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Rapid Recap: No. 23 Maryland 74, Northwestern 64

Rapid Recap: No. 23 Maryland 74, Northwestern 64

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 15
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball After winning 11 of their first 12 games at home this year, Northwestern has suddenly fallen on hard times at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats fell victim to a surprise home loss to Illinois last week and returned to Evanston on Wednesday night looking to build on a huge wee... Read more »

Lacrosse: Wildcats falter in overtime, pick up first loss of the season

Lacrosse: Wildcats falter in overtime, pick up first loss of the season

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
February 14
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Lacrosse After an overtime thriller in Boulder on Sunday, Northwestern is undefeated no more. The No. 9 Wildcats (2-1) had a fresh opportunity to avoid an upset when Colorado’s Miranda Stinson missed a go-ahead goal in the closing seconds of regulation. But the unranked Buffaloes (1-0) scored... Read more »

Softball: Wildcats aim to improve consistency after 1-4 start to season

Softball: Wildcats aim to improve consistency after 1-4 start to season

Fathma Rahman, Web Editor
February 14
Filed under Softball, Sports

Softball After losing four of their five games to open the season, the Wildcats left Tucson, Arizona in agreement: They need to be more aggressive. Northwestern (1-4) kicked off the Hillenbrand Invitational over the weekend with a 3-2 win against Tulsa (1-4), but subsequently suffered a serie... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern looking to carry momentum into Maryland matchup

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern looking to carry momentum into Maryland matchup

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 14
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Before Sunday, Northwestern’s outlook had suddenly turned bleak after a promising start to the season. It took just one game for the narrative to flip back. Sunday’s win over then-No. 7 Wisconsin snapped the two-game losing skid the team sustained without junior guard Sc... Read more »

Baseball: Northwestern hopes to translate changes into breakout year

Baseball: Northwestern hopes to translate changes into breakout year

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 14
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball While Northwestern limped to a dismal 15-39 record in coach Spencer Allen’s first season in the dugout last spring, Matt Hopfner tore up opposing pitchers to the tune of a .355 batting average. This year, the senior right fielder with the second-highest batting average among retu... Read more »

Wrestling: Wildcats split pair of road duals to close the season

Wrestling: Wildcats split pair of road duals to close the season

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
February 14
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling Northwestern finished its dual season this weekend, splitting a pair of Big Ten road matches to give the team its seventh win of the season and locking up a bottom-three finish in the conference. The Wildcats (7-8, 2-7 Big Ten) began their road journey against Maryland (2-13, 0-8 Big... Read more »

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern sets program record for best start with win over N.C. State

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern sets program record for best start with win over N.C. State

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
February 13
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Women's Basketball Northwestern set another record on Friday, defeating North Carolina State 6-1 to get off to the first 10-0 start in program history. The Wildcats (10-0) travelled to Raleigh where they soundly defeated the Wolfpack (6-3). The 2017 Cats took the record from the 1989 team, which... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah impresses for Northwestern in loss to Minnesota

Women’s Basketball: Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah impresses for Northwestern in loss to Minnesota

Joe Wilkinson, Reporter
February 13
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Halfway through its road matchup with Minnesota, Northwestern seemed destined for another ugly performance. However, the addition of sophomore forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah to the second half starting lineup turned the game around and gave the Wildcats a fighting chance before ... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s comeback attempt falls short in Minnesota

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s comeback attempt falls short in Minnesota

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 13
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Northwestern finally snapped out of its offensive funk. But it still wasn’t enough to get a win. The Wildcats’ miraculous charge from a 12-point halftime deficit ultimately fell short, as Minnesota guard Carlie Wagner scored 25 points and the Golden Gophers (14-12, 5-8... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Win over Wisconsin transforms Northwestern’s tournament resume

Men’s Basketball: Win over Wisconsin transforms Northwestern’s tournament resume

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 13
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

MADISON, Wis. —  For the first time in two years, Northwestern is finally unpredictable. And on Sunday, the program earned its biggest surprise win in that time period. Last season, the Wildcats boasted an almost impeccable 18-3 record against teams ranked below them in Kenpom’s Division I... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Bryant McIntosh pilots Northwestern to upset win over No. 7 Wisconsin

Men’s Basketball: Bryant McIntosh pilots Northwestern to upset win over No. 7 Wisconsin

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 13
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

MADISON, Wis. — On a two-game losing skid, with junior guard Scottie Lindsey still sidelined with an illness, Northwestern needed a hero against No. 7 Wisconsin. Cue Bryant McIntosh. The junior guard shrugged off a slow start to tally 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, pulling the Wildcats... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: In biggest win of season, Northwestern outlasts No. 7 Wisconsin on road

Men’s Basketball: In biggest win of season, Northwestern outlasts No. 7 Wisconsin on road

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 12
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

MADISON, Wis. — On the road against one of the country’s top teams and mired in a disheartening two-game losing streak with leading scorer Scottie Lindsey on the bench, Northwestern clearly was the underdog in its trip to Madison. If the Wildcats (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) knew that, they didn’t play... Read more »