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The Cavaliers are in NBA purgatory

The Cavaliers are in NBA purgatory

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


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

For the second time in the last eight years, the Cleveland Cavaliers are left picking up the pieces after the departure of superstar LeBron James. The team made the NBA Finals every year for the last four years and won their first championship with James. Now, management has the impossible task of deci...

Can the Blue Jackets live up to expectations?

Can the Blue Jackets live up to expectations?

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Sports

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. What is going on with the Columbus Blue Jackets? At first glance, they have an amazing team. They are off to a fairly good start, currently tied for fourth in their division after 10 games. Superstar Artemi Panarin is off to a hot start with 15...

Volleyball prepares for home stretch

Volleyball prepares for home stretch

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team currently sits at 17-10 after a 2-2 performance at the final University Athletic Association (UAA) Round Robin and two wins at Ohio Wesleyan University. During the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14, the Spartans traveled to Carnegie Mellon University (C...

A mother’s influence

A mother’s influence

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Jana Giaquinto is a second-year volleyball player who plays primarily right side hitter. Her mother got her involved from a very young age as she too was a volleyball player in college. Gianquinto thrives on competition and always drives to be the best that she can. What is your favorite part of being on the volleyball...

Men’s soccer shines during Senior Weekend, upsets top-ranked Chicago

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team amassed their best weekend this season on Oct. 12-14, with two victories against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents. The team edged out Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) in a tight 1-0 match and took down the then-No. 1...

Tanking: From the NBA to the NFL

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

If you are an NBA fan, you probably recognize the term “tanking.” It has become an increasingly popular strategy among basketball franchises. The general idea behind the term is that a team will purposefully trade away, or simply rest, its best players in order to lose games, and thus obtain ...

CWRU football brings home another win

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

While most of campus relaxed during the long-awaited Fall Break, the Case Western Reserve University football team hit the road and faced off against Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on Oct. 20. The Spartans came out on top, beating the Golden Tornadoes 27-14. The Spartans opened the first quarter with a...

Women’s soccer finishes strong at home with win over Oberlin

Women’s soccer finishes strong at home with win over Oberlin

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team ended the home schedule of their season on a high note, with a 3-0 win over Oberlin College on Friday, Oct. 19. The match against Oberlin was headlined by third-year forward Kimberly Chen. She opened up the Spartans’ scoring in the 26th minut...

Case Athletics Briefs

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and diving teams open season with win The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams began the 2018-2019 campaign against John Carroll University. Both teams won, with the women winning by a score of 216-80, and the men 153-147. For the women, fourth-yea...

Spartans’ win streak ends in first home UAA game

David Chang, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team defeated Hiram College 3-1, but dropped the first home University Athletic Association conference game against New York University (NYU), 0-3. The match against Hiram got off to a fast start with both teams immediately trading shots. Second-...

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