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Blue Streaks use dramatic ninth for comeback win

  Entering their matchup with Case Western Reserve University on Friday, April 8, the John Carroll University baseball team had an 0-8 record when trailing after eight innings. So heading into the top of the ninth trailing 6-4, the picture appeared gloomy for the Blue Streaks.   Doubters be darned, JCU surprised the Spartans and…

Blue Streaks fall in close contest with Titans

  Two high-powered offenses squared off in Don Shula Stadium on Saturday in a matchup of the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team and Illinois Wesleyan University.   Expectations did not match the outcome.   The Blue Streaks’ defense put forth an outstanding effort, but the offense could not follow suit, leading to a 11-7…

Blue Streaks falter as Spartans sweep three-game set

  Following a 5-3 start to the season in Florida, the John Carroll University baseball team has lost four straight games, including three losses in a row to Manchester University this past weekend.   The Blue and Gold hit the road on Friday, March 11, bound for Kokomo, Indiana for a three-game series against the…

Blue Streaks handle Fighting Muskies, rally past Crusaders

    A frustrating late season 3-game losing streak nearly spoiled 21 straight wins for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team.   Then, senior Simon Kucharewicz took control.   Guided by a double-double by the Midpark High School graduate, the Blue Streaks ended the regular season with a 99-76 victory over Muskingum University on…

Blue Streaks lose second straight in away bout with Pioneers

  One year ago, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team knocked off Marietta College, the previous top dog in the Ohio Athletic Conference, at home in a thrilling win.   On Saturday, Feb. 13, the opposite outcome happened.   Playing in a hostile environment on the road, the No. 3 Blue Streaks succumbed to…

Tom Arth: JCU’s own Peyton Manning connection

    The John Carroll University – NFL connection is strong. One of JCU’s unlikelier ties to professional football cemented his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history on Sunday.   Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who won his second Super Bowl on Sunday in a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers, shares…

JCU falls to .500 in conference with loss to ONU

  The shooting woes continued as the John Carroll University women’s basketball team’s offense sputtered in a close loss to Capital University at home on Saturday, Feb. 6, 59-48.   The defeat drops the Blue Streaks to 11-10 overall, 6-8 in Ohio Athletic Conference play entering Wednesday’s matchup with Baldwin Wallace University.   The main…

Honored seniors lead way in dual wins

The John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team quietly collected six victories in eight dual meets, including weekend wins over Hiram College on Friday, Jan. 22 and Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday, Jan. 23.   Since starting the season at 0-2, the Blue and Gold have not lost a meet. The trend continued Friday…

Blue Streaks hit stride over weekend

It is all beginning to come together for the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving squad.   The team’s veterans are performing, the underclassmen are thriving, and the Blue Streaks look like the squad to beat as the regular season draws to a close.   The Blue Streaks cruised to a dominant 140-31 win…

Blue Streaks cruise to seventh straight victory to open season

  As it turns out, seven is a lucky number for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team.   The squad’s seventh straight win to start the 2015-16 season came on Saturday, as the Blue Streaks defeated Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, a historically tough place for JCU to play.   Entering Saturday’s contest,…

JCU falls to Mount Union, misses playoffs for first time in three years

    A bubble burst on Saturday, Nov. 14, though its impact did not sink in until Sunday.   The season is over for the John Carroll University football team, as the Blue Streaks fell to the University of Mount Union, 36-3, at Don Shula Stadium on Saturday, and did not receive an at-large bid…

JCU wins fifth straight game heading into Mount Union matchup

    Seniors ruled the first quarter of Saturday’s Ohio Athletic Conference contest between John Carroll University and Otterbein University, but one sophomore dominated the rest of the game.   Otterbein’s Kevan Green and John Pyles helped the Cardinals rush to a 13-0 lead on Senior Day in Westerville, but JCU sophomore Ro Golphin scored…

JCU fights on in OAC Tournament

    Despite a roller coaster season, the John Carroll University women’s soccer has hit their stride over the past few games, winning three in a row, including an upset over Otterbein University in the Ohio Athletic Tournament quarterfinal.   To even make it to that quarterfinal match, the Blue Streaks faced a must-win matchup…

