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Men’s Basketball: Win over Ohio State solidifies Northwestern’s contender status

Men’s Basketball: Win over Ohio State solidifies Northwestern’s contender status

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
January 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

Northwestern hadn’t won in Columbus since 1977. But Sunday, the Wildcats ended that drought with a 74-72 victory over Ohio State, bringing NU one step closer to snapping its more notorious streak and earning the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid. The Cats still have a ways to go before then,... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern grinds out first win at Ohio State in 40 years

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern grinds out first win at Ohio State in 40 years

Max Schuman, Web Projects Editor
January 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

On Sunday in Columbus, Northwestern didn’t look like the same team that just a week earlier soared past Iowa in front of a raucous home crowd. The result was the same, though. Even with their offense sputtering for large parts of the game, the Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) still found a way to pull... Read more »

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern takes down No. 7 TCU, earns two other weekend wins

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern takes down No. 7 TCU, earns two other weekend wins

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
January 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

Last season, Northwestern fell to TCU in a fiercely competitive match. This year, the Wildcats made sure that would not happen again. No. 13 NU (4-0) defeated the No. 7 Horned Frogs (1-1) in Evanston on Friday 4-2 thanks to early doubles success and clutch performances in singles play. Senior Sam... Read more »

Women’s Tennis: Singles depth powers Northwestern to win over Harvard

Women’s Tennis: Singles depth powers Northwestern to win over Harvard

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
January 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After cruising to two wins a week earlier, the Wildcats returned to play and rolled Harvard on Saturday behind strong performances from the back end of the singles lineup. Northwestern secured the doubles point quickly before sophomore Lee Or, junior Alex Chatt and senior Brooke R... Read more »

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 74, Ohio State 72

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 74, Ohio State 72

Ben Pope, Reporter
January 22, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball It took a back-and-forth game with numerous lead changes and shooting slumps from both sides, but Northwestern won in Columbus for the first time since 1977, taking down Ohio State 74-72 on Sunday. Junior guard Scottie Lindsey led the Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) with 21 poin... Read more »

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 »