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Spartans on the Warpath

Spartans on the Warpath

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 31, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University football team began last season in a state of uncertainty.  For the first time in five years, the Spartans didn’t have a clear-cut starting quarterback heading into the season opener.  However, when the smoke cleared, Erik Olson, a senior transfer from Division...

This year in Spartan sports

Peter Cooke and Shinichi Inoue

April 26, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Football, Men's Soccer, Men's Swimming, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Women's Soccer, Women's Swimming, Women's Tennis, Wrestling

The past year was marked with seasons of record breaking performances all across the athletic spectrum. The men’s soccer team woke up and became a juggernaut under All-American striker Vinny Bell. Bell shattered the program record for goals by 11. The men’s counterparts on the pitch may not have...

CWRU Alumni hit gridiron for Cleveland Fusion

CWRU Alumni hit gridiron for Cleveland Fusion

compiled from staff reports

April 5, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

The Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football team has added many CWRU alumni this year, including head coach Erik Keister (BS, chemical engineering, 2002, MEM 2003), who played linebacker for the Spartans from 1998 to 2001 and coached from 2002-2003. The Fusion are part of the Women’s Football...

Five Super Bowl prop bets for those of you with nothing to win

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

Whether you’re a New York Jets fan or just someone looking to make the game more interesting, we’ve got the five best prop bets to keep you on edge of your seat. The first three lines are from Bovada, the second two from Las Vegas Hilton:   Will Kelly Clarkson's bare belly be showing...

We Meet Yet Again: Rematch of 2007 Super Bowl

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

New England Patriots (13-3, 1st AFC East) Super Bowl Championships (3): 2001, 2003, and 2004 Road to the Super Bowl: Divisional Playoff: Defeated Denver Broncos 45-10 Conference Championship: Defeated Baltimore Ravens 23-20   Head Coach: Bill Belichick – Career Record: 192 w...

AFC Championship

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

(12-4, 4-4 away) Baltimore Ravens 20 vs. 23 New England Patriots (13-3, 7-1 home) It took the Baltimore Ravens less than four seconds to blow their shot at Super Bowl XLVI. Trailing the New England Patriots by three in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game, the Ravens marched down the field t...

NFC Championship

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

(9-7, 5-3 away) New York Giants 20 vs. 17 San Francisco 49ers (13-3, 7-1 home) Football can sometimes be the cruelest sport on Earth. You may be the sensation for the whole season, and with just two plays, you can have the worst day in your sporting career. For the 49ers’ second-year wide receiver Ky...

Sports Shorts

compiled from staff reports

December 3, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball: McCutchan named first-team All-American Junior Tricia McCutchan was selected as a first-team ESPN Academic All-American member. The decision was announced Tuesday, Nov. 30 by the College Sports Information Directors of America. McCutchan, who received second-team Academic All-American st...

Football thumps Tartans on senior day, win Academic Bowl

Football thumps Tartans on senior day, win Academic Bowl

courtesy Case Sports Information

November 19, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Senior wide receiver Zach Homyk became Case Western Reserve University’s all-time leading receiver as the Spartans closed out the season with a 28-0 victory versus Carnegie Mellon University in the 25th annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Case Field. With the win, the Spartans finish the...

Two blocked field goals in final minutes doom 4-peat

Two blocked field goals in final minutes doom 4-peat

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

On a cold and snowy Saturday afternoon, Nov. 6, Case Western Reserve University came up short against Washington University. Two late blocked field goals in the final four minutes sealed the Spartans’ fate as they lost 14-13 against the Bears. Wide receiver, Zach Homyk stated about the game, “Washington...

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