Men's Swimming: Wilimovsky turns in 4th-place performance at NCAAs

John Paschall, Reporter
March 30, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Blogs, Swimming & Diving, Wildcat Extra

Northwestern freestyler Jordan Wilimovsky capped off a record-setting sophomore campaign with a strong performance at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Wilimovsky finished fourth overall in the 1,650-yard freestyle event with a time of 14:44.36, more than 14 seconds faster than... Read More »

Men's Swimming: A true Cardiac Cat: Andrew Seitz returns to the pool after mystery heart condition

Men's Swimming: A true Cardiac Cat: Andrew Seitz returns to the pool after mystery heart condition

John Paschall, Reporter
March 4, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

January 2013, Iowa City, Iowa Junior Andrew Seitz just wasn’t himself. Actually, the then-sophomore hadn’t been himself for almost two years, and he knew it. His times at Northwestern’s swimming meet against Iowa late in January weren’t of the caliber he posted in high school... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wilimovsky qualifies for NCAAs, but Wildcats stumble to ninth at Big Ten Championships

Men's Swimming: Wilimovsky qualifies for NCAAs, but Wildcats stumble to ninth at Big Ten Championships

John Paschall, Reporter
March 2, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – When the lights shone brightest at the Big Ten Championships this week, Northwestern failed to capitalize on the momentum it had built all season long, as the Wildcats fell to a ninth place finish. Michigan cruised to its fourth consecutive conference title, dominating from start... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Refocused Northwestern ready to step out of Grevers' shadow at Big Tens

Men's Swimming: Refocused Northwestern ready to step out of Grevers' shadow at Big Tens

John Paschall , Reporter
February 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Sports Stories

With his 6-foot-8-inch frame, former Northwestern swimmer and Olympian Matt Grevers cast a large shadow over the Wildcats’ program after he and handful of other talented swimmers graduated. It wasn’t the humble Grevers’ fault, nor even that of any of his teammates. They had just set the bar... Read More »

Signing Day 2014: Meet the newest Wildcats

Signing Day 2014: Meet the newest Wildcats

John Paschall, Reporter
February 5, 2014
Filed under Football, Recruiting, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Hover over a player and click their name to view a bio and scouting report. Graphic by Joseph Diebold/Daily Senior Staffer Other Signing Day coverage: ... Read More »

Signing Day 2014: ESPN Big Ten recruiting reporter Tom VanHaaren discusses how the Wildcats stack up

John Paschall, Reporter
February 5, 2014
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Recruiting, Sports

The Daily caught up with ESPN Big Ten recruiting reporter Tom VanHaaren to discuss Northwestern's 2014 recruiting class, including potential stars and sleepers. The Daily Northwestern: With three ESPN 300 recruits, is it safe to say this is Northwestern's best recruiting class in recent memory? Tom... Read More »

Signing Day 2014: Illinois high school football blogger 'Edgy' Tim O'Halloran talks Northwestern's local talent

John Paschall, Reporter
February 5, 2014
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Recruiting, Sports

“Edgy” Tim O’Halloran is the publisher for EdgyTim.com, a comprehensive website focused on Illinois high school football recruiting published on Yahoo! Sports' Rivals website. He shared his thoughts with The Daily on some of the talent Northwestern... Read More »

Signing Day 2014: Running back Justin Jackson has been a long time coming for Northwestern

Signing Day 2014: Running back Justin Jackson has been a long time coming for Northwestern

John Paschall, Reporter
February 5, 2014
Filed under Football, Recruiting, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Glenbard North running back Justin Jackson committed to Northwestern before coach Pat Fitzgerald or any of his staff knew. Jackson was in the car with his father on the way to visit Iowa in late April when they engaged in a conversation about how Jackson wanted some good looking gear from whatever... Read More »

Signing Day 2014: In-state quarterback Clayton Thorson brings Big Ten, NFL pedigree to Northwestern

Signing Day 2014: In-state quarterback Clayton Thorson brings Big Ten, NFL pedigree to Northwestern

John Paschall, Reporter
February 5, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Wheaton North quarterback Clayton Thorson might as well have been born with a football helmet on. His family is littered with football players – his two brothers play wide receiver and tight end at Wheaton College and his dad, Chad Thorson, played linebacker for the New York Giants. But despite... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern rolls through Wisconsin-Milwaukee en route to Big Tens

John Paschall, Reporter
February 1, 2014
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Even though Northwestern was already thinking about the Big Ten Championships, the team took care of business against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers on Friday, winning 163-128. As the Wildcats had hoped, their relay teams in the 200-yard medley... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats look to finish strong in final regular season dual meet

John Paschall, Reporter
January 30, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Coach Jarod Schroeder had a meeting with athletic director Jim Phillips at the beginning of the season to go over the team’s season goals. Schroeder didn’t make any bold, Rex Ryan-style predictions. Instead, he was quite modest. “We were hoping to finish above .500 this season,”... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Senior's mother overcomes obstacles to see son's final meet

John Paschall, Reporter
January 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Mara Urizar was on her way to Oakland International Airport on Friday expecting a picture-perfect weekend with her son, senior Tim Smith. He swam for the last time at Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center on Saturday against the rival No. 21 Iowa Hawkeyes. Yet as she was pulling up to the departures... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Chase Stephens, Wildcats stun No. 21 Hawkeyes on final relay

John Paschall, Reporter
January 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Breaking a habit can sometimes take a herculean team effort. But nothing was too tall of a task for Northwestern on Saturday as it snapped a five-meet losing streak to No. 21 Iowa on the final race, shocking the Hawkeyes on Senior Day, 151-149. The best... Read More »

Men's Swimming: At the end of their journey, Northwestern seniors look forward to challenging Iowa

Men's Swimming: At the end of their journey, Northwestern seniors look forward to challenging Iowa

John Paschall, Reporter
January 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Northwestern's seniors swim their last home conference meet Saturday morning against No. 21 Iowa, and in the eyes of the Wildcats' senior class, there’s no other way they would have their home script end.  “Definitely not,” senior freestyler Chase Stephens said of the meet. “It’ll... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern fades late to tie Notre Dame, falters against Michigan

John Paschall, Reporter
January 12, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Nobody likes a tie, especially coach Jarod Schroeder. “To come back and tie, it is kind of like kissing your sister,” he said. “It’s not that exciting when you come away with a tie.” But Saturday, Northwestern had to settle for a 150-150 tie with Notre Dame after collapsing late in the... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats return from Hawaii to face lethal remaining schedule

John Paschall, Reporter
January 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Snow and crippling wind chill wasn’t the only thing slapping Northwestern across the face when the Wildcats returned from their annual training trip in Hawaii. NU now faces the cruel reality of its daunting second half schedule, which includes defending national champion No.1 Michigan and... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 37, Illinois 34

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 30, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: Junior quarterback Trevor Siemian must have still been in Thanksgiving mode on Saturday against Illinois because he was carving up the Illini secondary. He threw for 414 yards on 31-for-44 passing with 4 touchdowns. It’s an encouraging sign heading into next year... Read More »

Football: Northwestern looks forward after losing bowl eligibility

Football: Northwestern looks forward after losing bowl eligibility

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 25, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

With bowl eligibility out the window, Northwestern will treat its matchup with Illinois on Saturday as a bowl game of sorts. Coach Pat Fitzgerald and the rest of his team want to send the seniors out with a bang in Champaign, Ill., against their in-state rivals. “You can throw the records out in... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats swipe multiple pool records in dominating TYR Invitational win

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 25, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Senior freestyler Chase Stephens has always looked up to Olympian and former Northwestern great Matt Grevers. He even said leading up to this weekend’s TYR Invitational, he was going to best Grevers’ 50-yard freestyle pool record. The meet now behind him, Stephens can indeed place his name over... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Michigan State 30, Northwestern 6

