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Lacrosse: Wildcats living on edge going into Rutgers matchup this weekend

Lacrosse: Wildcats living on edge going into Rutgers matchup this weekend

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Lacrosse For the second-straight year, the Wildcats are fighting for their postseason lives, and with only two games remaining in the regular season, Saturday’s match against Rutgers will serve as a must-win contest. No. 15 Northwestern (8-7, 3-1 Big Ten) will hit the road this weekend as it takes...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats in search of outright Big Ten Championship after splitting last 2

Women’s Golf: Wildcats in search of outright Big Ten Championship after splitting last 2

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf The Big Ten Championship is likely just the first step in a long postseason journey for Northwestern, but that doesn’t mean the Wildcats are looking past their chance at a conference title. For two straight years, NU has split the Big Ten title with Ohio State. Last year, the Cat...

Baseball: Northwestern seeks crucial Big Ten sweep against last-place Penn State

Baseball: Northwestern seeks crucial Big Ten sweep against last-place Penn State

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball Northwestern will travel east this weekend to take on Penn State in a battle of struggling Big Ten teams that could desperately use some conference wins in pushes for the Big Ten Tournament next month. The top eight teams in the conference make the postseason tournament, but the Wildcats ...

Softball: Northwestern earns dominant run-rule win against DePaul, prepares for Purdue

Softball: Northwestern earns dominant run-rule win against DePaul, prepares for Purdue

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Everything seemed to go right for Northwestern on Wednesday afternoon as it claimed a run-rule victory in a non-conference game against local rival DePaul. The Wildcats (17-23, 3-9 Big Ten) needed just 6 innings to fight off the Blue Demons (22-17). The hosts jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, and...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern faces one of nation’s best in final regular season weekend

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern faces one of nation’s best in final regular season weekend

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Tennis The toughest match of Northwestern’s season was saved for the last weekend. Friday, the No. 21 Wildcats (18-8, 6-3 Big Ten) will look to knock off Big Ten goliath No. 2 Ohio State (24-3, 9-0). NU will then play two matches Sunday against Penn State (15-11, 5-4) followed by Chicago ...

Women’s Tennis: After Ohio State loss, Northwestern looks for first top-10 win

Women’s Tennis: After Ohio State loss, Northwestern looks for first top-10 win

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After its first loss of the conference season, Northwestern is looking to the last weekend of regular season Big Ten play for redemption. The Wildcats (12-9, 8-1 Big Ten) will travel to Ann Arbor on Friday for a match with No. 10 Michigan (17-4, 9-0) less than a week after being...

Baseball: Northwestern picks up important midweek win before heading to Penn State

Baseball: Northwestern picks up important midweek win before heading to Penn State

Talia Hendel, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern pounced at the opportunity to begin a new winning streak with a non-conference game prior to returning to Big Ten play. The Wildcats (14-22, 3-6 Big Ten) attacked the plate in the early innings against Milwaukee (12-21) at Miller Park on Tuesday, jumping out to a 5-0 lead in ...

Softball: Northwestern looks forward to once-a-year battle with DePaul

Softball: Northwestern looks forward to once-a-year battle with DePaul

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Northwestern returns home Wednesday for an annual non-conference game with crosstown competitor DePaul. The Wildcats and DePaul have played a tightly contested series of games in the last decade. Since 2007, NU (16-23, 3-9 Big Ten) is 6-5 against the Chicago-based Blue Demons (22-16) in the r...

Football: After struggle-filled 2016, Northwestern’s offensive line searches for improvement

Football: After struggle-filled 2016, Northwestern’s offensive line searches for improvement

Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football Throughout last season, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was never shy about criticizing his offensive line when it was deserved. “Our O-Line got outplayed,” Fitzgerald said after a humbling September loss to FCS foe Illinois State. “There’s no way I could have predicted that o...

Football: With Carr gone, Wildcats finding new receiver leaders

Football: With Carr gone, Wildcats finding new receiver leaders

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football Watching class after class of players mature during their four years at Northwestern, coach Pat Fitzgerald said, is one of the most rewarding parts of the coaching job. But rising senior receiver Macan Wilson, who is approaching his fifth season under Fitzgerald’s tutelage since reds...

Football: Long brings new perspective to undermanned linebacker group

Football: Long brings new perspective to undermanned linebacker group

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football In his free time, Warren Long produces music. In his playing time, the rising fifth-year senior — formerly a running back — plays linebacker. Somehow, he’s managed to take the skills he’s learned from producing and apply them to football. “Classical music, it’s all about techn...

Cats Chat Podcast: Episode 2

Cats Chat Podcast: Episode 2

The Daily Northwestern Staff
April 18, 2017
Filed under Audio, Multimedia, Sports

Beat writer Joseph Wilkinson joins Sports Editor Cole Paxton to discuss the current state of Northwestern baseball. The pair talk about the rough start to the Spencer Allen era, signs of progress this year and the impressive play of senior pitcher Cooper Wetherbee. Finally, Wilkinson shares his predictions...