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Rollins: Never ‘stick to sports’

Khadrice Rollins, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports

I hate the phrase “stick to sports.” It’s a way for people to project their own limitations on others because they either hate the idea of someone involved in sports also having valid opinions on larger societal issues, or because they disagree with the person’s views. Basically, it’s...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern’s season ends with losses in individual tournament

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern’s season ends with losses in individual tournament

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis The college careers of one of the most successful classes in Northwestern history came to its full conclusion in the second round of the NCAA Singles Tournament on Thursday. Following a tight loss by senior Konrad Zieba in the first round, fellow senior Strong Kirchheimer fell in...

Baseball: Wildcats pull off epic comeback to upset Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Baseball: Wildcats pull off epic comeback to upset Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball Last year, the Wildcats won 15 games and never came close to the Big Ten Tournament, but this year they took down a 40-win, top-25 Michigan team in the first round of the postseason, making a statement heard throughout the conference. Northwestern (25-28, 13-11 Big Ten) was down 4-3 he...

Paxton: Despite loss, Northwestern’s nationals performance excellent, impressive

Paxton: Despite loss, Northwestern’s nationals performance excellent, impressive

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf A late slide at the Big Ten Championships. An up-and-down regional. A national ranking outside the top 10. The numbers and results didn’t seem great for Northwestern entering the NCAA Championships. But something happened this week at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club as everything coal...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats lose in match play final, still secure best finish in program history

Women’s Golf: Wildcats lose in match play final, still secure best finish in program history

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — The Wildcats didn’t win the National Championship on Wednesday. They lost 3-1-1 to No. 1-ranked Arizona State in the finals of match play and settled for the silver runner-up trophies. But it would’ve been impossible to tell in the press room, into which t...

Pillote: Keeping faith in college athletics

Bobby Pillote, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Sports

I first visited Northwestern on Sept. 29, 2012. The Wildcats hosted the Indiana Hoosiers in football that day, and the excitement on campus was palpable. Students walked up and down Sheridan Road clad in their purple regalia. Campus was eerily quiet, because of course everybody was at Ryan Field,...

Women’s Golf: Northwestern falls in national championship match

Women’s Golf: Northwestern falls in national championship match

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf The Wildcats will have to wait for their first National Championship. Northwestern fell to Arizona State 3-1 in the final match Wednesday afternoon, failing to make the same late comeback that sent the Cats to the championship contest earlier in the day. Linnea Strom secured the win for th...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats within reach of NCAA final berth after quarterfinal victory

Women’s Golf: Wildcats within reach of NCAA final berth after quarterfinal victory

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Northwestern entered unprecedented territory on Tuesday, reaching the semifinals of the National Championships before foul weather and darkness cut the round short. After Tuesday night, the Wildcats trailed USC in four of the five matches, but were within a s...

Baseball: Northwestern readies for Michigan in first Big Ten Tournament since 2010

Baseball: Northwestern readies for Michigan in first Big Ten Tournament since 2010

Talia Hendel, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball The lengthy drought is finally over as Northwestern will face Michigan in the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday in Bloomington, Indiana. The Wildcats, whose last appearance in the tournament was in 2010, have have earned the No. 7 seed. After starting the season off with...

Curtain Call: Despite underwhelming numbers, Lumpkin’s Northwestern legacy transcends statistics

Curtain Call: Despite underwhelming numbers, Lumpkin’s Northwestern legacy transcends statistics

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories

A broken wrist sent Sanjay Lumpkin to Salt Lake City, and maybe the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament. The story is textbook evidence for Lumpkin’s theory that things always happen for a reason and a coincidence that the graduating senior forward has reflected on endless times over the past year. ...

Men’s Tennis: Pair of Northwestern players prepare for singles tournament

Men’s Tennis: Pair of Northwestern players prepare for singles tournament

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Tennis Two Northwestern players have one last chance to leave an imprint on college tennis. Starting Wednesday in Athens, Georgia, seniors Konrad Zieba and Strong Kirchheimer will begin competition in the end-of-year NCAA Singles Tournament. The event features 64 of the top players co...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats take first place in National Championship stroke play

Women’s Golf: Wildcats take first place in National Championship stroke play

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf One year after coming a single stroke short of the match play tournament, Northwestern ensured there would be no doubt this year, dominating from wire-to-wire and taking first place in the stroke play portion of the event. The Wildcats played the best round on the course Friday and...