The Observer

Back from the brink

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 11, 2016

The ball bounced on the turf and third-year student Justin McMahon saw his chance to rescue the season. The linebacker pounced on the fumble at the three yard line, stopping Westminster College’s golden opportunity to win the game in the final seconds. The Case Western Reserve University footbal...

Eight Is Great

The Spartans burst onto the field before their home game versus St. Vincent College earlier in the season.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 4, 2016

With the temperature reaching a record high, there was no question of if it was hot during the football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, in St. Louis. The question was whether the No. 24 Case Western Reserve University offense was even hotter. There was simply no stopping the CWRU running game in the team...

“We did what we had to do to win”

Kicker Ben Carniol attempts an extra point during a game earlier this season. Carniol has converted 35 of his 39 extra point attempts this year

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 28, 2016

After many students struggled through their midterm exams, the Spartans’ football team faced their hardest test of the season. Just like their fellow Case Western Reserve University students, the team passed, defeating Geneva College Golden Tornados 16-14. With the win, the Spartans remain a perfect ...

Finding new ways to win

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 21, 2016

The formula may have been a bit different, but the result was still the same for the Spartans. The Case Western Reserve University football team secured another victory, their sixth in a row, over the Thiel College Tomcats, 48-21. With the win, CWRU improved to 6-0 on the year and 5-0 in the Preside...

Football cruises into Homecoming game

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 14, 2016

Another week, another victory as the Spartans’ football team keeps rolling along. Case Western Reserve University improved to 5-0 on the season with a 37-14 victory over Bethany College in West Virginia last Saturday. With the victory, the Spartans improved to 4-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conf...

Football aces latest test

Third-year quarterback Rob Cuda hands off to second-year wide receiver Justin Phan early in the game against St. Vincent. The Spartans successful running attack was key to their victory.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

The outcome was the same, but getting there was a little different. The Case Western Reserve University football team defeated the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College 53-28 at home to achieve a perfect 4-0 record on the season. The Spartans remained tied atop the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) stand...

Football cruises to easy victory

Jacob Burke dodges a Waynesburg defender during one of his 20 rushes. He set career highs in carries, yards and touchdowns in the Spartans victory.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016

Another week, another offensive record for the Spartans. Last week it was fourth-year wide receiver Brendan Lynch tying the team’s single game receiving yards record. This week, it was third-year fullback Jacob Burke tying a team record with four rushing touchdowns in Case Western Reserve University...

Football routs Grove City

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016

Not even Mother Nature could stop the Spartans’ offense, as the football team cruised to a 55-0 win last Saturday over Grove City College in a game twice delayed by weather. Both delays were due to lightning seen in the area, with the first one coming late in the first quarter and the second more tha...

Attacking the next challenge

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 16, 2016

Picking up right where they left off last season, Spartan football used a potent offense and stingy defense to win their opening game of the season over the University of Chicago. After a regularly scheduled week off, the team is traveling to Grove City College (0-2) on Sept. 17 to take on the Wolveri...

Browns improving offense inspires optimism

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2016

Believe it or not, the Cleveland Browns have a lot of reasons to be optimistic this season. The team heads into the season with Robert Griffin III as their starting quarterback. Griffin is, when healthy, one of the better quarterbacks in the game. However he has been unable to stay healthy these ...

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