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Excellence in the classroom and on the field

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor April 30, 2021

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s football team had the honor of sending 15 players to the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame 2021 Hampshire Honor Society, leading the nation. The...

Tom Brady (12) celebrates in the huddle as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV in historic game

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter February 19, 2021

On Feb. 7, 2021, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the reigning-champion Kansas City Chiefs in a 31-9 blowout to secure the Bucs’ second Super Bowl victory and their first in 18 years. Though the venue...

Cleveland plans to host 2021 NFL Draft

Akhil Medarametla, Contributing Reporter February 19, 2021

Two weeks ago, Super Bowl LV marked the conclusion of the 2020 NFL season. Fans are now already gearing up for next season and are looking towards the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, which will be hosted by Cleveland...

NFL playoffs divisional weekend roundup

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter January 17, 2020

In an entertaining weekend of divisional round playoff football, four teams were eliminated, leaving four remaining teams vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. In the American Football Conference (AFC),...

A disappointing season: What explains the Browns’ struggles?

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter December 6, 2019

This year was supposed to be the year. All offseason, Cleveland Browns fans were ecstatic, anticipating a competitive team and a playoff run. This optimism was also supported by many in the media. Last...

Wide-reciever Colt Morgan powers the ball up the field.

Spartan football falls in the first round of NCAAs, ending a strong season

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter December 6, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Case Western Reserve University Spartan football team traveled to Schenectady, New York to face off against Union College in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs....

Browns brawl with the Steelers results in longest suspension in NFL history

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter November 22, 2019

In one of the wildest games of the NFL season so far, the Cleveland Browns prevailed over the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 on Thursday night in their Week 11 matchup. The Steelers came into the game without...

Famed CWRU football coach Jim Chapman passes away

Famed CWRU football coach Jim Chapman passes away

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter November 8, 2019

Jim Chapman took over head coaching duties at Case Western Reserve University in 1982, at a time when the program was at a major low. At that time, the Spartans had a losing record for 10 seasons out of...

The Spartans football take their positions

Football remains undefeated while celebrating Senior Day

Shreya Ramani , Staff Reporter November 8, 2019

In the past two weekends, the Spartans prevailed over both Geneva College and Bethany College, all while celebrating Senior Day during the latter game. The 21st-ranked Spartans held on against Geneva...

Football's graduating class has racked up the fourth most wins of any senior class in the team's history.

Spartan football nears end of their successful season

Emily Young, Development Editor November 1, 2019

The Spartan football team is taking no prisoners as it continues to plow its way through the conference. With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, the team has maintained a perfect season,...

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