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Lacrosse: Northwestern evens record with standout sophomore play

Lacrosse: Northwestern evens record with standout sophomore play

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
March 27
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Northwestern has struggled all season to hold onto leads and separate from its opponents. But a spark Saturday from the Wildcats’ sophomore class may have solved that issue. No. 16 NU (5-5, 1-0 Big Ten) got past Louisville (9-4, 1-2 ACC) in a 12-8 back-and-forth contest that followed the script...

Men’s Tennis: Depth powers Northwestern in 2-0 start to Big Ten season

Men’s Tennis: Depth powers Northwestern in 2-0 start to Big Ten season

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
March 27
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Northwestern’s star senior trio made waves entering the 2016-17 season, but with Sam Shropshire sidelined for the opening of Big Ten play, the Wildcats found decisive boosts from younger contributors in recent matches against Purdue and Indiana. After a historic 10-0 start to the season, NU struggled...

Men’s Basketball: Purple faithful boost Northwestern in Salt Lake City

Men’s Basketball: Purple faithful boost Northwestern in Salt Lake City

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 19
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — The scoreboard showed a 5-point deficit for Northwestern, down from 22 earlier in the game. The clock read 5:29. And from the March Madness logo at center court to the retired Utah Jazz jerseys hanging from the rafters, Salt Lake City’s Vivint Smart Home A...

Men’s Basketball: Season-ending loss sets stage for Northwestern’s next chapter

Men’s Basketball: Season-ending loss sets stage for Northwestern’s next chapter

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
March 19
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — For a brief moment, it appeared as though the Wildcats were on the brink of the impossible. And for a Northwestern team that overcame injuries and slumps to tally a program-best 24 wins and qualify for its first-ever NCAA Tournament, an improbable comeback ag...

Men’s Basketball: Missed goaltending call stalls Northwestern’s comeback bid against Gonzaga

Men’s Basketball: Missed goaltending call stalls Northwestern’s comeback bid against Gonzaga

Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
March 18
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Basketball games have a funny tendency to hinge on a single moment. Northwestern (24-12) found that out the hard way Saturday, when two decisions made just seconds apart late in its second-round matchup with Gonzaga (34-1) blunted a dramatic comeback effort by th...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s season ends in 79-73 loss to Gonzaga

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s season ends in 79-73 loss to Gonzaga

Tim Balk, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Northwestern did not go down without a fight. Facing a buzzsaw in the form of No. 1 seed Gonzaga (34-1), the Wildcats (24-12) fell flat out of the gate in the second round of the NCAA Tournament but battled to the buzzer in a 79-73 loss Saturday. The sec...

Rapid Recap: Gonzaga 79, Northwestern 73

Rapid Recap: Gonzaga 79, Northwestern 73

Max Gelman, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — It was fun while it lasted. After edging by Vanderbilt on Thursday 68-66 in its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, Northwestern (24-12) could not pull an upset in the second round, falling to No. 1 seed Gonzaga (34-1) 79-73. The Wildcats, who fell behind...

Balk: Northwestern needs a big-time performance from Law to shock Gonzaga

Balk: Northwestern needs a big-time performance from Law to shock Gonzaga

Tim Balk, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Northwestern did not need Vic Law to be great Thursday. When the Wildcats face No. 1 seed Gonzaga on Saturday afternoon, they will. NU (24-11) pulled out a win in its NCAA Tournament debut, sneaking past a flawed but hot-shooting Vanderbilt (19-16) squad th...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern faces daunting matchup against Gonzaga

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern faces daunting matchup against Gonzaga

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 17
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Gonzaga is a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, has lost just once all season and has a 90 percent chance to win Saturday’s second-round game against Northwestern, according to ESPN’s BPI predictor. But the Bulldogs (33-1) remain largely a mystery to m...

Men’s Basketball: Dererk Pardon pulls through under pressure for Northwestern

Men’s Basketball: Dererk Pardon pulls through under pressure for Northwestern

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
March 16
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Dererk Pardon knew he needed to focus. With 26 seconds remaining and Northwestern trailing Vanderbilt by 1 point, incredible pressure rested on the sophomore center’s shoulders as he stepped to the foul line — dangerous territory for a career 52-percent free t...

Men’s Basketball: Defense, McIntosh power Northwestern to NCAA Tournament win over Vanderbilt

Men’s Basketball:  Defense, McIntosh power Northwestern to NCAA Tournament win over Vanderbilt

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
March 16
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — In its NCAA Tournament debut, Northwestern showed it belongs. The Wildcats (24-11) led Vanderbilt (19-16) for more than 38 minutes of game time in Thursday’s first round matchup. They put on a strong defensive showing against the Commodores’ cast of sho...

Men’s Basketball: Bryant McIntosh shines in Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament debut

Men’s Basketball: Bryant McIntosh shines in Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament debut

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
March 16
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Bryant McIntosh has had his share of masterful performances in his 99-game career at Northwestern. But none quite compare to the show he put on in the Wildcats’ first-ever NCAA Tournament game Thursday. From tip until finish, when he pushed NU ahead by a poin...