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  • Steelers looking forward to a strong offensive season

    “Defense wins championships.”

    Despite the effects of player safety rules that have allowed offenses to gain more yardage and score more points than ever before, defense remains the top priority for any team that wants a shot at Super Bowl glory. This was proven more than convincingly when the Seattle Seahawks decimated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

    Sports | August 24, 2015
  • Machika Kaku dives into successful pair of seasons

    If you’ve kept up with The Tartan, you may have noticed that this semester has featured quite a large number of athlete profiles. These profiles delve into how the student athletes at Carnegie Mellon have been able to survive the academic rigors we all share while devoting a considerable amount of time into something they have a passion for. While that passion doesn’t have to be a sport, these you...

    Sports | April 27, 2015
  • Women’s lax overcomes all

    The Carnegie Mellon women’s lacrosse team has had a tough season, but its growing strength is something their competitors in the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) should be noticing. The Tartans finished 4–4 this year, up from 3–5 last year. The team even qualified for the playoffs, although it was unable to compete because of Carnival. What should be noted is that the team has managed to ...

    Sports | April 20, 2015
  • Raschke ready to move on

    After finishing the regular season with a 7–2 win against California University of Pennsylvania, the Carnegie Mellon women’s tennis team sealed their spot among the Elite Eight, which will allow them to continue onto the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championship after they play in the University Athletics Association (UAA) Championship. While all members of the team are eager to compete in bot...

    Sports | April 20, 2015
  • Summer Kitahara takes home Rookie of the Month

    As she gazes down the fairway, first-year golfer Summer Kitahara knows that she is in a world of her own: just her, her club, and a golf ball. And yet, the computer science major is aware that her team is counting on her to play her role, an particularly prominent one due to the structure of the Tartans’ women’s golf team.

    Sports | April 6, 2015