The Daily Northwestern

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...

Heartbreaker: Mizzou 30, NU 23

Jake Simpson

December 29, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - In many ways, Northwestern played the perfect game in the Alamo Bowl.Pat Fitzgerald's squad outgained Missouri by almost 100 total yards, forced three critical turnovers, and held the ball for more than 35 minutes. The Wildcats overcome injuries to key players and special teams miscues t...

Gentilviso: Nothing’s ever planned for NU

Chris Gentilviso

December 29, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - This wasn't the plan.When the 2008 season began, few people in college football planned to see Northwestern win nine games and reach the Alamo Bowl.Check.When the bowls were announced, few Missouri Tigers planned to see their season end with NU on the other sideline.Check.When the Cats were announced as a 14-point...