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 23, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: The passing attack showed a lot of improvement on Saturday against Michigan State. The Spartans are known for their stout defense and to see the Wildcats moving the ball down the field was refreshing. The Cats sprinkled in some big plays but clearly not enough of... Read More »

Gameday: Strong heart propelled Proby to starring role

Gameday: Strong heart propelled Proby to starring role

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 21, 2013
Filed under Gameday, Sports

Coach Pat Fitzgerald watched high school tape of a linebacker from North Las Vegas back in 2008. He stared at the screen over and over again as he watched a then-17-year-old Damien Proby constantly make plays and look like a Big Ten linebacker in the making. But something felt odd for Fitzgerald. “Are... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Consistent Wildcats don their speed suits at TYR Invitational

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

At this point in the season last year, Northwestern struggled to find consistency, suffering three losses and recording only two wins, which happened on the same day. Entering this Friday’s TYR Invitational, the Wildcats have been steady, totaling five victories and having only one awful day of racing,... Read More »

Football: Fitzgerald bemoans lack of playmaking against Michigan

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 18, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

It’s tough for anyone to find any positives during a six-game losing streak, but coach Pat Fitzgerald is trying — even if it’s jokingly. “We went from 4 seconds away to 1 second away,” he said. “So I guess we are getting better.” Each Northwestern loss has been more excruciatingly... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats make splash in Big Ten with win over Badgers

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 18, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Coach Jarod Schroeder kept telling his swimmers in the offseason they could hang with and beat some of the best teams the Big Ten... Read More »

Football: Siemian surges back to normal against Michigan

Football: Siemian surges back to normal against Michigan

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 17, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

Hidden somewhere in the frenzied field goal attempt that illustrated Michigan stomping on Northwestern’s bowl eligibility chances was junior quarterback Trevor Siemian. He’s been quarterback 1B on the depth chart for most of the season and never received the attention his counterpart, senior quarterback... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Michigan 27, Northwestern 19 in triple overtime

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 16, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: The defenders had another gutsy performance on Saturday against Michigan. They’ve been playing very well as a unit ever since Northwestern’s loss to Wisconsin. The group did an outstanding job of containing dual-threat quarterback Devin Gardner, who was... Read More »

Gameday: Northwestern finding no love from above

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 14, 2013
Filed under Gameday, Sports

Tips lead to picks. That’s what defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz has preached since day one. But in the past year, two tips have lead to two soul-crushing losses for Northwestern. Two weeks ago in Lincoln, Neb., a Hail Mary pass fell from the sky and landed on Earth in the hands of Nebraska... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats hope to bounce back against Badgers

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 14, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Northwestern will try to take a page out of coach Pat Fitzgerald and the football team’s book for the rest of the season. “Just go 1-0 this week,” junior Andrew Seitz said. It’s a simple motto, but one that has allowed the Wildcats to forget about past difficulties with conference foes... Read More »

Football: Venric Mark out for the season, more Northwestern injury news

Alex Putterman and John Paschall
November 11, 2013
Filed under Archive, Manual, Football, Sports

Senior running back Venric Mark’s injury saga finally concluded Monday. Coach Pat Fitzgerald announced at his weekly news conference that the star tailback would not “be returning to participation this season,” due to an ankle fracture he suffered early during the Oct. 12 Wisconsin game. “We’re... Read More »

Football: Venric Mark out for season with ankle fracture

Football: Venric Mark out for season with ankle fracture

John Paschall, Assistant Sports Editor
November 11, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Top Stories, Wildcat Extra

Senior running back Venric Mark’s bizarre injury saga finally concluded Monday. Coach Pat Fitzgerald announced at his weekly news conference that his star tailback would not “be returning to participation this season” due to an ankle fracture he suffered early during the Oct. 12 Wisconsin... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats sink against Big Ten foes, rally for win on Saturday

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 11, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

It was a tale of two meets for Northwestern this weekend. Friday saw a disappointing Wildcats squad put up a dud of a performance against Purdue and Ohio State, losing to both teams 231-69. Saturday displayed the resilient attitude the Cats hope to carry with them the entire year, as they took down... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern braces to battle top-notch Big Ten foes

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 7, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

To be the best, you have to beat the best. That’s Northwestern's mission when it travels to face Purdue and Ohio State on Friday. The Buckeyes come in to the meet ranked eighth in the country, while the Boilermakers are 19th, ... Read More »

Football: Green emerges as Wildcats' scoring savior after injury plagues the depth chart

Football: Green emerges as Wildcats' scoring savior after injury plagues the depth chart

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 3, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

The injury bug wasn’t just biting at Northwestern — it is feasting on the Wildcats. Entering Saturday against Nebraska, seniors Venric Mark and Mike Trumpy and freshman Warren Long were ... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Nebraska 27, Northwestern 24

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
November 2, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: Senior quarterback Kain Colter was a man on a mission throughout the game in Lincoln. He slid off tacklers and constantly made plays to keep drives alive. Colter said earlier this week he wasn’t feeling 100 percent coming into today’s game, but he showed no signs... Read More »

Gameday: Northwestern defense looks to get back to ball-hawking ways

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 30, 2013
Filed under Gameday, Sports

It’s been a spooky past two weeks for the Northwestern defense. The unit has allowed only three offensive touchdowns in two games against Minnesota and Iowa — but only has two losses to show for its efforts. Coach Pat Fitzgerald has been singing the praises of the defense... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats overcome early adversity, beat Hilltoppers

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 28, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Adversity was dripping along Northwestern’s side of the pool after its first race Friday against Western Kentucky. Coach Jarod Schroeder gambled and put senior Chase Stephens, who was scheduled to swim three other freestyle events later, in the relay hoping to guarantee an early victory for the... Read More »

Football: Colter's valiant effort not enough to save Wildcats' season

Football: Colter's valiant effort not enough to save Wildcats' season

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 27, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

Senior quarterback Kain Colter did all he could against Iowa on Saturday to carry Northwestern to a season-saving win. But the weight of a struggling offense was too much on a bad leg. The dynamic playmaker saw nearly all of the snaps at quarterback for the Wildcats. His mobility provided a much-needed... Read More »

Gameday: Dickerson, Wildcats hope to dance their way out of losing streak

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 25, 2013
Filed under Gameday, Sports

When the going gets tough, the tough get dancing. Or at least that’s what sophomore Cameron Dickerson’s plan is. Northwestern is on a three-game losing streak, its longest since 2011. But you couldn’t tell that by watching Dickerson and senior wide receiver Rashad Lawrence busting dance... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern faces tough road test at Western Kentucky

Men's Swimming: Northwestern faces tough road test at Western Kentucky

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 23, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Northwestern will go from the hunter to the hunted Friday when the team travels to face Western Kentucky. Last week, NU avenged its last year's loss against Eastern Michigan. Now, the Hilltoppers are looking to return the favor to the Cats, who edged out Western Kentucky in the final race in Evanston... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats avenge last year's loss to Eagles

Men's Swimming: Wildcats avenge last year's loss to Eagles

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 23, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Sports Stories

Revenge is a dish best served wet. That’s what Eastern Michigan found out Friday, when Northwestern avenged last year’s shocking loss and dismantled... Read More »

Football: Fitzgerald looking for answers to offensive woes

Football: Fitzgerald looking for answers to offensive woes

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 21, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

If Northwestern is going to end its losing streak this weekend against Iowa, it has to do so without senior running back Venric Mark. Coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Monday that his electrifying playmaker will miss Saturday’s game and said he is unsure how much more time Mark will miss after that.... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Minnesota 20, Northwestern 17

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 19, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: Redshirt freshman Stephen Buckley showed some nice flashes of playmaking ability on the Wildcats’ first scoring drive. With Venric Mark sidelined, Buckley has to be the speedy running back the offense needs to get moving down the field. The defense stopped the... Read More »

