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On to Chicago

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling squad, which has been consistently improving, sputtered at the John Summa Tournament. Last season the team finished fifth with 91.5 points. This year, they dropped four places to ninth (out of 15 teams) and scored 48.5 points. “I feel like we’ve made...

Women’s basketball notches first UAA win over Throwback Weekend

Women’s basketball notches first UAA win over Throwback Weekend

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


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

When the sun comes out on a cold winter day and the temperature rises above 20 degrees, everyone feels blessed that they don’t have to suffer walking through the freezing snow. Like the sun, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team busted out their bright yellow throwback Mather...

This week in CWRU sports

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web and Multimedia

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Two top four finishes for track and field teams The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Joe Banks Invitational in Ada, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 3. The men’s team finished fourth overall out of 14 teams with 77.5 points and the women’s team placed third with 83.5 points. ...

Americans to watch at the Olympics

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Feb. 9, the Olympics Opening Ceremony will signal the beginning of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Until Feb. 25, athletes from all over the world will gather to compete in 15 different sports. Team USA consists of 243 athletes and will be competing in almost every single discipline,...

Browns fans wonder about contention

Browns fans wonder about contention

KJ Smith, Executive Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

By defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 this past Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. 12 of the NFL’s 32 teams still have yet to win a Super Bowl since it began in 1965. However, four teams have never even made it to the big stage: the...

Inaugural IM esports tournament a slam dunk

Inaugural IM esports tournament a slam dunk

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web and Multimedia

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

For most students, the first day of physical education involves sitting and watching presentations. Upperclassmen have already heard the speech from Associate Athletic Director Pat Kennedy while underclassmen aren’t paying attention to it. But, for two Case Western Reserve University students, the...

Wrestling improves at tough event

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

“Lots of history and a loaded field” is how Head Coach Danny Song described the Pete Willson Invitational. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team brought a limited squad to Wheaton, Illinois to compete against 35 other schools in the “toughest Division III tournament in the country,”...

Predicting the Super Bowl

Predicting the Super Bowl

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles face off in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4. The Patriots are four-to-five point favorites, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks, but the Eagles have won their past two games as underdogs. The sports team discusses the likelihood of a...

Spartan swimmers and divers kick past competition

Spartan swimmers and divers kick past competition

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to Hillsdale, Michigan on Saturday, Jan. 27,  where both squads were victorious. The men’s team beat in-state rival Ohio Northern University (ONU) on Saturday, while the women's squad defeated ONU and NCAA Div...

Super Bowl Predictions

Observer Staff

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Observer staff gathered around and made predictions for the Super Bowl. Shounak Bose, Web Editor: Tom Brady is going to continue to be perfect and will win an official Greatest of All Time (GOAT) award. Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor: Patriots win, 21-17. Justin Timberlake (JT) will bring back J...

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