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What the Browns need to do this offseason

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

After their best season in recent memory, the Cleveland Browns are getting ready for the 2019 season with the hope of winning their division, the AFC North, and earning an ever-elusive playoff berth. The Browns finished the 2018 season with a 7-8-1 record. For the first time in eight years they did...

Otto-of-all-trades

Otto-of-all-trades

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

March 1, 2019

You’re attending a basketball game, and the public address announcer just introduced the national anthem. You turn to face the flag and wait for the first chord to play. You wait a moment. Nothing. Another few seconds pass by. Still nothing. Finally, you hear the same announcer start to sing, “O s...

Tennis teams face ups and downs in early season action

Tennis teams face ups and downs in early season action

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team competed against Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana) at the Cleveland Skating Club. The team walked away with a win, bringing their season record to 2-1. To start the night, Indiana took an early lead with a win in sec...

Men’s basketball loses season finale in overtime

Men’s basketball loses season finale in overtime

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team ended their season with another close loss, 97-91, to University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on Saturday, Feb. 23 at home. The team battled hard throughout the game, forcing overtime on a buzzer-beating...

Women’s basketball splits at home

Women’s basketball splits at home

February 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team split their final pair of home games this weekend, claiming a win against Emory University 63-58 but falling to the University of Rochester 73-63. The Spartans’ overall record is 14-10, placing them fourth in the University Athletic Associa...

Two players hit career scoring highs, men’s basketball continues skid

Two players hit career scoring highs, men’s basketball continues skid

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued its rough patch in their University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule, losing 83-71 to Emory University on Friday, Feb. 15 and 68-62 to No. 22 University of Rochester on Sunday, Feb. 17. Both games were played at home in the Hors...

Legalized sports gambling: beneficial or dangerous?

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

In 2018, the landscape of sports in the United States changed for the foreseeable future but not  because of anything that happened on a court or field. Instead, the change stemmed from the Supreme Court striking down a federal law that did not allow states to oversee legal sports betting with a f...

Fourth-year swimmer finishes season with a bang

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

Renee Decker is a fourth-year student and a freestyle/backstroke swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University women’s swim team. Recently, at the University Athletic Association Championships, her relay team achieved a school record and NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:35.37 in the 200-yard freestyle ...

Tennis bounces into spring season

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team extended their winning streak while competing against Coe College on Friday, Feb. 15. The win brought the Spartans’ record to 4-0 overall. To start the day, the Spartans competed in doubles matches. CWRU was able to claim two of their three...

A new football league begins

A new football league begins

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

The football void of February to August is normally a waiting game for pigskin lovers; while the NFL Draft and free agency are fun, they don’t carry the same joy of actually watching a game. A new professional football league is attempting to fill that hole with a product that will attract NFL f...

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