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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

The Cavs celebrate their victory against the Bulls on Jan. 2, in which Donovan Mitchell (center) scored a Cleveland record-breaking 71 points.

Cavs hover in top 5 in Eastern Conference playoff race

Jack Martin, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

With the NBA All-Star break quickly approaching, the Cleveland Cavaliers are sitting comfortably with a 31-22 record as of Jan. 31. With only 29 games left in the regular season, the Cavs are No. 2 in...

Third-year guard Luke Thorburn helped bring the Spartans to victory in a close game against NYU.

Men’s basketball sweep Brandeis, NYU on the road

Paola Van der Linden Costello, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team faced Brandeis University on Jan. 27 and New York University on Jan. 29 for their sixth and seventh games in UAA conference play. After a hard...

Senior guard/forward Isabella Mills scored 30 points against Brandeis to lead the Spartans to victory.

Women’s basketball splits road games, stands 3-4 in UAA play

Paola Van der Linden Costello, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team finished their non-conference play with a win against Hilbert University on Jan. 1. Their overall non-conference record was 9-2, a huge improvement...

Although both the mens and womens swimming and diving teams lost to Kenyon College, the Spartans spent time honoring the graduating seniors.

Swimming and diving teams split 2023 openers

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor January 27, 2023

After a two-month hiatus, the Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams have been back in action since Jan. 14. In a home event against the State University of New York College at Geneseo...

In CWRUs victory against WashU, second-year forward Umar Rashid (pictured) breaks the program record with nine blocks.

Men’s basketball defeats WashU, falls to UChicago

Paola Van Der Linden Costello, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team hoped to make a comeback after losing their first two games of the season against conference opponents the University of Rochester and Emory...

Fourth-year forward Cole Frilling scores 16 points in a game against Carnegie Mellon University, reaching 1,000 career points and becoming the 20th player in CWRUs history to achieve such a milestone.

Men’s basketball 11-game win streak ends in UAA play

Paola Van Der Linden Costello, Contributing Writer January 20, 2023

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued to break school records after finishing their non-conference play undefeated 10-0. Graduate student guard Mitch Prendergast missed...

CWRU first-year Jacob Gregg grapples with his opponent during the Jan. 14 Claude Sharer Duals.

Wrestling goes 6-2 to start 2023

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor January 20, 2023

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team had a scintillating start to the new year and don’t appear to be slowing down. After splitting the dual meet on Jan. 7, the Spartans swept another dual...

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Isaac Okoro blocks Minnesota Timberwolves player Anthony Edwards in the Cavs loss on Jan. 14.

Cavs’ road woes continue against Timberwolves

Taniskha Mhaskar, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

The Cleveland Cavaliers surrendered a 110-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 14 as they ran out of gas in their late game collapse. Cleveland won two of the five games on their road trip.  Power...

Shooting guards Caris LeVert (left) and Donovan Mitchell (right) go in for a high-five after leading the Cavs to victory against the 76ers.

Cavaliers impress with efficient scoring and tough defense in blowout win vs 76ers

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

On Nov. 30, the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Philadelphia 76ers in a high-profile Eastern Conference showdown. Nearly 20,000 fans filled the seats at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to watch the young Cavs...

Graduate student Danny Frauenheim shoots a layup in CWRUs match against Oberlin on Nov. 11.

Men’s basketball starts season 3-0, wins Bill Sudeck Tournament

Jack Martin, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball team started their season off hot with a three-game win streak. The Spartans entered the 2022-23 season ranked 19th in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top...

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