Founded by Steve Clay, A90, JumboCast is a student sports webcasting organization that streams videos of student sports games with live commentary. Tufts Daily recently featured a video on JumboCast, to offer an inside look into “one of Tufts lesser known clubs” on campus.
To learn more about JumboCast, what they do and who they are, check out the video below and visit their website.
Just before returning to campus for the spring semester, the Tufts ski team took to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire for a few days of skiing. From beautiful sunrises, to snowy slopes, check out some beautiful photos they posted on their Tumbr.
The Tufts Baseball Team is gearing up for the 2013 season–and team members are serious about being tough, buff, and ready to tackle the competition. The team recently completed a “Jumbo Challenge,” a grueling test of physical endurance featuring sprints, crawls, squats, and more. In this video, the team shows off its athletic prowess and proves it should be a team to watch in the upcoming season.
The new Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center was formally dedicated on October 22, after months of anticipation and preparation. The building, which features state-of-the-art equipment, spacious rooms for training and recreation, and full-length windows overlooking the athletic fields, took several months to build and was completed this summer.
In this time lapse video by Steven Eliopoulos, A89, director of Gravity Boston, you’ll experience the construction project from start to finish, all in the span of three minutes! Check it out here:
This homecoming, Tony Massarotti, A89, received the Tufts Athletics Distinguished Achievement Award, an award that recognizes “extraordinary contributions to sports by individuals with Tufts and/or New England identities.” He is the 29th recipient and one of many Jumbos awarded in recent years.
A double major in English and classics, Massarotti began his career covering sports for the Tufts Daily during his freshman year. After gradation, he landed a spot writing for the writing for the Boston Herald and later moved to the Boston Globe and Boston.com. Today, he is a co-host of the Felger and Massarotti afternoon drive talk show from 2–6 pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub (CBS). Tony has won the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year award twice, and is the author of four books. His most recent work, Knuckler: My Life with Baseball’s Most Confounding Pitch, is a memoir of Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield.
For the celebration of his Distinguished Achievement Award, take a look back at Massarotti’s rise to the top:
For more information on Massarotti, check out Tufts Athletics’ information on the celebration.
Produced for Tufts by Steven J. Eliopoulos, A89, Gravity, Inc Film Video & Digital Media – http://www.gravityboston.com
Jumbo Football has found a way to keep us in the loop for the 2012 football season. Continuing in the vein of the post-practice videos that they began last season, Coach Jay Civetti and his team are keeping us informed through weekly video updates. Mainly intended for alumni and recruits, the videos are a great way to find out who the Jumbos are playing and what to expect on the field from different voices in Tufts football.
Here’s a taste of their updates from two recent videos:
Rob Jacobson, A16, is passionate about tennis: he’s played the sport competitively since age 12, and is a member of the men’s varsity team at Tufts. This summer, he used his love of tennis to give back to the community. As a co-organizer of the MadDog Classic, a large-scale tennis tournament for Chicago’s best young players, Rob was responsible for making sure that the event ran smoothly, and for soliciting and collecting donations of new or lightly used tennis equipment. In addition to organizing the tournament, Rob also got a chance to compete against other college-level tennis players.
Under Rob’s leadership – along with his twin brother, Nate – the MadDog Classic was a huge success this year. They received a record amount of donations, which were then passed along to the Chicago Park District. With Rob’s help, upstart tennis programs throughout Chicago are well-equipped to support children who want to learn the sport, but may not have the means to do so otherwise.
Rob explained: “The Maddog Classic has given me an outlet to share my love of tennis with less fortunate kids, as well as allowing me to give back to my community.”
Check out this video from the Maddog Classic: