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Women’s basketball splits at home

Graduate student Kara Hageman recorded 20 points and fourteen rebounds, hitting the 1400 career points mark when the women's basketball team competed against University of Rochester.

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

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

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...

Spartans bounce back on the road

Spartans bounce back on the road

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

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

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. ...

Spartans’ struggles continue through Throwback Weekend

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

Although most students were relieved to have two days off due to cold weather, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team’s rough schedule did not allow for any breaks. The Spartans dropped two games at home last weekend, finishing 60-54 against the University of Chicago and 81-62...

Athletic awards and recognition

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019

CWRU women’s indoor track and field rank in top 25 for first time On Jan. 10, it was announced that the women’s indoor track and field team was ranked 25th in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Computer Rankings. This is the first time the t...

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,

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

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 Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). The team defeated then-UAA leader Chicago, 85-80, on Frida...

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