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A new football league begins

A new football league begins

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

The football void of February to August is normally a waiting game for pigskin lovers; while the NFL Draft and free agency are fun, they don’t carry the same joy of actually watching a game. A new professional football league is attempting to fill that hole with a product that will attract NFL f...

First-year swimmer remembers the “sweet” moments

First-year swimmer remembers the “sweet” moments

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

Daniella Rupert is a first-year student and freestyle swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University’s women’s swim team. In just her first year swimming at the collegiate level, she has already earned multiple first place titles at meets, including against Baldwin Wallace. When out of the pool, Rup...

Wrestling makes history at UAA Championships

Wrestling makes history at UAA Championships

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team competed on Feb. 9 at home in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. En route to a second place finish, the Spartans beat No. 17 New York University, their first team victory ever against a ranked opponent, but fell to No. 24 University o...

Individual, relay successes stand out for Spartan track and field

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field

The Case Western Reserve University men and women’s track and field teams sent a group to compete in the Mid-February Meet on Friday, Feb. 8. The event was hosted by Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. The Spartans were able to finish the meet with a third place finish for the men and a sixth ...

Men’s tennis kicks off spring with 3 victories

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis

The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team started their spring 2019 season successfully with three victories on Saturday, Feb. 9. The team defeated Wabash College, Earlham College and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology each with a score of 9-0. The Spartans started the day by facing Wabas...

Spartan swimmers head to conference championship

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams are headed to Chicago to compete in the 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championships. This year’s championships are hosted by the University of Chicago, one of the university’s top athletic rivals. The cha...

Spartans bounce back on the road

Spartans bounce back on the road

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team snapped their six game losing streak with a win over Brandeis University 67-55. The Spartans fell to New York University (NYU) 83-72 before their triumph. Against NYU, the Spartans took the lead early on in the first quarter. A jumper by ...

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker at Brandeis

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker at Brandeis

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team played back-to-back road games last weekend, losing to New York University (NYU) 81-71 on Friday, Feb. 8, and losing a nail biter against Brandeis University in overtime 71-66 on Sunday, Feb. 10. Second-year guard Ignas Masiulionis and firs...

Second-year basketball player aims to follow in parents’ footsteps

Second-year basketball player aims to follow in parents’ footsteps

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Michael Volkening is second-year student and guard on the Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball team. He has seen the court in 19 games this year, averaging 7.3 points and 2.1 assists per game. Outside basketball, Volkening has a strong passion for entrepreneurship; thus, he is curr...

Getting ready for March Madness

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NFL season has officially wrapped up, which means it is time to look forward to the next great sporting event of the year: March Madness. If you have been focused on football or the NBA, you may not know much about the top college teams in the country. With a little more than a month until th...

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