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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 Intramural & Club, Sports

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...

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...

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...

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...

We Meet Yet Again: Rematch of 2007 Super Bowl

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

New England Patriots (13-3, 1st AFC East) Super Bowl Championships (3): 2001, 2003, and 2004 Road to the Super Bowl: Divisional Playoff: Defeated Denver Broncos 45-10 Conference Championship: Defeated Baltimore Ravens 23-20   Head Coach: Bill Belichick – Career Record: 192 w...

AFC Championship

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

(12-4, 4-4 away) Baltimore Ravens 20 vs. 23 New England Patriots (13-3, 7-1 home) It took the Baltimore Ravens less than four seconds to blow their shot at Super Bowl XLVI. Trailing the New England Patriots by three in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game, the Ravens marched down the field t...

NFC Championship

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

(9-7, 5-3 away) New York Giants 20 vs. 17 San Francisco 49ers (13-3, 7-1 home) Football can sometimes be the cruelest sport on Earth. You may be the sensation for the whole season, and with just two plays, you can have the worst day in your sporting career. For the 49ers’ second-year wide receiver Ky...

Grapplers remain winless with loss to Mount Union

Grapplers remain winless with loss to Mount Union

Ben Yavitt, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Unlike most students, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has been busy training and competing all winter. After two tournament appearances in Florida and Pennsylvania over the break, the Spartans returned home to host the National Wrestling Coaches Association No. 16 Mount Union this...

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