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Best Super Bowl ever?

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Ed. Note: The Super Bowl is the most watched television program of the year. For the 2017 edition, 111.3 million Americans were watching at its peak. This figure dwarfs the 16.5 million people who watch an average NFL game. Some of the new viewers are likely casual football fans who only tune in whe...

UAA rivals dominate women’s basketball

UAA rivals dominate women’s basketball

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

After a four-game home stand, the Spartans went on the road this weekend and came up short against two opponents. The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team now has an 11-9 record on the season and a 3-6 record in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The home stand that c...

Just in it for the halftime show

Just in it for the halftime show

Smruthi Maganti, Copy Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Ed. Note: The Super Bowl is the most watched television program of the year. For the 2017 edition, 111.3 million Americans were watching at its peak. This figure dwarfs the 16.5 million people who watch an average NFL game. Some of the new viewers are likely casual football fans who only tune in whe...

Wahner wins three times

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Spartans did exceptionally well this weekend in Ada, Ohio. Case Western Reserve University’s track and field teams took a pair of top-five finishes in the 15 team meet at Ohio Northern University (ONU). The men’s team finished in third, while the women’s team took fifth place. ONU’s women...

Swimming teams make a splash, crush Baldwin Wallace

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

The Spartans swimming and diving team made a statement in their last dual meet of the season. The Case Western Reserve University women's team won by a score of 224.5-74.5 over Baldwin Wallace University, while the men's squad beat Baldwin Wallace by a score of 199-98. With the victories, both the men’s team and the ...

High powered offenses meet in Super Bowl

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

The month’s first Sunday, Feb. 5, is this weekend and that can only mean one thing. One-third of the country will sit around TVs eating copious amounts of chicken wings and pizza watching modern gladiators showcase their skills. That’s right, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. After the defensive struggle th...

Sports for all

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

In the film “Ferris Bueller's Day Off,” Grace, Principal Ed Rooney’s secretary, claims that “the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies [and] dickheads” all look up to the titular character. There’s something that unites all types of students at Case Western Reserve Un...

Tartans outrun Spartans, take the Obelisk

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Spartans fell to their rival, the Tartans, at the 9th annual Battle for the Obelisk. The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Tartans, Case Western Reserve University’s arch rival in the University Athletic Association, won the day 147-125 after combining both the men’s and women’s scores. CMU also ...

Hageman Heats Up, Losing Streak Broken

Hageman Heats Up, Losing Streak Broken

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

After a rough three-game losing streak, the Spartans clawed their way to their first victory in two weeks against the University of Chicago. After the nail-biter at home, Case Western Reserve University had another home game against Washington University in St. Louis. Wash U took the game by a wide ...

Men’s basketball falls just short

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
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...

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