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Fencing: Seven freshmen compete at Junior Olympics

Fencing: Seven freshmen compete at Junior Olympics

Stephen Council, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports

Fencing This season, Northwestern’s freshmen have been a force to be reckoned with. For one weekend, it was all about them. The No. 2 Wildcats sent seven freshman fencers to the Junior Olympics in Denver this weekend. Early struggles and altitude sickness proved difficult to deal with, but...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern falls to its first unranked team this year

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern falls to its first unranked team this year

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

February 18, 2019


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

Women's Tennis No. 11 Northwestern split a pair of matches this weekend, defeating Baylor 5-2 at home Friday before falling to Georgia Tech by the same score two days later. In both matches, the Wildcats (5-4) won the doubles point, but after four singles players had a victory in their contest ...

Tackling the Draft – Episode One: Roller Coaster

Daily Sports Staff

February 18, 2019


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Sports, Tackling the Draft, Top Stories, Video

In the first episode of The Daily’s new documentary series “Tackling the Draft,” Jordan Thompson discusses his recovery efforts after his injury when playing against Ohio State.

Baseball: Wildcats exact revenge on Golden Bears but lose series to BYU

Baseball: Wildcats exact revenge on Golden Bears but lose series to BYU

Peter Warren, Web Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball The last time Northwestern and California played each other, the Wildcats were thoroughly thrashed, getting outscored 59-5 over a four-game home series in 2016 — Spencer Allen’s first season in charge. Going into Sunday’s matchup, that 2016 stretch was on NU’s (2-2) mind. And, afte...

Lacrosse: Wildcats win twice in high-scoring affairs

Lacrosse: Wildcats win twice in high-scoring affairs

Karim Noorani, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Exactly 364 days later, Northwestern (3-0) avenged its failed comeback against Duke (2-1). Hope seemed lost for the No. 6 Wildcats many times during Sunday’s 21-20 win over the No. 16 Blue Devils. NU fell down by five goals before rallying back to take the lead in the opening minut...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern falls 61-58 to Purdue on last-second shot

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern falls 61-58 to Purdue on last-second shot

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


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

Women's Basketball The last time Northwestern played Purdue, the Boilermakers got ahead by as many as 13 points before the Wildcats made a furious comeback. In the end, sophomore guard Lindsey Pulliam missed the shot that would’ve put NU ahead, and Purdue narrowly escaped with a three-point v...

Wrestling: Northwestern beats No. 24 Illinois in second Big Ten win of the season

Wrestling: Northwestern beats No. 24 Illinois in second Big Ten win of the season

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling The message was clear. In the immediate aftermath of Northwestern’s 25-12 win over No. 24 Illinois, senior Zack Chakonis wanted one thing known: Don’t mess with Jersey. Of the seven Wildcats wrestlers who won matches Friday, three of them are from New Jersey: sophomore Sebastia...

Softball: Northwestern wins 3 of 4 at ACC/Big Ten Challenge on late comebacks

Softball: Northwestern wins 3 of 4 at ACC/Big Ten Challenge on late comebacks

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Last season, Northwestern developed a habit of coming from behind late. Five times, the Wildcats trailed by multiple runs entering the seventh inning and won. NU (7-2) is starting to establish a similar identity this year. In the first game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Friday in Chapel...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats swatted back down the Big Ten standings

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats swatted back down the Big Ten standings

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


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

Men's Basketball The game was already out of hand when the best player on Nebraska gave Northwestern a literal smack across the face. Down ten points with 25 seconds to play, junior forward Aaron Falzon drove to the basket, where the Cornhuskers’ Isaiah Roby was setting his feet and winding u...

Men’s Basketball: Anthony Gaines has the green light in 59-50 loss to Rutgers

Men’s Basketball: Anthony Gaines has the green light in 59-50 loss to Rutgers

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


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

Men's Basketball Almost a month ago, after back-to-back wins against Rutgers and Indiana, it seemed that Northwestern had gained some momentum in conference play. But after the Wildcats’ 59-50 loss to Nebraska on Sunday, NU (12-13, 3-11 Big Ten) is now searching for answers after losing its si...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern looks to win at The Prestige at PGA West

Men’s Golf: Northwestern looks to win at The Prestige at PGA West

Peter Warren, Web Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Golf Northwestern is already an esteemed program. Over the next few days, it will look for something more tangible — Prestige. Specially, a championship at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, California, this week. The three-day, three-round tournament will have some of the best...

Rapid Recap: Nebraska 59, Northwestern 50

Rapid Recap: Nebraska 59, Northwestern 50

Ella Brockway, Copy Chief

February 16, 2019


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

Men's Basketball The losing streak continues. Northwestern (12-13, 3-11 Big Ten) dropped its sixth game in a row in a 59-50 loss to Nebraska (15-11, 5-10) on Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska. Senior forward Vic Law led the Wildcats with 15 points. For two teams that have struggled to scor...