Blue Streaks build win streak with victories over OAC foes

  If anybody wants to defeat the John Carroll University men’s soccer team, starting fast is a must.   The Wilmington College Quakers failed to do so on Saturday, Oct. 10, and felt the consequences.   For the fourth time in five games, the Blue Streaks scored two goals in the first half, rolling to…

ONU spoils JCU’s Homecoming with late comeback

    Amidst a celebration of school spirit during Homecoming Weekend, Mother Nature and the Ohio Northern University football team conspired to spoil the mood at Don Shula Stadium on Saturday.   The visiting Polar Bears twice clawed back from 17-point deficits to defeat the Blue Streaks, 30-27.   The heartbreaking loss dashed hopes of…

JCU wins third straight Cuyahoga Gold Bowl with close victory

  The Cuyahoga Gold Bowl will remain in University Heights for another year.   In a defensive duel, the John Carroll University football team outlasted Baldwin Wallace University, 17-14, in Berea, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 26.   For the second straight game, the JCU defense needed a stop in the final minutes to secure the…

Key blocked PAT leads to victory in OAC opener

Football’s most overlooked play had a critical role in Saturday’s John Carroll University vs. Heidelberg University game in Tiffin, Ohio. Following a 10-play, 62-yard touchdown drive, Heidelberg held a 16-7 lead. With 11:39 remaining in the third quarter, Heidelberg kicker Stephen Smith lined up for the point after touchdown (PAT) that would make it a…

JCU goes undefeated over two games in North Carolina

  An early season two-game road trip has become a tradition for the John Carroll University men’s soccer team. Since 2010, the Blue Streaks have traveled out of state for a pair of non-conference games to prepare for Ohio Athletic Conference play.   For the first time in four seasons, the Blue Streaks emerged from…

Big win propels JCU into OAC Tournament

    The road to Bexley was a rough one.   The John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team faced adversity, injuries and 15 formidable opponents in a 10-week quest to secure its second consecutive berth in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.   The journey ended on Saturday evening with an 11-2 victory over Muskingum University…

Pair of wins set Blue Streaks up for OAC title push

  Bearing the burden of a four-game losing streak, the John Carroll University baseball team entered this past weekend eager for a win.   Despite a strange set of circumstances, the Blue Streaks earned a critical pair of victories of Capital University on Sunday, March 19 advancing to 21-9 overall, 10-4 in Ohio Athletic Conference…

Blue Streaks go 3-3 over tough OAC stretch

Prior to Saturday’s doubleheader, the John Carroll University and Otterbein University baseball teams appeared to be even, at least on paper.   The results told a different story.   The Blue Streaks (18-5, 7-1 OAC) demolished the Cardinals (16-8, 5-5 OAC) in both games of an Ohio Athletic Conference twinbill at Schweickert Field on Saturday,…

Cup of Joe: You say goodbye, I say hello

My mom once told me, “Every time one door closes, another opens.” Her words apply perfectly in this column.   It’s time to say goodbye to my column, “Cup of Joe,” which I’ve written for nearly two and a half years. It’s also time to welcome new opportunities with open arms.   Following three years…

Cup of Joe: A kind word and a smile

  Wisdom comes from many sources.   Professors, professionals and pariahs can all offer pieces of knowledge. You never know what you can learn from another person.   I once picked up a nugget of wisdom from a man I don’t always agree with, but deeply respect. He said: “Be nice to the little people.…

Perspectives from the provost: Why did this happen, and how will JCU move forward?

In an interview with Provost and Academic Vice President Jeanne Colleran, she addressed why John Carroll University didn’t provide the data the Higher Learning Commission sought, why the data didn’t meet the HLC’s standards and also identified areas of improvement the University is working on.   Colleran filled the role of provost and academic vice…

JCU faculty reacts to the news, plans to move forward

  According to some faculty members at John Carroll University, many weren’t shocked last week when they received word the University was put on notice.   “We were anticipating something,” said Anthony Roy Day, chair of the faculty council and professor of physics.   Day explained he was notified last fall when Jeanne Colleran, academic…