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Women’s basketball splits at home

Women’s basketball splits at home

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team split their final pair of home games this weekend, claiming a win against Emory University 63-58 but falling to the University of Rochester 73-63. The Spartans’ overall record is 14-10, placing them fourth in the University Athletic Associa...

Two players hit career scoring highs, men’s basketball continues skid

Two players hit career scoring highs, men’s basketball continues skid

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued its rough patch in their University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule, losing 83-71 to Emory University on Friday, Feb. 15 and 68-62 to No. 22 University of Rochester on Sunday, Feb. 17. Both games were played at home in the Hors...

Fourth-year swimmer finishes season with a bang

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

Renee Decker is a fourth-year student and a freestyle/backstroke swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University women’s swim team. Recently, at the University Athletic Association Championships, her relay team achieved a school record and NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:35.37 in the 200-yard freestyle ...

First-year swimmer remembers the “sweet” moments

First-year swimmer remembers the “sweet” moments

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

Daniella Rupert is a first-year student and freestyle swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University’s women’s swim team. In just her first year swimming at the collegiate level, she has already earned multiple first place titles at meets, including against Baldwin Wallace. When out of the pool, Rup...

Wrestling makes history at UAA Championships

Wrestling makes history at UAA Championships

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team competed on Feb. 9 at home in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships. En route to a second place finish, the Spartans beat No. 17 New York University, their first team victory ever against a ranked opponent, but fell to No. 24 University o...

Spartan swimmers head to conference championship

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams are headed to Chicago to compete in the 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championships. This year’s championships are hosted by the University of Chicago, one of the university’s top athletic rivals. The cha...

Spartans bounce back on the road

Spartans bounce back on the road

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team snapped their six game losing streak with a win over Brandeis University 67-55. The Spartans fell to New York University (NYU) 83-72 before their triumph. Against NYU, the Spartans took the lead early on in the first quarter. A jumper by ...

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker at Brandeis

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker at Brandeis

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team played back-to-back road games last weekend, losing to New York University (NYU) 81-71 on Friday, Feb. 8, and losing a nail biter against Brandeis University in overtime 71-66 on Sunday, Feb. 10. Second-year guard Ignas Masiulionis and firs...

Second-year basketball player aims to follow in parents’ footsteps

Second-year basketball player aims to follow in parents’ footsteps

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Michael Volkening is second-year student and guard on the Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball team. He has seen the court in 19 games this year, averaging 7.3 points and 2.1 assists per game. Outside basketball, Volkening has a strong passion for entrepreneurship; thus, he is curr...

Getting ready for March Madness

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NFL season has officially wrapped up, which means it is time to look forward to the next great sporting event of the year: March Madness. If you have been focused on football or the NBA, you may not know much about the top college teams in the country. With a little more than a month until th...

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