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Men’s Basketball: Highly-touted recruits hoping to make impact

Hunter Atkins

November 9, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

When Northwestern opens its season by hosting Northern Illinois on Friday, home fans will get their first look at the team's newest players, Drew Crawford and Alex Marcotullio, two of the highest rated recruits in recent school hi...

Football: Biggest upsets in NU history

Danny Daly

November 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Under coach Ara Parseghian in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Northwestern was one of the premier football programs in the country, beating nine top-10 teams. The magical 1959 season was the height of Parseghian's success in Ev...

Whitehouse: A Photographer’s View of Saturday’s game

Ray Whitehouse

November 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Like football, photography is a game of inches. Being in the right place is the difference between getting the "money shot" of Corey Wootton's end zone sack and a full frame of the referee's backside. In this ga...

Field Hockey: Cats’ season comes to close with loss to Indiana

Bill Carey

November 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

A successful season under first-year coach Tracey Fuchs came to a screeching halt Thursday as the Wildcats saw their NCAA tournament hopes disappear.Northwestern needed a deep run into the Big Ten tournament to have a shot at...

Women’s Soccer: Dagley’s dagger, Edwards’ defense lead NU to victory

Jonah L. Rosenblum

November 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

It took Northwestern more than 46 minutes to put up its first shot against Illinois on Senior Night. When the Wildcats finally did get an opportunity, they made it count.NU broke a scoreless tie in the 47th minute when sophomore...

Men’s Soccer: Eliason sparked by senior superlatives

Rodger Sherman

November 7, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Senior Day symbolism paid off for the Wildcats.Coach Tim Lenahan started Kevin Valenta less out of strategy than out of sentimentality for the seniors' final regular season home game. After all, the reserve forward had notched o...

Todd: Quarterback injury d

Christine Todd

November 6, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - One part of Halloween still haunts me: senior quarterback Mike Kafka's slow-motion fall to the Ryan Field turf.Kafka's injury did what we all hoped it wouldn't. It completely zapped the energy from the stadi...

Notebook: Kafka, Persa rotate at quarterback in victory

Robbie Levin

November 6, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Some say a team with two quarterbacks has no quarterback. That wasn't the case for the Wildcats on Saturday.After starter Mike Kafka left the Penn State game in the second quarter with a tweaked hamstring, there was...

Sidebar: Wootton’s return helps NU ruin Iowa’s run for perfection

Robbie Levin

November 5, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Players could sense it this week at practice. On Saturday, Northwestern fans saw it firsthand.Corey Wootton is back.On a second-and-10 from Iowa's 6-yard line early in the second quarter, Wootton rushed practical...

NU shocks No. 4 Iowa on the road 17-10

Danny Daly

November 5, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Shortly before Saturday's kickoff, Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips said he had a good feeling about the Wildcats' chances and predicted a "fun afternoon." Just more than three hours later, a jubilant Ph...

Forman: Iowa City more like Paradise City after signature win

Matt Forman

November 5, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­- Pat Fitzgerald knew his team could compete with any opponent in the country if it played solid, three-phase football for 60 minutes. That was evident against Penn State last week, at least for three quarters.Still, no one be...

Gameday: Follow the leaders

Robbie Levin

November 4, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports

Corbin Bryant doesn't play fantasy football. But he knows how to make the most of a draft.The junior defensive lineman arrived at coach Pat Fitzgerald's house in February with a clear plan in mind for the evening's festivities. It was dr...