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Tanking: From the NBA to the NFL

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

If you are an NBA fan, you probably recognize the term “tanking.” It has become an increasingly popular strategy among basketball franchises. The general idea behind the term is that a team will purposefully trade away, or simply rest, its best players in order to lose games, and thus obtain ...

CWRU football brings home another win

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

While most of campus relaxed during the long-awaited Fall Break, the Case Western Reserve University football team hit the road and faced off against Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on Oct. 20. The Spartans came out on top, beating the Golden Tornadoes 27-14. The Spartans opened the first quarter with a...

Football suffers heartbreaking defeat

Football suffers heartbreaking defeat

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University men’s football team lost to undefeated No. 12 Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday, Oct. 6. The final score was 44-36. Despite the loss, the Spartans had an impressive outing. First-year quarterback Drew Saxton threw for a career-high 414 yards during the g...

Football remains undefeated

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University football team beat the Westminster College Titans 35-14 on Saturday, Sept. 29. Both teams made 70 offensive plays each throughout the game, but the Spartan plays gained 150 percent more yards per play than the Titans. The Spartans hit the field hard, stunnin...

Spartan football keeps on winning

Spartan football keeps on winning

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University football team won their home game against Thiel College in a 63-20 blowout last Saturday night. This win put the team at 3-0 for the season and kept them in the No. 18 spot in the Division III overall rankings, according to d3football.com. By the end of the fi...

Fourth-year football player reflects on career, looks to future

Fourth-year football player reflects on career, looks to future

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

Tyler Bushman is a fourth-year defensive end on the Case Western Reserve University football team. Although he wanted to quit football multiple times growing up, he stuck with the sport for what he describes as its addictive nature. He is a dual athlete at CWRU, also being on the varsity track and fie...

Spartan receiver sets record as football team beats Grove City

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University men’s football team stormed the field, winning 49-23 against Grove City College last Saturday, Sept. 15. The Spartans started the game out strong with two touchdowns from second-year wide receiver Colt Morgan in the first quarter, putting them ahead 14-0 goi...

Browns look for franchise-altering players in draft

Browns look for franchise-altering players in draft

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

April 27, 2018

The 2018 NFL draft begins April 26, and the Cleveland Browns are in an enviable position. After suffering through an 0-16 season, the Browns will have the first overall pick along with the fourth overall pick, opening a realm of possibilities for what the team could do to secure their future. It ...

Baseball, softball make appearances in top 25

Sanjay Annigeri and Andrew Ford

March 23, 2018

Baseball and softball rank in top 25 The Case Western Reserve University baseball and softball teams placed in the Division III top 25 rankings, with the men appearing at No. 18 and the women appearing at No. 22. This was the first time the baseball team was ranked in the top 25 since 2015 when t...

Observer sports reporters podcast

Andrew Ford and Niko Kamlet

February 12, 2018

Missing football already? The podcast team sits down to cover the 2018 Super Bowl, Nick Foles' future, the commercials and offers predictions for next season. ...

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