The Observer

Spartans drop back-to-back heartbreakers

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Spartans lost both matchups this weekend by a combined point total of four points. The Case Western Reserve University squad went out on the road this weekend and battled the Emory Eagles and the Rochester Yellowjackets to within seconds of victory. The pair of losses set the Spartans at 1-4...

Slices of victory

Evan Rose, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Have you ever needed a custom-decorated cake for a special occasion? Have you ever wanted to raise money for one of Case Western Reserve University’s most successful varsity athletic teams? Well, thanks to the basketball team, here is your chance. Cakes at Case is a fundraiser in which basketball...

Cavaliers looking for answers

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

When the Cavaliers shook up their roster this past summer, an adjustment period was to be expected. The “Big 3” of Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love would need time to figure out how to play alongside each other. After all, the Miami Heat required a similar stretch when their “Big 3”...

Women’s basketball wins two in a row

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

December 5, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Spartans have strung together two in a row to jump to 4-2 on the young season. Right before Thanksgiving, the Spartan women dropped a close game to Kenyon College by a score of 51-47. The Spartans were led by sophomore guard Jessica McCoy, who put up 13 points and helped facilitate the offense...

Dion Waiters: bench star

Dion Waiters: bench star

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Three games into the season, and Cleveland’s greatest hope for a championship in professional sports stands at a paltry 1-2. After the latest defeat at the hands of the Portland Trailblazers (a blowout at that—101-82), the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have kicked off the 2014/2015 season looking...

The most unique Cavs game of the season

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

With 2:58 left on the clock before halftime, an enthusiastic group of people dressed in Sugardale hot dog suits paraded onto the middle of the basketball court, led by the energetic Sir CC. Their mission was simple: to get the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers pumped up. With the score tied and the home...

Where’s Spartie?

Where’s Spartie?

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

A horrible tragedy struck the members of the Case Western Reserve University community. Our beloved mascot has gone missing. Spartie is no where to be found. He was last seen happily smiling and waving during orientation week. He flexed his muscles and helped freshmen move into their new residence...

Cavaliers Still Kyrie Irving’s Show

Cavaliers Still Kyrie Irving’s Show

Joey Arko, Contributing Reporter

October 3, 2014


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

While the Cleveland Cavaliers had far and away the splashiest off-season of the NBA—signing two perennial all-stars and a host of solid, veteran supporting cast players—perhaps none of it could have been possible without their initial, less heralded move: re-signing Kyrie Irving to a five-year, $90...

All the King’s Men

Aaron Shang, Contributing Reporter

September 26, 2014


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

Cue the music—Diddy’s “Coming Home,” if you please. For a city seeking its first major championship since 1964, Cleveland has embraced the news that Lebron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But if the King is to hoist his third Larry O’Brien (NBA championship) trophy come May,...

NBA 2K13 Review

Michael DiMauro, Chief Copy Editor

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

So if you had a basketball game that is consistently one of the biggest sports games every year, would you take your foot off the gas? Well NBA 2K13, executively produced by Jay-Z, certainly hasn’t. Jay-Z definitely was looking to keep improving on the already fantastic elements of NBA 2K13. No...

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