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Team optimistic after last year's 20-win season

The Spartans return to the volleyball court with a optimistic outlook on the upcoming season. Coming off of a 20-14 season (5-6 in the University Athletic Association) - only the schools fifth 20-win season in the program's history - the Spartans look to not only improve their winning percentage but also their standing in the excruciatingly competitive UAA. (0) comments

Pro Sports

Browns need to pick a quarterback

Welcome back sports fans! (0) comments

Summer Recap

Athletes get awards; assistant coach lands top job

While most students were busy with classes, jobs, or internships over the summer, Spartan athletic teams have been hard at work preparing for this year's seasons. (0) comments

Pro football players setting a poor example

Imagine for a moment that you are an NFL player with a multi-million dollar contract. Fast cars. Huge, elaborate houses. Every resource is at your disposal, as long as you have the cash. All for being what some would consider superhuman; running faster, jumping higher, and hitting harder than the vast majority of people you have come across throughout your life and career. (0) comments

Women, men eye return to nationals

2008 was a banner season for both the men's and women's cross country teams. (0) comments

Whalen keys football's upswing

Whalen keys football's upswing

During his senior year at Willoughby South High School, Dan Whalen set school records, won every regular season game, and drew the attention of many college football programs. (0) comments

Rebuild or Rebound?

Spartans hope to improve on last year's near-miss of playoffs despite youth

Rebuild or Rebound?

Despite losing 10 players and five all-University Athletic Association players from last year, the men's soccer team has no desire to label the 2009-2010 campaign a rebuilding season. Coach Dan Palmer said, "Year in and year out, we always want to compete in the upper half of the conference and if that happens, there's a good chance we'll get a bid to the national tournament. (0) comments

More firsts in sight for Spartans

More firsts in sight for Spartans

In 2007, the women's soccer team tied and held off the University of Rochester for the first time in six years. (0) comments

In This Issue


  • A conversation with: Duwain Pinder, president of USG
  • An open letter from Sigma Nu president John Horton
  • Can you name this place?
  • Case School of Medicine ranked No. 1 in Ohio
  • Case study: health care debate reaches Case campus
  • Case Western undergrad program ranked No.41 in the nation; No.1 in Ohio
  • Click to see some fall recruitment photos!
  • Fire sweeps through Sigma Nu fraternity house
  • See our top stories in photos!
  • USG Briefs
  • What is financial literacy and what does it mean for me?


  • Fantasy Focus

Fun Page

  • crossword solution
  • Killer Sudoku Solution
  • Maze Solution


  • Editorial: UHS, while decent, has room for improvement
  • Latin American metropolis an unexpected hub for Americans
  • Red, White, and Skewed
  • State your case photos: what is your favorite kind of weather?
  • The Seniority Report


  • Cleveland Museum of Art's new East Wing provides expansive collection of modern, classic artwork
  • Eating well and inexpensively still possible despite economic recession
  • Hitting the Spot: Robert Francis
  • Indie band Ra Ra Riot prep for Grog Shop
  • Inglourious Basterds builds cinematic glory out of historical revisionism, ultra violence
  • The Buzz
  • Yo La Tengo offer masterful collection

Cross Country

  • Assistant coach keeps the fun in running
  • Cross country goes young for first meet


  • Football Gameday

Sex and Dating

  • Risky business


  • Hiram tops men's soccer
  • Spartans gain momentum, but can't roll to win in opener

Spartan Spotlight

  • Spartan Spotlight: Caroline Garber

Worst Case Scenario

  • The Worst Case Scenario



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