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Men’s basketball falls just short

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter
February 3
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Back in the day, the real-life Spartans didn’t lose very many battles. But during Throwback Weekend the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team did. They lost both games at home against the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis. The weekend losses increased t...

Bad day on the mats

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
February 3
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Spartans had a tough time at the Pete Willson Invitational, with only four members of the wrestling team notching wins, and none earning more than one. The team finished 31st out of the 34 schools participating in the meet, accumulating 7.5 points. The poor results are perhaps explained by th...

Track and Field shine at the SPIRE Invitational

Track and Field shine at the SPIRE Invitational

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
January 27
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Track and Field

Both the Spartan men and women performed well this past weekend at the SPIRE Invitational in Geneva, Ohio. A school record was broken, the Case Western Reserve University men took third place out of 12 teams and the women took seventh out of 13. The event, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, was the firs...

Down to the last point

Down to the last point

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
January 27
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Two years ago, the NCAA instituted tiebreaking criteria for dual wrestling meets beyond the three they had before. Though the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team did not need the new criteria, they came pretty close. The hosting Spartans suffered a heartbreaking loss to Waynesburg Universit...

Swim and dive teams earn big wins

Swim and dive teams earn big wins

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter
January 27
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories

On a day when the swim and dive team returned to action after winter break, the team also honored the members on the team who had been with the program for four years. The team recognized its three fourth-year men's members—Andrew Henning, David Merriman and John Tomko—and two fourth-year women's members...

Men’s basketball drops two home games

Men’s basketball drops two home games

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
January 27
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Facing tough competition in their conference, the men’s basketball team dropped two games at home over the past weekend. Case Western Reserve University lost 91-81 to Emory University on Friday, Jan. 20, then they lost 80-61 to No. 7 University of Rochester Yellowjackets two days later. The Spartans fa...

Spartans Struggle Against Division Rivals

Spartans Struggle Against Division Rivals

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
January 27
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

It has been a rough week for the Spartans, who have now lost three straight games. The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team played two home games this week and lost both. The first game was against Emory University, and the second was against the University of Rochester Yellowjackets. The...

Browns hit new low

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter
January 20
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

On Dec. 24 the Cleveland Browns found themselves in a battle with the San Diego Chargers. The Browns went up by double digits earlier in the game but found themselves having to hold off the charging Chargers. Down by three with seconds remaining on the clock, San Diego had a chance to tie the game an...

Wrestling through the winter

Wrestling through the winter

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
January 20
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

While many Case Western Reserve University students recuperated at home during the long break, members of the wrestling team fought hard in four competitions. They started out by taking part in the Waynesburg Invitational on Jan. 7, then they hosted Otterbein University for a dual meet on Jan. 11, nex...

NFL playoffs nearing their end

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
January 20
Filed under Football, Sports

The NFL playoffs are in full swing, and while the first few games were boring even to the most hardcore of fans, the excitement level has really picked up as the teams get closer to the ultimate prize. The conference championship games are set with the New England Patriots facing the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

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