Gameday: Offensive line going back to fundamentals to fix leaks

Gameday: Offensive line going back to fundamentals to fix leaks

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 18, 2013
Filed under Gameday, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s offensive line started off air tight in its first four games, only allowing seven sacks and minimal pressure. But since conference play started, junior quarterback Trevor Siemian has been running for his life and sacked 12 times. “Nobody saw that coming,” junior center... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Navigating Northwestern's new season

Men's Swimming: Navigating Northwestern's new season

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 17, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Sports Stories

Northwestern takes on Eastern Michigan in its season opener at the Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center on Friday. Here are the keys to a successful season for the Wildcats and what swimmers should keep an eye on this year. What’s new in 2013: For the past few years, NU has struggled in the... Read More »

Statistical Preview: Minnesota vs. Northwestern

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 17, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Northwestern desperately needs a win after its crushing loss at Wisconsin. Here's a preview of the Wildcats' Saturday opponent, the Minnesota Golden Gophers: The red zone will be absolutely critical for the Cats on Saturday. In its past two losses, NU has only scored 3 touchdowns on seven trips beyond... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Stephens looking to go all in for senior year

Men's Swimming: Stephens looking to go all in for senior year

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 17, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

At 6 feet 7 inches, senior Chase Stephens is the ideal height for a sprint swimmer. Yet early on in his career, he didn’t know how to use his body to his advantage. “Back in my high school, they talked about how they couldn't believe a 6-foot-8 guy doesn’t know how to swim yet,” Stephens said.... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Jovanovic ready to start journey as a Wildcat

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 17, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Once upon a time, an impressively tall man from Lake Forest, Ill. found his way to the the Sports Pavillion and Aquatics Center and set the pool on fire. His name was Matt Grevers, and he became an Olympic gold medalist after... Read More »

Football: Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 35, Northwestern 6

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 12, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: Almost nothing went right for Northwestern on Saturday against Wisconsin. If there was one slight positive, it was the defense’s ability to create turnovers. Junior defensive backs Jimmy Hall and Ibraheim Campbell both intercepted quarterback Joel Stave in the... Read More »

Football: Wildcats prepare themselves for rowdy environment against Badgers

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 10, 2013
Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports

After an emotionally draining weekend, Northwestern heads to Wisconsin to take on a dangerous Badgers team in front of a raucous crowd at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. Coach Pat Fitzgerald has been preparing his team the entire week by blasting crowd noise during practice, forcing... Read More »

Gameday: 'Sky Team' looks to ground Wisconsin's Jared Abbrerderis

Gameday: 'Sky Team' looks to ground Wisconsin's Jared Abbrerderis

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 10, 2013
Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

For Northwestern to contain an improved Wisconsin aerial attack Saturday, the defense will need to call upon the help of the "Sky Team." “When passes go, we think that we should get every ball and control the sky,” junior safety Jimmy Hall said of the secondary. The nickname for the secondary... Read More »

Football: Lawrence posts career numbers in biggest spotlight

Football: Lawrence posts career numbers in biggest spotlight

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 6, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Senior wide receiver Rashad Lawrence has been somewhat of a magician in 2013. For three out of Northwestern's first four games, he vanished into thin air, failing to post a single catch. But on Saturday against the Buckeyes, the senior reappeared. He exploded for career highs in yards and receptions... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 40, Northwestern 30

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 5, 2013
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

What went right: The Northwestern offense seemed to march down the field whenever it wanted to against Ohio State tonight at Ryan Field. For the most part, the quarterbacks put on a good performance, spreading the ball around and accurately hit their playmakers when they were open. Senior... Read More »

Paschall's Point: Statistical preview for Northwestern vs. Ohio State

Paschall's Point: Statistical preview for Northwestern vs. Ohio State

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 3, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Sometimes events just happen out of luck. Sometimes they happen for a reason. But can statistics take luck out of the equation and tell you who is more likely to win a given game? That’s what Professor David Smith and I tried to do leading up to this Saturday’s... Read More »

Football: Northwestern nears long-awaited game

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
October 1, 2013
Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports

Smiles crept upon the faces of seniors Tyler Scott, Kain Colter and Damien Proby and junior Tony Jones at Monday’s press conference when asked about how long the team has been thinking about Saturday’s game against No. 4 Ohio State. They giggled and exchanged glances at one another, waiting for... Read More »

Football: Defensive end Dean Lowry avoiding sophomore slump with stellar September

Football: Defensive end Dean Lowry avoiding sophomore slump with stellar September

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 23, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

Sophomore defensive end Dean Lowry was in the right place at the right time during Saturday's game against Maine. Black Bear quarterback Marcus Wasilewski was simply trying to get rid of the ball while being chased by Northwestern defenders. But the signal caller could only muster a weak and... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 35, Maine 21

John Paschall , Assistant Gameday Editor
September 21, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: The defense was Northwestern’s best offense today against Maine at Ryan Field. Senior linebacker Damien Proby and sophomore defensive end Dean Lowry recorded the Wildcats’ ninth and 10th interceptions respectively, which were both returned for touchdowns. Lowry... Read More »

Football: Northwestern hopes to reverse FCS upset trend against Maine

Football: Northwestern hopes to reverse FCS upset trend against Maine

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 20, 2013
Filed under Gameday, Sports

Coach Pat Fitzgerald didn’t hold back his praises at Monday’s press conference when asked about the Maine Black Bears, Northwestern’s opponent Saturday. “It doesn’t take long to watch them on tape to see how well they are coached, how hard they play and how they execute,” Fitzgerald said.... Read More »

Football: Junior safety Ibraheim Campbell dominates defense

Football: Junior safety Ibraheim Campbell dominates defense

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 20, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

Having a successful defense requires an immense amount of communication and chatter among the group. But that doesn’t bother junior safety Ibraheim Campbell, who coach Pat Fitzgerald dubbed a man of few words after Northwestern’s victory over Western Michigan. “Having everyone on the same... Read More »

Statistical Preview: Northwestern vs. Maine

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 19, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

The Maine Black Bears were one of 13 Football Championship Subdivision teams that recently took down an Football Bowl Subdivision school. Let’s take a look at what some of the key stats were that helped them in their upset win over University of Massachusetts Amherst. After giving up a touchdown... Read More »

Football: Treyvon Green, Kain Colter help Northwestern run past Western Michigan

Football: Treyvon Green, Kain Colter help Northwestern run past Western Michigan

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 15, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

After a slow start Saturday night, Northwestern’s offense woke up in the second quarter and vaulted the Wildcats to a 38-17 win over Western Michigan at Ryan Field. The Cats’ first three drives started in Broncos’ territory — but NU was unable to put any points on the board. The first drive... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 38, Western Michigan 17

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 14, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right:  Senior quarterback Kain Colter showed his tremendous playmaking abilities against Western Michigan when Northwestern needed him the most tonight. The dynamic signal caller used his legs to exploit the Western Michigan defense in the second quarter and lead... Read More »

Football: Defense continues turnover-filled start to 2013 season

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 9, 2013
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

After pitching a near-perfect first half against Syracuse on Saturday night, Northwestern's defense let down its guard on the opening drive in the third quarter. Fresh out of the locker room, the Orange marched down the field and scored a touchdown. As the Wildcats' defense trotted over to the sidelines,... Read More »

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 48, Syracuse 27

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 48, Syracuse 27

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 7, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right for NU: Where do we begin? The Wildcats imposed their will on the Orange immediately and didn’t let up. The quarterback play by senior Kain Colter and junior Trevor Siemian was outstanding. The offense put up 34 points in the first half, and junior wide... Read More »

Syracuse off to shaky start in season opener

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 7, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

As Northwestern recovers from its West Coast trip, let’s take a look at how tonight’s opponent, Syracuse, fared against Penn State last week. Syracuse offense Senior quarterback Drew Allen transferred this year from Oklahoma to Syracuse, and he struggled in the season opener against Penn State.... Read More »

