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Football team hosts scrimmage before first game

Football team hosts scrimmage before first game

Eddie Kerekes, Contributing Reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

“We’re talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about practice,” famously said professional basketball player Allen Iverson before a game in 2002. The Case Western Reserve University football team held a scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 29 against Baldwin Wallace on DiSanto...

Week one predictions as Spartan football take on the Maroons to start the season

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

As the Case Western Reserve University team takes the field tomorrow afternoon in Chicago, the 2015 football season will be officially underway. With the beginning of a new season, The Observer prediction machine returns to try and see into the Spartans’ future. With limited data on this year’s...

Football looking to jump back into success

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

As the campus community gets back into the swing of school, the football team prepares to tackle their tough Division III competition this season. For a program that won three straight UAA championships less than four years ago, the past year was an unforeseen struggle for Spartan football and head...

Browns May See Playoffs

Noah Crowley, Contributing Reporter

August 27, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

In most of our lifetimes, the Browns have had only two winning seasons. This season, the team looks promising, particularly with young quarterback Johnny “Johnny Football” Manziel’s improvements. One thing the Browns have going for them that isn’t commonly found around the league right now...

Browns unveil new uniforms

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 16, 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 2, 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 19, 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...

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