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Laios sweeps throwing events at UAA Championships

Laios sweeps throwing events at UAA Championships

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track and Field

The Spartan track and field team competed at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship over the weekend. The event was hosted by Brandeis University. The Spartan women finished fifth, scoring 66 points, and the Spartan men tied for fifth, scoring 50 points. The Spartan women weight throwers stood out ...

Spartan swimmers break two relay records

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

Over the weekend, a portion of the Spartan swim team traveled to the University of Chicago to compete at the Midwest Invitational. The women finished third after totaling 435.5 points, and the men earned 195 points to claim sixth. The Spartan women broke two school records at the meet, both in relay even...

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team played their final game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 23, topping Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 69-52. The game also served as the team’s Senior Day, where graduating students were recognized for their contributions to the team. Stud...

What the Browns need to do this offseason

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports

After their best season in recent memory, the Cleveland Browns are getting ready for the 2019 season with the hope of winning their division, the AFC North, and earning an ever-elusive playoff berth. The Browns finished the 2018 season with a 7-8-1 record. For the first time in eight years they did...

Otto-of-all-trades

Otto-of-all-trades

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

You’re attending a basketball game, and the public address announcer just introduced the national anthem. You turn to face the flag and wait for the first chord to play. You wait a moment. Nothing. Another few seconds pass by. Still nothing. Finally, you hear the same announcer start to sing, “O s...

Tennis teams face ups and downs in early season action

Tennis teams face ups and downs in early season action

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team competed against Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana) at the Cleveland Skating Club. The team walked away with a win, bringing their season record to 2-1. To start the night, Indiana took an early lead with a win in sec...

Men’s basketball loses season finale in overtime

Men’s basketball loses season finale in overtime

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team ended their season with another close loss, 97-91, to University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on Saturday, Feb. 23 at home. The team battled hard throughout the game, forcing overtime on a buzzer-beating...

Women’s basketball splits at home

Women’s basketball splits at home

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team split their final pair of home games this weekend, claiming a win against Emory University 63-58 but falling to the University of Rochester 73-63. The Spartans’ overall record is 14-10, placing them fourth in the University Athletic Associa...

Two players hit career scoring highs, men’s basketball continues skid

Two players hit career scoring highs, men’s basketball continues skid

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued its rough patch in their University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule, losing 83-71 to Emory University on Friday, Feb. 15 and 68-62 to No. 22 University of Rochester on Sunday, Feb. 17. Both games were played at home in the Hors...

Legalized sports gambling: beneficial or dangerous?

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

In 2018, the landscape of sports in the United States changed for the foreseeable future but not  because of anything that happened on a court or field. Instead, the change stemmed from the Supreme Court striking down a federal law that did not allow states to oversee legal sports betting with a f...

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