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Football aces latest test

Football aces latest test

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

The outcome was the same, but getting there was a little different. The Case Western Reserve University football team defeated the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College 53-28 at home to achieve a perfect 4-0 record on the season. The Spartans remained tied atop the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) stand...

Football cruises to easy victory

Football cruises to easy victory

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016

Another week, another offensive record for the Spartans. Last week it was fourth-year wide receiver Brendan Lynch tying the team’s single game receiving yards record. This week, it was third-year fullback Jacob Burke tying a team record with four rushing touchdowns in Case Western Reserve University...

Football routs Grove City

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016

Not even Mother Nature could stop the Spartans’ offense, as the football team cruised to a 55-0 win last Saturday over Grove City College in a game twice delayed by weather. Both delays were due to lightning seen in the area, with the first one coming late in the first quarter and the second more tha...

Attacking the next challenge

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 16, 2016

Picking up right where they left off last season, Spartan football used a potent offense and stingy defense to win their opening game of the season over the University of Chicago. After a regularly scheduled week off, the team is traveling to Grove City College (0-2) on Sept. 17 to take on the Wolveri...

Browns improving offense inspires optimism

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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 (...

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