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JCU clinches second in OAC after big win over Muskingum

 
Home court advantage has taken on a new meaning throughout the 2014-15 season for the John Carroll University women’s basketball team.
 
The Blue Streaks capped off their regular season dominance with a 71-56 Senior Day win over Muskingum University at the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center this past Sunday, Feb. 24. The win gave…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 2/20-2/22

Men’s
Indoor Track & Field

 
The John Carroll University men’s track and field team posted three school records and four top 10 finishes at the Kent State Tune-Up on Saturday, Feb. 21. The unscored meet featured teams ranging from Division I powerhouses to NAIA squads.
 
JCU sophomore Jonathan Radney had a very busy…

Blue Streaks cruise into OAC Tournament semifinal

 
The Blue Streaks finished the regular season at 19-5 overall, 15-3 in Ohio Athletic Conference play. The last time the men’s program recorded a 19-win season was in 2010-2011 season.
 
The Blue Streaks were led by a balanced scoring effort from junior Will Starks and senior David Hendrickson, who scored 17 and 16…

Deadline drama

Last Thursday’s NBA trade deadline was the craziest one I’ve ever witnessed.
 
It’s not even about how many trades there were.
 
It’s about how fast the trades happened and how close to the deadline they happened.
 
I remember in 2014 when my Twitter timeline blew up after it was reported right after…

All-Ohio Championships prove difficult for JCU

 
The John Carroll University women’s indoor track and field team finished in 14th place at the All-Ohio Championship on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
 
The Blue Streaks finished with 14 points in this highly competitive event. The University of Mount Union capture the title with 127.50 points. Ohio Wesleyan…

National power Mount Union proves too much for JCU

 
Coming off an emotional 46-0 victory over Muskingum University in Kerry Volkmann’s final home meet as head coach of John Carroll University’s wrestling program, the Blue Streaks traveled to Alliance, Ohio on Tuesday, Feb. 16 to face off against the University of Mount Union in the final meet of the year for both squads.…

Blue Streaks continue OAC pursuit with victory over Marietta

Marietta College sat in eighth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference entering its matchup against  the John Carroll University’s women’s basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 14. The Pioneers still gave the Blue Streaks all they could handle, but in the end, JCU escaped from Marietta, Ohio with a 69-61 victory.
 
The game started out…

Blue Streaks split Spring season openers at Ohio Wesleyan

Women’s Tennis
 
The John Carroll University women’s tennis team continued its winning ways, defeating Ohio Wesleyan University at the Gordon Field House. Sweeping all doubles in Delaware, Ohio helped the squad to a 7-2 win and improved the Blue Streaks to its third straight win to start the season, and first win of the spring…

From Missy to Katlyn: A passing of the Spahar torch

 
In 2010, Melissa “Missy” Spahar came to John Carroll University as freshman basketball recruit. As one of only three players on the team standing at 5’10” or above, a lot of pressure was placed on Missy’s shoulders.
 
She didn’t disappoint. During her freshman season, Spahar averaged 13.3 points per game, leading the team…

Five All-Ohio honors show out for Blue Streaks

 
John Carroll University placed third this weekend at the All-Ohio Championship at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. The Blue Streaks finished third with 72 points, while the University of Mount Union clinched first with 141 points, and Ohio Wesleyan captured second with 126 points.
 
Five Blue Streaks earned “All-Ohio” distinction.
 
Senior Nicholas…

JCU pulls away late in historic upset win over No. 3 Pioneers

Coming into Saturday’s contest, the Marietta College men’s basketball team sat atop the Ohio Athletic Conference. With only three conference games remaining, John Carroll University needed a key win over the Pioneers. Behind sophomore David Linane’s career-high 30 points, JCU would get just that.

Linane led JCU to a 86-71 win over No. 3 Marietta…

JCU freezes Concordia’s offense in 4-3 victory in season opener

 
Kicking off its 2015 campaign in ideal fashion, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team traveled to Mequon, Wisconsin on Sunday, Feb. 15, defeating Concordia University of Wisconsin, 4-3, thanks to some late game heroics.
 
