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Rayyan: Browns make right call by sticking with Kizer

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cleveland Browns started Kevin Hogan at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Oct. 15, continuing their ever growing controversy of starting new quarterbacks. While there was promise in rookie DeShone Kizer, ultimately the team decided to go with Hogan for the week. Kizer had not been pla...

Fourth-year student Aidan DeSanto uses running to stay calm

Niko Kamlet, Contributing Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Athlete Spotlight is a new weekly feature where The Observer learns more about Case Western Reserve University’s athletes. Fourth-year runner Aidan DeSanto, is a key member of the men’s cross country team. Just this year, he has already been the Spartans’ top finisher in two meets, second f...

Strong football offense stays undefeated, beats Thiel, Geneva

Strong football offense stays undefeated, beats Thiel, Geneva

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Spartan football team could do no wrong on Oct. 14, defeating the Tomcats 63-28 in Greenville, Pennsylvania. With the win, Case Western Reserve University improved to 6-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC). Thiel College dropped to 1-5 and 1-3 in PAC play. Th...

Volleyball splits final UAA matches

Volleyball splits final UAA matches

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Spartans didn’t let nerves affect their face down with two nationally ranked top 15 volleyball teams, among others. In the second round of the University Athletic Association (UAA) games, Case Western Reserve University's volleyball team won two of their four matches on Oct. 14 and 15, defea...

Women’s soccer loses twice to top teams

Women’s soccer loses twice to top teams

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

Washington University clinches game with seconds left but Chicago gains early

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Indians promising season ends early

Indians promising season ends early

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

For the second consecutive season, the Cleveland Indians lost three consecutive potential series-clinching games and were eliminated from the playoffs. Last season, after going up three games to one on the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, the Indians could not secure another victory. This year, def...

Spartans chase success at Racer Invitational

David Chang, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis

“During the game when [first-year student] Aris Jhaveri was playing Northwestern Ohio … the [opponent] chucked his racket about forty yards over the fence.”   At the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, the Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team’s performance was as ...

Spartans stop Bison in their tracks

Spartans stop Bison in their tracks

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

In front of their largest crowd of the season, the Spartans football team produced its largest victory of the year, a 33-3 Homecoming win over Bethany College on Oct. 7. Leading the way for Case Western Reserve University were fourth-year quarterback Rob Cuda (299 yards, four total touchdowns), fourth-...

Kim Possible

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

A crime-fighting superheroine was spotted on DiSanto Field last week. She slashed through her enemies, taking them out one by one in the process, knowing that her name told it all. In the process, she saved her school and team from being in harm's way, leading to her being bestowed with the prestigious h...

Men’s soccer records undefeated week

Men’s soccer records undefeated week

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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

We are now two-thirds of the way through the soccer season, and the Case Western Reserve University men’s team sits on a 5-5-2 record after taking their first road win of the season this past week. The week opened with a game against Oberlin College here at DiSanto Field. The beginning of the ma...

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