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Fueled by fresh blood, women open season undefeated

Fueled by fresh blood, women open season undefeated

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 7, 2012


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

For a team that lost over half of its starters, the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team isn’t letting fresh blood prevent them from competing at a higher level than last season.  The Spartans opened up their season this past weekend with a win and a draw, pushing them up four spots...

Experience, depth look to propel men’s cross country

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 31, 2012


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

A tough finish for Case Western Reserve University in the 2011 University Athletic Association championship has left this year’s squad older, wiser, and hungry for more.  The Spartans return this fall with an experienced squad that features three all-region performers in one of the nation's toughest...

Women’s cross country eyes top of UAA in 2012

Women’s cross country eyes top of UAA in 2012

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 31, 2012


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

A fifth place finish in the last year’s University Athletic Association championship has the Case Western Reserve University women’s cross country team eyeing a top three spot and a trip to the NCAA Division III National Championship this fall. The Spartan runners return five of their top seven...

Spartans tied with Washington for top spot in UAA Coaches’ Poll

Case Sports Information

August 31, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University football team has been selected as a co-favorite in the 2012 University Athletic Association Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Spartans have won four of the past five UAA Championships, including last season. Washington University, runner-up in 2011, received one first-place...

Rubin steps down as track & field head coach

Rubin steps down as track & field head coach

Case Sports Information

August 31, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Steve Rubin has announced his resignation as the head coach of Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s track & field. Rubin, who led the program for five seasons, has accepted the position of assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Steve Rubin did an...

Spartans on the Warpath

Spartans on the Warpath

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 31, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University football team began last season in a state of uncertainty.  For the first time in five years, the Spartans didn’t have a clear-cut starting quarterback heading into the season opener.  However, when the smoke cleared, Erik Olson, a senior transfer from Division...

Women’s volleyball preview

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 23, 2012


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Coming off their fourth straight 20-win season, the Case Western Reserve University women’s volleyball team has its sights set on the top of the University Athletic Association, the nation’s premier volleyball conference. The Spartans finished fourth in the conference after finishing 22-10 overall...

Women’s soccer preview

Women’s soccer preview

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 23, 2012


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

Coming off the best season in program history, the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team will look to replicate the 2011 season when they finished third in the University Athletic Association, going 13-4-3 overall and 4-2-1 in conference play. The 2011 season saw the women earn their...

Men’s soccer preview

Men’s soccer preview

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 23, 2012


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

When the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team returns to the pitch this fall, they’ll do it for the first time as defending University Athletic Association champions. The goal is always to win the conference championship, and the Spartans will have their work cut out for them as they...

Interested in games around Cleveland? Here are some lesser-known options

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 23, 2012


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

  The Cleveland Gladiators are one of the city’s most recent teams to enjoy postseason success. The team arrived in Cleveland in 2008 after a year in Las Vegas. The squad then went on to win its first playoff game in 10 years, making it to the Arena Football League’s National Conference Championship game, one w...

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