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Men’s Swimming: Wilimovsky falls just short of defending world championship

Men’s Swimming: Wilimovsky falls just short of defending world championship

Cole Paxton, Web Editor
July 18, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Recent Northwestern graduate Jordan Wilimovsky missed out on defending his world title in the 10-kilometer open water swim by the smallest of margins, finishing second at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Tuesday. Wilimovsky finished in 1 hour, 51:58.6 minutes to ear...

Men’s Basketball: Collins discusses scheduling, says Northwestern won’t play post-Big Ten Tournament game

Men’s Basketball: Collins discusses scheduling, says Northwestern won’t play post-Big Ten Tournament game

Cole Paxton, Web Editor
July 18, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball An abnormally early Big Ten Tournament has made scheduling “more difficult than ever,” said coach Chris Collins, who added that Northwestern will not play a game after the conference tournament despite its premature finish. “You’re going to see a lot of games bunched up in...

Football: Jackson, Thorson, Igwebuike named to preseason Player of the Year watchlists

Football: Jackson, Thorson, Igwebuike named to preseason Player of the Year watchlists

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 10, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football The preseason hype surrounding Northwestern football expanded Monday to include some of the Wildcats’ biggest stars. Senior running back Justin Jackson and junior quarterback Clayton Thorson were both named to the watchlist for the Maxwell Award, given annually to college football’s most va...

How a Northwestern startup plans to revolutionize college football recruiting

How a Northwestern startup plans to revolutionize college football recruiting

Dan Waldman, Assistant Summer Editor
July 7, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

When Wake Forest's football program hired Taylor Redd in February to head the program’s recruiting efforts, coach Dave Clawson took Redd aside and handed him an article he had printed out. “You might want to look into this,” Clawson told him. The Demon Deacons coach gave Redd a recent USA TODAY...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern adds another 4-star recruit

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
June 29, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Northwestern landed its second recruit of the 2018 class Thursday in four-star power forward Pete Nance, who announced his decision on Twitter. The announcement comes on the heels of four-star point guard Jordan Lathon’s commitment Sunday. Ranked as the No. 64 player in the ...

Men’s Basketball: Michigan’s Donlon takes NU assistant job

Men’s Basketball: Michigan’s Donlon takes NU assistant job

Cole Paxton, Web Editor
June 26, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Northwestern has hired Michigan assistant Billy Donlon to fill the vacancy on its coaching staff, head coach Chris Collins announced Monday. Donlon, 40, spent just one season in Ann Arbor, where the Wolverines made the NCAA Tournament this year. He previously spent six seasons...

Football: Scouting every game on Northwestern’s 2017 schedule

Football: Scouting every game on Northwestern’s 2017 schedule

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football The new nine-game Big Ten conference schedule, first implemented last year, will work in Northwestern’s favor this season, giving it five conference games at Ryan Field. Two of the Wildcats’ four away games, moreover, will be relatively short trips away — at Illinois and at Wisconsin...

Men’s Basketball: Assistant coach Pat Baldwin hired by Milwaukee

Men’s Basketball: Assistant coach Pat Baldwin hired by Milwaukee

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
June 20, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Assistant coach Pat Baldwin is leaving Northwestern after agreeing to a five-year deal to become Milwaukee’s head coach, Milwaukee announced in a news release Tuesday. Baldwin, a Wildcats guard from 1990-94, joined NU’s coaching staff in 2013-14 when head coach Chris Collin...

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...