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NBA champions or bust

Veijay Raj, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

The NBA playoffs are set to begin on April 16 as the Cleveland Cavaliers begin their seven-game series versus the Detroit Pistons. Last year, a Finals exit by the hand of Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors and several injuries left some “what ifs?” in the team. With a healthy Kyrie Irving and...

To fire or not to fire, that is the question

JP. O'Hagan and Billy Heyen

January 29, 2016

Welcome to Point/Counterpoint, the back and forth sports bar style debate column. This week we are taking on the Cavaliers firing of head coach David Blatt, the impact it will have, and the reasons behind the surprising move. This transcript has been lightly edited. JP. O’Hagan (Sports Editor)...

Moves need to be made to make Cavs contenders

Billy Heyen, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

Heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded their most recent first overall pick Andrew Wiggins and other assets to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves. To the casual fan, this looked like a solid move. LeBron was coming home, Kyrie was an up-and-coming star in...

Should Browns move on from Johnny Football?

Billy Heyen, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2016

There are 32 teams in the NFL. With every team starting a quarterback each and every week, that’s 32 starting quarterbacks in the best football league on the planet. In a perfect world, the 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL would be the 32 best quarterbacks in the world. I am here to say that Johnny...

Browns head coaching search begins and ends with questions

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2016

After another disappointing season for the Cleveland Browns ended this year, the Browns finished with a record of just three wins and 13 losses. As has become customary with the team, this meant firing the head coach, Mike Pettine. Not as common—but also a needed overhaul—it meant the end of the...

Cavs season opens with high hopes

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers have finished an offseason of improvement. After reaching the NBA finals and losing in six games to the Golden State Warriors, the Cavaliers spent their summer fighting to retain all of the players that made them great and added more players to the lineup. The biggest struggle...

Browns May See Playoffs

Noah Crowley, Contributing Reporter

August 28, 2015

In most of our lifetimes, the Browns have had only two winning seasons. This season, the team looks promising, particularly with young quarterback Johnny “Johnny Football” Manziel’s improvements. One thing the Browns have going for them that isn’t commonly found around the league right now...

Cavaliers hold Cleveland’s championship hope

Noah Crowley, Contributing Reporter

August 21, 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently the single greatest hope for a major sports championship in Northeast Ohio. The last time “The Land” has won a major sports championship was back in 1964: the Browns won before the NFL Championship played the AFL and held the annual “Superbowl.” Upon his...

Cleveland home of the Indians

Billy Heyen, Contributing Reporter

August 21, 2015

Welcome to Cleveland, everyone, home of Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians. Since students at Case Western Reserve University come from far and wide, the wonder of the Indians is not common knowledge. We are here to make it common knowledge. The Cleveland Indians have been a part of the...

Have faith in Indians “Big Three”

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2015

Newsflash: Indians pitchers are very good at fanning opposing batters. This has been a growing trend. Last year, the Indians’ rotation averaged 8.92 strikeouts per nine innings. Such a feat hadn’t been seen in a very long time—since 1884, to be exact, when the Milwaukee Brewers pitching corps...

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