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Rapid Recap: Northwestern 37, Maryland 21

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 37, Maryland 21

Max Schuman, Gameday Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Football COLLEGE PARK, Md. — For a day, Northwestern’s offensive woes were forgotten. The Wildcats (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) racked up 531 yards Saturday as they powered to a 37-21 win over Maryland (3-3, 1-2) on the road. Junior quarterback Clayton Thorson bounced back from a nightmare performance ...

Football: Justin Jackson breaks all-time Northwestern record for career rushing yards

Football: Justin Jackson breaks all-time Northwestern record for career rushing yards

Max Schuman, Gameday Editor

October 14, 2017


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

Football COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Northwestern has a new leader in career rushing. Senior running back Justin Jackson passed Damien Anderson's mark of 4485 yards with a four-yard rush in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Maryland. That play gave Jackson 21 yards on the day and 4489 yards ...

Women’s Golf: After slow start to season, Wildcats looks to rebound in California

Women’s Golf: After slow start to season, Wildcats looks to rebound in California

Sophie Mann, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf After a lackluster performance two weeks ago at the Windy City Collegiate Classic, Northwestern will look to bounce back at the Stanford Intercollegiate. The Wildcats were runners-up at the NCAA Tournament last year, but finished ninth of 15 in their most recent tournament. Coach E...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern upsets No. 23 Minnesota, snaps two-game skid

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern upsets No. 23 Minnesota, snaps two-game skid

Jake Liker, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Entering Thursday night, Northwestern had lost its previous two contests. Minnesota, ranked No. 23 in the nation, claimed a five-game winning streak. In a critical conference showdown, the odds were not in the Wildcats’ favor. But NU (7-6-2, 4-3-1 Big Ten) prevailed 2-0 over the visiting Golden...

Volleyball: Northwestern ready for packed conference weekend

Volleyball: Northwestern ready for packed conference weekend

Cassidy Jackson, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball Over its past five matches, Northwestern has struggled to stay consistent. After going 2-3 during a stretch that included games against ranked opponents, the Wildcats (12-6, 2-4 Big Ten) will again face stiff competition this weekend. NU draws Maryland (13-5, 2-4) on Friday, followed by ...

Schuman: An honest assessment of Clayton Thorson

Schuman: An honest assessment of Clayton Thorson

Max Schuman, Gameday Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Football Clayton Thorson has always had the tools. The junior quarterback is a big guy with a rocket arm, and he’s not afraid to face the media after a loss. Combine that with his status as a highly touted recruit when he signed with Northwestern, and it’s easy to believe Thorson is good enou...

Football: Wildcats hope RPO familiarity proves advantageous against Maryland

Football: Wildcats hope RPO familiarity proves advantageous against Maryland

Ben Pope, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Football Run-pass options are the latest rage in college football. No team knows that better than Northwestern. Four of the Wildcats’ five opponents to date have employed “RPOs” heavily, and this coming Saturday, Maryland will make that five of six. By now, NU’s defense has an idea of what’s co...

Fencing: Wildcats head to California for final preseason warmup

Fencing: Wildcats head to California for final preseason warmup

Peter Warren, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Fencing, Sports

Fencing After starting out the year on the right foot at the Remenyik Open, Northwestern is looking to take another step forward this weekend. The Wildcats face their final competition before the collegiate season at the North American Cup in Anaheim, California, which starts Friday and runs ...

Football Notebook: Pat Fitzgerald offers creative solution to linebacker conundrum

Football Notebook: Pat Fitzgerald offers creative solution to linebacker conundrum

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Football With Northwestern possibly set to play the first half Saturday at Maryland without its top two options at middle linebacker, Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald posited the perfect replacement. Himself. “I’ve got a redshirt year left, so I’m going to wear (number) 51 this week,” ...

Men’s Soccer: Wildcats double win total with victories over Western Illinois, DePaul

Men’s Soccer: Wildcats double win total with victories over Western Illinois, DePaul

Joseph Wilkinson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Men’s Soccer Northwestern never quit. Not on the season, though the Wildcats were 2-9 entering the week. Not after a devastating overtime loss to No. 9 Notre Dame. Not in the 40th minute of Wednesday’s game at DePaul, when senior forward John Moderwell was sent off on a red card. Thanks to that ne...

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats fall just short in season opener

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats fall just short in season opener

Lexie Modeas, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern, even equipped with an arsenal of eight new swimmers, could not edge Eastern Michigan in Wednesday’s dual meet. The Wildcats traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Wednesday afternoon to kick off their 2017-18 season, losing to the Eagles by a mere 12 points, with a...