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JCU Women’s track team finishes seventh at the OAC Championship

    John Carroll University women’s track and field had many good performances that landed them seventh place at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships, which were held at Mount Union Stadium at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.   Mount Union won the event with 199 points, the runner up was Otterbein University…

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…

Women’s Golf Concludes Season With High Hopes for the Future

  On a young team comprised of three freshmen, two sophomores and a junior, winning does not come easy. John Carroll University women’s golf spent most of the 2015 season finding their groove and slowly growing behind the leadership of Junior Jackie Weisenberger who finished the season with a team best average of 88. Their…

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…

JCU Men’s Track Team Finishes Third at OAC Championship

  Saturday marked the 2015 Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. It was a showcase of some of the best teams and athletes across the nation.   The Blue Streaks had a strong showing over the two-day event at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. The hosting school won the title…

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…

JCU finishes season on strong note

    John Carroll University men’s golf team shot a 300 on Sunday, April 26 to finish fourth at the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament. The Blue Streaks finished with a 1,228 overall score, while Otterbein University came in first with a score of 1,188.   Freshman Andrew Britton earned All-OAC honors after he shot a 73…

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…

Doring leads JCU to game two victory with complete game

A windy Saturday afternoon welcomed back the baseball alumni to Schweickert Field for the final double header on the John Carroll University regular season schedule. The visiting Marietta College Pioneers came into the double header trailing the Blue Streaks in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings by only two games.   Splitting the double header helped…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 04/18-04/19

Men’s Track and Field   John Carroll University had a well-balanced effort from their runners, hurdlers, throwers and jumpers to help propel themselves to a title at the Sparky Adams Invitational held at Baldwin Wallace on Saturday, April 18. John Carroll finished with 213.5 points while runner-up Baldwin Wallace had 143.   The Blue Streaks…

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…

Men’s Golf look to use Nye Intercollegiate as momentum builder

    The John Carroll University men’s golf team improved their strokes by 5, however stayed at eighth place overall at the Nye Intercollegiate on Sunday, April 19. After shooting a 324 on Sunday, the Blue Streaks finished with a 653 at the tournament. Wittenberg University came out on top with shooting a 595, while DePauw…

The Cavs will win the East

I’m not a Cleveland fan. Not the Indians, not the Browns and certainly not the Cavs.   I’m from Detroit, so I pretty much despise all Cleveland teams.   However, as much as I dislike the Cavs, the reality of the situation is that I don’t see a scenario in which they don’t win the…

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…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 04/11-04/12

Men’s Tennis   The John Carroll University men’s tennis team came up just short this weekend after a hard-fought match, ultimately missing out on the win by just one point. The 5-4 loss to Otterbein will drop JCU to 3-11 and 2-1 in OAC play on the year.   The start of the match did…

JCU continues strong play heading into home stretch

A pair of double headers against Otterbein University and DePauw University would lead to two splits for John Carroll University’s  softball team over the weekend. The Blue Streaks are currently in third place in the Ohio Athletic Conference as playoffs near. Only the top four teams in the conference will receive playoff bids.   JCU…

Men’s Golf Improves in OAC Spring Invitational

  Improving by six shots, the John Carroll University men’s golf team improved two spots on the leader board to land fourth place at the Ohio Athletic Conference Spring Invitational over the weekend. The Blue Streaks finished at an overall of 642 at the par-72, 6,622-yard Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio.   Paired…

I love hockey?

I think I’m falling in love with hockey.   It’s a weird feeling. I grew up watching hockey, and being from Detroit, was blessed with some great Red Wings teams throughout my childhood. I would watch every game I could. I knew all the players. I loved the Red Wings just as much as I…

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,…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 3/21-3/22

Men’s  Track & Field   John Carroll University men’s track team kicked off its outdoor season on the right foot. The Blue Streaks collectively scored 155 points to win the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational at Muskingum University this past Saturday. JCU finished 10 points better than runner-up Ohio Wesleyan University.   It was quite an…

JCU manages one win over tough four-game weekend

    The John Carroll University softball team endured a tough weekend, compiling a 1-3 record after splitting its Ohio Athletic Conference opener and falling twice to No. 8, Trine University.   The conference opener for the Blue Streaks against Muskingum University marked the worst loss in program history. The Blue Streaks fell in the…

March with Mamadou

March Madness is in full-effect. The first weekend –– while not as collectively crazy as some weekends we’ve had in recent years –– was still exciting. Specifically, the first day of the tournament was one of the greatest days in NCAA Tournament history, tying a record with five one-point games.   Yet, it was the…

Blue Streaks continue historic start with two-game sweep

  The John Carroll University Blue Streaks completed a two-game sweep over the University of Mount Union on Saturday, March 21. The Blue Streaks beat the Purple Raiders 7-1 and 7-0 in Alliance, Ohio in JCU’s Ohio Athletic Conference opener.   The second game was JCU’s first shutout game in the series.   The Blue…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 3/14-3/15

  Men’s Tennis   The John Carroll University men’s tennis team lost to Oberlin College, 8-1, in the Heisman Field House on Saturday, March 14.   Alex Guthrie picked up JCU’s only win of the match. Guthrie beat Callan Louis 7-5, 2-6, 10-3 at No. 3 singles.   Guthrie spoke about what his singles victory…

JCU drops third nonconference game in loss to Aurora

Hosting Aurora University on Friday, March 13, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team dropped its third straight match –– this time to the Spartans, 11-8.   The game started out with a quick strike from sophomore Declan O’Grady, who finished off a feed from freshman Logan Calhoun just 28 seconds into the match.  …