The Observer

A disappointing season: What explains the Browns’ struggles?

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

This year was supposed to be the year. All offseason, Cleveland Browns fans were ecstatic, anticipating a competitive team and a playoff run. This optimism was also supported by many in the media. Last season showed what the team was capable of, especially as they finished with almost a winning reco...

Spartan football falls in the first round of NCAAs, ending a strong season

Spartan football falls in the first round of NCAAs, ending a strong season

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Case Western Reserve University Spartan football team traveled to Schenectady, New York to face off against Union College in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. The 25th-ranked Spartans went in with a 9-1 record against the 13th-ranked Dutchmen (10-0). Unfortunately,...

Women’s soccer team’s historic season ends

Women’s soccer team’s historic season ends

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team dropped their first round match of the NCAA Division III playoffs against College of Wooster in penalty kicks, 4-3, after a scoreless double overtime competition at Wheaton, Illinois. The Spartans finish their season ranked 21st on the NCAA website...

Browns brawl with the Steelers results in longest suspension in NFL history

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

In one of the wildest games of the NFL season so far, the Cleveland Browns prevailed over the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 on Thursday night in their Week 11 matchup. The Steelers came into the game without their two leading contributors, running back James Conner and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, and the Br...

Women’s soccer to compete in second NCAA Championship

Women’s soccer to compete in second NCAA Championship

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

On Monday, the women’s soccer team received an invitation to play in the NCAA Division III Championship. This is the second time in program history that a Case Western Reserve University soccer team has ever gotten this far. The women's team will play their first game this Friday against Wooster Col...

Volleyball closes season with 5th place finish at UAA Championship

Volleyball closes season with 5th place finish at UAA Championship

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

In their final action of the 2019 season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team secured a fifth place finish at the UAA Championship tournament, ending with a 13-16 record.  The Spartans opened the tournament with a tough first-round match-up against Washington University in St. Loui...

The team comes first for second-year soccer player

The team comes first for second-year soccer player

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Christina Hickson is a second-year forward on the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team. In just 10 games this season, she has recorded 16 points, including six goals and four assists. She loves being a part of soccer simply because of everybody around her. The entire team wants to see ...

Women’s soccer stay spooky, while the men’s team is spooked

Women’s soccer stay spooky, while the men’s team is spooked

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University soccer teams continued UAA conference play on the road, with the women’s team splitting games, handing 12th ranked University of Chicago their second loss of their season with a 2-0 victory, while also dropping a tight double overtime thriller against third-ranked W...

Famed CWRU football coach Jim Chapman passes away

Famed CWRU football coach Jim Chapman passes away

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Jim Chapman took over head coaching duties at Case Western Reserve University in 1982, at a time when the program was at a major low. At that time, the Spartans had a losing record for 10 seasons out of the previous 11. Even worse, they were on a 22 game losing streak. Enter Jim Chapman, the coac...

Spartans end regular season with momentum for UAA tournament

Spartans end regular season with momentum for UAA tournament

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Heading into the UAA Championships, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team is peaking at just the right time. The Spartans have won five out of their last seven contests, including two wins on Senior Day on Nov. 2. First over the College of Wooster in four sets and then over Buffalo S...

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