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Cavaliers continue re-building effort

Ishan Kulkarni, Contributing Reporter

November 15, 2019

With a new October comes a new season of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball. Over the summer, the Cavaliers further emphasized the rebuild of the ongoing roster by picking up key rookies. With the fifth overall pick, the Cavaliers selected sharpshooting guard Darius Garland from Vanderbilt. They then adde...

NBA caught up in Cantonese storm

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

To Ohio basketball fans, clips of LeBron jersey burnings seem a thing of the past, but this time his jerseys are being burned outside the U.S. Two weeks ago, the General Manager of the Houston Rockets Daryl Morey, in a now deleted tweet, expressed support for the recent Hong Kong protests, with an im...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker at Brandeis

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker at Brandeis

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

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

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

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...

Men’s basketball loses twice on Throwback Weekend

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team played in the historic Adelbert Gymnasium this past weekend, facing two University Athletic Association (UAA) rivals that they had just competed against the previous week. The results were different this time, with CWRU dropping both games. ...

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