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Spartan swimmers head to conference championship

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

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


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming

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...

Spartans win on the road

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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...

Taekman: Spartan School Spirit

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

October 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Imagine your archetypical college football game. The screaming student section and the echoes of the marching band bouncing around the stadium as a player gears his arm back and throws, full-force. A moment of near tangible tension as the ball sails into the end zone, an explosion of noise when i...

CWRU pregame playlists ranked

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

1. Baseball With a mix of pop and old-school rock, this playlist, from the smooth funk of Queen’s “Another One Bites to Dust” to the retro-rhymes of House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” kills it from start to finish. 2. Volleyball This pre-game playlist has everything it takes to put intens...

The sounds of CWRU sports

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Your midterm exam will be in a few days, and you’ve decided to start studying. You know the road to an A is paved with multiple problem sets, homework review, rewatching lectures on MediaVision and trying to understand that one concept you just can’t seem to grasp. You’re going to need music to...

Take the sexism out of sports

Taylor Moran, Director of Business

February 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

Sports are a huge part of my life. I love playing them and I love watching them. I have been excited for the 2016 Olympics since the 2012 Games ended. Like many other viewers of the Olympic Games, I love watching gymnastics. Just walk into a room and ask people about their favorite Olympic sport....

A look back at the top 10 moments of the fall season

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor

November 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

1- Tournament bound The Spartan Volleyball team made program history as they were selected to compete in the DIII NCAA Championship Tournament this season. This was the Spartans’ second NCAA tournament bid in program history. The Spartans earned the tournament bid after finishing the season with a record...

The Quidditch question

The Quidditch question

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

September 4, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With a saga as lengthy and exciting as the books that the activity is based on, the question of Quidditch’s place in the sports world has long been a topic of debate among the staff of this newspaper. The staff decided that the only way to bring the arguments to an end was for me, the sports editor,...

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