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Football wins overtime thriller over archrival

Following an exciting overtime victory in its final game, CWRU is rushing into the NCAA playoffs.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

The game appeared to be over. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) lined up in victory formation with a four point lead, ready to take a knee and run out the rest of the clock. On the opposing sideline, some Case Western Reserve University players started crying, knowing their rival quelled another perfect...

Football brings down the Titans

Football brings down the Titans

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017

It’s deja vu all over again. After defeating Westminster College in its penultimate game of the season, the nationally ranked Case Western Reserve University is 9-0 and one win away from finishing a perfect season. The only team standing in the way is archrival Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). In...

Spartans’ weapons will destroy Tartan hopes

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017

Editor’s Note: Reporters from the student newspapers of Case Western Reserve University (The Observer) and Carnegie Mellon University (The Tartan) previewed the 32nd annual Academic Bowl, the rivalry game between the two schools’ football teams. Both previews are printed in both newspapers and onl...

Alternate perspective: It’s not just another game for CMU

Kate Liston, Contributing Reporter

November 10, 2017

Editor’s Note: Reporters from the student newspapers of Case Western Reserve University (The Observer) and Carnegie Mellon University (The Tartan) previewed the 32nd annual Academic Bowl, the rivalry game between the two schools’ football teams. Both previews are printed in both newspapers and onl...

Football team tames Bears

Third-year wide receiver Joey Spitalli looks in expecting a pass early in the game.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

Adrian Cannon knew the pass was coming. The fourth-year cornerback read the play from the beginning, fought through a block, stepped in front of the intended receiver, jumped up and stuck out his arms. The ball went right to the number seven on his jersey and Cannon intercepted the pass on the firs...

Football team dominates for seventh straight win

Wide receivers Giuseppe Orsini and Joey Spitalli celebrate following a touchdown earlier in the season.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 27, 2017

For the seventh consecutive game, the Spartans trotted out on the field. And for the seventh consecutive game, the outcome never really seemed in doubt. Case Western Reserve University was victorious again, as the football team improved to 7-0 on the season and 6-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conf...

Strong football offense stays undefeated, beats Thiel, Geneva

The Spatants football team scored 63 points en route to their sixth straight win.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 22, 2017

The Spartan football team could do no wrong on Oct. 14, defeating the Tomcats 63-28 in Greenville, Pennsylvania. With the win, Case Western Reserve University improved to 6-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC). Thiel College dropped to 1-5 and 1-3 in PAC play. Th...

Spartans stop Bison in their tracks

CWRU defensive linemen await the snap from Bethany

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 13, 2017

In front of their largest crowd of the season, the Spartans football team produced its largest victory of the year, a 33-3 Homecoming win over Bethany College on Oct. 7. Leading the way for Case Western Reserve University were fourth-year quarterback Rob Cuda (299 yards, four total touchdowns), fourth-...

Bearcats declawed by Spartan defense

Fourth-year quarterback Rob Cuda threw for four touchdowns and ran for another in the Spartans' win over Saint Vincent College.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017

Propelled by a historic day from fourth-year quarterback Rob Cuda and another terrific performance from its defense, the No. 17 Case Western Reserve University football team defeated Saint Vincent College 35-14. The Spartans improved to 4-0 on the season with a 3-0 record in Presidents’ Athletic Confe...

Spartans swat Yellow Jackets

Jacob Burke, pitcured here after just receiving a handoff, ran over the century mark and scored three touchdowns.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017

For the second straight week, the Spartans cruised over a weaker opponent under the lights at DiSanto Field as the No. 18 football team defeated Waynesburg University 56-21. With the win on Sept. 23, Case Western Reserve University improved to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic C...

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