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Captured: Holiday Bowl Game 2018

Captured: Holiday Bowl Game 2018

January 7, 2019


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Football, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Sports

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com.  Head coach Pat Fitzgerald isn't going anywhere, and he capped ...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern beats Illinois in a rivalry game with significant stakes

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern beats Illinois in a rivalry game with significant stakes

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

January 6, 2019


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

Men's Basketball It’s rare to have a head coach call a game early in conference play a “must-win,” but Chris Collins played that card on Jan. 6. And then his team delivered its most exciting one of the season. The offense wasn’t flowing much better than it had in Northwestern’s two...

Women’s Basketball: Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah closes out upset over No. 15 Spartans

Women’s Basketball: Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah closes out upset over No. 15 Spartans

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

Women's Basketball Even though she’s been a stubborn thorn in the side of opponents for the last four years and a force on the offensive end since she dropped a 27-21 game in Nov. 2017, senior forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had never taken a game in doubt and dictated the outcome with her play. ...

Wrestling: Sebastian Rivera wins first career Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors

Wrestling: Sebastian Rivera wins first career Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

Wrestling Northwestern sophomore Sebastian Rivera won the title at the Midlands championships and the first Big Ten Wrestler of the Week award of his career. He earned it by winning a 7-3 decision against previously undefeated No. 1 Spencer Lee of Iowa on December 30 and leading the Wildcats to th...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern dominated by No. 8 Michigan State in 81-55 loss

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern dominated by No. 8 Michigan State in 81-55 loss

Ella Brockway, Copy Chief

January 3, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Basketball When Northwestern and Michigan State last met on Feb. 17, 2018, the game was defined by its second half: the Spartans, then ranked No. 2 in the country, mounted a 27-point comeback to squeak out a 65-60 win. When the two teams met again to start the new year, it was the first ...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern blows past rival Illinois

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern blows past rival Illinois

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

January 1, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

Women's Basketball After winning just four regular season conference games last year, Northwestern closed 2018 showing there’s more separation between the Wildcats and the bottom of the Big Ten this season. NU (8-5, 1-1 Big Ten) handed Illinois (8-5, 0-2 Big Ten) its first conference loss ...

Football: In final collegiate game, former lineman Trey Klock embraces moment in the spotlight

Football: In final collegiate game, former lineman Trey Klock embraces moment in the spotlight

Ella Brockway, Copy Chief

January 1, 2019


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football SAN DIEGO — Trey Klock’s path to Northwestern was anything but direct. A three-star prospect from central Pennsylvania who played five different positions during high school — ranging from spots on the offensive and defensive line to tight end and even quarterback — he spent the firs...

Football: Northwestern roars back thanks to massive third quarter, defeats Utah 31-20 in wild, historic Holiday Bowl

Football: Northwestern roars back thanks to massive third quarter, defeats Utah 31-20 in wild, historic Holiday Bowl

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

January 1, 2019


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

Football SAN DIEGO — This coastal, tropical city seemed an unlikely locale for a driving deluge on New Year’s Eve. Northwestern’s depleted defense seemed an unlikely unit to suddenly scoop up takeaways like it made tackles. The Wildcats’ offense, all but left for dead in the first half, showed fe...

Football: Northwestern makes Holiday Bowl statement, then Pat Fitzgerald makes his

Football: Northwestern makes Holiday Bowl statement, then Pat Fitzgerald makes his

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

January 1, 2019


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football SAN DIEGO — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald stood in pouring rain here, the victor of a game his team once trailed by 17 points, his third bowl win in as many years at a program that had previously won only two in its history. He was living a real-life juxtaposition. The coach the...

Holiday Bowl Rapid Recap: No. 22 Northwestern 31, No. 17 Utah 20

Holiday Bowl Rapid Recap: No. 22 Northwestern 31, No. 17 Utah 20

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

December 31, 2018


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

Football SAN DIEGO — In Northwestern’s stunning 39-34 loss to Akron in September, the Wildcats led 21-3 at halftime before collapsing in the second half with three game-changing turnovers that directly led to Akron points. Against No. 17 Utah in the Holiday Bowl on Monday, it was No. 22 NU (9-...

Men’s Basketball: Vic Law leads NU out of a slow start in 75-54 win

Men’s Basketball: Vic Law leads NU out of a slow start in 75-54 win

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

December 31, 2018


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

With a 21-point lead, the shot clock turned off and the result of Sunday’s game against Columbia well-decided, Vic Law dribbled out the game clock. After Northwestern had an underwhelming start to the game, the senior forward held onto the ball until the clock expired and saw this result through to...

Holiday Bowl preview notebook: Fitzgerald swats down Green Bay Packers rumors; Utah quarterback situation remains unclear

Holiday Bowl preview notebook: Fitzgerald swats down Green Bay Packers rumors; Utah quarterback situation remains unclear

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

December 30, 2018


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

Football SAN DIEGO — Pat Fitzgerald didn’t appear to spend much time on Twitter on Sunday morning. As stories popped up reporting that the Green Bay Packers want to interview Fitzgerald for their head coaching vacancy, the Northwestern coach, speaking alongside Utah coach Kyle Whittingham ahead of ...