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Baseball: Northwestern’s miracle run ends in blowout loss in Big Ten Championship

Baseball: Northwestern’s miracle run ends in blowout loss in Big Ten Championship

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 28, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball A team that no one expected to do anything, a team that lost almost 40 games a season ago, a team that started the season 0-7, played for a Big Ten Championship on Sunday. Northwestern (27-30, 13-11) came up short, losing 13-4 to Iowa to end its season in the Big Ten Tournament fina...

Baseball: Incredible run continues with win over Minnesota, Wildcats into tournament semifinals

Baseball: Incredible run continues with win over Minnesota, Wildcats into tournament semifinals

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 27, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball The most surprising turnaround on campus continued Friday, as the Wildcats took down Minnesota 11-7 for their second win in the Big Ten Tournament. Northwestern's first season with two postseason wins since 2002 comes one year after it went 15-39. Not only did the Cats set the prog...

Curtain Call: Nathan Taphorn leaves legacy as model teammate, leader

Curtain Call: Nathan Taphorn leaves legacy as model teammate, leader

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

On March 1, Northwestern basketball finally had its moment. In dire need of a win, the Wildcats secured a ticket-punching victory over Michigan on a buzzer beater, all but sealing their first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. And right in the middle of it all was senior Nathan Taphorn, who delivered...

Sports Year-in-Review

Daily Sports Staff
May 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

Game of the year: Men’s basketball vs. Vanderbilt in NCAA Tournament After 79 years of futility, the Wildcats had finally put on their ballroom shoes and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. But Northwestern didn’t just show in front of a loud, purple-clad crowd in Salt Lake City. It put on a memorable performance against Vanderbi...

Rollins: Never ‘stick to sports’

Khadrice Rollins, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports

I hate the phrase “stick to sports.” It’s a way for people to project their own limitations on others because they either hate the idea of someone involved in sports also having valid opinions on larger societal issues, or because they disagree with the person’s views. Basically, it’s...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern’s season ends with losses in individual tournament

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern’s season ends with losses in individual tournament

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis The college careers of one of the most successful classes in Northwestern history came to its full conclusion in the second round of the NCAA Singles Tournament on Thursday. Following a tight loss by senior Konrad Zieba in the first round, fellow senior Strong Kirchheimer fell in...

Baseball: Wildcats pull off epic comeback to upset Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Baseball: Wildcats pull off epic comeback to upset Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Last year, the Wildcats won 15 games and never came close to the Big Ten Tournament, but this year they took down a 40-win, top-25 Michigan team in the first round of the postseason, making a statement heard throughout the conference. Northwestern (25-28, 13-11 Big Ten) was down 4-3 headed into the...

Paxton: Despite loss, Northwestern’s nationals performance excellent, impressive

Paxton: Despite loss, Northwestern’s nationals performance excellent, impressive

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports, Women's Golf

A late slide at the Big Ten Championships. An up-and-down regional. A national ranking outside the top 10. The numbers and results didn’t seem great for Northwestern entering the NCAA Championships. But something happened this week at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club as everything coalesced for the...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats lose in match play final, still secure best finish in program history

Women’s Golf: Wildcats lose in match play final, still secure best finish in program history

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — The Wildcats didn’t win the National Championship on Wednesday. They lost 3-1-1 to No. 1-ranked Arizona State in the finals of match play and settled for the silver runner-up trophies. But it would’ve been impossible to tell in the press room, into which the entire team...

Pillote: Keeping faith in college athletics

Bobby Pillote, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports

I first visited Northwestern on Sept. 29, 2012. The Wildcats hosted the Indiana Hoosiers in football that day, and the excitement on campus was palpable. Students walked up and down Sheridan Road clad in their purple regalia. Campus was eerily quiet, because of course everybody was at Ryan Field,...

Women’s Golf: Northwestern falls in national championship match

Women’s Golf: Northwestern falls in national championship match

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Golf, Sports

Women's Golf The Wildcats will have to wait for their first National Championship. Northwestern fell to Arizona State 3-1 in the final match Wednesday afternoon, failing to make the same late comeback that sent the Cats to the championship contest earlier in the day. Linnea Strom secured the win for th...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats within reach of NCAA final berth after quarterfinal victory

Women’s Golf: Wildcats within reach of NCAA final berth after quarterfinal victory

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Northwestern entered unprecedented territory on Tuesday, reaching the semifinals of the National Championships before foul weather and darkness cut the round short. After Tuesday night, the Wildcats trailed USC in four of the five matches, but were within a strok...