The Observer

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...

Men’s basketball loses twice on Throwback Weekend

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team played in the historic Adelbert Gymnasium this past weekend, facing two University Athletic Association (UAA) rivals that they had just competed against the previous week. The results were different this time, with CWRU dropping both games. ...

Spartans’ struggles continue through Throwback Weekend

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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

Although most students were relieved to have two days off due to cold weather, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team’s rough schedule did not allow for any breaks. The Spartans dropped two games at home last weekend, finishing 60-54 against the University of Chicago and 81-62...

Athletic awards and recognition

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Softball, Sports, Track and Field, Women's Basketball, Women's Swimming

CWRU women’s indoor track and field rank in top 25 for first time On Jan. 10, it was announced that the women’s indoor track and field team was ranked 25th in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Computer Rankings. This is the first time the t...

Men’s basketball wins first road game at University of Chicago in decade

Men’s basketball wins first road game at University of Chicago in decade

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued its University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule last week, facing two tough opponents on the road, the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). The team defeated then-UAA leader Chicago, 85-80, on Frida...

Spartans fall to top UAA competition

Spartans fall to top UAA competition

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


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

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team fell to tough opponents this past weekend, including No. 19 University of Chicago 83-55, and the University of Washington in St. Louis (WashU), who holds a perfect 7-0 University Athletic Association (UAA) conference record. The Spartans still main...

Men’s basketball suffers setback against UAA opponents

Men’s basketball suffers setback against UAA opponents

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team suffered two tough defeats on the road against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents, losing to Emory University, 91-74, on Friday, Jan. 18 and to No. 22 University of Rochester, 81-68, on Monday, Jan. 21.   CWRU played a close f...

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