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Spartans show strong start in Sudeck Invitational

Spartans show strong start in Sudeck Invitational

Medha Nayak and Chris Heermann, Staff Reporter and Photo Editor

September 6, 2019

Men’s Cross Country For the first time in many years, the Case Western Reserve University’s men’s cross country team has earned a preseason NCAA ranking. The preseason ranking comes from a national poll, where teams are ranked based on number of returners and past performances, among other thi...

Cleveland Indian’s 2019 Playoff Chances

Medha Nayak

August 30, 2019

The Cleveland Indians are in the middle of a very unpredictable season. The 2019 season is the 119th season for the Indians, the seventh season under manager Terry Francona and the fourth season for general manager Mike Chernoff. The Indians play in the American League Central (ALC). Current standings h...

National basketball team in shambles?

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Australia surprised the sports world by defeating the U.S. men’s basketball team for the first time ever, snapping the U.S. team’s 78 game winning streak. Prior to this loss, the U.S.’s most recent loss happened against Greece at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Australian point guard Patty Mi...

Cleveland Browns season primer

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Perhaps failure can lead to success. For the Cleveland Browns, success is finally on the horizon. Since 1999, the Browns have only had two winning seasons and have started 28 different quarterbacks. The team hit rock bottom after a 2017-18 season where they lost every game, going 0-16. Then, the tid...

Fall Sports Preview

Emily Young, Development Editor

August 30, 2019

Last week, we told you where to watch your favorite campus sports. This week, we’ll help you decide which ones to watch. In the coming weeks, a number of classic fall sports will be kicking off here at Case Western Reserve University: football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s t...

Luck shocks the football world

Luck shocks the football world

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

On Saturday night, while my roommate and I were watching the first college football game of the season on ESPN, the red “Breaking News” sign flashed across the bottom of the screen with a sentence that flipped the football world on its head: Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL.  We made eye contact a...

Ford’s Five Fantasy Football Tips

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

If you’re a Cincinnati Bengals fan like myself or a Cleveland Browns fan, you have not experienced a lot of postseason success when it comes to real football. No matter how much I yell at the screen, the lack of control I have over the team is maddening as I watch year after losing year pass by.  ...

Tips for incoming CWRU sports fans

Emily Young, Development Editor

August 23, 2019

Whether you are just starting at Case Western Reserve University or a returning student, taking in a game is one of the best ways to unwind and show your school spirit. Cheering on your favorite Spartan sports teams means finding the ideal place to get comfortable and watch our athletes bring home a...

Second-year tennis player cherishes the great times

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

Eliza Georgiades is a second-year tennis player on the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team. Georgiades gained valuable experience as a first-year player, even while going 4-9 in single matches, and she looks to improve on those totals next season. She loves the feeling of being com...

State of the Blue Jackets offseason

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The Columbus Blue Jackets have truly had a tale of two stories the past four months. They went from a shocking sweep of the historic Tampa Bay Lightning and giving the Boston Bruins a run for their money to losing four key free agents, seemingly flou...

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