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Football: Wildcats embrace the muck in sloppy win over Minnesota

Football: Wildcats embrace the muck in sloppy win over Minnesota

Max Schuman, Gameday Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Nature seemed intent on making Northwestern’s Senior Day one to remember. Ryan Field saw heavy sheets of rain before kickoff, and the cold and soggy weather continued throughout most of the game. The No. 23 Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) didn’t seem bothered by the elements, taking c...

Football: Justin Jackson stars on Senior Day as Wildcats crush Minnesota

Football: Justin Jackson stars on Senior Day as Wildcats crush Minnesota

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football At the same stadium where he ran for more than 2,500 yards over four seasons and became a fan favorite known ubiquitously as “The Ball Carrier,” Justin Jackson played one last game Saturday. The senior running back made sure it was a finale to remember. On a muddy, sleet-sodden Ryan Field turf, Jackson juked and cut his way to 166 rushing yards as the No. 23 Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) blasted their w...

Football: Firing on all cylinders, No. 23 Northwestern blanks Minnesota 39-0

Football: Firing on all cylinders, No. 23 Northwestern blanks Minnesota 39-0

Max Gelman, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football Facing a lackluster Minnesota team, Northwestern made sure its seniors went out with a bang. The No. 23 Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) ran over, around and through the Golden Gophers (5-6, 2-6) on Saturday, rolling past Minnesota 39-0. Senior running back Justin Jackson provided nearly half...

Rapid Recap: No. 20 Northwestern 82, La Salle 74.

Rapid Recap: No. 20 Northwestern 82, La Salle 74.

Aidan Markey, Digital Managing Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball There was a different Northwestern team on the court Saturday. Following a loss to Creighton in which the No. 20 Wildcats (3-1) gave up 92 points, NU bounced back and dominated La Salle (3-1) in a 82-74 win in the semifinals of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off on Satu...

Rapid Recap: No. 23 Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0

Rapid Recap: No. 23 Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

November 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Stories

Football Gale-force winds and a wintry mix couldn’t slow down Northwestern. Instead, the No. 23 Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) thrived in the miserable slop that kept many fans away from Ryan Field, dispatching hapless Minnesota (5-6, 2-6) on Saturday 39-0 to win their sixth straight game and cl...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern heads to Connecticut for Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern heads to Connecticut for Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Tim Balk and Jonah Dylan

November 17, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Northwestern’s nonconference slate has not opened as planned. The No. 20 Wildcats (2-1) pulled out ugly wins against overmatched squads in their first two contests and then fell flat defensively in a shootout loss to Creighton (3-0) on Wednesday. For a team looking to set the ...

Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah’s historic day leads Northwestern past Oakland

Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah’s historic day leads Northwestern past Oakland

Benjy Apelbaum, Assistant Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball In Northwestern’s first home game at Evanston Township High School, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had a career day to pilot the Wildcats to a 88-70 win over Oakland. The junior forward stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, shattering her previous career high of 14, and 21 rebou...

Women’s Basketball: Amber Jamison takes ‘leave of absence’ from NU, out for season

Women’s Basketball: Amber Jamison takes ‘leave of absence’ from NU, out for season

Peter Warren, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Junior guard Amber Jamison has taken a “leave of absence” from Northwestern, coach Joe McKeown confirmed Thursday. An athletic department spokesman announced the news before the Wildcats’ 88-70 home-opening win over Oakland on Thursday. The spokesman also said Jamison would...

Women’s Basketball: Top assistant Sides resigns from Northwestern

Women’s Basketball: Top assistant Sides resigns from Northwestern

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Christie Sides, Northwestern’s associate head coach, resigned just before the season began to take a WNBA job, head coach Joe McKeown said Thursday. Before the Wildcats’ 88-70 win over Oakland, an athletic department spokesman said Sides had resigned. McKeown confirmed ...

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern looks to defend TYR Invitational title

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern looks to defend TYR Invitational title

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern will dive into the TYR Invitational this weekend looking to repeat last year’s win at this same meet and bounce back from Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin. The Wildcats will compete against seven other teams, including Big Ten foe Michigan State, throughout th...

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats aim to reach second consecutive Sweet 16 at UCLA

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats aim to reach second consecutive Sweet 16 at UCLA

Charlie Goldsmith, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Kassidy Gorman remembers when Northwestern was at the bottom, when winning in the NCAA Tournament wasn’t the baseline. When she was recruited, the Wildcats had one of the worst records in the Big Ten, but coach Michael Moynihan told her she would see the program rise. Moyn...

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern suits up for TYR Invitational

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern suits up for TYR Invitational

Lexie Modeas, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern will host the annual TYR Invitational this weekend, the last meet of its fall season. Eight teams will travel to Evanston to compete, including Big Ten rival Michigan State and crosstown foes Illinois-Chicago and Illinois State. The Wildcats (3-6, 0-1 Big Ten) won ...