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Offensive outburst leads to Dan Greene Memorial championship

  A prolific offensive performance during both games at the Dan Greene Memorial Tournament over Saturday Nov. 14 and Sunday Nov. 15 propelled John Carroll University’s men’s basketball team to a tournament championship.   In game one,  JCU matched up against Transylvania University. Led by junior David Linane, who poured in a team-high 23 points…

Lions gonna Lions

    On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Detroit Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers for the first time in Wisconsin since 1991.   As a lifelong Lions fan, I should be ecstatic. They did something that hasn’t happened in my lifetime.   Every year, when I look at the Lions’ schedule and try to figure…

Blue Streaks go 1-4 in season opening weekend

  The John Carroll University wrestling team opened their season on Saturday, Nov. 7 as the University hosted the first annual John Carroll University Wrestling Duals.   The Blue Streaks looked strong in their first dual of the season, defeating Washington and Lee University, 33-15. In the victory, seven different JCU wrestlers won their matches.…

Andre the giant

  How good is Andre Drummond? Nobody really knows, but he’s giving everybody in the NBA reason to believe he may be on his way to becoming the next Dwight Howard.   As a Detroit Pistons’ fan, I’m trying to temper my expectations as much as anyone, but he’s making it pretty difficult.   At…

OAC dominance continues with opening round win

  Closing out their regular season in style, the John Carroll University men’s soccer team defeated Muskingum University 5-0  in New Concord, Ohio on Saturday, Oct. 31 before heading into the Ohio Athletic Tournament.   In the win over the Fighting’ Muskies, the Blue Streaks started the scoring early and often, as sophomore Jacob Lombardo…

What do we know?

The first week of the NBA season has come and gone, and nobody is as excited as me.   I live and breathe the NBA. This year, I invested in NBA League Pass, which allows me the opportunity to watch literally any NBA game I want at any time, and I haven’t regretted it for…

Blue Streaks sweep Wilmington, fall to Heidelberg

  Fresh off their first Ohio Athletic Conference win against Otterbein University on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the John Carroll University volleyball team made it two in a row on Saturday, Oct. 10, defeating Wilmington College in straight sets, 3-0.   It was a dominant performance overall for the Blue Streaks, as they came out of…

Week 5 revelations

  We are five weeks into the NFL Season and it’s at that point in the season when the good teams really start separating themselves from the bad.   Not surprisingly, the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos are all sitting pretty at 5-0.   On the other end of the spectrum,…

All-Ohio meet brings plenty of challenges for JCU cross country teams

  Men’s Cross Country   All around great running from the John Carroll University men’s cross country team at the All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 2. Their performance propelled the Blue Streaks to a second overall team finish (69 points), only falling behind Ohio Northern University (62 points) in the Division III…

After tough loss to ONU, Blue Streaks crush Otterbein

Never an easy test, the John Carroll University men’s soccer team traveled to Ada, Ohio to face off against one of their biggest rivals in the Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio Northern University.   It was a close match throughout, but two early second half goals turned out to be the difference in ONU’s 2-1 of…

Fantasy takeover

I can’t be the only one. Somebody else has to be encompassed by this same madness.   Midterms are approaching and my school work is as heavy as it has been all year. That, along with work, leaves very little free time for other things.   Yet, I find time for fantasy sports.   Last…

Can the Cavs win the NBA Title? If healthy, yes.

  The NBA preseason kicked into full swing this week, and as the sound of dribbling basketballs and squeaky shoes rang out throughout Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers had one thing on their mind: bringing an NBA Championship to Cleveland.   Last year, the Cavaliers made the NBA Finals and took the eventual champions,…

Blue Streaks fall twice in final non-conference games

  Two road games turned out to be tough tests for the John Carroll University women’s soccer team this past weekend as the Blue Streaks fell to a pair of University Athletic Conference teams in Carnegie Mellon University and Case Western Reserve University.   The Blue Streaks opened up the weekend in Pittsburgh against CMU…

Blue Streaks put together perfect weekend at CMU DoubleTree Invitational

As John Carroll University’s volleyball team headed to Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 25 for the Carnegie Mellon University DoubleTree Invitational, the squad knew they had to turn things around.   After a disappointing 4-9 start to the season, the Blue Streaks did exactly that this past weekend, winning all four of their matches.   It…

Blue Streaks face tough test in Meadville

  Over Sunday, Sept. 27, and Monday, Sept. 28, the John Carroll University women’s golf team competed in the Allegheny College Invitational in Meadville, Penn. for their fourth competition of the year.   The Blue Streaks earned an eighth place finish, in the field of 11 teams, with the University of Toronto taking first place…

Start Manziel

I do not believe in Johnny Manziel. Let me start by saying that.   I do not believe he will become a legitimate NFL quarterback by any stretch of the word.   But I acknowledge I am not an NFL expert, and Manziel could very well prove me wrong.   Unfortunately for Manziel, he is…

Blue Streaks win OT thriller, fall to Wooster

In a game of many firsts for John Carroll University’s women’s soccer team, freshman Katie O’Donnell beat multiple defenders and scored the game’s lone goal in the 103’ to give the Blue Streaks a 1-0 victory over Hanover College on Saturday, Sept. 19. The game winner was O’Donnell’s first goal of the season and the…

The end of Peyton

Anybody who watched Thursday Night Football last week saw what I saw.   Sure, he was able to lead the comeback to tie the game in the final minute, but let’s not kid ourselves, the Peyton Manning we are going to see throughout this season is a shell of the Peyton Manning we are used…

Multiple events lead to low scores for JCU’s golf teams

Men’s Golf   With the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jacket Men’s Golf Invitational and the John Carroll University Fall Tournament taking place over a four-day span, the JCU men’s golf team had their hands full.   On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Blue Streaks placed second in a four team field at the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jacket…

Blue Streaks fall to Centre, earn first win over weekend

      Despite a tough loss to Centre College on Friday, Sept. 11, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team responded on Monday, Sept. 14 by defeating Hiram College 3-1 for the squad’s first win of the season.   In the Blue Streaks’ first contest, dreary weather contributed to sloppy play throughout by both…

Don’t Overreact

The first week of the NFL season has come and gone. It was great to see football back, don’t get me wrong, but I want to warn everybody that what happens in Week 1 of the NFL season really doesn’t mean that much in terms of what will happen for the rest of the season.…

22-goal outburst sets up Blue Streaks for postseason play

  Tying the John Carroll University women’s lacrosse record for goal in a game, JCU throttled Muskingum University on Saturday, April 25 in New Concord, Ohio, defeating the Fighting Muskies, 22-3.   It was the fifth time this season that the Blue Streaks eclipsed 20 goals, with the Blue and Gold matching the 22-goal output…

Sweep over Marietta carries JCU into OACs

    Heading into a two-game set with Marietta College on Sunday, April 26, the John Carroll University softball team needed to take care of business if they were to clinch a bid to the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.   The Blue Streaks’ victories, along with a few other teams’ loses around the OAC, allowed…

The AL Central is Tiger Town

  I am a die hard fan of the Detroit Tigers, and I am proud of it.   As most Cleveland fans have seen, it has been fairly easy to be a Detroit fan over the past decade as the Tigers have dominated the AL Central pretty much exclusively since 2006.   I don’t expect…

JCU sends three seniors off with series split with Capital

        Heading into a weekend series with Capital University, the John Carroll University softball team was looking to put together a string of wins to finish off the season strong.   Unfortunately, the Crusaders had a different agenda, as Capital stole game one from JCU, defeating the Blue Streaks 10-4.   The…