Football: Northwestern's defense bends but doesn't break against Cal's new-look offense

Football: Northwestern's defense bends but doesn't break against Cal's new-look offense

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 3, 2013
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

BERKELEY, Calif. — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald’s immediate response Saturday night to the California’s Bear Raid offense was simple. “I’m glad we only got to play it once,” Fitzgerald said. The much-hyped offensive attack was difficult for the Wildcats to prepare for their first... Read More »

Football: Treyvon Green rebounds from shaky 2012 to lead Northwestern against Cal

Football: Treyvon Green rebounds from shaky 2012 to lead Northwestern against Cal

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 1, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

BERKELEY, Calif. — It didn’t take long for Northwestern's depth to be tested against Cal on Saturday night. Only a few plays in, senior quarterback Kain Colter was knocked out of the game with a head injury. Senior running back Venric Mark could not play at full strength for most of the game.... Read More »

Football: Despite early adversity, Wildcats rally past Golden Bears

Football: Despite early adversity, Wildcats rally past Golden Bears

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 1, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

BERKELEY, Calif. — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said his team would face adversity early on this year. He wasn’t kidding. NU held on to beat Cal 44-30 in a seesaw affair to open the season. It was a nightmare start for the Wildcats. Cal marched down the field and scored a touchdown... Read More »

Football: Northwestern overcomes injuries to knock off Cal

Football: Northwestern overcomes injuries to knock off Cal

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor
September 1, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

BERKELEY, Calif. — After a back and forth battle, Northwestern held off Cal to win its season opener 44-30. Cal opened the game by running the ball all over NU’s defense. Junior running back Brendan Bigelow gained 55 yards on three consecutive plays in the Golden Bears' first drive alone. Later... Read More »

Northwestern heads into halftime with 17-10 lead over Cal

John Paschall, Reporter
August 31, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

After a disastrous opening series, Northwestern rallied to take the lead 17-10 heading into halftime against Cal tonight. On their first drive, the Golden Bears marched down the field with ease thanks to big runs from junior running back Brendan Bigelow. The Bears then faked a field goal on fourth... Read More »

Statistical Preview: Northwestern vs. California

John Paschall, Reporter
August 29, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013

We’ve done plenty of analysis on Northwestern with our positional previews. Here’s a look at the Wildcats' Week 1 opponent, the California Golden Bears: The Bear Raid It has been well documented that new Cal head coach Sonny Dykes will bring a high-powered offense to Berkeley this year.... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Season predictions

Football Season Preview: Season predictions

Rohan Nadkarni and John Paschall
August 28, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Stories

Season record John Paschall: 11-1 I’m not just drinking the purple Kool-Aid — I’m chugging it. There are two teams in the Big Ten that could beat Northwestern: Ohio State and NU itself. Going to play at Wisconsin will be a tremendous challenge, but there’s... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Running backs

John Paschall, Reporter
August 28, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports

Projected starter(s): senior Venric Mark Key reserves: senior Mike Trumpy, junior Treyvon Green, redshirt freshman Malin Jones and redshirt freshman Stephen Buckley Breakout candidate: Buckley Buckley... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Quarterbacks

John Paschall, Reporter
August 28, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports

Projected starter(s): senior Kain Colter Key reserves: junior Trevor Siemian, sophomore Zack Oliver and freshman Matt Alviti Breakout candidate: Colter It’s difficult to say Colter is a breakout candidate because he's a team captain and one of Northwestern's best playmakers, but we... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Receivers

John Paschall, Reporter
August 27, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports

Projected starter(s): senior Rashad Lawrence, junior Christian Jones, junior Tony Jones and sophomore Dan Vitale Key reserves: sophomore Cameron Dickerson, senior Mike Jensen and junior Kyle Prater Breakout candidate: Jensen This easily could have gone to any of the key reserves... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Offensive line

John Paschall, Reporter
August 26, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports

Projected starter(s): junior Brandon Vitabile, junior Jack Konopka, redshirt freshman Ian Park, sophomore Geoff Mogus and junior Paul Jorgensen Key reserves: sophomore Matt Frazier, sophomore Shane Mertz, redshirt freshman Eric Olson, redshirt freshman Kenton Playko and redshirt freshman Adam DePietro Breakout... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Defensive line

John Paschall, Reporter
August 25, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports

Projected starter(s): senior Tyler Scott, junior Sean McEvilly, senior Will Hampton and sophomore Dean Lowry Key reserves: sophomore Deonte Gibson, junior Chance Carter, redshirt freshman Ifeadi Odenigbo, sophomore C.J. Robbins and redshirt freshman Greg Kuhar Breakout candidate: Gibson The... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Defensive backs

John Paschall, Reporter
August 24, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports

Projected starters: sophomore Nick VanHoose, junior Ibraheim Campbell, sophomore Traveon Henry and junior Daniel Jones Key reserves: junior Jimmy Hall, senior Davion Fleming, freshman Dwight White, junior CJ Bryant and freshman Godwin Igwebuike Breakout candidate: Henry Campbell broke... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Linebackers

John Paschall, Reporter
August 23, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports

Projected starter(s): senior Damien Proby, junior Chi Chi Ariguzo and sophomore Drew Smith Key Reserves: junior Collin Ellis, redshirt freshman Joseph Jones, redshirt freshman Jaylen Prater and senior Timmy Vernon Breakout candidate: Smith The sophomore made his presence felt... Read More »

Football Season Preview: Special teams

John Paschall, Reporter
August 22, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Gameday, Sports

Starters: senior Jeff Budzien, senior Brandon Williams, senior Pat Hickey and senior Venric Mark Key reserves: freshman Hunter Niswander and junior Tony Jones Breakout candidate: Jones There's no real breakout on special teams because all the positions seem... Read More »

Northwestern freestyler Jordan Wilimovsky places 14th in FINA World Championships event

John Paschall, Summer Reporter
July 27, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Wildcat Extra

Northwestern freestyler Jordan Wilimovsky continued his success outside the pool today as he finished in 14th place in the 25-kilometer event at the FINA World Championships. Representing the U.S., the rising sophomore posted a time of 4:49:11.1, just less than two minutes behind the winner in the... Read More »

Northwestern swimmer makes U.S. roster for World Aquatics Championships

John Paschall, Reporter
June 11, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

As if capturing a school record in his first year wasn’t enough, Northwestern swimmer Jordan Wilimovsky was named Tuesday to the U.S. roster for the World Aquatics Championships. The freshman will be the only American competing in the meet's 25K race next month in Barcelona, Spain. The Malibu,... Read More »

Football: Northwestern hitting jackpot on recruiting trail

John Paschall, Reporter
May 28, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports

While most big-time programs have to wait until National Signing Day to see how their new classes shape up, Northwestern does its heavy recruiting early on in the process. The dividends of signing classes early are paying off as coach Pat Fitzgerald’s classes have produced more talented... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Freestyler Matthew Margritier leaving Northwestern

John Paschall, Reporter
May 15, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Sophomore freestyler Matthew Margritier has left the men’s swimming and diving team and dropped out of Northwestern. Margritier cited “mostly personal and academic fits” as his reason for leaving the school. He also made it clear that his decision had nothing to do with the swimming program... Read More »

Freshman 15: Maggie Lyon, 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year

Freshman 15: Maggie Lyon, 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year

John Paschall, Reporter
May 14, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

While most freshmen on campus are worrying about the dreaded Freshman 15, we know one group of new students who won't: the athletes. Instead of packing on the pounds, these new faces answer 15 questions about what it's like to wear purple and white for the next four years. Name: Maggie Lyon... Read More »

What the new Big Ten divisions mean for Northwestern

John Paschall, Reporter
April 30, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

