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National basketball team in shambles?

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...

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

March Madness brackets are a ritual for many. Above is just one of the many brackets that have been created this year.
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,...

Men’s basketball loses season finale in overtime

Third-year guard Monty Khela forced overtime with a clutch three pointer with one second remaining in regulation. The Spartans were outscored 15-9 in overtime to end their final game with a loss, finishing the season with a 9-16 overall record.
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,...

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

Third-year guard Monty Khela heads towards the basket. The Spartans faced Emory University and University of Rochester last weekend, ultimately falling to both.
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...

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker at Brandeis

Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker at Brandeis
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...

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

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

Getting ready for March Madness

Breaking down the top three teams thus far
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...

Men’s basketball loses twice on Throwback Weekend

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...

Men’s basketball wins first road game at University of Chicago in decade

The Spartans defeated University of Chicago with a score 85-80. The win marked the first road win against UChicago since 2009. Head Coach Todd McGuinness commented,
February 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team continued its University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule last week, facing two tough opponents on the road, the University of Chicago and...

Men’s basketball suffers setback against UAA opponents

The Spartans battled hard in games against Emory University and University of Rochester, but were unable to come away with a win.
January 25, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team suffered two tough defeats on the road against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents, losing to Emory University, 91-74, on Friday,...

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