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Football's success is built on this senior class

Football's success is built on this senior class

When Greg Debeljak was 40, it was a very good year.

Spartans cap perfect 10-0 regular season

Since this year's senior class has stepped on campus, they have had tremendous success. In their first year, the team won 5 games. Winning half of your games is considered average by most standards, but for Case football at the time, it was an improvement.

Five thoughts on the '09 season

Colts and Saints are NFL's teams to beat

Pro Sports

Who is better? The Colts or the Saints? They are two teams that we could be definitely seeing in the Super Bowl come February (especially due to Bill Belichick's decision Sunday night) and they are both undefeated. But who is the more complete team as we pass the halfway point of the season?

Spartan Spotlight: Erin Hollinger

Spartan Spotlight: Erin Hollinger

Erin Hollinger is a sophomore forward for the women's basketball team. Hollinger, an All-UAA selection last season, is from Chardon, Ohio and majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Women's basketball drops lidlifter

Women's basketball drops lidlifter

The women's basketball team lost its season opener on Monday, 70-65, at Washington & Jefferson College. The Spartans will travel back to Pennsylvania this weekend for the University Athletic Association/Ohio Athletic Conference Challenge. They open up with John Carroll University tonight at 6 p.

Spartans get first-ever win against B-W

Men's Basketball

The Spartans returned home from nearby Baldwin-Wallace College with something they hadn't achieved since the federation of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University: a victory. The victory was the Spartans' only win in the past 12 meetings of the two schools.

Men win Veale Classic

What's more gratifying: the journey or the destination? After winning the Veale Classic this past weekend by defeating John Carroll University and then Wooster, the men's swimming and diving team resoundingly reaped the fruits of their labor, putting into perspective their arduous journey towards the victory.

Women finish third in region, qualify for nationals

The men's and women's cross country teams were in opposite positions entering the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships last Saturday. The women were ranked No. 13 in the nation, while the men did not even make the top ten ranking in the region. However, both finished the race with a chance to be selected for the national championship meet tomorrow, hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College and held at the Highland Park Golf Club in Cleveland.

Football Gameday: Case vs. Trine

Football Gameday: Case vs. Trine

The Spartans will host the first game of their third-consecutive playoff berth. Saturday, they will face Trine University, a week after a victory over Washington University that wrapped up a spectacular undefeated season and yet another UAA Championship. Case holds the third seed of their region in their playoff bracket.

Bracket Breakdown

A look at the teams in the Spartans' region

Crooks UAA's Coach of the Year

Crooks UAA's Coach of the Year

While the Spartans' season ended weeks ago, their achievements are still rolling in.

In This Issue

News

  • Can you name this place?
  • Class inspires students to start CSEC
  • CWRU's Eco-Party
  • Eyewitness: Editor-in-chief for a day
  • Have you heard about Grupo de Capoeira?
  • Spectrum's sixth annual Drag Ball takes place Saturday
  • The college student's guide to credit cards - Part 3
  • USG creates transparency committee to improve communication
  • USG Brief

Sports

  • Colts and Saints are NFL's teams to beat
  • Five thoughts on the '09 season
  • Football's success is built on this senior class
  • Men win Veale Classic
  • Spartan Spotlight: Erin Hollinger
  • Spartans cap perfect 10-0 regular season
  • Spartans get first-ever win against B-W
  • Women's basketball drops lidlifter

Fun Page

  • Combo Scramble Solution
  • Crossword Solution
  • Sudoku Solutions

Opinion

  • Discriminating against smokers again
  • Editorial: CWRU athletics' accomplishments praiseworthy
  • It takes two to have unsafe sex
  • Nothing much humane about humanity
  • SEC referendum deserves impartial consideration
  • The gap year: volunteering
  • Where is your favorite campus spot to chill, nap or relax?

Focus

  • American Music Masters Series wraps up week with Janis Joplin tribute
  • CIM graduate returns to Cleveland with jazz, cabaret aspirations
  • Delta Gamma swims for sight
  • Green is the new black: eco-friendly fashion
  • Hitting the spot: Atlas Sound
  • Holiday season with a cranberry craze
  • Latest installment in popular Call of Duty series improves on already high quality franchise
  • Sigma Psi hosts Mr. CWRU competition to benefit local communities
  • Starving Student: simple grub
  • The Buzz

Cross Country

  • Women finish third in region, qualify for nationals

Football

  • Bracket Breakdown
  • Football Gameday: Case vs. Trine

Sex and Dating

  • Passive pregnancy prevention plan

Soccer

  • Crooks UAA's Coach of the Year
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