The Tufts men’s and women’s track teams had an excellent weekend as the hosts of the Snowflake Classic, held at the Clarence “Ding” Dussault Track and Field Complex. While some athletes raced over spring break in San Diego at the Point Loma Nazarene University Collegiate Invitational, this weekend was the first all-team meet and the official season opener for the men and women.
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Last weekend, the Tufts men’s squash team officially finished their 2021–22 season at the College Squash Association National Collegiate Individual Championships in Philadelphia.
The Tufts men’s and women’s indoor track teams had a busy weekend competing in both the Branwen Smith-King Multi and Tufts Cupid Challenge. Due to snowstorm rescheduling, the Branwen Smith-King Multi was pushed back a week for competing athletes. In spite of the extra effort, both teams had a strong showing.
Tufts’ men’s and women’s track and field teams began the indoor track season admirably at the Sharon Colyear-Danville meet, hosted by Boston University on a banked track on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Tufts men’s and women’s cross country continued their excellent stretch of the season in last weekend’s NCAA Regional Championship in Boston, Mass.
Both the men’s and women’s rowing teams competed in the three-mile course at the annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston over the weekend, continuing their respective remarkable fall seasons.
The Tufts men’s and women’s rowing teams had an impressive start to their season at the Head of the Riverfront this past weekend, with several boats placing in the top 15 of their respective events.
The Tufts men’s and women’s cross country teams looked robust at the Bates Super XC Shootout meet on Saturday, continuing their excellent start to the season. Both finished second overall, with a number of strong individual finishes among the men and women’s teams.
While COVID-19 posed a significant threat to the Tufts Class of 2025 athletic recruits, six incoming student-athletes were able to make the most of the situation and land with the Jumbos.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions implemented by the university and the state, the concept of returning to competitive play seemed like a far-off fantasy for many Tufts athletes. Tufts’ early March announcement that spring sports are anticipated to play a shortened, NESCAC-only season beginning in mid-April brought about mixed emotions for many students who were given only a few weeks to prepare.
For Louis Timmins, soon-to-be member of both the Tufts men's football and lacrosse teams, the idea of playing two sports in college was never too far-off of a fantasy.
While many Patriots fans suspected that the 2020–21 NFL season would be transitional with the loss of veteran quarterback Tom Brady, most put their faith in their experienced head coach, Bill Belichick, to pull off another success story. However, disappointing performances from individual players and unexpected game results have led fans to wonder whether Belichick's system is as good as it seemed to be for 20 years.
Now that the World Series is wrapped up and the city of Los Angeles is celebrating its second championship in 16 days thanks to the Lakers and Dodgers, MLB teams are beginning to see managerial shifts.
While many people took state and federal at-home advisories during the spring and summer months of the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to stop exercising and start overeating, juniorNoble Ohakam decided to put those weeks to good use — by capitalizing on his passion for fitness and kick-startinghis brand, Built by Noble.
While there were doubts that the MLB season would even be able to finish due to early outbreaks of COVID-19 among some of the younger teams, the playoffs began Tuesday with glaring absences and unexpected appearances due to a combination of the shortened season, coaching weaknesses and player adjustments.
As students return to Tufts for the hybrid fall semester, fall athletes must deal with the reality of training and staying motivated with no season or indication of when normalcy will return.
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.