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Wrestling begins season with home challenge

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Spartans opened their doors to Division I and II competition to begin the season. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team started by hosting the Ohio Intercollegiate Open. There was no team scoring, but five CWRU wrestlers placed in the top seven of their brackets. Second-year returning...

Spartans set to battle IWU in return to playoffs

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

On Sunday, Nov. 12, the NCAA announced the field of 32 teams to make the Division III football playoffs. For the first time since 2009, Case Western Reserve University made the cut. After defeating Carnegie Mellon University in the team’s final game of the regular season to finish 10-0, the Spartans...

Men’s basketball season preview

Men’s basketball season preview

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

On men’s basketball Head Coach Todd McGuinness’ mind is one state, across the country: North Carolina. Specifically, a team that reflects the Spartan lineup, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. “I envision us being like North Carolina. Four shooters on the floor with quick guards and...

Kyrie Irving blossoms in Boston

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Kyrie Irving, fresh off one of the biggest player swaps in recent memory, is having an excellent start in his inaugural season as a Boston Celtic. Despite the gruesome injury to prized free agent acquisition Gordon Hayward and a depleted roster, Irving is showing that he has the talent and maturity to...

Football wins overtime thriller over archrival

Football wins overtime thriller over archrival

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The game appeared to be over. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) lined up in victory formation with a four point lead, ready to take a knee and run out the rest of the clock. On the opposing sideline, some Case Western Reserve University players started crying, knowing their rival quelled another perfect...

Runner Danielle Kulpins continues to impress CWRU

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

While many Case Western Reserve University students snuggle up in their rooms doing homework or watching movies as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, fourth-year veteran runner Danielle Kulpins defies the trend. Instead, she thrives in a world of distance running. Kulpins’ successful...

Cross country teams do well at regionals

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

On Nov. 11, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s cross country teams headed to Powell, Ohio for the 2017 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional meet at Liberty Park. The race highlighted the Spartans’ well-rounded team effort. The men’s team placed seventh out of 35 teams in...

Record setters returning for women’s basketball

Record setters returning for women’s basketball

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Last year the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team finished with a solid 13-12 record, starting hot with 10 wins in their first thirteen games. The team scored a record high 1,859 points in a 25-game season. With the load of points scored, the team also set a new program record for ...

Archery club has first competition of the year

Archery club has first competition of the year

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Case Western Reserve University Archery Club took to Adelbert Gymnasium on Saturday, Nov. 11 to host the 27th annual Caskey Tournament. The tournament featured approximately 110 archers of all ages and colleges. Students came from Ohio University, Ohio State University, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania...

Five women’s soccer players recognized on Senior Day

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

“Playing soccer at Case [Western Reserve University] was truly one of the best experiences of my life and I will never forget my time here… This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and there is no place I would preferred to do it at,” said fourth-year career defensive back and co-team captain...

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