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JCU finishes inaugural regular season with a 12-3 mark

 
In what is a rarity for any lacrosse game,  neither the John Carroll University nor Wilmington College lacrosse teams scored a goal in the entire first quarter in their game on Saturday, April 26.
 
After making some minor adjustments in between quarters, the floodgates opened for the Blue Streaks, as they unloaded for…

Consistent play helps men’s golf claim fourth at OAC championships

The John Carroll University Men’s golf team claimed fourth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at the River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio from April 25-27.
 
Thanks to a second place overall finish from sophomore Casey Vancil, the Blue Streaks were able to hold off conference rivals in the University of…

Cross Country and Track coach Dara Ford moves on to Otterbein

 
 
After six seasons as head coach of the cross country teams at John Carroll University and five seasons as head coach of the track and field teams, Dara Ford had decided to resign from both positions as she will be moving on to Otterbein University where she will be holding identical head coaching…

Grit and grind

The grit and grind Memphis Grizzlies are doing it again.
 
In the 2012, the Grizzlies took the Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games before the Thunder managed to trump Memphis en route to their NBA finals appearance.
 
In 2013, with OKC’s star point guard Russell Westbrook out due to injury, the Grizzlies threw…

JCU Women’s Tennis puts in perfect performance heading into OACs

 
 
John Carroll University’s women’s tennis team put on a dominant display on Saturday, April 26 over Marrieta College. This performance was especially impressive as they did not drop a single set throughout the entire match.
 
The team started out strong with sophomores Catherine Engel and Anna Stein  not dropping a single set…

JCU splits weekend series to end three-game skid

 
After dropping two critical non-conference games to Marietta College on Saturday, April 26, the  John Carroll University Baseball team looked to bounce back against Denison University Big Red.
 
Since the season began in Florida for the Blue Streaks there have been two things missing: nice weather and seven inning games. In a two-game…

Women’s Golf ends season with tough competition in OAC Championships

 
 
Over the weekend of April 25-26, John Carroll University’s women’s golf team competed in the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championships at the Columbia Country Club in Columbia Station, Ohio.
 
Finishing seventh out of eight total teams, the Blue Streaks contributed solid rounds across the board, the best of which came from sophomore…

Dramatic sweep sends softball to OAC tournament

 
John Carroll University’s softball team needed a spark as Marietta College came to University Heights on Saturday, April 26 in what was  the final series of the season for both teams.
 
That spark came from senior Samantha Becker, who helped lead the Blue Streaks to a sweep of Marietta to clinch a trip…

JCU men’s tennis looking up heading into OACs

Coming off a clean sweep of Marietta College on Saturday, April 26, the John Carroll University men’s tennis team will have all the confidence in the world heading into the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.
 
The Blue Streaks found strong performances from freshman to seniors on Saturday, starting with freshman Jad Abdul-Aal keeping his perfect…

JCU earns second place finish to cap 2014

A second place finish behind the No. 2 team in the nation is nothing to be ashamed of. And, that is exactly what the John Carroll University men’s track and field team was able to accomplish over the weekend of April 25-26 at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships in Berea, Ohio at Baldwin Wallace University.…

Blue Streaks squeak out victory

Following an 8-1 loss to Oberlin College on March 15, the situation looked bleak for the John Carroll University men’s tennis squad.
 
The team’s veterans sputtered and the young guns couldn’t step up.
 
That changed one week later with a 9-0 win over Muskingum University in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener. The Blue…

JCU makes mark at two invitationals over weekend

 
Heading into its third week of outdoor competition, the John Carroll University men’s track and field team split up this weekend. The majority of athletes competed Saturday at the Bob Kahn Invitational, hosted by Oberlin College.
 
Sophomore Rondel Armour won the long jump with a distance of 5.94 meters. Also faring well in…

Hello friends: A Masters Preview

 
The best weekend in spring is upon us. Welcome to Masters week, everyone.
 
