Sports

Put Me in Coach

Tufts student Nick Woolf, A14, writes about sports, social media, marketing and their intersection in his blog Put Me In Coach.

Begun four years ago, “Put Me In Coach” is a place where Woolf shares his published articles from the Tufts Daily and his high school newspaper, as well as assignments from some of his Tufts classes. Other posts include Woolf’s opinions about various apps, sports culture in the US, media at Tufts and much more.

Recently, he wrote an entry entitled “The Boston ‘White’ Sox, Tiger Woods & Representing Race in American Sports.” Read the intro to his post below, and check out the full post here.

After reading Sharon O’Brien’s piece on the ethnic and racial history of the Boston Red Sox, I was shocked to discover that my hometown squad was the last team in Major League Baseball history to integrate. Growing up in a suburb just outside of Boston, I became a Red Sox fan at a very early age. The first professional sporting event I ever attended was a game at Fenway Park. As I grew older, I began to follow the team religiously, closely studying the makeup of the roster each year and slowly learning more and more about the franchise’s heartbreaking reputation as the team that, in my father’s words, could be counted on to “always snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.”

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JumboCast!

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.

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Ski Break

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.

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Tufts Baseball Jumbo Challenge

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.

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Fitness Center Time Lapse

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:

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Tony Massarotti Receives Tufts Athletics Distinguished Achievement Award

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

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Jumbos Football Weekly Updates

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:

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Maddog Classic

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:

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