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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Forward Isaac Okoro (pictured) secured a Cavalier victory with a last-minute steal and game-winning dunk against the Brooklyn Nets.

Cavs ride five-game win streak at season midpoint

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on quite a hot streak. On Friday, Jan. 14, the Cavs traveled to San Antonio where they faced the Spurs, eventually beating them in a close game, 114-109. Guard Darius...

Second-year forward Kayla Characklis (center) lead the Spartans in their recent conference games, scoring 14 points against NYU and 15 points against Brandeis.

Women’s basketball splits weekend vs NYU, Brandeis

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor January 21, 2022

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team holds a 1-2 conference play record following a 62-86 loss to New York University and a 57-49 victory over Brandeis University last weekend....

Following their victory against NYU, the mens basketball team ranks first in the UAA standings, tying them with WashU.

Men’s basketball win streak extends to 12 with blowout win vs. NYU

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

After losing the season opener to the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in the Bill Sudeck Tournament, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team has been absolutely tearing through...

Fourth-year Trey Razanauskas, second from the right, gives an impassioned speech at the NCAA National Meet on Nov. 20, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The legacy of Trey Razanauskas

Yoshmar Pinal-Alfaro, Contributing Writer January 14, 2022

On Nov. 20, 2021, at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky, fourth-year Trey Razanauskas ran for a time of 24:25.7 on the 8K course, the fastest time ever run by a member of the Case...

Second-year forward Preet Gill (center) scored 4 points and captured a career-high 10 rebounds in the Spartans conference opener against Carnegie Mellon University.

Women’s basketball falls to CMU in opening UAA matchup

Alyssa Zimmerman, Contributing Writer January 14, 2022

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team returned from break as strong as ever. The Spartans left on high note, beating Kenyon College in a resounding 94-40 victory on Dec. 18. The team...

Fourth-year forward Ryan Newton (above) secured a CWRU victory in the final seconds of their conference opener ending with a score of 89-88.

Men’s basketball extends win streak to 11 after defeating Hilbert College, CMU

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor January 14, 2022

The blistering season for the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued last week as the Spartans defeated Hilbert College and conference rival Carnegie Mellon University. The loss...

Evan Mobley (left) led the Cavs to a 108-104 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 2.

Cavaliers go 2-1 to start off West Coast road trip

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken basketball fans by surprise this season with their high level of play as new acquisitions and young talent continue to blossom. The same continued on the first week of...

Running back DErnest Johnson (pictured above) leads the Browns offensive in NFL regular-season finale.

Browns triumph 21-16 over Bengals in a Battle of the Backups

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

The 2021 NFL season finale featured several high-profile matchups with playoff spots on the line, but for the Cleveland Browns it was a chance to finally put this disappointing season in the rear view....

Quarterback Baker Mayfield (pictured) sustains injuries as Browns look to maximize the current season after loss against Ravens.

Browns offense disappoints in vital primetime matchup against the Ravens

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Sunday Night Football in week 12 of the 2021 NFL season featured a divisional showdown, as the 7-3 Baltimore Ravens hosted the 6-5 Cleveland Browns. This was a crucial game for both AFC North teams, as...

Third-year Maria Pritchett (pictured) competes in the Magnus Cup Invitational at Cleveland State University, joining a record-breaking lineup.

Swimming, diving and wrestling teams earn mixed finishes

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor December 3, 2021

Swimming & Diving The Case Western Reserve University swimming teams delivered multiple standout performances at the Magnus Cup Invitational at Cleveland State University (CSU). For the men’s...

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