Golf’s most beloved event will tee off Thursday with considerable intrigue. For the first time since 1994, Tiger Woods will not participate in the Masters. Welcome to the new wide-open era of golf.
 
Twenty different players have won the…

Blue Streaks up their 9-1 record as they enter OAC play

 
In its first year as an official varsity sport, it’s safe to say the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team has become a force to be reckoned with.
 
The Blue Streaks headed north to Beloit, Wis. this past weekend to face Beloit College. The game ended in a 9-3 victory for JCU, making…

Clutch Gene

Aaron Harrison is the real deal.
 
And despite falling just short of a national title, the University of Kentucky is the real deal.
 
As a die-hard University of Michgan fan and known hater of the one-and-done freshmen, it kills me to say it, but these Wildcats have stolen my heart.
 
I’ve never…

JCU splits weekend series despite weather delay

 
 
A storm forced the John Carroll University baseball team to travel to Ohio Northern University for a doubleheader on Sunday, April 6. The Blue Streaks split with the Polar Bears, grabbing the first game, 6-2, and dropping the second, 3-1.
 
Pitching was the cornerstone for the Blue Streaks in the first game.…

Blue Streaks turn in impressive performance at Oberlin

 
The John Carroll University women’s track and field team participated in the non-scored Bob Kahn Invitational at Oberlin College last weekend. Even without the official scoring, the Blue Streaks still posted several impressive performances.
 
The weather was expected to be a big factor throughout the day, but clear skies turned out to be…

JCU narrowly misses historic upset

In what was almost a historic day for the John Carroll University women’s tennis team, the Blue Streaks faced off with Ohio Athletic Conference powerhouse Ohio Northern University on Saturday, April 5. The Polar Bears have not lost a regular season conference match in almost four years.
 
It came down to the final two…

Better Sunday has JCU golf looking up

 
The John Carroll University women’s golf team traveled to the Mohican Hills Golf Course for the Wooster Spring Invitational over the weekend to face off against eight other schools.
 
While the team ended the weekend in ninth place out of nine teams, JCU’s overall score  was 11 strokes better on day two of…

Blue Streaks hang 20 runs on Polar Bears in sweep

 
Anyone who has followed John Carroll University softball this season knows that the Blue Streaks often have had issues in their double headers, generally splitting with their opponents.
 
That was not the case on Saturday, April 6, as everything clicked for the Blue Streaks in a sweep of Ohio Northern University. Despite the…

Cash Cab

Growing up as a Detroit sports fan has been a blessing.
 
Seeing the Detroit Red Wings win multiple Stanley Cups in my lifetime, watching the Detroit Pistons hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy against all odds in 2004 and even having the privilege to see the Detroit Tigers go to two World Series has been…

JCU to celebrate 40 years of DIII athletics with large celebration

The week of April 7-13 is quite significant for the entire NCAA Division III community, and John Carroll University is doing its part by filling the week with events and giveaways for students and athletes alike to take part in.
 
On the 40-year anniversary of DIII athletics, the NCAA is asking all DIII schools…

Blue Streaks produces top finishes at Don Frail Invitational

 
Braving the rain-soaked course and cold temperatures, the John Carroll University women’s track and field team traveled to Don Drumm Stadium for the 2014 Don Frail Invitational. Several top finishes highlighted the Blue Streaks’ efforts during the cold  afternoon on Saturday, March 29 at Marietta College.
 
Impressive times were posted early for the…

Blue Streaks off to historic conference start

 
The John Carroll University baseball team played eight games in six days to start their season. In the three weeks since, the squad has only played six games.
 
The good news: their post-Florida record is still perfect.
 
After a hard fought 4-1 win against Ohio Wesleyan University on Thursday, March 27, the…

Offensive outburst salvages trip to Alliance

 
John Carroll University softball once again found themselves in the mix of a competitive doubleheader on Tuesday, April 1, when they traveled to Alliance, Ohio to face the University of Mount Union.
 
After dropping the first game to the Purple Raiders, 6-3, the Blue Streaks came back with an offensive vengeance, putting up…