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Strong day two showing moves JCU up the charts

  The John Carroll University men’s golf team took to Red Hawk, Ohio for the Heidelberg Invitational over two days on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17.   The Blue Streaks put forward their best effort, ultimately finishing in fourth place when all was said and done.   After sitting in sixth place out…

Day two improvements help JCU to solid finish

The John Carroll University women’s golf team competed in the College of Wooster Spring Invitational on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. An improvement on day two allowed the Blue Streaks to jump out of last place, although the squad still finished eleventh out of twelve teams in the competition.   Madonna University won…

Relieved by the return

  Toward the end of the MLB season last year, I found myself not caring. I was legitimately ashamed. While I never really considered myself a huge fan of the NHL, I consider my fandom toward the NBA, NFL and MLB to be borderline die-hard. Yet, last season, that fandom faded quickly, and I began…

Bats come alive for JCU in big wins over Wilmington

After combining for 18 runs over their last seven games, the John Carroll University softball team exploded to score 16 runs in just two games against Wilmington College on Sunday, April 10. The Blue Streaks used some clutch, two-out hitting to add on some insurances runs, defeating the Fighting Quakers 9-3 in game one and…

JCU bounces back with big away victory

  Coming off back-to-back losses, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team responded on Saturday, April 9, defeating Wilmington College, 18-4 in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener for the Blue Streaks.   JCU wasted no time in getting to work against Wilmington, outscoring the Fighting Quakers 5-0 in the first quarter.   After a nearly…

Blue Streaks bounce back with sweep over Polar Bears

  The John Carroll University baseball team entered their doubleheader against Ohio Northern University on Sunday, April 3, on the heels of a three-game losing stretch.   That losing streak was wiped out as JCU’s offense exploded in a 13-3 game one victory over ONU, followed immediately by a second victory, this time 2-0, over…

The Tournament returns

Anybody who talks to me at all during the months of April-July probably knows about “The Basketball Tournament.” Now in its third year, “TBT” is a winner-take-all basketball tournament that is open to literally anybody. Two friends of mine and myself joined TBT in 2014 when the field was just 32 teams and the grand…

My final four

Today is the day. The NCAA Tournament has officially started.   Sure, we’ve had some fun these past two days with what the NCAA wants us to call the “first round,” but the real games begin today. Over the next four days, 48 games will be played, and I couldn’t be more excited. Yet, despite…

Narrow defeat lengthens losing streak

On Saturday, March 12, the John Carroll University men’s tennis team hosted Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The Yeomen narrowly defeated the Blue Streaks, 5-4.   First off was the doubles matchups. The two person team of sophomores Dillon O’Brien and Scott Adsit suffered one of two doubles losses on the day for the Blue…

Blue Streaks split weekend matches

The John Carroll University women’s tennis team took part in two contests over the course of two days last weekend. On Friday, March 11, the Blue Streaks dominated the College of Wooster, defeating the Fighting Scots, 9-0. JCU followed up that performance on Saturday, March 12 by losing to Oberlin College, 7-2.   On Friday’s…

Getting excited for MLS

I know the NBA and NHL are headed down the final stretch, and trust me, I’m excited as could be, but I’ve got my eyes set on the MLS.   The Major League Soccer season kicks off on March 6 with a replay of the MLS Cup last season. The Columbus Crew will face off…

JCU’s season comes to an end with first round loss

On Saturday, Feb. 20, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team was on a high after beating Muskingum University in the final seconds on a jumper by sophomore Shmoo Pryor.   With the win over Muskingum in the squad’s final regular season game, JCU earned the right to host a first round game in the…

JCU places 11th against tough competition

  The John Carroll University women’s track and field team earned 32 total points at the All-Ohio Championships in Westerville, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 13, placing 11 out of 17 teams.   For the Blue Streaks, the highlight of the day came during the 4 x 400. Juniors Joy Nyaanga and Sara Martinko, sophomore Noelle…

Blue Streaks place well at All-Ohio meet

  Despite no individual Blue Streaks earning a first place finish, a strong showing overall from the John Carroll University men’s track and field team resulted in a sixth place finish at the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.   Although there were no first place finishes, plenty of…

The NBA gets it right

On the Sunday night between the AFC and NFC Championship games and the Super Bowl,  the two contests competing against each other on the television sets of most fans were the NHL All-Star games and the Pro Bowl.   I wrote my column the following Monday and which game had won my favor (the NHL…

Broken record highlights weekend for JCU

    The John Carroll University men’s track and field team competed against some of the best teams in the Midwest at the Joe Banks Invite in Ada, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Blue Streaks eventually finished fifth out of 14 teams when all was said and done.   Sophomore Matt Andrews was the…

The legends in Leicester

  There’s something going on in England that I don’t think many people are paying attention to. Leicester City, one of the smallest soccer teams in the English Premier League, is currently sitting atop the table with 13 games left in the season.   Let me put that into context, because if you don’t know…

The NHL may be coming back

To some, that phrase alone may seem like an insult, but I assure you it is not. I’ll admit it, I’m not a huge NHL fan, but I respect the sport and still watch in here and there. That said, there’s no denying that when it comes to the four major sports leagues, the NHL…

Blue Streaks continue historic start with big home win

  Despite a back and forth first half, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team controlled the second half of play, closing out Ohio Northern University and improving to 19-0 on the season with the 84-73 victory.   The Blue Streaks came out and set the tone early, carrying a lead for the first six…

Cleveland’s coaching carousel

Nobody saw it coming. On Friday, Jan. 22 at 3:52 pm, Yahoo’s lead NBA writer, and one of the most respected writers who covers the NBA, Adrian Wojnarowski, tweeted out that the Cleveland Cavaliers fired David Blatt.   Twitter exploded. Nearly everybody who covers or follows the NBA was in absolute shock.   At the…

Blue Streaks earn first at Fredonia Invite

  After claiming the lead over the nine-team field in day one of the State University of New York at Fredonia Invite on Friday, Dec. 4, the John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team held on over the final two days, earning first place as a team over the three day competition, finishing with…

JCU places fifth at Blue Devil Invite

    Wheeling Jesuit University took home first place in the Fredonia Blue Devil Invite, finishing with 725 points, as the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team placed fifth, earning 446 over the three days.   Over the first two days of the Blue Devil Invite, the Blue Streaks hung around near the…

Are the Warriors for real?

  I’ve never seen anything like what the Golden State Warriors are doing right now.   Ever since the Detroit Pistons won the NBA Championship in 2004, I’ve religiously followed the NBA, and I’ve never seen a team as dominant as the Warriors are right now.   The mid-2000s Los Angeles Lakers were close, but…

A Trio of All-Regional runners carry Blue Streaks to a program record fifth place finish

Three John Carroll University women’s cross country runners put together an all-regional effort as the team finished fifth in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Saturday, Nov. 14.   JCU finished with an overall score of 157. The fifth place showing is the best in the history of the…

Elliot Thorkelson leads the Blue Streaks to a top ten finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional

The John Carroll University men’s cross country team finished seventh at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Sophomore Elliot Thorkelson lead the pack with another top-20 finish.   The Blue Streaks had a trio of racers that contributed to their top ten finish this weekend. Thorkelson(25:51),…