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Tadej Pogačar wins Tour de France

Tadej Pogačar makes history in the Tour de France.

Puneet Bansal, Contributing Reporter

October 2, 2020

In the most exciting Tour de France of the past few years, Tadej Pogačar, only a day before his 22nd birthday, won the coveted yellow jersey presented to the overall winner of the race, becoming the first Slovenian rider to do so, and the youngest rider to win since 1904.  Pogačar dominated this year’s race, winni...

A wild offseason for the NFL

As you celebrate the beginning of the NFL season, take a moment to look back on the league's unusual offseason.

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2020

Tom Brady is on a new team for the first time in his 20-year career. Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes inked a 10-year contract worth over $500 million. Washington abandoned a controversial team name in favor of … no team name at all?Coutesy of AP Needless to say, this past offseason marked one of the most eventful periods in NFL ...

Messi says he’s staying with Barcelona

Grace Despres, Staff Reporters

September 11, 2020

Lionel Messi, the 33-year-old Argentine soccer player and record six-time Ballon d’Or recipient, has been the subject of many headlines, all wondering the same thing: Will Messi leave FC Barcelona to play for Manchester City FC? The back-and-forth came to a close when Messi agreed to stay at Barcelo...

NBA playoffs resume after brief boycott

NBA playoffs resume after brief boycott

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2020

The NBA playoffs have restarted again after a three-day boycott sparked by the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 23. The Milwaukee Bucks did not take the court in their Wednesday game against the Orlando Magic, which led to the NBA playoffs being postponed and several other sports league...

Varsity spring sports obituaries: An unceremonious ending for graduating athletes

Sarah Parr, Director of Business Operations

April 27, 2020

Women’s varsity sports Today we mourn the senior students on Case Western Reserve University’s women’s varsity track and field, and softball teams’ chances to finish their collegiate sport career the way they’d always planned.  Softball seniors include Nicole Carty, Melissa Cuellar, Iliss...

An update on CWRU Athletics: Coming together while being miles apart

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2020

The current COVID-19 crisis has stopped us all in our tracks and has changed the way we live our daily lives. For many in the world, this included having to switch from in-person classes to online classes, staying at home in accordance to new sheltering-in-place orders and having to practice social d...

Cavaliers make changes as team continues to rebuild

Cavaliers make changes as team continues to rebuild

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rough season. As they continue to rebuild the team and try to return to the formidable opponents they once were, the Cavs currently stand at the bottom of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference, and dead last in the conference as a whole, with a 17-41 record...

Men’s basketball secures winning record with undefeated weekend featuring overtime thriller

Monty Khela slashes for a layup

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

The weekend of Feb. 21 marked two successful games for the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team. The team won both of their final home games of the season to improve to a 13-11 record. With just one game remaining in the season, their wins against the University of Rochester Yellowj...

Men’s tennis places well at ITA Indoor Nationals

Men’s tennis places well at ITA Indoor Nationals

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

This past weekend, CWRU Men’s Tennis traveled to St. Peter, Minnesota to compete in the ITA Indoor National Championships hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College. They went into the weekend with a perfect 5-0 record over their previous opponents and two nationally ranked players. The duo of James Hoppe...

Women’s Tennis Splits Weekend at Home

Grace Despres, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

The weekend of Feb. 22 and 23 brought two opportunities for the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team to improve their 3-2 record. The first match was against the fierce competition of the No. 7-ranked Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on Saturday, Feb. 22. The second, a match against...

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