The game started off at 11 degrees – the coldest start to a game in the history of…

Clicking Cavaliers

 
When LeBron James decided to take two weeks off in the beginning of January, things could not look any bleaker for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
 
In the nine games without James, the Cavs lost eight. The team appeared to be in free-fall. I, along with most fans, was deeply concerned about the competitiveness of…

Strong efforts lead JCU into All-Ohio Championships

 
 
The John Carroll University woman’s indoor track and field participated in an unscored meet on Saturday, Feb. 7. Despite the fact that the meet wasn’t scored, numerous Blue Streaks put together strong efforts, garnering some top results.
 
Sophomore Becky Rohwer was the first Blue Streak of the meet to earn a first…

In Volkmann’s final home match, JCU shows up in Muskingum sweep

 
 
After a 28-year career as head coach of John Carroll University, Kerry Volkmann coached his final home meet on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
 
A ceremony organzed by the University in where over 100 of Volkmann’s former players showed up to see him off kicked off the meet. Then, the Blue Streaks took the…

JCU preserves undefeated home record with close victory

Thanks to a stellar defensive effort, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team remains undefeated at home during the 2014-2015 season. On Saturday, the Blue Streaks defeated the Capital University Crusaders, 65-63, in a defensive battle that came down to the wire.
 
JCU was led by sophomore David Linane, who played one of his…

Blue Streaks falter in upset bid by Crusaders

 
 
Entering Saturday, Feb. 7, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team was tied atop the Ohio Athletic Conference standings along with the University of Mount Union and Baldwin Wallace University.
 
The Blue Streaks traveled to Columbus, Ohio to take on Capital University for their second matchup of the season with the Crusaders.…

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Fast Break

This week, on ESPN.com, SportsNation had one of its daily polls for fans to respond to. The question: “Which of the following players is most deserving of a big-money contract?”
 
The options given were Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 1/30-2/1/2015

Men’s Indoor Track & Field
 
John Carroll University finished third at the Ohio Athletic Conference North Split Meet at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio on Friday, Jan. 30. The Blue Streaks scored 114 total  points. The University of Mount Union won, scoring 198, and Ohio Northern University took second with a score of…

JCU’s win streak comes to a halt with loss at ONU

 
Holding teams to a low shooting percentage from the field has been the key to John Carroll University men’s basketball recent victories. This did not happen on Saturday, Jan. 31 in Ada, Ohio as Ohio Northern University walked away with a 92-81 win over the Blue Streaks behind a 50.8 shooting percentage.
 
While…

Dominating win over OAC powerhouse gives JCU share of conference lead

 
Coming into Saturday’s game, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team sat one game behind in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings leading Ohio Northern University.
 
After the Blue Streaks put together a wire-to-wire win, defeating the Polar Bears 63-49, the OAC regular season title is now a three-team race with JCU, ONU and…

Super Bowl madness

Now that the Super Bowl is finally over, I’m pretty sad. It’s hard not to be. Football is over until August. That’s pretty depressing.
 
But, there’s still a lot to be happy about. That was arguably the best Super Bowl I’ve ever seen.
 
We had two teams fighting to become dynasties. We had…

Switzler’s historic night brings JCU’s win streak to 10

A personal milestone, a 10-game win streak and an undefeated home record, were up for grabs when the John Carroll University women’s basketball team hosted Wilmington College on Saturday, Jan. 24.
 
The Blue Streaks did not disappoint. They used their defensive intensity and never-say-die attitude to put together a strong second half and pull…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup

Men’s
Indoor Track & Field
The John Carroll University men’s indoor track and field team made great strides on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio. Many of the Blue Streaks finished in the top 10 in their respective events.
 
In the track events, sophomore Jonathan Radney finished 10th in the…

Eliminate the shift?

As I was sitting in the newsroom deciding what my column was going to be about, I was pretty certain it was going to be something that dealt with the Super Bowl.
 
I mean, how could it not be? It’s the biggest sporting event of the year, and there’s even more controversy than ever…