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A new football league begins

A new football league begins

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

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...

New England Patriots extend dynasty in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports

In the middle of the third quarter of the Super Bowl, announcers Tony Romo and Jim Nantz joked that the highlight of the game was a record-setting 65-yard punt from Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker. At that point in the game, they were probably right. With the New England Patriots at the time le...

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports, Super Bowl, Top Stories

In what seems like an inevitable fact of life, the New England Patriots are once again playing in the Super Bowl. This time, they match up against the Los Angeles Rams, an up-and-coming team in their first Super Bowl since 2002, when they faced none other than the Patriots. However, both teams enter t...

Spartans fall to rival Carnegie Mellon in overtime

Spartans fall to rival Carnegie Mellon in overtime

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University football team lost the 33rd Annual Academic Bowl to Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, Nov. 10 on DiSanto Field. The Spartans battled into overtime but unfortunately lost by a slim 23-29 margin. The game was also the Spartans’ Senior Night. This year the te...

Forecasting the NFL MVP, playoffs

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

This week will kick-off week 10 of the NFL season, one that has seen the emergence of many storylines and has featured multiple marquee games thus far. The MVP race this year is especially intriguing. A lot of players are worthy of the prestigious award based on their performances in the regular se...

CWRU wins over Waynesburg

CWRU wins over Waynesburg

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University football team defeated Waynesburg University 41-17 at home on DiSanto Field last Saturday, Nov. 3. Waynesburg kicked off the game with a 33-yard field goal in just over five minutes of game time, but the Spartans came right back with their own field goal from first-...

Spartans win on the road

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s football team hit the road on Saturday, Oct. 27, to defeat Bethany College, 34-3. Spartan first-year kicker Robertson Albrecht kicked the game off to a strong start with a 24-yard field goal in the first quarter. The Bethany College Bison couldn’t manage...

Tanking: From the NBA to the NFL

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

If you are an NBA fan, you probably recognize the term “tanking.” It has become an increasingly popular strategy among basketball franchises. The general idea behind the term is that a team will purposefully trade away, or simply rest, its best players in order to lose games, and thus obtain ...

CWRU football brings home another win

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

While most of campus relaxed during the long-awaited Fall Break, the Case Western Reserve University football team hit the road and faced off against Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on Oct. 20. The Spartans came out on top, beating the Golden Tornadoes 27-14. The Spartans opened the first quarter with a...

Football suffers heartbreaking defeat

Football suffers heartbreaking defeat

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University men’s football team lost to undefeated No. 12 Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday, Oct. 6. The final score was 44-36. Despite the loss, the Spartans had an impressive outing. First-year quarterback Drew Saxton threw for a career-high 414 yards during the g...

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