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NFL storylines after the first four games

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

The first quarter of the 2019 NFL season has passed and the league is as polarizing as ever. One division has four teams with the same record. Backup quarterbacks are taking the league by storm, and, of course, the New England Patriots are dominating everyone.  Who are the Cleveland Browns this season?  ...

Football continues with winning streak and earns honors

Football continues with winning streak and earns honors

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

This past weekend, Case Western Reserve University’s football team looked to remain undefeated when they traveled to Greenville, South Carolina to play against PAC rival Thiel College. With their 37-6 win, the team improved their standing in the season and conference, as they improved to a 3-0 in th...

The Ohio State University football, four weeks in

The Ohio State University football, four weeks in

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

September 27, 2019

So far into the 2019 season, the Buckeyes seem to be doing pretty well. They have had a four-game win streak and have seemed to settle into their groove. The team’s direction this season is uncertain yet exciting, especially considering this is the first season without the team’s legendary co...

Fourth-year football player reminisces on final season at CWRU

Fourth-year football player reminisces on final season at CWRU

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Adam Zybko is a fourth-year tight end on the Case Western Reserve University football team. Over his four seasons, he has seen action in 30 games, accumulating 318 yards and one touchdown. Zybko has also received accolades of UAA Fall All-Academic recognition and Fall 2018 PAC Academic Honor Roll. H...

Cleveland Browns season primer

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Perhaps failure can lead to success. For the Cleveland Browns, success is finally on the horizon. Since 1999, the Browns have only had two winning seasons and have started 28 different quarterbacks. The team hit rock bottom after a 2017-18 season where they lost every game, going 0-16. Then, the tid...

Luck shocks the football world

Luck shocks the football world

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

On Saturday night, while my roommate and I were watching the first college football game of the season on ESPN, the red “Breaking News” sign flashed across the bottom of the screen with a sentence that flipped the football world on its head: Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL.  We made eye contact a...

Ford’s Five Fantasy Football Tips

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

If you’re a Cincinnati Bengals fan like myself or a Cleveland Browns fan, you have not experienced a lot of postseason success when it comes to real football. No matter how much I yell at the screen, the lack of control I have over the team is maddening as I watch year after losing year pass by.  ...

Cinderella Story graces Browns

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

We’ve all seen a feel-good story on social media, filling us with joy and triumph. The sports world is full of these stories, and recently, the story of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi has graced media outlets with another emotional tale of persistence and dedication. Sheehy-Guiseppi...

What the Browns need to do this offseason

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

After their best season in recent memory, the Cleveland Browns are getting ready for the 2019 season with the hope of winning their division, the AFC North, and earning an ever-elusive playoff berth. The Browns finished the 2018 season with a 7-8-1 record. For the first time in eight years they did...

A new football league begins

A new football league begins

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

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...

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