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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…

Blue Streaks keep pace in OAC with big win

Ashley Bastock
 
It’s always a struggle for the Blue Streaks to make the four-hour trip to Wilmington College. However, John Carroll University men’s basketball proved that with a high shooting percentage, anything is possible. Shooting nearly 57 percent as a team, the Blue Streaks defeated the Fightin’ Quakers, 88-78, on Saturday, Jan. 24.
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Otterbein Invitational proves tough test for JCU

 
The Blue Streaks fought hard and finished fourth on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Otterbein Invitational.
 
The Blue Streaks scored 49 points, while Tiffin University won the meet with a score of 196.50. Otterbein University placed second with 137.
 
JCU had two runners place in first in the meet. Sophomore Joy Nyaanga…

JCU splits weekend in return to action

 
 

A two-meet weekend welcomed the John Carroll University swimming and diving teams back from Florida with back-to-back meets. After the women won 11-of-13 events on Friday, Jan. 16, the Blue and Gold looked to extend their winning streak to five meets with a trip to Oberlin College. A talented Yeowomen squad ended JCU’s win…

Historic start continues with home win over Mount Union

 
Big time performances from some underclassmen were the key for the John Carroll University women’s basketball team on Saturday, Jan. 17. The squad defeated the University of Mount Union 70-60 at the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center.
 
Freshman Shmoo Pryor and sophomore Katlyn Spahar combined for 37 points as the Blue Streaks pulled away…

Strong performances lead to second place finish

The John Carroll University men’s track and field team placed second at the Otterbein Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 17. The Blue Streaks had four different athletes earn first place finishes. JCU placed second with 108 points, trailing behind Tiffin University with 172 points.
 
JCU’s first win of the day went to senior Nick Williams…

Fino leads Blue Streaks to victory against former squad

 
After dropping the first home meet of the year, the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to Oberlin College on Saturday for a dual with the Yeomen. The afternoon came down to the 400-free relay, where the Blue Streaks earned a 15-point swing which helped secure a 120-114 win for JCU. …

Blue Streaks fall in battle of OAC heavyweights

 
The John Carroll University men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Saturday, Jan. 17 to the University of Mount Union.
 
The rivalry game came down to  the wire. But ultimately, Mount Union came through with the big 95-92 win. They now claim sole possession of second place in the OAC. The loss…

Case for the Cavs

When it comes to the Cavaliers in this town, most people have reached panic mode.
 
I can’t necessarily say I blame them. It certainly hasn’t been pretty so far this season. But, there’s a plethora of reasons that’s the case.
 
While the Cavs weren’t playing their best ball before the LeBron injury, when…

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

 
Although there were many teams at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala, some of the most shining performances were displayed by Blue Streaks.
 
Sophomore Joy Nyaanga, who was among the best of the Blue Streaks, finished 14th in the 400-meter dash just narrowly breaking a minute with a time of 1:01.28.
 
Two…

Women’s Swimming & Diving

 
An impressive weekend was ahead of the John Carroll University swimming and diving team in its trip to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Transylvania Invitational proved rewarding, as the women secured a second place finish.
 
The opening event, the 200 medley relay, set up the Blue Streaks for a record-setting performance.…

Blue Streaks suffer first loss of season in battle with ONU

The nationally ranked John Carroll University women’s basketball team was off to another historic undefeated start, joining the WBCA/USA Today Top 25 after a win against Ithaca College. However, Ohio Northern University was looking to play the spoiler as the Blue Streaks headed into Ada on Saturday.
 
Spoil they did, as JCU could not…

Men’s Indoor Track & Field

 
John Carroll University men’s indoor track and field kicked off the winter season at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala. The team competed on Friday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 6 in Kent, Ohio. This event was an unscored meet.
 
Some of the athletes who put up a great performances include freshman Austin…

Men’s Swimming & Diving

 
The John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to Lexington, Kentucky for the Transylvania Invite. A tough field proved to be too much at the end of the day, as the Blue Streaks finished fifth out of six teams.
 
JCU displayed strong finishes in the 100 free with three swimmers placing…

Strong shooting performances lead JCU to big win over Capital

 
 
After a layoff lasting nearly three weeks, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team came out firing on all cylinders. The Blue Streaks beat Capital University, 87-59, in an Ohio Athletic Conference game in Bexley on Saturday, Dec. 6.
 
The long break between games didn’t seem to bother the Blue Streaks (3-0,…

Historic season comes to a close with quarterfinals loss

 
 
The rematch in Alliance was as hard-fought and exciting as the first. But, unfortunately for the John Carroll University football team, the University of Mount Union came out on top once again. The Purple Raiders prevailed 36-28, punching their ticket to the Division III national semifinal.
 
In what has become a trend…

No BCS, same controversy

Everybody hated the BCS. I personally wasn’t one of those people, but I’m all in favor of a playoff. It definitely makes things more fun.
 
But what most people hated about the BCS is that everything was decided by computers and algorithms, not real people.
 
Now, we have a nine-person committee meeting weekly…

Wrestling continues early season surge with strong performance at Trine Invitational

 
The John Carroll University wrestling team, along with 10 other teams, traveled to Angola, Indiana to take part in the Trine Invitaional on Saturday, Nov. 15.
 
Six Blue Streaks fought their way to titles, while four placed in their individual weight classes.
 
Junior Dan Mirman, competing in the 149 pound weight class,…

JCU heroics kick season off on winning note thanks to clutch play

 
At the Nan Nichols Classic at the College of Wooster, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team came out in fantastic fashion. The Blue Streaks beat Kalamazoo College on Saturday, Nov. 15, 58-57, and defeated Adrian College 74-71 on Sunday, Nov. 16.
 
Just when JCU’s opponents thought they only had one more year…

Blue Streaks split first two games of season in Raddisson/PNC Invitational

 
 
The road back to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship for John Carroll University’s men’s basketball team began in Scranton, Pennslyvania in the Radisson/PNC Invitational with a contest against Alvernia University on Saturday, Nov. 15. In the team’s second all-time meeting with the Crusaders, the Blue and Gold dropped their first contest of the…

After close loss to Mount Union, JCU is tournament bound

 
For the 25th straight year, the Ohio Athletic Conference title belongs to the University of Mount Union.
 
On Saturday, Nov. 15, the John Carroll University football team fell to the Purple Raiders, 31-24, after time ran out when the Blue Streaks spiked the ball with under three seconds left –– an illegal play…

Blue Streak pride

 
In writing this column a few hours after the John Carroll vs. Mount Union football game, I’m still full of anger, frustration, disbelief—the list goes on. 
 
And keep in mind, I am just one of the radio broadcasters for WJCU, so I can only imagine how the team feels after this loss.
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JCU vs. Centre College: NCAA Division III Tournament first round preview

The John Carroll University football team hosts an opening round NCAA Tournament game for the second consecutive year on Saturday, Nov. 22 at noon at Don Shula Stadium.
 
In last year’s contest, the Blue Streaks fell to St. John Fisher College, 25-16, in a game in which weather played a huge factor.
 
This…