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Bills' slams kick start Spartans

Bills' slams kick start Spartans

Leading up to the tournament, the Spartans looked nothing like a contender. They had posted a 2-7 record, just lost two lopsided games to LaGrange College, and got mercy-ruled by University of Rochester in their first game. "We felt disgusted," said sophomore catcher Steve Bills. (0) comments

University won't cut athletics budget next year

The university spent $2,976,213 on varsity athletics last academic year and that total is expected to remain nearly the same for this and next year. The athletic department received its budget guidelines from the university on Wednesday. The expenditures on varsity athletics for 2007-08 were the highest in school history. (0) comments

Track and Field: Teams get fifth in UAA

A matter of hundredths of seconds can separate competitors at a track meet. Freshman Matt Jurcak and junior Obinna Nwanna exemplified this axiom by crossing the finish line in 7.84 and 7.85 seconds, respectively, in the 55-meter hurdles at the UAA Championships, which was good enough for first and second place finishes in the event. (0) comments

Compared to others in UAA with football, Case spending is fourth; head coaches lowest paid

The Observer compared Case's varsity athletics spending to other UAA schools with football teams (Carnegie Mellon, U. of Rochester, Washington University in St. Louis, and U. of Chicago) for the 2007-2008 academic year. The data for this comparison comes from a required annual report submitted to the Department of Education from the institutions who get federal funds for certain student aid programs. (0) comments

Different operating expenses, same total for some teams

A report submitted last year by the athletic department to the U.S. Department of Education claims that four men's and women's teams of the same sports have operating expenses thousands of dollars apart but expenses that are exactly the same. One example is in the varsity tennis program. (0) comments

Baseball: Spartans tie for second in UAA

Before the season, baseball coach Matt Englander had this to say about the University Athletic Association baseball teams: "Everyone could go 3-3." Well, that almost happened in Sanford, Fla. this year. Three of the five UAA baseball teams, including Case, did go 3-3 and tied for second. (0) comments

Springbreak Roundup

SOFTBALL Daylight savings time ended last Sunday and the days are beginning to grow longer. For the Spartans' softball team, it seemed like they weren't going to end. Tuesday marked the beginning of the UAA Championships in Altamonte Springs, FL. The Spartan's grueling five day, eight game gauntlet featured three double headers. (0) comments

Spartan Spotlight: Anneliese Fetterman

Spartan Spotlight: Anneliese Fetterman

Anneliese Fetterman is a sophomore who plays first base for the Spartan softball team. She is from Cupertino, California and came to Case to study nursing. Greg Meyer: How long have you been playing softball? Anneliese Fetterman: 12 years. GM: Alright, we got a lifer on our hands. (0) comments

In This Issue


  • Case Western students watch over El Salvador's presidential election
  • Have you heard about: Case Reserve Outing Club?
  • Print2Here printer replacements slowed by contract negotiations
  • Relay for Life not far off
  • Research at Case: Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change
  • Tax day approaches: April 15


  • Baseball: Late innings the decider in Kenyon doubleheader split
  • Hostoffer gets All-American
  • Softball: Wolz hits grand slam; Spartans sweep Kenyon
  • Tennis: Men win second straight
  • Track & Field: Jeroski and Breon impress in Atlanta
  • Women's Ultimate: Gobies win tournament, leap from No. 146 to No. 14

Fun Page

  • Crossword Answers
  • Jumble Answers
  • Sudoku Answers


  • Editorial: Wall project valuable despite cost
  • Global environmental fund is inappropriate for economic climate
  • Students find motivation to serve in local, international efforts
  • Sudanese lives would be affected by military intervention


  • Bo Burnham brings hilariously offensive comedy to The Spot
  • Case students bring road trips to life with Autobahn
  • Film Society pulls in packed house despite complicated logistics
  • Spartans of Style: Examining the Europeans
  • Springfest brings more than just a big name band
  • The Secret Ingredient: Sweet and flaky coconut

Sex and Dating

  • The cheating chronicles

Spartan Spotlight

  • Adam Erickson

Worst Case Scenario

  • Inanity of the snooze button
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