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Men’s Basketball: Northwestern cruises past Binghamton, improves to 3-0

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern cruises past Binghamton, improves to 3-0

Benjamin Rosenberg, Copy Chief

November 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball After Michael Wilbon (Medill ’80) and Tony Kornheiser trash talked each other’s teams in a live taping of “Pardon the Interruption” at Welsh-Ryan Arena, it was Wilbon’s Wildcats who stole the show when the game began. Northwestern led Binghamton seconds after the ope...

Men’s Basketball: ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption to tape live show before NU-Binghampton game

Men’s Basketball: ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption to tape live show before NU-Binghampton game

Ella Brockway, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

This March, Mike Foss, a senior director of remote production operations for ESPN, and his team began talks with the Northwestern athletic department about a possible collaboration between the department and the network’s “Pardon the Interruption” television show, based around NU’s Nov. 16 matchup...

Women’s Basketball: Former assistant reflects on Northwestern after 87-44 loss

Women’s Basketball: Former assistant reflects on Northwestern after 87-44 loss

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

It wasn’t until after former Northwestern associate head coach Tasha Pointer took the head coaching job at Illinois-Chicago that she realized she’d have to play against her former school. Thursday, the Flames lost 87-44 in her return to Evanston as the Wildcats moved to 3-0 on the season. Pointer, who...

Cross Country: Roberts readies for third-straight NCAA Championships appearance

Cross Country: Roberts readies for third-straight NCAA Championships appearance

Troy Closson and Jonah Dylan

November 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Cross Country It’s the old adage — third time’s the charm. This weekend, though, Aubrey Roberts will look to make it come true as she races for All-American honors. The junior earned a berth in the NCAA Championships — for the third straight year — after her impressive performance ...

Volleyball: Northwestern faces off against No. 7 Penn State

Volleyball: Northwestern faces off against No. 7 Penn State

Manasa Pagadala, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball As Northwestern moves into its last few games of the season, the Wildcats have had time to reflect on their whirlwind of a season this year. After a string of eight consecutive losses against Big Ten teams to start conference play, the team broke their losing streak last month against Mi...

Fencing: Northwestern heads to Elite Invitational

Fencing: Northwestern heads to Elite Invitational

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Fencing, Sports

Fencing Since coach Zach Moss took over as Northwestern’s leader, he has overseen some monumental victories at difficult tournaments. But this weekend’s Elite Invitational in Columbus will be a challenge Moss and the Wildcats have never had to deal with before. “I don't know that we ...

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern Finishes Third in Big Al Invitational

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern Finishes Third in Big Al Invitational

Jimmy Lynn, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Last weekend, Northwestern came in third place out of the five teams participating in Princeton’s annual Big Al Invitational, posting 749 points throughout the two-day event. The other teams present at DeNunzio Pool last weekend were Duke, Lehigh, Penn State and Princeton. Pri...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats cruise to victory over UIC

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats cruise to victory over UIC

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Basketball

Northwestern remained undefeated Thursday night with a 87-44 win over Illinois-Chicago. The Wildcats (3-0) cruised to the victory behind sophomore guard Lindsey Pulliam who had 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting. Pulliam was aided by senior forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah, who grabbed an unsurprising 10...

Football: In western Ohio, Isaiah Bowser turned a high school around and a small town into Northwestern fans

Football: In western Ohio, Isaiah Bowser turned a high school around and a small town into Northwestern fans

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football Sidney, Ohio, is a small manufacturing town nestled amidst mile upon mile of farm fields in western Ohio, 40 minutes from Dayton for fast drivers and more like an hour for slower ones. It’s an all-American town in many ways: a courthouse at the center, a historic theatre a block a...

Football: Examining the statistical quirks of Clayton Thorson’s season

Football: Examining the statistical quirks of Clayton Thorson’s season

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football At times this season, Clayton Thorson has been outstanding. At other times, Northwestern's senior quarterback has been almost miserable. But never has he been average. The senior quarterback has yet to finish a game this season with between 200 and 350 passing yards. He is averaging ...

Paxton: When the stakes are high, Pat Fitzgerald has a tendency to rise

Paxton: When the stakes are high, Pat Fitzgerald has a tendency to rise

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Pat Fitzgerald has taken some ugly losses in recent years. Consider the one-two punch of Western Michigan (not so bad after all, since the Broncos went to the Cotton Bowl that year) and Illinois State (horrifyingly bad) in 2016. In 2017, Northwestern lost to Duke by 24 in a game far mor...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for home game against University of Illinois-Chicago

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for home game against University of Illinois-Chicago

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Before the season began, coach Joe McKeown knew Northwestern would have a tough non-conference schedule to get through. Despite facing two really difficult opponents, Green Bay and No. 21 Duke, last week, the Wildcats responded by passing with flying colors. NU (2-0) bea...