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Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah continues to improve but Wildcats fall again

Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah continues to improve but Wildcats fall again

Charlie Goldsmith, Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah has never been down this road before. The junior forward hasn’t experienced a losing season at Northwestern, and her impressive rebounding and shot-blocking skills helped propel her high school team to finish as state runner-ups. But this season, the Wildca...

Fencing: Six Wildcats to compete at Junior Olympics

Fencing: Six Wildcats to compete at Junior Olympics

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports

Fencing Following their first week off since the beginning of Winter Quarter, six Northwestern fencers return to action this weekend in Memphis as the Wildcats look to turn the Blues City purple. Freshman sabre Alexis Browne, sophomore foil Alexandra Banin, sophomore epee Pauline Hamilton, f...

Lacrosse: No. 9 Wildcats prepare to face first ranked opponents

Lacrosse: No. 9 Wildcats prepare to face first ranked opponents

Ella Brockway, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Northwestern has been here before. The Wildcats (2-0) will face their first ranked opponent of the 2018 season Thursday when No. 19 Colorado visits Evanston. NU is coming off a strong opening weekend that saw the Cats score 18 goals in Saturday’s win over Canisius and 21 in Sunday’s...

Baseball: Wildcats look to improve on last year’s impressive season

Baseball: Wildcats look to improve on last year’s impressive season

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Baseball Heading into the 2017 season, expectations for Northwestern were not very high. The team was coming off a season when it lost the most games in school history and had not made the conference tournament since 2010. Now, following a season in which the Wildcats won 21 of their final 33 g...

Wilkinson: Northwestern’s offense without McIntosh is a disaster

Wilkinson: Northwestern’s offense without McIntosh is a disaster

Joseph Wilkinson, Sports Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Without senior guard Bryant McIntosh on the court, Northwestern’s offense is almost unbelievably bad. The Wildcats (15-12, 6-8 Big Ten) are no one’s idea of an offensive powerhouse, even when McIntosh is healthy. They rank 12th in the Big Ten in points per game. Their lead...

Men’s Basketball: Minus McIntosh, Northwestern collapses against Rutgers

Men’s Basketball: Minus McIntosh, Northwestern collapses against Rutgers

Ben Pope, Managing Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball On a seemingly pedestrian Tuesday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center, Bryant McIntosh’s injury luck finally ran out — and the wheels promptly fell off his Northwestern team. Despite holding a comfortable advantage for much of the game, the Wildcats blew a 6-point lead in ...

Softball: Northwestern looks to continue four-game win streak at Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Softball: Northwestern looks to continue four-game win streak at Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Andrew Golden, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Softball Northwestern looks to keep up its winning ways as it rides a four-game winning streak into Raleigh, North Carolina, this weekend for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Wildcats (4-1) are coming back from the Kajikawa Classic where they depended on veteran leadership, along with help from fres...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern looks to get a win over Penn State

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern looks to get a win over Penn State

Cassidy Jackson, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Northwestern is hungry for a win, and the clock is ticking. This past Sunday, the Wildcats (9-17, 2-10 Big Ten) dropped a game to Iowa (20-6, 8-5), losing by 9. Close losses similar to that one are sprinkled throughout NU’s season, and with four games left, the Cats are lo...

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern ready for Big Ten Conference Championships

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern ready for Big Ten Conference Championships

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Returning to competition after a tough weekend in January against Minnesota and Purdue, Northwestern will jump into the final meet of the season at the Big Ten Conference Championships on Wednesday. At the meet at Ohio State University, the Wildcats (6-5, 3-3 Big Ten) will swim and dive...

Men’s Golf: The Cats land at No. 11 of 14 in Big Ten Match Play

Men’s Golf: The Cats land at No. 11 of 14 in Big Ten Match Play

Sophie Mann, Web Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

Men's Golf Northwestern returned to competition after three months this weekend in Palm Coast, Florida, playing four matches at the Big Ten Match Play tournament. In their first match play competition of the 2017-18 campaign, the Wildcats finished 11th of 14. They opened the tournament strong...

Rapid Recap: Rutgers 67, Northwestern 58 (OT)

Rapid Recap: Rutgers 67, Northwestern 58 (OT)

Joseph Wilkinson, Sports Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Coming off a depressing loss at Maryland, Northwestern learned that things could actually get worse as it suffered its first-ever conference loss against lowly Rutgers, 67-58 in overtime. Senior guard Bryant McIntosh missed the entire second half and overtime with an injury to his right arm. Forward...

Wrestling: Northwestern pins Purdue, Indiana over weekend

Wrestling: Northwestern pins Purdue, Indiana over weekend

Alison Albelda, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling This weekend, Northwestern notched two victories against Big Ten foes Purdue and Indiana. Friday night featured a 24-16 victory by the No. 19 Wildcats against the No. 22 Boilermakers (8-7, 2-6). The second match of the weekend ended with a second NU (9-4, 5-4) win by a score of 27-12 agai...