The Daily Northwestern

Eliason nets ninth score in Cats’ victory

Sarah Kuta

October 6, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

On the bus back from DeKalb to Evanston, Northwestern voted unanimously: It was all Eli.Junior forward Matt Eliason began to describe the efforts of his teammates against Northern Illinois, but the Wildcats wouldn't let him finish. To them, the answer was simple - Eli turned in the team's best performan...

Fitzgerald looking for his Fave 5

Danny Daly

October 6, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Following Northwestern's third consecutive game with an ineffective running attack, coach Pat Fitzgerald was clearly unhappy with the play of his offensive line. He has been mixing and matching linemen all week in practice, seeing which group would perform well enough to take the field against Miami (O...

Wrong place, wrong time: Mussina’s woes of fate

Hunter Atkins

October 6, 2009


Filed under Baseball, Sports

By no means was Mike Mussina a member of the Mudville Nine, but for a pitcher as talented as any to take the mound during the 1990s and 2000s, he had many close-but-no-cigar moments.Mussina has never been in the graces of fate, who has a funny way of picking who she wants to be in the right place at ...

Captain Cat’s football family starts with Williamses

David Uberti

October 6, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

For coach Pat Fitzgerald, a football squad is made up of 105 teammates who become brothers over the course of a season. If that's the case, Quentin and Nate Williams and Aaron and Brett Nagel will always have a head start.Following Quentin's arrival in 2008, the Williamses became the first Wildcats ...

Men’s soccer: Blades’ tough play helps NU stay sharp

Rodger Sherman

October 5, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

For a player considered to be among the top defenders in the country, Mark Blades doesn't exactly have an intimidating physical presence.But that has not stopped the 5'6" senior from starting at Northwestern for four years."I let the other guys underestimate me," Blades said. "I like playing against bi...