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Friends, family celebrate Jordan Hankins’ selflessness, warmth

Friends, family celebrate Jordan Hankins’ selflessness, warmth

Matthew Choi and Khadrice Rollins
January 20, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

INDIANAPOLIS — Anyone who coached Jordan Hankins knows her signature phrase. “I got this.” That’s what Kevin Merriweather, who knew Hankins for 12 years as a coach and mentor, told a filled sanctuary at Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis. Friends and family from across the country, including... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern confident, carefree as Ohio State approaches

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern confident, carefree as Ohio State approaches

Ben Pope, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

The quest to end a 112-year streak of failing to qualify for the NCAA tournament hasn’t given Northwestern much room for error this season. In last Sunday’s 89-54 rout of Iowa, however, the Wildcats (15-4, 4-2) were finally afforded some time to enjoy the talent they’ve assembled and success they’ve experienced thus fa... Read more »

Women’s Tennis: Doubles teams power Wildcats as they look to move to 3-0

Women’s Tennis: Doubles teams power Wildcats as they look to move to 3-0

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

Doubles tennis often plays second fiddle to singles, with singles players garnering the most attention. But not at Northwestern. The Wildcats’ (2-0) three doubles teams are the unquestioned strength of their lineup this season, with all three teams ranked in the top 25 nationally. In contrast, NU’s... Read more »

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern says goodbye to seniors, looks ahead to Iowa

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern says goodbye to seniors, looks ahead to Iowa

Sophie Mann, Copy Chief
January 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

Jordan Wilimovsky might be a world champion who swam two events at the Rio Olympics, but that doesn’t mean the senior’s final meet in Evanston wasn’t meaningful for him. Following a nearly two-month break since their last meet, Wilimovsky and Northwestern put up a valiant effort against No.... Read more »

Pope: Consistent success has redefined Northwestern sports

Ben Pope, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports

In a column published on Jan. 12, Garrett Jochnau argued that, despite the Wildcats’ reputation as “perennial losers,” students should appreciate the charm and personality of Northwestern’s teams. It is true that NU has been remarkably unsuccessful throughout much of its athletic history. And it is... Read more »

Wrestling: Wildcats face transfer for first time since Northwestern departure

Wrestling: Wildcats face transfer for first time since Northwestern departure

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling In 2014, Northwestern’s recruiting class was the fifth best in the nation, featuring highly-touted prospects such as No. 3 overall recruit Bryce Brill, No. 12 prospect Johnny Sebastian and No. 19 wrestler Stevan Micic. But just three years after locking up one of the most promising ... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Amber Jamison finds motivation in Hankins’ memory

Women’s Basketball: Amber Jamison finds motivation in Hankins’ memory

Max Gelman, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball For Amber Jamison, Tuesday’s win was more than just a game. The sophomore guard was a close friend of Jordan Hankins, who died last week. Jamison roomed with Hankins their freshman season and wore Hankins’ No. 5 jersey in Northwestern’s game against Indiana on Saturday, the team’s first game since the death of Hankins. “I am definitely playing with more energy a... Read more »

Men’s Tennis: Cats prepare for trio of weekend matches

Men’s Tennis: Cats prepare for trio of weekend matches

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis

Men's Tennis Less than a week after a taxing match against Vanderbilt, Northwestern will face a ranked TCU team in a battle of top-15 programs. The No. 13 Wildcats (1-0) will look to build off their narrow 4-3 victory over the Commodores as they host the No. 7 Horned Frogs (0-0) on Friday. TCU,... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Shorthanded Wildcats take down Michigan State

Women’s Basketball: Shorthanded Wildcats take down Michigan State

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball The opponent was different and the Welsh-Ryan Arena bleachers were far less full, but the result was much the same for Northwestern. Three days after Saturday’s moving win over Indiana, the Wildcats (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) returned to action Tuesday and downed Michigan State (13-... Read more »

Wrestling: Conan Jennings completes comeback as Wildcats snap drought

Wrestling: Conan Jennings completes comeback as Wildcats snap drought

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Sports

Entering Friday’s match against Michigan State, Northwestern hadn’t won a Big Ten dual in nearly two years and coach Matt Storniolo was winless in conference play. But sophomore heavyweight Conan Jennings anchored an impressive comeback and gave the team just enough points to snap its losing spell. Jennings,... Read more »

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern cruises to doubleheader sweep over Akron, Chicago State

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern cruises to doubleheader sweep over Akron, Chicago State

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis The Wildcats stormed through a doubleheader Saturday, dominating Akron and Chicago State with consecutive 7-0 wins to open the winter season. Northwestern’s depth was on full display as Maddie Lipp, the Cats’ only ranked singles player in the top-150 by the ITA, didn’t play... Read more »

Men’s Tennis: Ben Vandixhorn seals narrow Northwestern win in season opener

Men’s Tennis: Ben Vandixhorn seals narrow Northwestern win in season opener

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis Nearly four hours after the marathon match began, Northwestern emerged with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Vanderbilt in its season opener Sunday. The No. 13 Wildcats (1-0) entered Nashville as the favorites on paper, but the unranked Commodores (0-1) put up a strong fight, taking NU d... Read more »