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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 season showed what the team was capable of, especially as they finished with almost a winning reco...

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

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. The 25th-ranked Spartans went in with a 9-1 record against the 13th-ranked Dutchmen (10-0). Unfortunately,...

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 their two leading contributors, running back James Conner and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, and the Br...

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 previous 11. Even worse, they were on a 22 game losing streak. Enter Jim Chapman, the coac...

Football remains undefeated while celebrating Senior Day

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 College with a win of 30-23 on Saturday, Oct. 26. As the season draws to a close, Case Western Res...

Spartan football nears end of their successful season

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, winning seven consecutive games. With only three games left in the regular season, the team seems ...

Football remains undefeated

Football remains undefeated

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

This past weekend, the 23rd/19th-ranked Case Western Reserve University Spartans traveled to Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where they improved their record to 6-0 with a 34-26 win over Saint Vincent College. This win affirmed their standing as leaders in their Presidents’ Athletic Conference, where they hav...

NCAA Ohio Division I Football Week Nine Round-up

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

October 25, 2019

Unfortunately, going to a Division III school means that even though the football team is actually pretty good there aren’t that many people who enjoy following the team. If you want to experience college football teams with a more vocal fanbase, here’s an update from some notable NCAA Division I te...

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...

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