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Largest police union backs out of Browns flag ceremony

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Unions for both the Cleveland Police Department and Cleveland Emergency Medical Services backed out of the Cleveland Browns pregame ceremony for their opener on Sept. 10 according to an article published by The Huffington Post. According to an article published by wkyc.com, Detective Steve Loomis, President of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association (CPPA), announced the decision ...

Cross country opens season with run at farm

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Case Western Reserve University cross country teams opened their season with the Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede held at the Squire Vallevue Farm on Sept. 1. The women’s team finished first out of the four teams running the four kilometer race by scoring 28 points, while the men’s team finished...

Women’s soccer does work on Labor Day weekend

Andrew Ford, Contributing Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

Perfect. That word is normally used in exaggeration, but not in this case: the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team is 2-0-0. The undefeated record comes thanks to a 2-1 victory over Chatham University and a 2-0 shutout against University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Sept. 1 and...

Starting off with a win

Starting off with a win

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

With under five minutes to play in the first quarter, it looked like the Case Western Reserve University football team would not have the dream season they were hoping for. The Spartans were already down 14-0 to the University of Chicago and all three units were struggling. But after the Maroons’ second...

Second ever female NFL coach comes out as homosexual

David Chang, Contributing Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Katie Sowers, recent assistant coach hire of the San Francisco 49ers, came out as homosexual in an interview with Outsports, becoming the first coach in any of the four major sports to do so. Sowers grew up with a rich background in football. She played for the US national team in the IFAF Women’s...

Volleyball’s expectations as high as their nets

Andrew Ford, Contributing Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Competing in a conference with two of the top volleyball programs in the country, the Spartans had nothing to scoff at last year with their 20-win season. However, the team is not looking to simply settle for a winning record again. After a 21-10 record a year ago, Head Coach Karen Farrell has ev...

Two third-year students lead cross country into new season

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

A year ago, the Case Western Reserve University men’s cross country team fell in their opening race against John Carroll University (JCU) in the annual Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede by only three points. The loss came despite having the two best times in the race, with Sam Merriman, then a third-year...

Kyrie Irving: Green with envy

Kyrie Irving: Green with envy

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

September 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

After Kyrie Irving demanded a trade earlier in the offseason, it seems the Cleveland Cavaliers have granted their star point guard his wish and sent him off to the conference rival Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers, in exchange, receive All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic,  the ...

Football looking to experience to guide them to postseason

Football looking to experience to guide them to postseason

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

At the moment, there are 10 games on the football schedule. Each team in NCAA Division III football plays 10 regular season games, no matter what. Only 32 reach the playoffs and get to keep playing. The Case Western Reserve University Spartans are trying to be one of those 32 teams. After just barely mis...

Hockey: a real club on campus

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

“It’s the most fun thing I’ll do all week.” That’s how third-year student Dan Hopkins describes the Case Western Reserve University Ice Hockey Club, of which he is also president. The club practices twice a week, starting in September, and its season lasts until February. Astute stu...

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