Throwback jerseys and rival matchups highlight weekend for CWRU sports

Katie Wieser, Sports Editor

The Case Western Reserve University athletics community is geared up for another exciting weekend with a many highlight events including Throwback Weekend for the men and women’s basketball teams as well as the annual Battle of the Obelisk for the track and field team.

The basketball squads will take a step back in time this weekend as they participate in this annual event. Both basketball teams will be dressed in jerseys from an alternate era as they face off against conference opponents on during the weekend’s games.

The women will be wearing Mather College gold jerseys during both their Friday game versus Brandeis University and their Sunday game versus New York University.

The Spartan men will be glad in the uniform of the Western Reserve Red Cats during their Brandeis match-up then switch it up on Sunday when they’ll be sporting the Case Institute of Technology Rough Riders jerseys.
All four games will take place at Horsburgh Gymnasium starting at 6:00 pm on Friday and 12:00 pm on Sunday.

The event previously was a part of a larger spectacle, taking place in Adelbert Gymnasium. Since the move to the new facility and a phasing out of some of the historical events, the two basketball games comprise most of the festivities for the weekend. However, fans are encouraged to sport their vintage gear and cheer on the teams in style.

Just across the state line, the CWRU track and field teams will be taking their skills to Carnegie Mellon University for the fifth annual face off for the Obelisk Trophy. The team will be wearing custom t-shirts and is hoping to bring their fan base along as they continue this rivalry.

The event was the brainchild of former CWRU head coach Steve Rubin. Since 2011, the results have been evenly split with the Spartan women claiming the top spot and the Tartan men beating out the CWRU team. The track and field team this year is hoping to change things up with a decisive win.

Both events promise to be exciting entries in the history of CWRU athletics. Feel free to join the basketball team this weekend to have a part in the fun.