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The Big Ten is hiring its next commissioner. If he wants the job, NU’s Jim Phillips could reshape the next decade of college athletics.

The Big Ten is hiring its next commissioner. If he wants the job, NU’s Jim Phillips could reshape the next decade of college athletics.

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


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

What do you give the man who has everything? He has the second-highest salary of any NCAA Athletic Director, and an office with a stunning view of Lake Michigan. The building he spends his days in is part of a $265 million athletic facility that opened in 2018. The renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena was unveiled four months ago. The student athletes he represents graduate at a 98 percent rat...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 68, Ohio State 50

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 68, Ohio State 50

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

March 6, 2019


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

Men's Basketball When your opponent shoots 14 percent in the first half, it normally means you are doing something right. Whatever that something was, it helped Northwestern break the 10-game losing streak that has put them at the bottom of the Big Ten. The Wildcats (13-17, 4-15 Big Ten) avenge...

Softball: Northwestern searching for stability in leadoff spot ahead of Oklahoma tournament

Softball: Northwestern searching for stability in leadoff spot ahead of Oklahoma tournament

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball For the last four years, no one asked who was going to lead off for Northwestern. Sabrina Rabin was as pure a leadoff hitter as it gets, finishing her career second in program history in stolen bases, second in runs scored, third in hits and fourth in batting average. With Rabin graduati...

Women’s Basketball: Two players honored heading into Big Ten Tournament

Women’s Basketball: Two players honored heading into Big Ten Tournament

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball In 2018, Northwestern entered the Big Ten Tournament with only four regular season conference wins. One year later, the Wildcats (16-13, 9-9 Big Ten) will enter the same tournament with more than twice as many regular season victories, a first round bye and two first-team all-c...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern facing a team with NCAA hopes on the line

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern facing a team with NCAA hopes on the line

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


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

Men's Basketball If the Big Ten hadn’t expanded its conference schedule from 18 to 20 games this season, Northwestern’s regular season would already be over. Instead, the Wildcats will be facing a team with everything to lose Wednesday in Welsh-Ryan Arena. NU (12-17, 3-15 Big Ten) hosts ...

Women’s Basketball: From Nigeria to Northwestern, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah etches her name into the history books

Women’s Basketball: From Nigeria to Northwestern, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah etches her name into the history books

Ryan Wangman, Audio Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball After a team practice in the summer of 2018, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah was ready to do the improbable. Sporting purple Northwestern shorts and a purple shirt with No. 14 on the back, the 6-foot-2 center gathered herself behind the 3-point line before exploding to the basket. ...

Baseball: Northwestern lacks consistency in weekend series, dropping first two games before picking up a win

Baseball: Northwestern lacks consistency in weekend series, dropping first two games before picking up a win

Alan Perez, Editor in Chief

March 5, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Northwestern lacked consistency on the mound this weekend as the Wildcats dropped two of three games to Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets (7-4) blew out NU (4-6) on Friday before splitting a Saturday doubleheader in Atlanta. Though coach Spencer Allen is looking to finalize the latter ...

Fencing: Moss has pushed elite Wildcats to next level

Fencing: Moss has pushed elite Wildcats to next level

Stephen Council, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Fencing Laurie Schiller, Northwestern’s fencing coach of 38 years, retired in 2016. Over his tenure, he grew women’s fencing at NU from what he called “basically a club team” to a perennial top-10 power. When he left, he didn’t want the program to collapse behind him. Good thing Zac...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern kicks off Big Ten season with 19th straight win over Illinois

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern kicks off Big Ten season with 19th straight win over Illinois

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Junior Julie Byrne and sophomore Caroline Pozo both defeated their opponents in straight sets as Northwestern beat Illinois 5-2. Despite this being called a rivalry, the Wildcats (7-5, 1-0 Big Ten) earned their 19th straight win over the Fighting Illini (5-6, 0-1) and their firs...

Lacrosse: Cats get trounced by Tar Heels

Lacrosse: Cats get trounced by Tar Heels

Karim Noorani, Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Given all the history, fervor and unpleasant nostalgia from Northwestern entering its game against No. 3 North Carolina, they were expected to put up a strong fight. That was not what happened Saturday versus the Tar Heels. North Carolina shellacked the No. 9 Wildcats in their 21-11 ...

Northwestern President Schapiro to lead search for next Big Ten commissioner

Northwestern President Schapiro to lead search for next Big Ten commissioner

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that longtime commissioner Jim Delany will step down from his position in June 2020, a move that has significant ramifications for Northwestern athletics. University President Morton Schapiro will lead the executive committee tasked with naming the new leading...

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern takes ninth at Big Ten Championships for third straight year

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern takes ninth at Big Ten Championships for third straight year

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern increased its score by more than 100 points from last year’s Big Ten Championships, but held its position as the second-worst team in the conference. The Wildcats finished ninth for the third straight year, beating only Michigan State at this year’s meet...