseball ends its long home stretch on high note

The Tufts Jumbos finished their 14-game home stand strong against the Roger Williams Hawks, Bowdoin Polar Bears and UMass Dartmouth Corsairs. The Jumbos went 4–1 in these four games, completing an 11–3 home stretch to improve their overall record to 19–5 (6–2 NESCAC). After losing to Roger Williams on April 9, Tufts finished strong, defeating […]

Tufts Baseball continues home stretch success

Tufts continued its 15-game homestand strong this week by beating MIT 10–2 on Thursday, April 4. Tufts then split a doubleheader against Middlebury and ended the week with an impressive come-from-behind win against Keene State, improving its overall record to 15–4. On Sunday against Keene State, the Owls went up early, scoring three runs in the top of the […]

Jumbos fall to Mammoths in NESCAC title game

After clinching the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC East division with an 8–4 conference record, the Tufts baseball team won two of its four games in the conference tournament. The Jumbos defeated the Wesleyan Cardinals on May 11 and May 12, sandwiching a 9–2 loss to the Amherst Mammoths. The next day, Tufts again […]

Jumbos drop three consecutive non-conference games

Following its three-game sweep of Colby on April 20–21, Tufts baseball suffered a setback, falling at home to UMass Dartmouth, Suffolk and Endicott. After Endicott (20–11) opened a 3–0 lead in the first inning on Thursday, Tufts responded with three runs of its own in the bottom of the third. Senior third baseman and co-captain Tommy O’Hara provided the […]

Outstanding in Omaha: The 1950 Tufts baseball team

After 68 years, the 1950 Tufts baseball team — participants in the College World Series (CWS) in Omaha, Neb. that June — will be immortalized. The team will be part of the inaugural class inducted into the new Tufts Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday evening. Third baseman Ed Schluntz (A ’50), pitcher Dave Lincoln (A ’52), infielder Ken Fettig […]

Tufts defeats Bowdoin 2–1 in three-game set

Over the weekend, the Tufts baseball team (12–10, 3–3 NESCAC) faced Bowdoin in its second conference series of the season, winning the set 2–1. The Jumbos’ victories sandwiched a tight 4–3 loss to the host Polar Bears (11–12, 4–5 NESCAC). Entering the final game of the series — the second of Saturday’s doubleheader — the teams were tied with one victory […]