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Super Sunday: Stats and storylines for the big game

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
January 31
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

The buzz about the Super Bowl XLVIII, which is this Sunday, is enough to light the Empire State Building. Well, that is what Verizon wants you to think as they use a rather clever publicity stunt to track the Twitter responses to the question “#whosgonnawin” and track the results to choose the team...

Running back Kenny Riordan conquers all obstacles

Running back Kenny Riordan conquers all obstacles

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
December 6
Filed under Football, Sports

In his senior season, Kenny Riordan was an offensive leader for Case Western’s football team on the ground. Riordan was named UAA offensive player of the week during the season and then to the UAA All Conference Team, capping a great career as the Spartans’ running back. Following a rough start...

Football ends season with offensive fireworks at Annual Academic Bowl

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
November 22
Filed under Football, Sports

The Spartans rebounded from a disappointing loss at Washington University last week by winning the Annual Academic Bowl against top rival Carnegie Mellon. A quick start by Carnegie Mellon led to a 7-0 lead just four minutes into the game when the Tartans’ quarterback Rob Kalkstein found a receiver...

Spartan Football unable to claim top spot in UAA

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
November 15
Filed under Football, Sports

The Case Western football team is no longer ensured a bid for a UAA championship on Saturday. The Spartans now stand at 1-1 in UAA play following a rough 29-0 loss to Washington University in St. Louis. With this loss the Spartans, who stand at 4-4 overall, will need a win on Saturday to possibly...

Spartan football braves the cold in final home game

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
November 8
Filed under Football, Sports

A frigid and wet Saturday could not undermine Case Western football team’s senior day. In a strong win against the University of Chicago, the team goal of becoming UAA Champions came one step closer. Following a ceremony in which the team’s 19 seniors were honored, the Spartans took advantage...

Spartan football makes up for early struggles with two straight wins

Spartan football makes up for early struggles with two straight wins

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
November 4
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western football team returned to .500 with a strong win on Saturday over Trinity University (Texas). The win continues to build momentum for the teams as they prepare for UAA play. Decimated by injuries early in the season, the Spartans looked to be in great form against Trinity. A very...

CWRU bests Trinity 21-17

Sheehan Hannan, Director of Print
October 28
Filed under Football, Sports

On a cold Saturday, with temperatures in the 40s, the Case Western Reserve University Spartans beat the Trinity Tigers. This brings the Spartans record to an even 3-3 as they come off last week’s victory versus Puget Sound. The game also marked head coach Greg Debeljak’s 100th game on the CWRU sideli...

Football team heads to the west coast

Sheehan Hannan, Director of Print
October 18
Filed under Football, Sports

The Case Western Spartan football team is headed to Puget Sound this Saturday to take on the Loggers. The first time match-up comes after two bye weeks, weeks the team spent recovering from a walloping by nationally-ranked Linfield in the Homecoming game in which they lost 45-0. To make matters worse,...

Despite best start in over a decade, questions linger for the Browns

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
October 11
Filed under Football, Sports

The last time the Cleveland Browns notched a 3-2 record through their first five games, the year was 2001 and Tim Couch was the starting quarterback. When a team gets off to its best start in a dozen years, it would normally be cause for celebration and unbridled optimism. These Cleveland Browns are...

Spartans Shut Out By Linfield

Spartans Shut Out By Linfield

Sheehan Hannan, Director of Print
September 28
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Spartans faced nationally-ranked Linfield in a remarkably lopsided game Saturday, losing in a shutout 45-0. The loss brings their record to 1-3 for the first time during head coach Greg Debeljak’s tenure. The Spartans struggled offensively, netting 89 total offensive yards and averaging 1.6 yards...

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