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JCU Indoor Track and Field teams complete another eventful weekend

Men’s Track and Field The John Carroll University men’s track and field team continued its hectic schedule this past weekend, as they competed in two different meets in two days. The Blue Streaks traveled to Berea, Ohio on Friday, Feb. 15 to compete in the Greater Cleveland Championships before traveling to Kent, Ohio to compete…

Mentz’s Minute: Jerry Buss: A Los Angeles (and NBA) icon to be missed

The year was 1979, and a 46-year-old, successful real estate investor from Wyoming had seemingly struck the jackpot when a $1,000 investment on a Los Angeles apartment complex eventually paid dividends that are difficult to even fathom. That successful real estate agent was Jerry Buss, the man who eventually spent his jackpot earnings to purchase…

JCU Swimming and Diving teams prepare for OAC Championships

Women’s Swimming and Diving Having had the last two weeks to prepare for the upcoming Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, the John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team knows one thing: It’s go time. The Blue Streaks (7-7, 4-1 OAC) ended the regular season by winning their last two meets, defeating both Hiram College and…

Mentz’s Minute: Advertising on NBA jerseys? I’m going to be sick …

Ladies and gentleman, I have some very disturbing and unfortunate news that I must bring to your attention. Before reading the rest of this column, it’s probably best that you make sure you have a puke-bag nearby – you might need it for this one. On the morning of Monday, Feb. 11, the NBA announced…

Blue and Gold grapple with opposition in tourney, but pinned to low finish

[Written by Beckie Reid] Coming off of a slump, the underclassman duo of Dan Mirman and Terner Gott were able to bring their team to a higher standing of 21 out of 29 teams on the 2013 Pete Willson Invitational in Wheaton, Ill. Traveling long distances is second nature to the John Carroll University wrestling…

JCU club hockey defeats Duquesne, earns berth to Nationals

When the John Carroll University club hockey team skated onto the ice in Athens, Ohio to take on Ohio University in their 2012-2013 season opener all the way back on Sept. 21, no one on the team knew how their season would turn out. Fast forward to present day, and the Blue Streaks are making…

Mentz’s Minute: Baltimore Ravens leave no questions unanswered

Let’s rewind time for a quick second. The date is Dec. 31, 2012. It’s New Years Eve, and the Baltimore Ravens just lost their regular season finale to their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, and have now dropped four of their last five games to end the regular season. The NFL playoffs are right around…

JCU club hockey defeats Duquesne, earns berth to Nationals

When the John Carroll University club hockey team skated onto the ice in Athens, Ohio to take on Ohio University in their 2012-2013 season opener all the way back on Sept. 21, no one on the team knew how their season would turn out. Fast forward to present day, and the Blue Streaks are making…

Blue and Gold grapple with opposition in tourney, but pinned to low finish

[Written by Beckie Reid] Coming off of a slump, the underclassman duo of Dan Mirman and Terner Gott were able to bring their team to a higher standing of 21 out of 29 teams on the 2013 Pete Willson Invitational in Wheaton, Ill. Traveling long distances is second nature to the John Carroll University wrestling…

Mentz’s Minute: Baltimore Ravens leave no questions unanswered

Let’s rewind time for a quick second. The date is Dec. 31, 2012. It’s New Years Eve, and the Baltimore Ravens just lost their regular season finale to their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, and have now dropped four of their last five games to end the regular season. The NFL playoffs are right around…

Get crazy, JCU: The Carroll Crazies are back in action

Traveling to and from sporting events can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. When you consider the expenses of paying for your own gas and trying to avoid Mother Nature’s seemingly unpredictable ways, sports fans often decide they would rather just watch the game on television or listen to it on the radio. However,…

OurView: Kyrie Irving is making Cleveland fans forget

“I’m going to take my talents to South Beach.” These are words that will live on in Cleveland infamy, haunting the same city that hasn’t won a professional sports title in 49 years. When LeBron James, the most talented basketball player on planet Earth, ditched Cleveland nearly three years ago, the future for the Cavaliers…

