Articles by Travis Johnson
February 5, 2008
The MIT pistol team captured their second national championship in three years by beating the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine Academies, and other military and civilian schools in a three-day competition held in March 2007 at West Point.
June 8, 2007
Bench players are a strange breed in sports. I don't mean the sixth man in basketball or the defensive replacement in softball, I mean the athlete who plays only in blowouts. The bench player I'm talking about plays in a few games a year, but shows up at every workout, practice, and game for four years at MIT. Voluntarily.
May 11, 2007
I have a much more restrictive definition of “sport” than most people. So restrictive, in fact, that four MIT varsity teams and six summer Olympic events don’t qualify.
April 24, 2007
The NBA playoffs began last weekend, and believe it or not the most interesting time to watch is now. The first round, especially after upsets by Denver and Golden State over two of the top teams in the west, San Antonio and Dallas, will be abnormally interesting.
March 23, 2007
Here's something to brag about over spring break: MIT students have better aim with a pistol than their counterparts at the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Academies.
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March 2, 2007
For the second time in her three years at MIT, Doria M. Holbrook '08 was named the best diver in her conference.