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Case Athletics Briefs

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and diving teams open season with win The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams began the 2018-2019 campaign against John Carroll University. Both teams won, with the women winning by a score of 216-80, and the men 153-147. For the women, fourth-yea...

Second-year swimmer finds his poker face

Second-year swimmer finds his poker face

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Top Stories

Jonathan Liu is a second-year swimmer who swims the breast and butterfly strokes. He loves swimming for the friendships he has formed through the sport and the time management it requires, which keeps him more organized. Although he was an avid video game player in high school, he has found a new ho...

Cavaliers look to hold off upstart Pacers

Cavaliers look to hold off upstart Pacers

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in an unprecedented first round playoff battle against the Indiana Pacers, and it is going to take the entire team, not just small forward LeBron James, for the Cavs to take the series. After getting blown out at home in Game 1, the Cavs came out with vengeance in Game 2, a...

Cavaliers bounce back from loss

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rocky start to the 2018 NBA Playoffs, dropping the first game against the Indiana Pacers 98-80 in Quicken Loans Arena. The Pacers were in full control from the beginning, jumping out to a 33-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, effectively setting the tone for the rest o...

Spartans make waves at NCAAs

Spartans make waves at NCAAs

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories

Six members of the Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to Indianapolis last week for the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by the Indiana Sports Corporation and Franklin College at the Indiana University-Purdue University...

Baseball, softball make appearances in top 25

Sanjay Annigeri and Andrew Ford

March 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Football, Softball, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Track and Field, Wrestling

Baseball and softball rank in top 25 The Case Western Reserve University baseball and softball teams placed in the Division III top 25 rankings, with the men appearing at No. 18 and the women appearing at No. 22. This was the first time the baseball team was ranked in the top 25 since 2015 when t...

Spartans comeback falls short

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Leads are not always safe. History provides many famous examples. The ones that stick out the most include the 28-3 lead of the Atlanta Falcons in last year’s Super Bowl and the 3-1 series lead that the Golden State Warriors had over the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, all leads aren’t blown. The...

Women’s basketball ends season with a loss to Carnegie Mellon

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve women’s basketball team dropped their final game of the season to Carnegie Mellon University 71-55. The Spartans end their season with an overall record of 4-20, and a 1-13 record against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents. A heated shootout started in the first...

Men’s basketball looks to close out season on the road

Men’s basketball looks to close out season on the road

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The 2017-2018 season is almost over. The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team is looking to end the season on a high note. However, the team has to play its final three games on the road. This started with matchups against No. 2 Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and University...

Spartans take sixth at UAA Championship

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams traveled down to Atlanta last week to compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) championships at Emory University. After four days of hard-fought competition, the Spartans finished sixth out of the eight-team field...

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