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Super Bowl, anything but predictable

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
February 5
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

With the culmination of the NFL season upon us the entire football fanbase and even a lot of non-football fans are gearing up for the annual tradition of watching the season’s last teams standing duke it out for the chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. The annual spectacle has grown larger and larger...

The most turned down invitation in sports

Billy Heyen and JP. O'Hagan
February 5
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Welcome to Point/Counterpoint, the back and forth sports bar style debate column. This week we are looking at why the NFL’s annual Pro Bowl, an all-star game for the top players not competing in the Super Bowl, is the most turned down invite in sports. This transcript has been lightly edited. Billy Heyen (...

Debating the Rams’ move to LA and its impact on small market teams

Billy Heyen and JP. O'Hagan
January 22
Filed under Football, Sports

Welcome back to Point/Counterpoint, the back and forth sports bar style debate column. This week we are taking on the NFL Rams’ move from St. Louis to Los Angeles this past week and discussing how it affects other teams like Cleveland that are in smaller markets. This transcript has been lightly edited....

Football closes season with loss to Carnegie Mellon

Football closes season with loss to Carnegie Mellon

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
November 20
Filed under Football, Sports

The season ended in a very uncharacteristic way for the Spartans, who for the first time all year lost their second straight game. The Spartans, who were ranked 22nd heading into the final week of play, were on the road to close out the 2015 campaign as they fell to arch-rival Carnegie Mellon University...

The ups and downs of college football fandom

The ups and downs of college football fandom

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter
November 13
Filed under Football, Sports

We know they’re only games, that in the big picture their results mean nothing except to those who participate. And yet it’s difficult to not get caught up in the stresses and joys, the pains and jubilations and the agonies and ecstasies of our football team. 2,700 Case Western Reserve University...

Football misses playoff bearth as they fall at home to Thomas More

Football misses playoff bearth as they fall at home to Thomas More

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
November 13
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University football squad found themselves in a unique position. For the first time all season the Spartans found themselves down at the half. Saturday’s home season finale saw the clash of the President’s Athletic Conferences’ (PAC) two first place teams. The Spartans...

Spartan football on the brink

Spartan football on the brink

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
November 6
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Spartans are facing the apex of their season tomorrow. The time has come for the team to prove what they are made of and show that they belong amongst the football elite. The Spartans rose to be ranked number 18 in the national poll this week and despite the ranking the team will step onto the field...

Spartan football battles tough competition in the Cleveland rain on way to national ranking

Spartan football battles tough competition in the Cleveland rain on way to national ranking

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
October 30
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University football team rose to the challenge this week to keep their six game win streak alive and to remain tied atop the President’s Athletic Association (PAC). The Spartans proved that they belong amongst the best this weekend, as they hosted the number 15, nationally...

Winning Ways: Football looks for 6th straight victory at home this weekend

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
October 23
Filed under Football, Sports

It's about time we all just said it, the Case Western Reserve University football team is good, very good. The Spartans have now won their last five games and sit tied atop the President’s Athletic Conference (PAC) for the first time since rejoining the conference last season. The Spartans’ fifth...

Spartan football hot streak continues heading into Homecoming

Spartan football hot streak continues heading into Homecoming

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
October 9
Filed under Football, Sports

The Spartans don’t seem to know the meaning of the word moderation. The Case Western Reserve University football squad has pounced on their competition since their one point loss to University Athletic Association rival the University of Chicago to start the season, to outscore their opponents...

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