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Spartan swimmers head to conference championship

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

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...

Spartan swimming sinks in New York

Spartan swimming sinks in New York

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams both lost to State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY-Geneseo) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past weekend. The meet was pushed back from Saturday, Jan. 19 due to the dangerous winter weather’s effect on travel time. Both the men...

Swimming and diving takes first to end semester

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams are starting the new semester on a high note. The Spartans ended last semester at the College of Wooster Invitational, coming in first out of the 11 competing universities. The team swept the board, racking up enough points to launch them into...

Swimming and diving wraps up winning semester

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams have made a splash so far this season. Both the women’s and men’s teams have won five out of their six meets in the current season. Most recently, the teams swept a quad meet at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. The...

Spartans win on the road

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University men’s football team hit the road on Saturday, Oct. 27, to defeat Bethany College, 34-3. Spartan first-year kicker Robertson Albrecht kicked the game off to a strong start with a 24-yard field goal in the first quarter. The Bethany College Bison couldn’t manage...

CWRU football brings home another win

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

While most of campus relaxed during the long-awaited Fall Break, the Case Western Reserve University football team hit the road and faced off against Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on Oct. 20. The Spartans came out on top, beating the Golden Tornadoes 27-14. The Spartans opened the first quarter with a...

“The Program:” shaping leadership at CWRU

“The Program:” shaping leadership at CWRU

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018

Back in the fall, my coach asked me if I would partake in a leadership program headed by the Case Western Reserve University Department of Athletics called, “The Program.” I did not have a great idea of what I was getting into, but I became committed and began attending the sessions twice a semester. ...

A look at the new turf on North Side’s athletic fields

A look at the new turf on North Side’s athletic fields

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

July 22, 2017

Over the past few years, new buildings and renovations of current ones have dominated summer construction at Case Western Reserve University. Now, the fields get their turn. CWRU replaced the 12-year old turf on DiSanto Field and is in the process of replacing the infields at both Mather Park and No...

Heather O’Keeffe: Rethinking the student-athlete education

Heather O'Keeffe

September 18, 2015

Professional athletes are gods among mortals. They are stronger, faster and more skilled than us normal human beings. Usain Bolt’s speed is astounding, LeBron James’ skill is riveting and Serena Williams’ dominance has captured the attention of the world. Once society places an athlete on a pedestal...

Towel change

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

October 3, 2014

The soft comfort of drying off after a tough workout or a good swim has become a little bit pricier for the students at Case Western Reserve University. Before this year, the Veale Center lent towels to students free of cost. Now, the Athletics Department has changed its policy, requiring a $40 per...

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