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Fashion in the NBA

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

While keeping up with the NBA, there is one unexpected element that cannot be missed—the creative outfits worn by the players while arriving to games. The origin of the NBA’s passion for fashion can be traced back to the implementation of a dress code by the then NBA commissioner, David Stern. The ...

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports, Super Bowl, Top Stories

In what seems like an inevitable fact of life, the New England Patriots are once again playing in the Super Bowl. This time, they match up against the Los Angeles Rams, an up-and-coming team in their first Super Bowl since 2002, when they faced none other than the Patriots. However, both teams enter t...

Track and field battles for the Obelisk

Track and field battles for the Obelisk

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the 11th Annual Battle for the Obelisk last weekend. Together, the teams earned 115 team points, but that was not enough to secure a win against University Athletic Association opponents Carnegie Mellon Unive...

Men’s basketball wins first road game at University of Chicago in decade

Men’s basketball wins first road game at University of Chicago in decade

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued its University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule last week, facing two tough opponents on the road, the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). The team defeated then-UAA leader Chicago, 85-80, on Frida...

Spartans fall to top UAA competition

Spartans fall to top UAA competition

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team fell to tough opponents this past weekend, including No. 19 University of Chicago 83-55, and the University of Washington in St. Louis (WashU), who holds a perfect 7-0 University Athletic Association (UAA) conference record. The Spartans still main...

Men’s basketball suffers setback against UAA opponents

Men’s basketball suffers setback against UAA opponents

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team suffered two tough defeats on the road against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents, losing to Emory University, 91-74, on Friday, Jan. 18 and to No. 22 University of Rochester, 81-68, on Monday, Jan. 21.   CWRU played a close f...

Spartan swimming sinks in New York

Spartan swimming sinks in New York

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams both lost to State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY-Geneseo) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past weekend. The meet was pushed back from Saturday, Jan. 19 due to the dangerous winter weather’s effect on travel time. Both the men...

Spartans split on the road

David Chang, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

“For every high, there is a low.” The adage rings true to the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team’s first University Athletic Association (UAA) road trip last weekend. The Spartans tied the program’s second-longest win streak with their win against Emory University, 71-...

Midseason NBA catch-up

Midseason NBA catch-up

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland & National Sports, Men's Basketball, Sports

LeBron left Cleveland, but Cavaliers tickets are now affordable The story of last summer was the departure of LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers. After four straight trips to the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers currently hold the worst record in the league. Granted, star forward Kevin Love has m...

Multiple CWRU wrestlers place in winter break action

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

After a month-long break, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team returned to competition in early January, partaking in three contests before the start of classes. They began 2019 by taking ninth place at the Waynesburg Invitational. Third-year grapplers Jacob Frisch and Alec Hoover led CW...

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