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Browns unveil new uniforms

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
April 17, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

After over 40 minutes of what many fans considered nothing more than cheap ways to stall in order to fill out time, nine current Browns players walked out on stage. Each was draped in an all-orange warm up jacket that covered them top to bottom, only adding to the heavy layer of suspense that had been...

Text-gate scandal penalties revealed

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
April 3, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

Not too long ago, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that penalties against both the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons for separate investigations into violations against National Football League (NFL) rules were expected to be steep for both teams. Schefter reported that Atlanta piped fake crowd...

Browns having an up and down free agency

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

Although the NFL Free Agency is still relatively fresh, with months to go before it ends, the Cleveland Browns have already had an impactful free agency period. While they’ve gained a few different players at key positions, they’ve also lost plenty of young talent. Their first move addressed...

How to Get the Dawg Pound Barking Again

Joey Arko
February 13, 2015
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

The 2014 season for the Cleveland Browns was nothing short of tumultuous. Although they finished with their best record (7-9) since they went 10-6 in 2007, they managed to finish the season on an extremely low note. Not only did they lose their final five games, their QB situation heading into the 2016...

Clash of the dynasties

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
January 23, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

It’s hard to believe, but the Super Bowl is in just over a week, and after a turbulent season filled with surprises, the participants in the big game have been determined. Neither team is surprised to have made it this far; both came in with high expectations and have managed to attain them. However,...

“The Duke”

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
January 23, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

In the wake of the newest football scandal (centered around who else but the New England Patriots), where it has been reported that 11 of the 12 footballs allotted to the Pats in AFC title game were under-inflated, there has been a heightened focus on the actual ball used in the sport. As it turns...

Ohio against the world

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

As the final seconds ticked away, the scoreboard read 42-20. Based on the expert predictions and odds in Las Vegas, one would assume Oregon’s high octane offense had once again led them to a decisive victory. However, it was Ohio State’s unofficial anthem “Hang On Sloopy” that accompanied...

The top 10 moments in CWRU 2014 fall sports

The top 10 moments  in CWRU 2014 fall sports

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Football, Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

Here are all of the top moments from CWRU's sports last fall.

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High Stakes

High Stakes

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under Football, Top Stories

Spartan football will kick off again in the fall. Here's how their last season ended.

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Spartans struggle away from Cleveland

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

The Case Western Spartans have fallen on the road again, this time against UAA rival Washington University in St. Louis. The Spartans fall to 3-5 on the season following their 28-17 loss to the host Bears. The final score was however also extremely close to the 24-17 scoreline that we at the Observer...

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