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Spartans to face off against Carnegie Mellon in football opener

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

September 5, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The Spartans will kick off the football season tomorrow night at home against archrival Carnegie Mellon University for the 28th Annual Academic Bowl. We at The Observer are really excited for the game as not only the contest mark the start of football season, but the Tartans are our obvious archrivals....

The Observer’s Super Bowl viewing guide

January 31, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Eat a slice of pizza for every: -Reference to Richard Sherman’s interview -Shot of someone unnecessarily wearing sunglasses -Reference to the game or player in question being “legendary” -A coach feigns disbelief regarding a foul call Chug your beverage every time: -You are reduced to tears by a commerc...

Super Sunday: Stats and storylines for the big game

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2014


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, 2013


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, 2013


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, 2013


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, 2013


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, 2013


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, 2013


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, 2013


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,...

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