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Swimming: Northwestern heading in new direction with combined programs, new director, improved facilities

Swimming: Northwestern heading in new direction with combined programs, new director, improved facilities

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

June 7, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving At Boise State, Jeremy Kipp had it all. The young coach, heading the Broncos’ women’s team, had inherited a perennially successful program in 2015 and taken it to even greater heights, winning the Mountain West championship in both 2017 and 2018. At Northwestern, h...

Football: Wildcats to play Wisconsin in 2020 at Wrigley Field

Football: Wildcats to play Wisconsin in 2020 at Wrigley Field

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football CHICAGO — After a 10-year hiatus, Northwestern football will return to the north side of Chicago in 2020. In a news conference held Tuesday morning at Wrigley Field, Northwestern Athletics and the Chicago Cubs announced that the Wildcats will play Wisconsin at the Cubs’ home park on...

2017-18 Northwestern sports year in review

2017-18 Northwestern sports year in review

June 1, 2018


Filed under Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

The Daily’s Sports Staff examines the past year in Northwestern sports in our annual end-of-year review. Daily file photo by Brian Meng Team of the Year: Women’s Tennis A perennially excellent program throughout coach Claire Pollard’s nearly two-decade run at the helm, Northwestern women’s tennis had suffered a slight dip in ...

Schuman: Northwestern fans, beware the college sports-industrial complex

Max Schuman, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Northwestern has spent a ton of money on athletics over the course of my four years at this school. It sunk $265 million into the palatial practice facilities of Ryan Fieldhouse, another $110 million into an update of Welsh-Ryan Arena, and millions more into long-term contracts for football coach Pat...

Women’s Golf: An oral history of how Hannah Kim, Sarah Cho helped build a Northwestern powerhouse

Women’s Golf: An oral history of how Hannah Kim, Sarah Cho helped build a Northwestern powerhouse

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

June 1, 2018


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

In their four years at Northwestern, Hannah Kim and Sarah Cho were part of the four best finishes in the history of the women’s golf program, including a second-place finish at the 2017 NCAA National Championships. Here, they tell their own story of why they came to Northwestern, how they helped bui...

Gelman: Northwestern has a messaging problem

Max Gelman, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Early in my junior year, I acquired the nickname “Framps.” It’s a fairly innocuous nickname with a fairly innocuous origin. In the first few weeks of that Fall Quarter, I had repeatedly fallen asleep on the loveseat in my apartment, like many grandpas are wont to do. My roommates took careful...

Curtain Call: Erin Larner, Maddie Lipp prove hard work pays off

Curtain Call: Erin Larner, Maddie Lipp prove hard work pays off

Brett Haensel and Calvin Alexander

June 1, 2018


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

The dominant doubles duo of Erin Larner and Maddie Lipp that entered the NCAA Doubles Championships as the fourth-best pair in the country almost never existed. Coming into being after coach Claire Pollard paired the two together during their senior years, Lipp and Larner’s partnership was possible...

Curtain Call: Dylan Wu’s competitive fire sparked success for Cats

Curtain Call: Dylan Wu’s competitive fire sparked success for Cats

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Dylan Wu was fuming. He was only a freshman playing in his fourth-ever collegiate tournament, but Wu was leading the competitive Gifford Collegiate heading into the 15th hole of the final round. Then Wu hit an approach shot into the top of a bunker and double bogeyed the hole, dropping him from a...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern lands commitment, reclassification from 3-star recruit

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Days after reports emerged that Northwestern revoked the admission of four-star point guard recruit Jordan Lathon, the Wildcats added three-star guard Ryan Greer to their 2018 recruiting class. In a Wednesday announcement posted on Twitter, Greer said he will graduate from high school early and reclassify into the class of 2018 to join the NU program this summer. Greer is ranked as the sixth-best recruit in the class of 2019 ...

NU alum throws first pitch in son’s memory, presents senior award

NU alum throws first pitch in son’s memory, presents senior award

Alison Albelda, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Ask any Northwestern baseball fan about John Trautwein and they will say he’s thrown a lot of important pitches in his life. Trautwein (Weinberg ’84) started 49 games in his Wildcat career, the fourth most in history for Cats pitchers. He pitched 282.1 innings in his career and secu...

The Sideline: Career stability achieved, Spencer Allen seeks new identity for Northwestern baseball

The Sideline: Career stability achieved, Spencer Allen seeks new identity for Northwestern baseball

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Spencer Allen’s office at Miller Park is fairly nondescript, save for the television mounted on the wall. Early on a Wednesday afternoon, it is tuned to the SEC baseball tournament, in which Texas A&M is on its way to upsetting No. 8 Georgia. Allen is in that office, watching the game, but he...

Baseball: Eight Wildcats to spend vacation playing summer baseball

Baseball: Eight Wildcats to spend vacation playing summer baseball

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball While Northwestern’s season ended 10 days ago, some Wildcats are not finished playing baseball for the summer. Eight Wildcats will play collegiate summer baseball with seven different teams across four different leagues. All of these NU players competing in summer leagues are position ...