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The NHL may be coming back

To some, that phrase alone may seem like an insult, but I assure you it is not. I’ll admit it, I’m not a huge NHL fan, but I respect the sport and still watch in here and there. That said, there’s no denying that when it comes to the four major sports leagues, the NHL…

Blue Streaks continue historic start with big home win

  Despite a back and forth first half, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team controlled the second half of play, closing out Ohio Northern University and improving to 19-0 on the season with the 84-73 victory.   The Blue Streaks came out and set the tone early, carrying a lead for the first six…

JCU continues to roll with commanding win

  Earning a 157-48 victory in the meet against  Wilmington College, the John Carroll  University women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up a 7-2 regular season that included a seven meet winning streak.   Victories started early for the Blue Streaks in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of senior Lindsey Fano, junior Amanda Casamatta…

Late surge leads Blue Streaks to victory

  After trailing by 15 points heading into the final four events against Wilmington College on Saturday, Jan. 30, the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team strung together important finishes to secure a 103-102 victory.   The hosting Fightin’ Quakers had the Blue Streaks’ back against the wall early, winning five of the…

JCU falls to .500 in conference with loss to ONU

  After defeating Heidelberg University on Wednesday, Jan. 27, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team traveled to Ada, Ohio for an Ohio Athletic Conference battle with Ohio Northern University.   ONU entered the matchup with JCU ranked No. 15 in the nation in Division III with a 15-3 overall record, only having dropped one…

JCU squeaks out win in overtime thriller

  Four quarters were not enough to determine a winner in Saturday, Jan. 23’s game against Wilmington College.  In the end, John Carroll University women’s basketball team came out victorious, 77-76, pushing their overall record to 10-7 and 5-5 in Ohio Athletic Conference play.   The Blue Streaks could not buy a bucket to start…

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…

Cleveland’s coaching carousel

Nobody saw it coming. On Friday, Jan. 22 at 3:52 pm, Yahoo’s lead NBA writer, and one of the most respected writers who covers the NBA, Adrian Wojnarowski, tweeted out that the Cleveland Cavaliers fired David Blatt.   Twitter exploded. Nearly everybody who covers or follows the NBA was in absolute shock.   At the…

Big second half propels JCU to win over Wilmington

  The John Carroll University men’s basketball team’s season reached new heights as the team capped off one of the best two-week periods in program history.   After the Blue Streaks defeated the University of Mount Union and Baldwin Wallace University in back-to-back games, JCU is officially undefeated halfway through Ohio Athletic Conference play for…

Blue Streaks earn first at Fredonia Invite

  After claiming the lead over the nine-team field in day one of the State University of New York at Fredonia Invite on Friday, Dec. 4, the John Carroll University women’s swimming and diving team held on over the final two days, earning first place as a team over the three day competition, finishing with…

JCU places fifth at Blue Devil Invite

    Wheeling Jesuit University took home first place in the Fredonia Blue Devil Invite, finishing with 725 points, as the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team placed fifth, earning 446 over the three days.   Over the first two days of the Blue Devil Invite, the Blue Streaks hung around near the…

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,…

Are the Warriors for real?

  I’ve never seen anything like what the Golden State Warriors are doing right now.   Ever since the Detroit Pistons won the NBA Championship in 2004, I’ve religiously followed the NBA, and I’ve never seen a team as dominant as the Warriors are right now.   The mid-2000s Los Angeles Lakers were close, but…

JCU falls to ONU, drops to 0-2 in OAC play

John Carroll University Women’s Basketball is just ankle deep into the Ohio Athletic Conference schedule, but the Blue and Gold have already seen some of the toughest talent the conference has to offer. In just their second game of the conference schedule, the Blue Streaks were unable to find that first OAC win. A physical…

A Trio of All-Regional runners carry Blue Streaks to a program record fifth place finish

Three John Carroll University women’s cross country runners put together an all-regional effort as the team finished fifth in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Saturday, Nov. 14.   JCU finished with an overall score of 157. The fifth place showing is the best in the history of the…

Blue Streaks start season off right with victory over Albion

  The start to the John Carroll University women’s basketball season was a tale of two halves.   After the visiting Albion College limited the Blue Streaks to just three points in the first quarter and 20 points for the half, there was room for improvement. JCU responded by erasing an 18-point deficit in the…

Elliot Thorkelson leads the Blue Streaks to a top ten finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional

The John Carroll University men’s cross country team finished seventh at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Sophomore Elliot Thorkelson lead the pack with another top-20 finish.   The Blue Streaks had a trio of racers that contributed to their top ten finish this weekend. Thorkelson(25:51),…

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…

What can Cleveland fans expect from the Indians this offseason?

After a second straight season in which the Cleveland Indians failed to achieve their goal of making the playoffs, it is safe to say the Cleveland Indians need to significantly improve this offseason – and that was before it was announced that star outfielder Michael Brantley will miss at least the first month of the…

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…

Despite Injuries, Cavs Rolling Along Early

After losing three of its first four games in 2014-15, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made the necessary adjustments and emerged as a legitimate Eastern Conference contender to start the 2015-16 campaign.   What makes this dominance so hard to believe is the fact that the absence of Kyrie Irving (knee injury) and Iman Shumpert (wrist…

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.…

JCU stumbles late, falls in Ohio Athletic Conference Championship

  Penalty kicks were the bearer of bad news for John Carroll University Men’s soccer on Saturday, Nov. 7.   Regulation plus overtime was not enough for JCU and host Ohio Northern University in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship game. Instead, it took five rounds of “PKs” to crown the Polar Bears the 2015 OAC…