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Pope: A stronger football culture isn’t attainable for Northwestern, and that’s OK

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

August 24, 2018


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

It’s the year 2048. A grizzled, white-haired, Bill Snyder-lookalike Pat Fitzgerald roams the Wildcats’ sidelines. Quarterback Clayton Thorson Jr. will earn a $1.5 million bonus if he completes 25 touchdown passes, and some of those will go to a tight end that Northwestern still oddly refuses to...

Men’s Soccer: After strong end to 2017, Cats primed for bounce-back season

Men’s Soccer: After strong end to 2017, Cats primed for bounce-back season

Ella Brockway, Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Soccer, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Men’s Soccer When Northwestern’s 2017 season ended in a 4-1 loss to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, there was sadness and disappointment and the feelings that typically come with the end of a season. But there was also optimism. “We really started to develop an atta...

Volleyball: Wildcats hopes to start season on high-note again

Volleyball: Wildcats hopes to start season on high-note again

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Volleyball

Volleyball With its 2018 campaign set to begin Friday, Northwestern hopes to reverse the narrative that has characterized its seasons in recent memory. In coach Shane Davis’ two seasons at the helm, the Wildcats have been very successful during the first month of the season against nonconference ...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern announces 2018-19 conference schedule

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern announces 2018-19 conference schedule

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Northwestern’s conference schedule was announced Tuesday, filling out its 2018-19 regular season slate. The Wildcats will open their Big Ten schedule on Dec. 1 with an away matchup with Indiana before returning home to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play 2018 NCAA Tournament runners-up ...

Women’s Basketball: NU’s Big Ten slate is released

Women’s Basketball: NU’s Big Ten slate is released

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball With the announcement of the conference schedule Tuesday, Northwestern’s complete 2018-19 schedule has been released. The Wildcats open the Big Ten slate with a Dec. 28 matchup in Piscataway, New Jersey against Rutgers. NU plays its first home conference game three days later wit...

Women’s Soccer: NU opens 2018 season with two wins

Women’s Soccer: NU opens 2018 season with two wins

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

August 21, 2018


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

Women’s Soccer For the fourth straight year, Northwestern opened its season with two wins in its first weekend of action. Playing in the Hoosier Challenge Cup in Bloomington, Indiana, the Wildcats defeated Miami University 2-1 on Friday and Wake Forest 2-0 on Sunday. In the opening ga...

Football: Full 2018 season preview, including positional breakdowns and record predictions

Football: Full 2018 season preview, including positional breakdowns and record predictions

Gameday Staff

August 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Football It's almost here: The opening night of Northwestern's 2018 football season is less than two weeks away. While coach Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats prepare to build upon their 10-3 season a year ago, The Daily has compiled a complete, in-depth breakdown of this NU team to get you equa...

Women’s Soccer: Same as always, NU’s back line at center of team’s success

Women’s Soccer: Same as always, NU’s back line at center of team’s success

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Editor

August 16, 2018


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

Women’s Soccer The roots of the comeback are hard to trace. Last season, Northwestern had one of the country’s best mid-season turnarounds that took them from the middle of the Big Ten pack to the conference tournament championship game and the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but no on...

Football: Ryan Fieldhouse sparkles, but its ability to attract recruits is up for debate

Football: Ryan Fieldhouse sparkles, but its ability to attract recruits is up for debate

Drew Schott, Reporter

August 9, 2018


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

Football Khalid Jones, a three-star linebacker from South Carolina, signed his national letter of intent to play football for Northwestern in December. Jones, who enrolled at NU the next month, said he chose the school over programs like Wisconsin and Tennessee because of its academics and foot...

Football: Scouting every game on Northwestern’s 2018 schedule

Football: Scouting every game on Northwestern’s 2018 schedule

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

August 2, 2018


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

Football Coming off a 10-3 season that featured an eight-game winning streak to end the season, Northwestern faces with an uncertain future as it heads into 2018. Senior quarterback Clayton Thorson’s progress from his ACL surgery is the big storyline, but the Wildcats also lost the leading rusher...

Football: Fitzgerald optimistic about upcoming season, says Thorson intends to play in opener

Football: Fitzgerald optimistic about upcoming season, says Thorson intends to play in opener

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

July 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Football Pat Fitzgerald expressed confidence in the state of his program on Monday, the first day of Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. The 13th-year coach said Northwestern is carrying momentum into the 2018 season, and that the team should get a boost from practicing at the brand-new Ryan Fieldhouse, which...