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Baseball: After winless start to Big Ten play, Wildcats look for rebound

Baseball: After winless start to Big Ten play, Wildcats look for rebound

Talia Hendel, Reporter
March 28
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball Northwestern’s start to Big Ten play didn’t exactly go according to plan: the Wildcats lost big in a trio of close home losses to Indiana this weekend. But with several more weeks worth of games to play, the early struggles aren’t keeping NU (5-17, 0-3 Big Ten) down. “It...

Women’s tennis: Cats stay perfect in Big Ten with win over Rutgers

Women’s tennis: Cats stay perfect in Big Ten with win over Rutgers

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
March 28
Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After a challenging start to the season, Northwestern is starting to round into form. The Wildcats (7-8, 3-0 Big Ten) took down Rutgers on Sunday (5-8, 0-4) despite early struggles that forced NU to play from behind. The win was the Cats’ second straight after a four-game ski...

Fencing: Two Wildcats compete at NCAA Nationals

Fencing: Two Wildcats compete at NCAA Nationals

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
March 28
Filed under Fencing, Sports

Fencing For the first time in 17 seasons, Northwestern ended its season outside the top 10. Two Wildcats, freshman epee Pauline Hamilton and senior foil Stephanie Chan, competed at the NCAA Fencing Championships this weekend in Indianapolis. Though Hamilton finished 15th and Chan was 23rd, NU o...

Softball: Wildcats snag win in weekend series

Softball: Wildcats snag win in weekend series

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
March 28
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball It didn’t come conventionally, but Northwestern’s women’s softball team found a way to get a win against a ranked team. Senior outfielder Anna Petersen hit a walk-off, inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning Saturday, giving the Wildcats (12-16, 1-2 Big Ten) a win in thei...

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...