In the Big Ten Conference, geography now matters more than ever. The conference on Sunday announced its new divisional alignments, set to debut in 2014. Northwestern joins Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin in the West Division. Its East counterpart consists of Indiana, Maryland,... Read More »

4 Northwestern football players moving on to NFL

John Paschall, Reporter
April 28, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

More than 250 picks went by in the 2013 NFL Draft, and no Northwestern football players heard their names called. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for a handful of graduating NU seniors. Defensive lineman Brian Arnfelt and offensive lineman Patrick... Read More »

Softball: Wildcats avoid sweep against Hawkeyes with Sunday win

Softball: Wildcats avoid sweep against Hawkeyes with Sunday win

John Paschall, Reporter
April 14, 2013
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories

Northwestern (21-16, 6-5) entered Sunday coming off two heart-breaking losses against a scrappy Iowa (24-16, 4-8) team. But coach Kate Drohan wanted those two recent defeats to quickly become a distant memory. “We made a lot of mistakes,” Drohan... Read More »

Stat up, Stat down for football 2013

John Paschall, Reporter
April 13, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

With spring practice coming to a close Saturday, let's take a look at some statistics from last year and make some (really) early predictions on which direction they will be heading next year. But first, here's a number to think about: 60 percent. The answer to what statistic that represents will... Read More »

Freshman 15: Fran Strub

Freshman 15: Fran Strub

John Paschall, Reporter
April 10, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

While most freshmen on campus are worrying about the dreaded Freshman Fifteen, we know one group of new students who won't: the athletes. Instead of packing on the pounds, these new faces answers 15 questions about what it's like to wear the purple and white for the next four years. Name:... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Van Donkersgoed overcomes migraines to fulfill dream

Men's Swimming: Van Donkersgoed overcomes migraines to fulfill dream

John Paschall, Reporter
April 8, 2013
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

For a stretch in his life, Van Donkersgoed was afraid of what tomorrow would bring. “My life was consumed by pain,” he said. “It was all about how am I going to get through the next day.” Donkersgoed was held captive by his own body 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every weekday. He would... Read More »

Women's Tennis: Northwestern braces for difficult battle with rival Michigan

Women's Tennis: Northwestern braces for difficult battle with rival Michigan

Anna Kottenstette and John Paschall
April 4, 2013
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis, Women's Tennis

After coming up just short in its last three matches against nationally ranked opponents, No. 14 Northwestern hopes to change that trend this weekend when it welcomes Michigan State and No. 8 Michigan to Evanston. NU comes off two dominating performances against conference foes Minnesota and Wisconsin.... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Stephens, Wildcats finish strong at Big Ten Championships but fall to ninth place finish

Men's Swimming: Stephens, Wildcats finish strong at Big Ten Championships but fall to ninth place finish

John Paschall, Reporter
March 3, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Coach Jarod Schroeder brought his team together before the preliminary races on the last day of the Big Ten Championships for one last meeting. He told them this final day was meant to honor the seniors but also to see who would step up and be a leader for next year. Junior... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats not backing down at Big Ten Championships

Men's Swimming: Wildcats not backing down at Big Ten Championships

John Paschall, Reporter
February 26, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

"Fight as a fist, not five fingers." That’s the mentality Northwestern will take with them when they compete in the Big Ten Championships this week in Bloomington, Ind. While the odds are stacked against them for winning a Big Ten title as a team because of their... Read More »

'Harlem Shake' video of Northwestern men's swim team goes viral, removed

'Harlem Shake' video of Northwestern men's swim team goes viral, removed

John Paschall, Reporter
February 12, 2013
Filed under Blogs, On Campus

The Harlem Shake has found its way to Evanston — for a brief moment, at least. The Northwestern men’s swimming and diving team released a video on Saturday of members of their team doing the Harlem Shake, a hip hop dance that involves shaking the torso and shoulders, that has recently gone viral... Read More »

Video: Signing Day Roundtable

John Paschall and Rohan Nadkarni
February 8, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Highlight videos courtesy of Northwestern Athletics.

Football: Meet the Wildcats' 2013 recruiting class

Football: Meet the Wildcats' 2013 recruiting class

Joseph Diebold and John Paschall
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Northwestern added 21 players Wednesday on National Signing Day. "We as a staff are confident we've signed a group of young men who are tremendous fits for our program athletically, academically and socially," head coach Pat Fitzgerald said. "These 21 individuals are joining a program with a lot of... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Brett Walsh

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports, Wildcat Extra

Brett Walsh (6-1, 195) OLB There are a few things that stand out to me with Walsh: Speed, power, and production. First let’s start with speed. After watching his junior year footage, there’s no question this kid can fly all over the field. He recognizes plays well and his speed... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Matthew Harris

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Matthew Harris (5-11, 170) WR/CB Harris played a lot of receiver in high school but will be playing cornerback for NU. He has a lot of athleticism to compete at corner and has the ability to stay with most speedy receivers. He does a very nice job of reading the quarterbacks eyes... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Tyler Lancaster

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Tyler Lancaster (6-4, 269) DT Lancaster made an interesting position switch at the last second for NU as he went from being a highly ranked center to now playing defensive line according to NU Sports. It certainly helps the depth for the defensive line and Lancaster played the position... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Eric Joraskie

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Eric Joraskie (6-4, 255) DL It’s really clear from watching Joraskie’s film that the kid just lives and breathes football. He played fullback, tight end, and defensive line for Mount Carmel and looked solid doing them all but he will suit up as a defensive lineman for NU. Joraskie... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Blake King

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Blake King (6-5, 270) OT King has the size required to play tackle at the BCS level. From watching the film, he can move well for a guy his size. He also displays a great level of nastiness when he takes on his blocks. He’s very quick off the ball and anchors well in pass protection.... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Anthony Walker Jr.

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Anthony Walker Jr. (6-1, 207) OLB Walker, like his classmate Brett Walsh, has great speed for the linebacker position. He does a good job of reading and reacting to the play and uses his speed to close in quickly on the ball carrier. His best asset might be covering running backs... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Hunter Niswander

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Hunter Niswander (6-5, 210) K Niswander was both the punter and kicker at his high school. He has a big time leg on both his punts and field goals thanks to his height (6-5). There’s a chance he could end up doing both at NU although that would be a fairly tricky situation if he... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Kyle Queiro

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Kyle Queiro (6-2, 190) ATH Labeled as an athlete, Queiro is listed on NU Sports as a safety. He posses great size for the position and has tremendous cutting ability and speed. He played mostly that position in high school along with a little bit of cornerback and was not afraid to... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Keith Watkins

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Keith Watkins II (5-10, 175) RB/CB Most of the film on Watkins online is of him as a running back but he will be suiting up as a defensive back in Evanston. He has a phenomenal ability to cut and run which should translate well to covering receivers. He showed good hands out of the... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Marcus McShepard

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Marcus McShepard (5-11, 180) CB McShepard got a late offer from NU but verbally committed pretty quickly upon receiving the scholarship. He’s very raw at the cornerback position and is seen more as a nickel back than an outside corner. He has a lot of upside but needs some coaching.... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Sam Coverdale

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Sam Coverdale (6-6, 280) OT Coverdale looks to be a really solid prospect for the offensive tackle position with a tremendous frame. He relied a lot on his size and strength to overpower defenders so it will be interesting to see how he can compete with Big Ten lineman. But Coverdale... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Macan Wilson

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Macan Wilson (6-1, 185) WR Wilson could be one of those under the radar prospects that could become a contributor for NU in a couple years. He’s a receiver that relies on his good hands and speed (ran a 4.45 40-yard dash). He runs routes pretty well but could improve slightly in... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Tommy Fuessel

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Tommy Fuessel (6-3, 176) ATH Fuessel was originially committed to Northern Illinois before decommitting and signing with NU in early December. He was going to play quarterback at NIU but is more likely to try and pick up the receiver position in Evanston. The Illinois native possesses... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Jayme Taylor

