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National basketball team in shambles?

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Australia surprised the sports world by defeating the U.S. men’s basketball team for the first time ever, snapping the U.S. team’s 78 game winning streak. Prior to this loss, the U.S.’s most recent loss happened against Greece at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Australian point guard Patty Mi...

State of the Blue Jackets offseason

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The Columbus Blue Jackets have truly had a tale of two stories the past four months. They went from a shocking sweep of the historic Tampa Bay Lightning and giving the Boston Bruins a run for their money to losing four key free agents, seemingly flou...

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

Emily Young, Copy Editor

March 29, 2019

Every year, March Madness rocks the nation with torrents of busted brackets, crushing dreams and ruining sports enthusiasts’ chances of winning their office betting pool. This year was particularly brutal, with only top-seeded teams making it to the Sweet 16. The lowest seeded team to make it to the S...

Spartan swimmers break two relay records

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Over the weekend, a portion of the Spartan swim team traveled to the University of Chicago to compete at the Midwest Invitational. The women finished third after totaling 435.5 points, and the men earned 195 points to claim sixth. The Spartan women broke two school records at the meet, both in relay even...

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team played their final game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 23, topping Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 69-52. The game also served as the team’s Senior Day, where graduating students were recognized for their contributions to the team. Stud...

Men’s basketball loses season finale in overtime

Men’s basketball loses season finale in overtime

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team ended their season with another close loss, 97-91, to University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on Saturday, Feb. 23 at home. The team battled hard throughout the game, forcing overtime on a buzzer-beating...

Women’s basketball splits at home

Women’s basketball splits at home

February 22, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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