The Daily Northwestern

Big Ten Insider: Nearby schools swap spots in rankings

Jonah L. Rosenblum

January 5, 2010

With No. 4 Purdue basking in the national spotlight, No. 17 Wisconsin is not getting the attention a 12-2 team deserves. Undefeated in Big Ten play, the Badgers have put together an impressive start to the season. They fared well in nonconference play, winning 10 out of 12 games with victories over th...

In loved ones, Joe Girardi finds team for life

Hunter Atkins

January 5, 2010

After spending more than 15 years in the major leagues and managing the World Series Champion New York Yankees, it would be easy for Joe Girardi to let baseball consume his life. But relationships have always been more important to him.Especially the one with his father.Months after winning his firs...

Notebook: Mike Kafka’s day filled with highs and lows

Danny Daly

January 4, 2010

Before the 2010 Outback Bowl, Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka wasn't known to light up the box score. The senior was one of the steadiest signalcallers in the conference during the regular season-no Big Ten starter threw fewer interceptions than Kafka's seven, but none threw fewer touchdowns than Ka...

Forman: Fitzgerald falls for storyline in trickeration

Matt Forman

January 4, 2010

I'm still waiting for a flag to be thrown.You know, the penalty flag that allows Northwestern to take another shot at its first bowl victory in more than 60 years.After the gut-wrenching twists and turns of the game, I still don't believe the Outback Bowl came to a close.The Wildcats used each of their allo...

Men’s Swimming: While you were gone-High altitude, Olympic facilities boost Cats’ conditioning

Katherine Driessen

January 4, 2010

During its visit to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Northwestern men's swimming team was more awestruck by the 6,300-foot altitude than by the prestige of practicing at the headquarters of USA Swimming."From the minute we stepped off the plane, we felt the altitude," freshman ...