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Browns head coaching search begins and ends with questions

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
January 15
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

After another disappointing season for the Cleveland Browns ended this year, the Browns finished with a record of just three wins and 13 losses. As has become customary with the team, this meant firing the head coach, Mike Pettine. Not as common—but also a needed overhaul—it meant the end of the...

Cavs season opens with high hopes

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
October 30
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have finished an offseason of improvement. After reaching the NBA finals and losing in six games to the Golden State Warriors, the Cavaliers spent their summer fighting to retain all of the players that made them great and added more players to the lineup. The biggest struggle...

Browns May See Playoffs

Noah Crowley, Contributing Reporter
August 28
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

In most of our lifetimes, the Browns have had only two winning seasons. This season, the team looks promising, particularly with young quarterback Johnny “Johnny Football” Manziel’s improvements. One thing the Browns have going for them that isn’t commonly found around the league right now...

Cavaliers hold Cleveland’s championship hope

Noah Crowley, Contributing Reporter
August 21
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently the single greatest hope for a major sports championship in Northeast Ohio. The last time “The Land” has won a major sports championship was back in 1964: the Browns won before the NFL Championship played the AFL and held the annual “Superbowl.” Upon his...

Cleveland home of the Indians

Billy Heyen, Contributing Reporter
August 21
Filed under Baseball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Welcome to Cleveland, everyone, home of Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians. Since students at Case Western Reserve University come from far and wide, the wonder of the Indians is not common knowledge. We are here to make it common knowledge. The Cleveland Indians have been a part of the...

Have faith in Indians “Big Three”

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
April 24
Filed under Baseball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Newsflash: Indians pitchers are very good at fanning opposing batters. This has been a growing trend. Last year, the Indians’ rotation averaged 8.92 strikeouts per nine innings. Such a feat hadn’t been seen in a very long time—since 1884, to be exact, when the Milwaukee Brewers pitching corps...

Cavaliers prepare for title run

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
April 17
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The return of Cleveland’s prodigal son has also marked the return of postseason basketball in this city as the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the NBA playoffs for the first time since the spring of 2010. Superstar Lebron James left for Miami after that season, returning somewhat unexpectedly to the...

Browns unveil new uniforms

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
April 17
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

After over 40 minutes of what many fans considered nothing more than cheap ways to stall in order to fill out time, nine current Browns players walked out on stage. Each was draped in an all-orange warm up jacket that covered them top to bottom, only adding to the heavy layer of suspense that had been...

Is LeBron the MVP?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
April 10
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

LeBron James is still, and has been for quite some time, the best basketball player on the planet. Even as the king has entered his 30s and has begun to exit his athletic prime, the widespread opinion amongst fans, basketball experts and players alike is that LBJ remains at a level that no other player...

Text-gate scandal penalties revealed

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
April 3
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

Not too long ago, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that penalties against both the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons for separate investigations into violations against National Football League (NFL) rules were expected to be steep for both teams. Schefter reported that Atlanta piped fake crowd...

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