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Men top Brandeis, fall to No. 16 NYU on Throwback Weekend

Men top Brandeis, fall to No. 16 NYU on Throwback Weekend

Lauren Elkin, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite an impressive victory against the Brandeis University Judges on Friday, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team struggled on Sunday to a 98-85 loss against the UAA’s first place New York University. The loss dropped the Spartans’ overall record to 9-11 and 1-8 in UAA. Th...

Spartan Spotlight: Chelsea Peck

Spartan Spotlight: Chelsea Peck

February 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Women's Basketball

Chelsea Peck is a senior on the women’s basketball team. Peck is from Pittsburgh, Pa. and is double majoring in chemistry and business management.   Ben Yavitt: Chelsea, welcome. You know the drill. How long have you been playing basketball? Chelsea Peck: …Eleven years? Those years ar...

Spartans claim Obelisk with strong performance against Carnegie Mellon

Spartans claim Obelisk with strong performance against Carnegie Mellon

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

February 10, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Women run rampant while men can’t hold on Last weekend, the Case Western Reserve University track and field teams reclaimed the Obelisk trophy in the annual Battle for the Obelisk with Carnegie Mellon University. After a gut-wrenching one-point defeat to the Tartans last year, the Spartan women ma...

Spartans to don yellow in a replay against Brandeis

Spartans to don yellow in a replay against Brandeis

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Throwback Weekend features rematch of last week’s wins Heading into their matchup with the Brandeis University Judges last week on Jan. 27, the Case Western Reserve University’s women’s basketball team was in the midst of a brutal road trip. A week after losing to the UAA’s first- and third-p...

Men look to bounce back in rematch of overtime loss at Brandeis

Men look to bounce back in rematch of overtime loss at Brandeis

Lauren Elkin, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Winless Spartans look to grab first win at home after last week’s 78-74 OT defeat to Judges Last week, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team lost a nail-biter at Brandeis University. After 40 brutal minutes, the Spartans (8-10, 0-7) went into overtime but came up short in the e...

2011 Pick’em Champ runs away with it

2011 Pick’em Champ runs away with it

compiled from staff reports

February 3, 2012


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

It was clear skies ahead for the majority of the season for The Observer’s 2011 NFL Pick’em Champion. The Observer’s own Shinichi Inoue took home the 2011 crown after maintaining a share of first place for nine straight weeks. Week nine saw Inoue in third place, three games behind Erica Iafelice, t...

Battle for the Obelisk brings rival Tartans to town

Battle for the Obelisk brings rival Tartans to town

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Case looks to avenge one-point combined loss last year The 2012 Battle for the Obelisk by the Case Western Reserve University and Carnegie Mellon University track and field teams will be fueled with competitive fire from the UAA rivals, after Carnegie Mellon brought home the obelisk in 2011 with a o...

Spartan Spotlight: Kurt Jensen

Spartan Spotlight: Kurt Jensen

February 3, 2012


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Wrestling

Kurt Jensen is a senior on the men’s wresting team. Jensen is from Marshfield, Mass., and is majoring in systems engineering.   Ben Yavitt: Okay, Kurt, let’s start off. How long have you been wrestling? Kurt Jensen: Eight years. BY: I stopped wrestling eight years ago, when my brother starte...

Swimmers fall at Polar Bears, top Yellow Jackets

Swimmers fall at Polar Bears, top Yellow Jackets

compiled from staff reports

February 3, 2012


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming

For the first time in 15 dual meets dating back to November 2010, the No. 14 nationally ranked Case Western Reserve University men's swimming and diving team was on the losing end of the scoreboard, falling to No. 11 Ohio Northern University, 158-136, on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center. Th...

Five Super Bowl prop bets for those of you with nothing to win

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

Whether you’re a New York Jets fan or just someone looking to make the game more interesting, we’ve got the five best prop bets to keep you on edge of your seat. The first three lines are from Bovada, the second two from Las Vegas Hilton:   Will Kelly Clarkson's bare belly be showing...

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