While you were away: Catching up with Blue Streaks Wrestling

While a month-long Winter Break from classes and schoolwork meant a vacation for most John Carroll students, it wasn’t that way for everyone. In fact, the Blue Streaks wrestling team has had anything but a vacation in the last month, competing all around Florida, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. To recap the last month for…

JCU men’s basketball mounts thrilling 14-point comeback against ONU

[Written by Gabriella Kreuz] The John Carroll Blue Streaks showed more heart on Saturday in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center in their 78-75 defeat against the Ohio Northern Polar Bears. On their home court in front of a bustling, near-capacity, colorful crowd celebrating Community Day, the Blue Streaks made an 18-2 run to come back…

Mentz’s Minute: Flacco vs. Kaepernick in the Super Bowl … ?

Peyton Manning. Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Drew Brees. All four of these names are household names across the United States, and that’s part of the territory when you’re among the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. Conventional wisdom would lead you to believe that in order to compete for a Super Bowl title, you need one…

Mentz’s Minute: Jovan Belcher situation serves eerie reminder

When I woke up this past Saturday morning, I turned on my television to hear the ever-disturbing news about Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Belcher, the father of a three-month-old daughter, murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Shortly after, Belcher drove to the Chiefs practice facility where he turned…

JCU wrestlers claim second place at RIT Invitational

While the season may have just begun for the John Carroll University wrestling team, the Blue Streaks look like they’ve already hit their mid-season form. The Blue and Gold traveled to Rochester, N.Y. this past weekend to compete in the 47th annual RIT Invitational and came away with an impressive second place finish, finishing just…

The beginning of a new era: Former Blue Streak and NFL QB Tom Arth named head football coach

Tom Arth, a former Blue Streak and NFL quarterback, has been named JCU’s new head football coach. He previously was an assistant under former head coach Regis Scafe. (photo from jcusports.com) When Tom Arth graduated from John Carroll University in the spring of 2002, he definitely left his mark as one of the most talented…

JCU names first varsity lacrosse head coach in school history

When the news broke on July 30 that John Carroll University would officially be upgrading lacrosse from a club sport to a Division III athletics team, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Since the announcement was made just over four months ago, the JCU athletic department has been in search of, and has now found, the…

Men’s soccer ends regular season with 2-1 win over Quakers

The 2012 regular season campaign has been an interesting one, and a tale of two stories, for the John Carroll University men’s soccer team, to say the least. The Blue Streaks began the 2012 campaign with five losses in their first seven games, leaving them with a 2-5 record and disappointment. However, the Blue Streaks…

Mentz’s Minute: Hiring D’Antoni a fair move for Lakers

The past week in Laker Land has been hectic, to say the least. This exact time last week, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown was the head coach of the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. Brown was obviously under fire due to his team’s lowly 1-4 start, but while media and fans alike criticized him, it…

Commentary: Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers working towards excellence

It’s been over two years since the infamous “Decision” made by LeBron James on national television, yet some Cleveland fans still feel the sting of betrayal. Usually, when the best player in the league leaves your team and dashes down south for his own prerogative, there’s a bit of a rebuilding phase for the franchise.…

Men’s soccer: Looking back at the Blue and Gold’s award-winning season

[By Beckie Reid] The men’s soccer team fell to the No. 5 Ohio Northern Polar Bears in Ada, Ohio last Sunday by a final score of 2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament championship. Déjà vu kicked in as the Blue Streaks headed onto the field for their second OAC championship match in as many…

Coming soon to an arena near you: Previewing Blue Streaks basketball

Men’s Basketball After receiving a first-round bye in the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament, the season ended earlier than anticipated for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team with a 79-74 loss to Wilmington in the semifinals. While the Blue Streaks graduated seven seniors last season, perhaps the biggest loss will be on the bench,…

Mentz’s Minute: A final farewell to baseball season

Seasons come and go, things change and time goes on. As we near the end of the fall season and approach the winter season, we also approach another disappointing truth: the baseball offseason. Baseball season begins in the early days of spring, carries us through and shines its brighest in the summer months and reaches…