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Jayme Taylor (6-4, 230) SB NU fans should get excited about Taylor playing superback for the Cats. He has a lot of similar qualities to what we see with current superback Dan Vitale but he’s much bigger. Taylor supports a six feet-four inch frame that could support even more than... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Warren Long

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Warren Miles Long (5-11, 191) RB Long was named to the Cal-Hi sports all-state first team as a multi-purpose player (RB/LB) but he will be a running back in Evanston. Long, unlike his classmate Menifield, does not ‘wow’ you with his speed. Instead, he’s more of a punishing back... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Godwin Igwebuike

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Godwin Igwebuike (6-0, 190) RB Igwebuike comes in listed as an athlete but according to an official release by NU, he will play running back. It's really simple: Igwebuike is a big time playmaker. He’s a very instinctive runner and has tons of natural athletic ability. He displays... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Matt Alviti

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Matt Alviti (6-0, 192) QB He is the prize of NU’s 2013 recruiting class and will be the future of the program. He reminds me a lot of a poor man’s blend of Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian, which should get Cats’ fans excited. He is incredibly elusive when running out of the pocket... Read More »

Signing Day 2013: Brad North

John Paschall, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Football, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Brad North (6-2, 280) OG/C North played tackle in high school but projects more as a guard at the next level. Although with Lancaster moving to the other side of the ball, North could see some time as a backup center. He’s extremely physical, which will suit him well in his transition... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats split dual meet on Senior Day

Men's Swimming: Wildcats split dual meet on Senior Day

John Paschall, Reporter
February 5, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

After senior Charlie Rimkus came in second in the 200-yard butterfly, he refused to get out of the pool. He looked around the Norris Aquatics Center at all the Northwestern fans in the stands cheering him on, took one cool down lap in the main pool and finally walked back to the bench. “I just... Read More »

Paschall: Fitzgerald silently recruits another strong class

John Paschall, Reporter
February 5, 2013
Filed under Football, Sports, Winter Sports

There’s nothing sexy about a Northwestern football recruiting class. You won’t find them with a top-25 ranked class or competing with other Big Ten powerhouses like Ohio State and Michigan. A five-star recruit won’t have a NU hat sitting next to a Florida or Alabama cap on National Signing Day... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Seniors look to go out victorious at Northwestern Invitational

John Paschall, Reporter
January 31, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

When senior Charlie Rimkus was going through a routine SPAC meeting, there was an announcement about the Wildcats' final home meet of the year. For most in the room, it was just another bullet point on the meeting agenda. But for Rimkus, it meant a whole lot more. “This is actually my last home... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats can't catch any breaks in Iowa City

John Paschall, Reporter
January 28, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The seniors hoped Saturday’s meet with Iowa would become a lasting memory. Now, they are trying to make it a distant one after a 161-122 defeat in Iowa City. “We got to forget about it,” coach Jarod Schroeder said. “We got to move on to... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats look to make national statement and end drought against Iowa

John Paschall, Reporter
January 23, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

If Northwestern was trying to play down the importance of its weekend meet against No. 18 Iowa, they certainly were not showing it. “It doesn’t get any bigger than this,” coach Jarod Schroeder said. “We feel like we are on the same level as they are. We... Read More »

NCAA passes numerous recruiting proposals in effort to simplify rule book

John Paschall, Reporter
January 21, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

NCAA president Mark Emmert wanted to make the recruiting rules simpler and easier to understand. He and the NCAA Division I Board of Directors did just that this weekend when they passed 25 of 26 rule change proposals brought to them. With these alterations, Emmert said regulations will allow schools... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats set four pool records on way to dominating win

John Paschall, Reporter
January 17, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

It’s safe to say the Wildcats own the Klotsche Natatorium. Northwestern entered the meet with five pool records at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s home pool. Though they lost one record in the 200-meter fly, the Cats added three more and rewrote another in their 166-125 win against the... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats return from training trip motivated to swim to potential

John Paschall, Reporter
January 15, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Fate seems to have led senior Charlie Rimkus in a full circle. After the team had to change its initial practice location, the squad’s co-captain found himself in a very familiar place on the team’s training trip: Mission Viejo High School. It was the pool where Rimkus trained all throughout... Read More »

Potential major changes on horizon for college football recruiting

John Paschall, Reporter
January 15, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

The Division I Board of Directors will vote this weekend on multiple proposals that could radically alter the way college football coaches recruit high school athletes. According to the proposals being reviewed, coaches can make off-campus contact with a recruit on a universal start date of the July... Read More »

Football: Why Northwestern will win the 2013 Gator Bowl

Football: Why Northwestern will win the 2013 Gator Bowl

John Paschall, Reporter
December 27, 2012
Filed under Football, Road to Jacksonville, Sports

Have no fear, Northwestern fans. You will finally be able to witness the Wildcats win a bowl game on Tuesday when they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl. When NU does come out the 2013 Gator Bowl champions, it will be for five key reasons. 1. Mississippi State hasn’t... Read More »

Statistical Highlights: Northwestern vs. Illinois

John Paschall, Reporter
November 28, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Thanks to the powers of TiVo, I was able to break down the first half in Northwestern’s blowout win versus Illinois. Wrap it up Though the Wildcats' defense had a tremendous amount of success against a struggling Fighting Illini offense, there was a glaring issue that stood... Read More »

Statistical Highlights: Northwestern vs. Michigan State

John Paschall, Reporter
November 20, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Vitale’s historic game Quick! Two Northwestern players have gone for more than 100 yards receiving this year. Who are they? If you guessed freshman superback Dan Vitale and junior Kain Colter, pat yourself on the back. Vitale was clearly sophomore Trevor Siemian’s favorite... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wilimovsky claims pool record as Wildcats glide to easy win at TYR Invitational

John Paschall, Reporter
November 19, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Coach Jarod Schroeder predicted at the beginning of the year that freshman Jordan Wilimovsky would break records in distance freestyle events during his career at Northwestern. He just didn't know it would be this soon. Competing in only his fifth collegiate meet, Wilimovsky broke an eight-year-old... Read More »

Statistical Preview: Northwestern vs. Michigan State

John Paschall, Reporter
November 16, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Trouble in East Lansing It’s been well documented that the Spartans have yet to win a home game against a conference opponent this year. Junior quarterback Andrew Maxwell may have to do with this disappointing stat. The signal caller was one of the big question marks coming into... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats look to rebound at home in TYR Invitational

John Paschall, Reporter
November 15, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Just when the Wildcats thought they could catch their breath after three meets in six days, they are back racing in the pool at Norris Aquatics Center. Not only does Northwestern face another dual meet, but the race is in Big Ten Championship format, which consists of preliminaries in the morning and... Read More »

After receiving golden opportunity, Seetane scores in U.S.

After receiving golden opportunity, Seetane scores in U.S.

