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Browns improving offense inspires optimism

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2016


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

Believe it or not, the Cleveland Browns have a lot of reasons to be optimistic this season. The team heads into the season with Robert Griffin III as their starting quarterback. Griffin is, when healthy, one of the better quarterbacks in the game. However he has been unable to stay healthy these ...

Phan-tastic way to start the year

Phan-tastic way to start the year

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Talk about getting revenge. The Case Western Reserve University football team destroyed the University of Chicago 45-17 in a non-conference home game to start the season, avenging a heartbreaking one-point loss from a year ago. The Spartans started the season off 1-0 while the Maroons dropped to 0-1. Chicago...

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 2, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Coming within one win of a conference title a year after only managing four wins, the Spartans football team has high expectations coming into the 2016 season. Losses in the program’s final two games left a bitter taste in the team’s mouth and has them hungry for the chance at post-season play. ...

The dilemma of sportsmanship

JP. O'Hagan and Billy Heyen

February 12, 2016


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 the Super Bowl's aftermath and the questions of sportsmanship it sparked. Carolina Panthers player Cam Newton barely talked to reporters at his post-game press conference. New York Giants player...

Super Bowl, anything but predictable

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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...

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