The Daily Northwestern

Football: Demos dominates Big Ten with his foot

Robbie Levin

October 6, 2009

Northwestern's victory on Saturday was in no small part due to its special teams play. In addition to recovering one fumble on a kickoff and one on a punt, the Wildcats held one of the conference's most dangerous return men to 39 yards on four returns."We played our best game of the year in the kicking ga...

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

Rodger Sherman

October 6, 2009

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...

Cross Country: Without Mayer, Cats finish 12th at Roy Griak Invitational

Bill Carey and Bill Carey

September 28, 2009

Competing in a field featuring some of the nation's top teams, Northwestern knew the pace would be fast and the packs would be deep.When the front group went out hard early in the Gold Division 6K race at the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minn., the young NU team got drawn out too quickly and wound...

Field Hockey: NU loses conference opener, tops Maine on road

Bill Carey and Bill Carey

September 28, 2009

Playing against No. 8 Michigan State on the road Friday, No. 18 Northwestern knew it would need an all-hands-on-deck effort to pick up the win in its Big Ten opener.Yet, with two of their top players out with an illness, the Wildcats (9-3, 0-1 Big Ten) were actually short-handed as they took on the Sp...

Volleyball: Chan’s crew swept in pair of weekend matches

Katherine Driessen and Katherine Driessen

September 28, 2009

Resiliency was in short order as Northwestern dropped every set en route to a pair of losses to Penn State and Ohio State in its conference opener this weekend."It was a matter of execution," coach Keylor Chan said. "We scouted and we knew what they were going to do, and that was in our control, but we di...