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For one hockey player, lots of adjustments

For one hockey player, lots of adjustments

Scanning the roster for the Case Western Reserve University Ice Hockey club team, you find many first names that you would expect to find on a college club hockey team: two Erics, two Michaels, a Joe, a Henry, and a Kayla. Hold up. That last name is quite unusual.

Top teams come to CWRU for UAAs

On Saturday, for the first time this decade, the UAA cross country championships will be hosted here. With six of the top 35 teams in the country as ranked in the latest US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll on the women's side, and four of the top 35 on the men's side, it figures to be a very competitive day at Squire Valleevue Farm.

Class of 2010 wins second straight

In what is emerging as a fierce rivalry, the homecoming powder puff football game was played last Thursday night under the lights at Case Field.

Football Gameday: Case vs. University of Chicago

Last week, fans witnessed the Spartans in top form, crushing the Hiram College Terriers 63-14, a season high. Actively working out the kinks in this year's team, coach Greg Debeljak finds his team constantly evolving, with each week's game as an indicator of their progress.

Homecoming theme for Spartans: lots of scoring

Homecoming theme for Spartans: lots of scoring

When the team makes their annual highlight reel at the end of the year, two players are sure to have plenty of highlights from the Hiram showdown. One of those players is Greg Meyer. Meyer is a senior running back on the team and typically is the Spartans' leading rusher.

A winning strategy

The focus of this column has generally been Cleveland's sports teams and not fantasy exploits. However, the futility of watching the never-ending quarterback disaster we call the 2009 season has driven your loyal writer back to fantasy considerations, and I now present you with my winning fantasy strategy: start all your players playing against the Browns.

Spartan Spotlight: Mike Pelyak

Spartan Spotlight: Mike Pelyak

Mike Pelyak is a "rover" for the football team, which is comparable to a strong safety. Pelyak is a senior biology major from Newton Falls, Ohio. Last season, he was named 1st Team All-UAA on defense and earned UAA All-Academic honors. He's currently tied for the team lead in interceptions, with two.

2009 UAA championship preview capsules

Spartans one win away from winning season

The Spartans have certainly come a long way this season. Not only did they break into the University Athletic Association conference with wins against Brandeis University and New York University, they also succeeded in becoming regionally ranked. Now the Spartans can once again add to their long list of 2009 season accomplishments - locking in a minimum.

In This Issue


  • A conversation with Brad Hughes
  • Can you name this place?
  • Click it or Kick it event explores the potential price of pornography use
  • CWRU alumni and students' new website CorkShare ready to run on Nov. 2
  • CWRU nominated for PETA's most vegetarian-friendly college contest
  • CWRU, CIM, and CIA students rock out thanks to John Lennon bus tour
  • Homecoming at a glance
  • Swine flu 2009: Vaccine update
  • USG Briefs


  • A winning strategy
  • Class of 2010 wins second straight
  • Football Gameday: Case vs. University of Chicago
  • For one hockey player, lots of adjustments
  • Homecoming theme for Spartans: lots of scoring
  • Spartan Spotlight: Mike Pelyak
  • Top teams come to CWRU for UAAs

Fun Page

  • Combo Scramble Solution
  • Crossword Solution
  • Maze Solution
  • Sudoku Solutions


  • A potential roadblock to heaven
  • Editorial: Alumni weekend and Homecoming continue to improve, but school spirit skill lacking
  • Global warming talk cools down
  • Health care reform should not be brushed aside
  • It's time for the percolator
  • Leutner focus groups represented student opinion
  • State your case: What are you going to be for Halloween?


  • Eight student dance groups prep for Case's Best Dance CWRU competition
  • Footlighters bring West Side to south side with challenging production
  • Frankenstein is let loose in Cleveland's Playhouse Square, but the only thing to fear is mediocrity
  • Hitting the Spot: Hot Cha Cha
  • Making the most of your weekends
  • Scientist provides insight for those entering fields of research
  • The Buzz
  • The ultimate accessible luxury: handbags

Cross Country

  • 2009 UAA championship preview capsules

Sex and Dating

  • The morning after


  • Spartans one win away from winning season

Worst Case Scenario

  • Trick or treat
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