June 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve football team picked preseason No. 10

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The Case Western Reserve University football team will begin its 2008 campaign ranked No. 10 in the nation by the Lindy's 2008 College Football Preseason magazine.

The Spartans, who report to camp on August 12, kick-off the season September 6 at Kenyon College.

In 2007, the Case Western Reserve had its most successful season in school history, as the Spartans finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record and earned the program's first-ever bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs.

In Case's first playoff game, quarterback Dan Whalen hit wide receiver Jeff Mayer in the end-zone in the final seconds for the a thrilling 21-20 victory over Widener University at Case Field in Cleveland. The Spartan's perfect season came to an end against Wabash College in the second round with a 38-23 defeat.

Lindy's Division III Preseason Top 25:

  1. Mount Union
  2. Wisconsin-Whitewater
  3. Bethel (Minn.)
  4. Mary Hardin-Baylor
  5. Washington & Jefferson (Pa.)
  6. Wesley (Del.)
  7. Wabash (Ind.)
  8. Capital
  9. St. John's (Minn.)
  10. Case Western Reserve
  11. Wittenberg
  12. Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  13. Wartburg (Iowa)
  14. North Central (Ill.)
  15. Central (Iowa)
  16. St. John Fisher (N.Y.)
  17. Ithaca (N.Y.)
  18. North Carolina Wesleyan
  19. Trinity (Texas)
  20. Salisbury (Md.)
  21. Rensselaer (N.Y.)
  22. Muhlenberg (Pa.)
  23. Redlands (Calif.)
  24. Linfield (Ore.)
  25. Occidental (Calif.)

For more information contact Creg Jantz, 216.368.6517.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, June 18, 2008 09:24 AM | News Topics: Athletics, HeadlinesMain, Students

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