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Football: Numerous squandered opportunities plague Northwestern’s offense against Duke

Football: Numerous squandered opportunities plague Northwestern’s offense against Duke

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

September 8, 2018


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

Football Northwestern’s first drive in its 21-7 loss to Duke on Saturday was basically perfect. The 13 drives that followed were anything but. Nine of those 13 drives ended in Blue Devils territory, yet the Wildcats produced exactly zero points from them. Perhaps even more incredibly, that lack of production was not from missed field goals nor untimely turnovers, but rather poor e...

Football: Offensive line woes lead to Northwestern’s first loss in 11 months

Football: Offensive line woes lead to Northwestern’s first loss in 11 months

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

September 8, 2018


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

Football Northwestern’s two-quarterback system may get all the attention, but it was the Duke defensive line that dominated in the Blue Devils’ 21-7 victory Saturday at Ryan Field. Both senior Clayton Thorson and junior T.J. Green struggled all afternoon to find time to throw, as Duke pi...

Rapid Recap: Duke 21, Northwestern 7

Rapid Recap: Duke 21, Northwestern 7

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football Just like in the season opener, a high-scoring first half dissolved into a second-half defensive slugfest. This time, however, Northwestern was the team that entered halftime trailing by two touchdowns, and thus saw its nine-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Ryan Field. After a...

Football: Northwestern gets third chance to contain Daniel Jones’ Duke offense

Football: Northwestern gets third chance to contain Daniel Jones’ Duke offense

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

September 6, 2018


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

Football Duke quarterback Daniel Jones ran all over Northwestern last year, scrambling for 108 yards and two touchdowns (along with 305 yards and two more touchdowns through the air) in a performance of the Trace McSorley variety. Less than a month later, the Wildcats faced McSorley himself ...

Men’s Soccer: Northwestern beats Valparaiso, loses OT thriller to Fordham at Wisconsin invitational

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Soccer, Sports

Men’s Soccer In its second game of the Wisconsin Invitational, Northwestern (2-1-1) looked in control of the contest against No. 15 Fordham (3-0-0), jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Then everything fell apart for the Wildcats. A deflected ball led to the Rams’ first goal and two additional ones, including a game-winning score six minutes ...

Volleyball: Northwestern wins two games at tournament in New York

Volleyball: Northwestern wins two games at tournament in New York

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball After an undefeated first weekend of the season, Northwestern displayed a more up-and-down performance at its second tournament of the season. Utilizing a new system, the Wildcats bounced back from a tough start to finish the Ellis Rowland Memorial Tournament in Hamilton, NY with tw...

Football: Northwestern opens 2018 with 31-27 escape at Purdue

Football: Northwestern opens 2018 with 31-27 escape at Purdue

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Coach Pat Fitzgerald said the world would know his starting quarterback at 8:06 p.m. on Thursday. But as Northwestern started on defense, the suspense dragged on a longer — until exactly 8:12, when senior Clayton Thorson stepped under center and proceeded to lead a touchdown...

Football: Wildcats’ defense plays sturdily enough to secure victory

Football: Wildcats’ defense plays sturdily enough to secure victory

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar had 18 completions and 196 passing yards at halftime. Freshman phenom Rondale Moore had 98 receiving yards and another 79 on the ground, with a touchdown in each variety. And Northwestern led 31-17. Then in the second half, the Wildcats stepped...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 31, Purdue 27

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 31, Purdue 27

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — First, Northwestern fans cheered, when Clayton Thorson started Thursday’s game at Purdue and led the Wildcats to touchdown drives on each of their first two possessions. Then they groaned, when he came out in favor of T.J. Green, and Purdue stormed back. But ultimately,...

Volleyball: Wildcats win Panther Invitational in Milwaukee

Volleyball: Wildcats win Panther Invitational in Milwaukee

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Sports Stories, Volleyball

Volleyball Heading into this weekend’s Panther Invitational in Milwaukee, Northwestern had lost only three matches this decade during its opening weekend of play. The number did not change as the Wildcats (3-0) defeated South Dakota (2-1), New Hampshire (1-2) and Milwaukee (0-3) to start the...

Johnnie Vassar’s lawsuit dropped in federal court, re-filed against Northwestern in state court

Johnnie Vassar’s lawsuit dropped in federal court, re-filed against Northwestern in state court

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Former Northwestern men’s basketball player Johnnie Vassar dropped from federal court his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and Northwestern, and re-filed in Cook County circuit court a similar version of the lawsuit, now solely against the University, earlier this month. Vassar had filed the original suit in November 2016, alleging that an NCAA rule requiring student-athletes to sit out a year after transferring to another program ...