John Paschall, Reporter
November 13, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Soccer, Sports

When Lepe Seetane finally broke the news of his looming departure to his boarding school friends, nobody believed him. “They all looked at me and just said, ‘Just stop’,” Seetane recalled. “The day before I said, ‘Guys, I’m really leaving tomorrow morning,’ and they said, ‘OK, we’ll... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wisconsin spoils Auren's return as Wildcats come up short in Madison

John Paschall, Reporter
November 13, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Sophomore Uula Auren was so excited to get back to racing last Thursday that he committed one of the cardinal sins of swimming: He underestimated his opponent. “I was thinking that I could outrace him if I had a lot of energy at the end,” the breaststroker said of his 100-meter... Read More »

Statistical Highlights: Northwestern vs. Michigan

John Paschall, Reporter
November 12, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Looking back I predicted before this weekend's game that if Northwestern were to have a chance at winning, the Wildcats would have to put up similar numbers as their upset at Nebraska last year. Let’s compare and see how they fared: Third downs: At Nebraska, NU converted... Read More »

Cross Country: Northwestern falls short in heartbreaking race

John Paschall, Reporter
November 11, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The dream at the beginning of the season was simple: Make the NCAA Championships. However, that vision did not quite become a reality Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo. Northwestern was running wild for the first part of the race, a goal the team had the entire... Read More »

Freshman 15: Shelly Patton

John Paschall, Reporter
November 11, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

While most freshmen on campus are worrying about the dreaded Freshman Fifteen, we know one group of new students who won't: the athletes. Instead of packing on the pounds, these new faces answers 15 questions about what it's like to wear the purple and white for the next four years. Name:... Read More »

Statistical Preview: Northwestern vs. Michigan

John Paschall, Reporter
November 9, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Upset history The Wildcats have pulled off two big-time upsets in the past two years in November (Nebraska in 2011 and Iowa in 2010) and although they are the ranked team in this match-up, it seems as though they are the underdogs heading into Ann Arbor. So how can the Cats pull... Read More »

Cross Country: Huth, Wildcats run to Springfield in hopes of extending season

John Paschall, Reporter
November 9, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats have a secret, and senior Audrey Huth can’t wait to share it with the competition at NCAA Midwest Regionals on Friday in Springfield, Mo. “People don’t know what we are capable of,” Huth said. “We may be one of the only ones who do. That little... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Auren to make season debut in critical match-up against Wisconsin

John Paschall, Reporter
November 7, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

If there has been one constant so far this year for the men’s swimming and diving team, it’s the less than spectacular showings in the breaststroke. That could all change Thursday, with sophomore Uula Auren expected to make his season debut against Wisconsin.... Read More »

Freshman 15: Elena Barham

John Paschall, Reporter
November 4, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

While most freshmen on campus are worrying about the dreaded Freshman Fifteen, we know one group of new students who won't: the athletes. Instead of packing on the pounds, these new faces answer 15 questions about what it's like to wear the purple and white for the next four years. Name:... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern edges Western Kentucky, gets outdone by Purdue

Men's Swimming: Northwestern edges Western Kentucky, gets outdone by Purdue

John Paschall, Reporter
November 4, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Senior Charlie Rimkus was ticked off. The co-captain had been out-touched by 0.09 seconds against Western Kentucky junior Heitor Rodrigues in the 200-meter butterfly because of a simple error. “It was all on me,” Rimkus said. “To chop the stroke at the end was inexcusable.” So... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats look to wake up after opener stunner

John Paschall, Reporter
November 1, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

After a nightmarish meet again Eastern Michigan, the Wildcats are hoping to wake up when they dive into their home pool this weekend. NU will face off against Western Kentucky and Illinois-Chicago on Friday and Big Ten foe Purdue on Saturday. The Cats have not beaten the Boilermakers since 2006. "A... Read More »

Statistical Highlights: Northwestern vs. Iowa

John Paschall, Reporter
October 29, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Fourth-quarter efficiency The Wildcats again struggled to put up points when the game got late. They have now totaled 7 points in the fourth quarter of the past four games. The offense has also produced at least one three-and-out in the fourth quarter of the past four games. Three... Read More »

Cross Country: Wildcats struggle, leave Big Ten Championships unsatisfied

John Paschall, Reporter
October 29, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Untapped potential can be any team's biggest regret. Northwestern found that out the hard way in East Lansing, as the Wildcats ran to a frustrating seventh place finish in the Big Ten Championships. Though the Cats did improve their team placing from last... Read More »

Cross Country: Experience laden Wildcats ready to make noise at Big Ten Champsionships

John Paschall, Reporter
October 26, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Coach April Likhite is taking a different approach to this year’s Big Ten Championships in East Lansing, Mich., and she is putting her energy toward getting pumped for the event rather than stressing out because of it. “We are focusing more on the excitement of... Read More »

Stats Preview: Iowa vs. Northwestern

John Paschall, Reporter
October 25, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

What to watch for in this week’s critical matchup between Iowa and Northwestern: Blandenberg  Calling senior quarterback James Vandenberg’s season bland is a bit of an understatement. Anytime you need your coach to give you the dreaded “vote of confidence,” you know you... Read More »

Freshman 15: Jordan Wilimovsky

John Paschall, Reporter
October 23, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

While most freshmen on campus are worrying about the dreaded Freshman Fifteen, we know one group of new students who won't: the athletes. Instead of packing on the pounds, these new faces answers 15 questions about what it's like to wear the purple and white for the next four years. Name:... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern upset by improved Eastern Michigan squad

John Paschall, Reporter
October 22, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Swimming & Diving

The Wildcats were speechless Friday after a hungrier and more improved Eastern Michigan squad, one that Northwestern dismantled just last year, bested them in a hard-fought upset. “They put their focus on us,” coach Jarod Schroeder said of the 157-141 defeat. “They wanted to take down a Big... Read More »

Statistical Highlights: Northwestern vs. Nebraska

John Paschall, Reporter
October 22, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Formula for failure Where to begin? Let’s compare this weekend’s loss to the other NU loss this year, at Penn State. Here are some similarities: NU’s defense gave up more than 150 yards rushing, including one rusher who went more than 100 yards. NU allowed... Read More »

Statistical Preview: Northwestern vs. Nebraska

John Paschall, Reporter
October 19, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

With Northwestern’s biggest game of the year so far coming up, let’s look into some of the key offensive players in the Nebraska match-up and see where they could have the biggest impact: Junior quarterback Taylor Martinez Let’s start with what Martinez is known for: his... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern rediscovers its swagger

John Paschall, Reporter
October 17, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Somewhere deep down at the bottom of the pool in the Norris Aquatics Center you will find the men’s swimming and diving team’s swagger from last year. They forgot to bring it with them to the Big Ten Championships last year in Iowa, and it cost them dearly. But after spending an entire off-season... Read More »

Cross Country: Huth breaks own record in stellar weekend

John Paschall, Reporter
October 16, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Another race, another record broken. The Wildcats continued to live up to their “Run Wild” mentality this weekend, setting personal and team records at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational and the Bradley Classic. In the two meets, the Cats finished 27th and seventh. Senior Audrey Huth... Read More »

Statistical Highlights: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

John Paschall, Reporter
October 14, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Quick turnover Northwestern forced three turnovers — the third turnover came on the second-to-last play of the game — against Minnesota on Saturday and took little time to capitalize. It took NU only three plays combined to score touchdowns following the first... Read More »

Cross Country: Experience, chemistry propel Wildcats

John Paschall, Reporter
October 11, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Flash back one year to the day before the 2011 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational. The cross-country team that traveled to the meet thought it was a a deep squad. Fast-forward to today, when the team that will head to Madison, Wis., for the 2012 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday... Read More »

Statistical Highlights: Northwestern vs. Penn State

John Paschall, Reporter
October 8, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Here’s a look into some of the stats that might have been telling in Northwestern’s first loss of the season at Penn State. King McGloin Might as well crown him now after another solid performance against the Wildcats. The senior quarterback, who has never thrown an INT against... Read More »

An introduction to Paschall's Point

John Paschall, Reporter
October 8, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Paschall's Point, Sports Blogs

Sometimes things in life just don’t make sense. Here at Paschall’s Point, we will try and explain the unexplainable through numbers. We will dive beyond the interviews and the final score and dissect where the Wildcats won and lost. For you stat geeks out there, you’ve found your new hangout. For... Read More »

Cross Country: Wildcats not satisified with South Bend success

John Paschall, Reporter
October 1, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

This weekend’s meet at the Notre Dame Invitational proved there has been a culture change in the cross country team. Any of the girls on the roster will briefly mention the Wildcats' strong sixth-place finish in a group of teams that included four ranked squads before moving on to how they can... Read More »

