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While the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee opposes a boycott, the U.S. State Department will have the final say on whether American athletes participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Increasing popularity for US to boycott 2022 Winter Olympics

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

Recently, pressure has mounted for the United States to boycott the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics over China’s alleged human rights abuses.  The first details of such human rights abuses came from...

Fourth-year Sidney Brannam led the softball team in their sweep of Bluffton University on April 2, holding Bluffton to zero runs in the first game and three in the second.

CWRU varsity sports return to action

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 9, 2021

The pandemic disrupted every aspect of our normal life. For the fall semester, teams didn’t compete in any games and struggled to conduct meaningful practices under the social distancing guidelines....

Quinn Cook has averaged 6.1 points on 40.5% field goal percentage, 1.9 assists and 1.7 rebounds for the Cavaliers thus far.

Cavaliers make moves at trade deadline

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

The NBA trade deadline is a day marked by a flurry of transactions as teams across the league try to improve their rosters, dump off large contracts and identify and solidify their team’s identities...

Defensive end Takkarist McKinely was signed by the Browns on March 18 and hopes to bolster the Browns' defensive squad.

Browns quietly wade through offseason

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

The NFL new league year kicked off on Wednesday, March 17 and the Cleveland Browns have been strangely quieter than most this offseason. After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the reigning champion...

The company Q30 Innovations began developing the Q-Collar in 2010 to address the brain injury epidemic.

Q-Collar receives marketing approval from FDA

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 2, 2021

On Feb. 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of the Q-Collar, a C-shaped collar designed to protect athletes’ brains from traumatic brain injuries in contact sports. The...

With practices starting early in the mornings at 5:30 a.m., the crew team gets to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sites of Cleveland.

Crew team positions itself for the fall semester

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor March 19, 2021

“Not many people have known about rowing coming into it, especially the people from Case Western Reserve University or from the Midwest. There’s just not many programs. It’s a lot more common on...

Fourth-year student Sriya Donthi founded the CWRU Women's Weightlifting Club with a friend in her sophomore year with the aim to create a supportive environment for women interested in the sport.

Yes, women lift weights, too

Women's weightlifting club addresses gender disparity in the sport
Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor March 12, 2021

Lifting weights is nothing new for humans. Ancient civilizations around the world used the practice to build strength and incorporated it into their cultural traditions. For the ancient Greeks, exercise...

Collin Sexton (right) led the Cavs to a 114-111 win over the Indiana Pacers right before the All-Star break, racking up 32 points, 10 assists and 4 rebounds in the game.

Cavaliers 2020-2021 midseason report

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter March 12, 2021

The All-Star break signals the midway point of this 2020-2021 NBA season, which has been far from ordinary in many ways. This is the point in the season where many teams step back, evaluate their progress...

The Cleveland Indians have worked tirelessly with the MLB and the Cleveland Clinic to implement a strong COVID-19 safety plan so fans can attend games in April.

Gov. DeWine plans to allow attendance at sporting events starting in April

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Reporter March 12, 2021

Recently, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that starting in April, a limited number of fans will be allowed in the stands at sporting events. DeWine said this attendance policy will begin with professional...

Domantas Sabonis (left) won the skills challenege, Team Lebron, led by captain Lebron James (center left) won the All-Star game, Stephen Curry (center right) dominated the three point contest, and Anfernee Simons (right) took home the slam dunk contest prize.

Team Lebron dominates Team Durant in 2021 All-Star Game

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter March 12, 2021

On March 7, NBA All-Star weekend kicked off in Atlanta. The weekend featured four main events: the skills challenge, the 3-point contest, the slam dunk contest and the All-Star Game. The festivities...

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