Balk: Common excuses don’t explain basketball futility

Tim Balk, Reporter

October 21, 2014

Filed under Basketball, Sports

You hear it all the time. Ostensibly, Northwestern struggles at basketball for a preponderance of reasons: stringent academic standards, subpar facilities, lack of fan support, history, etc. But the truth is that none of those... Read more »

Women’s Golf: Wildcats set program record in impressive fifth-place finish

Alex Lederman, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2014

Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Golf

In its final fall tournament, No. 5 Northwestern set a program-record 54-hole score while cruising to a fifth-place finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate this weekend in Stanford, California. The Wildcats finished only behind... Read more »

Women’s Swimming: Wildcats beat Fighting Illini despite winning fewer races

Alex Lederman, Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2014

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern dove into... Read more »

Football: Three takeaways from Northwestern’s 38-17 loss to Nebraska

Joseph Diebold, Assistant Gameday Editor

October 20, 2014

Filed under Football, Sports

Gameday 1. Nebraska is better than Northwestern Sometimes,... Read more »

Men’s Soccer: Cats defense stays strong in win over conference newcomer Rutgers

Julian Gerez, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 19, 2014

Filed under Soccer, Sports

The No. 19 Northwestern (7-2-4, 2-1-2 Big Ten) defense stood strong to hold conference newcomer Rutgers scoreless (4-8-1, 1-4-1) in a 2-0 win in Piscataway, New Jersey, on Saturday night. The Wildcats bounced back after their... Read more »

Field Hockey: Wildcats split another weekend in Michigan

Mike Marut, Senior Staffer

October 19, 2014

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

No. 9 Northwestern (11-5, 5-1 Big Ten) traveled to Michigan for the second consecutive weekend and again ... Read more »

Cross Country: Pianin shines, Wildcats struggle against tough field at Pre-Nationals

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 19, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Powered by an impressive performance by sophomore Jena Pianin, Northwestern clawed its way to 31st place in the team standings at Saturday’s Pre-Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana. The meet, which was held on... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Notes from Northwestern’s season-opening scrimmage

Jesse Kramer, Reporter

October 19, 2014

Filed under Sports

Northwestern fans got their first look at the 2014-15 team Saturday with the annual intrasquad scrimmage. Although it is only a 20-minute sample in essentially a glorified practice, there is still something to learn from getting... Read more »