Cross Country: Huth leads Wildcats into two-meet weekend

John Paschall, Reporter
September 28, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Despite solid performances from Northwestern's young core so far this season, the youth movement is not in full effect just yet. Led by senior Audrey Huth, the Wildcats have found success early in the season. With better contribution from less experienced runners,... Read More »

Football: What to watch for: NU vs. Vanderbilt

John Paschall, Reporter
September 8, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

You look familiar... A quarterback named Rodgers will face the Wildcats on Saturday night. Luckily for Northwestern, his first name isn’t Aaron. Senior quarterback Jordan Rodgers, brother of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, will march his squad onto Ryan Field looking to overcome... Read More »

Northwestern alum takes home gold in London

John Paschall
July 30, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Northwestern alum Matt Grevers set a new Olympic record of 52.16 seconds in the 100-meter backstroke Monday en route to a gold medal. It was the first individual gold medal for the Lake Forest, Ill. native and the... Read More »

Long journey home for Prater

John Paschall
May 15, 2012
Filed under Football, Sports

Famous Hulbert lived up to his name when he was a kid. Hulbert was one of the top recruits in the nation in 1994 when he came out of Proviso West High School, a school about 25 miles... Read More »

Paschall: Fitzgerald has all the tools to break the curse

John Paschall
April 1, 2012
Filed under Football, Sports

He's the man who says all the right things. He's the man who the players love to play for. He's also probably your Facebook friend. Coach Pat Fitzgerald has enjoyed the praise and support from Wildcats nation over the past seven years as head coach. And deservedly so. He has... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Wildcats go international to grab top recruits

John Paschall
February 27, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Recruiting for swimming has some similarities to online speed dating. The University has to woo the athlete with an offer it can't refuse, usually a large scholarship, while the athlete must flaunt his talents to the University in hopes of getting a call back. And that pool of prospective... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern comes out 'flat' at Big Ten Championships, places ninth

John Paschall and John Paschall
February 27, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

IOWA CITY, Iowa - When senior Tony Mattar touched the wall to complete his final individual run in the 200-yard fly, he gazed up at the scoreboard and saw he placed fifth. He hopped out of the pool and searched through the sea of fans to find... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Northwestern comes out 'flat' at Big Ten Championships, places ninth

John Paschall and John Paschall
February 27, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

IOWA CITY, Iowa - When senior Tony Mattar touched the wall to complete his final individual run in the 200-yard fly, he gazed up at the scoreboard and saw he placed fifth. He hopped out of the pool and searched through the sea of fans to find... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Auren, Northwestern hope best yet to come at Big Ten Championships

John Paschall
February 21, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Don't remind freshman Uula Auren about how he slipped up in both the 100- and 200-yard breast last month against Missouri. He won't be happy. But the Finnish sensation has learned... Read More »

Men's Swimming: NU secures upset of No. 25 Missouri with .01-second relay win

John Paschall
January 28, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

John Frutiger was fed up. The senior team captain had seen this nightmare of an ending play out over and over again throughout his time at Northwestern: the Wildcats would be within striking distance going into the last race and come... Read More »

Men's swimming: Auren, Wildcats ready for No. 25 Missouri

John Paschall
January 26, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

The Wildcats can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The grind that was the month of January is now almost over. But how to describe a month in which they put a beat down on a Division II and a Division III opponent, won the majority of the individual races against arguably their... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Only two Northwestern swimmer win races as Iowa dominates

John Paschall
January 22, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Northwestern thought facing No. 15 Iowa at this point in the season allowed them to get a good look at what they could be facing in the Big Ten Championships. But the only good look the Wildcats got was of a Hawkeye swim cap gliding in front of them to the finish as NU fell to Iowa 178-120... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Revenge on NU's mind at Notre Dame

John Paschall
January 12, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Coach Jarod Schroeder said he always looks at the Notre Dame roster and thinks it looks pretty impressive. Sometimes, even better than his own squad. Yet, the Wildcats found ways to beat the Fighting Irish for eight straight seasons. Until... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Cats shine in tune-up meet against Lewis, Carthage

John Paschall and John Paschall
January 8, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

January will prove to be a true measure of how good Northwestern will be heading into the Big Ten Championships. If Saturday's results were any indication of what is to come, expect the Wildcats (4-1, 1-1) to fair well these next few weeks. NU nearly swept the board of victories in... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Cats shine in tune-up meet against Lewis, Carthage

John Paschall and John Paschall
January 8, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

January will prove to be a true measure of how good Northwestern will be heading into the Big Ten Championships. If Saturday's results were any indication of what is to come, expect the Wildcats (4-1, 1-1) to fair well these next few weeks. NU nearly swept the board of victories in... Read More »

Men's Swimming: Hawaii training creates high hopes for Cats

John Paschall
January 5, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Most people go to Hawaii to enjoy the warmth and calmness of the tropical islands. But the Northwestern men's swimming team? They went to the Hawaiian Islands and trained. Very hard. Coach Jarod ... Read More »

Swimming: Night sessions go Cats' way at TYR Invitational

John Paschall
November 21, 2011
Filed under Archive, Manual

The Northwestern men's swimming and diving team didn't do itself any favors last weekend by digging itself into a deep hole on the first day of the TYR Invitational.. "The first day kind of killed us, not swimming as fast as we wanted to," junior Charlie Rimkus said. "We were behind the eight... Read More »

Cross Country: Likhite finds Evanston is where the heart is

John Paschall
November 16, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Timing has been everything for April Likhite. From the smooth, paved track to the unpredictable bumps on the path of life, time has always been on the Northwestern cross-country coach's side. She has built a strong, improving program.... Read More »

Cross Country: Goldsmith, Huth and Moriset ready to lead way for NU at Big Ten Championship

John Paschall
October 27, 2011
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The wait is over for the Northwestern cross-country team as its runners will finally get a chance to avenge last year's disappointing 10th-place finish at the Big Ten Championship. Coming off a strong performance at the Wisconsin Invitational, there is no question that this year's squad is... Read More »

Cross Country: NU runners compete for elusive ninth spot

John Paschall
October 20, 2011
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

It's an old-fashioned dog fight as the Wildcats travel to Champaign, Ill., for Friday's Illini Open. The "Big Ten Group," comprised of the top nine Northwestern runners, has almost been finalized, with one spot left to be decided. Coach April Likhite... Read More »

Cross Country: Record-setting day for Northwestern as Wildcats keep pace with Big Ten foes

John Paschall
October 17, 2011
Filed under Sports

After a race in which nearly half the Northwestern cross-country team set personal records, sophomore Lexie Goldsmith said the team wasn't quite satisfied. "We're still hungry for more," Goldsmith said. That insatiable appetite for success showed last Friday as the Wildcats finished... Read More »

Cross Country: Huth leads way as Cats finish second at Notre Dame

John Paschall and John Paschall
October 4, 2011
Filed under Sports

If 30 to 40 miles per hour winds and sloppy weather can't stop Audrey Huth, what can? The junior runner won the Gold Division at the very fast track of the Notre Dame Invitational by 16 seconds and led the Wildcats to a second-place finish out of 20 teams Friday. Northwestern finished behind... Read More »

Cross Country: Huth leads way as Cats finish second at Notre Dame

John Paschall and John Paschall
October 4, 2011
Filed under Sports

If 30 to 40 miles per hour winds and sloppy weather can't stop Audrey Huth, what can? The junior runner won the Gold Division at the very fast track of the Notre Dame Invitational by 16 seconds and led the Wildcats to a second-place finish out of 20 teams Friday. Northwestern finished behind... Read More »

Cross Country: Huth leads Northwestern to 16th place finish at Roy Griak Invitational

John Paschall
September 25, 2011
Filed under Sports

The cross country team had its two-meet win streak snapped this weekend as the split squad finished 16th out of 26 teams at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota. Junior Audrey Huth continued to lead the way for the Wildcats, giving the team its best finish at 17th out of 272 runners. "Overall,... Read More »