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Rapid Recap: No. 23 Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0

Rapid Recap: No. 23 Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

November 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports

Football Gale-force winds and a wintry mix couldn’t slow down Northwestern. Instead, the No. 23 Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) thrived in the miserable slop that kept many fans away from Ryan Field, dispatching hapless Minnesota (5-6, 2-6) on Saturday 39-0 to win their sixth straight game and cl...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern heads to Connecticut for Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern heads to Connecticut for Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Tim Balk and Jonah Dylan

November 17, 2017


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

Men's Basketball Northwestern’s nonconference slate has not opened as planned. The No. 20 Wildcats (2-1) pulled out ugly wins against overmatched squads in their first two contests and then fell flat defensively in a shootout loss to Creighton (3-0) on Wednesday. For a team looking to set the ...

Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah’s historic day leads Northwestern past Oakland

Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah’s historic day leads Northwestern past Oakland

Benjy Apelbaum, Assistant Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


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

Women's Basketball In Northwestern’s first home game at Evanston Township High School, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had a career day to pilot the Wildcats to a 88-70 win over Oakland. The junior forward stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, shattering her previous career high of 14, and 21 rebou...

Women’s Basketball: Amber Jamison takes ‘leave of absence’ from NU, out for season

Women’s Basketball: Amber Jamison takes ‘leave of absence’ from NU, out for season

Peter Warren, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Junior guard Amber Jamison has taken a “leave of absence” from Northwestern, coach Joe McKeown confirmed Thursday. An athletic department spokesman announced the news before the Wildcats’ 88-70 home-opening win over Oakland on Thursday. The spokesman also said Jamison would...

Women’s Basketball: Top assistant Sides resigns from Northwestern

Women’s Basketball: Top assistant Sides resigns from Northwestern

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

November 17, 2017


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

Women's Basketball Christie Sides, Northwestern’s associate head coach, resigned just before the season began to take a WNBA job, head coach Joe McKeown said Thursday. Before the Wildcats’ 88-70 win over Oakland, an athletic department spokesman said Sides had resigned. McKeown confirmed ...

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern looks to defend TYR Invitational title

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern looks to defend TYR Invitational title

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern will dive into the TYR Invitational this weekend looking to repeat last year’s win at this same meet and bounce back from Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin. The Wildcats will compete against seven other teams, including Big Ten foe Michigan State, throughout th...

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats aim to reach second consecutive Sweet 16 at UCLA

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats aim to reach second consecutive Sweet 16 at UCLA

Charlie Goldsmith, Reporter

November 17, 2017


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

Women’s Soccer Kassidy Gorman remembers when Northwestern was at the bottom, when winning in the NCAA Tournament wasn’t the baseline. When she was recruited, the Wildcats had one of the worst records in the Big Ten, but coach Michael Moynihan told her she would see the program rise. Moyn...

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern suits up for TYR Invitational

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern suits up for TYR Invitational

Lexie Modeas, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern will host the annual TYR Invitational this weekend, the last meet of its fall season. Eight teams will travel to Evanston to compete, including Big Ten rival Michigan State and crosstown foes Illinois-Chicago and Illinois State. The Wildcats (3-6, 0-1 Big Ten) won ...

Gelman: Mediocre Big Ten West leaves Northwestern playing boring games

Gelman: Mediocre Big Ten West leaves Northwestern playing boring games

Max Gelman, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

There’s something different about Northwestern football this fall. Even as the Wildcats put together one of their best campaigns ever, I’ve been bothered by something missing. Could it be just a typical blase senior attitude on my part? Or might I be dreading the eventual graduation of Justin Jackson? Alas,...

Football: Athletic director Jim Phillips talks overtime games, bowl slots

Football: Athletic director Jim Phillips talks overtime games, bowl slots

Daily Sports Staff

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football The Daily’s sports desk sat down with athletic director Jim Phillips this week and discussed Northwestern football. Below are some of Phillips’ thoughts on the No. 23 Wildcats. His answers have been edited for length and clarity. The Daily: You didn’t wear a jacket at the Purdue ga...

Football: Confident Skowronek emerges as Thorson’s favorite receiving target

Football: Confident Skowronek emerges as Thorson’s favorite receiving target

Ben Pope, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football Asked at Big Ten Media Days in July about his relationship with receiver Ben Skowronek, Clayton Thorson said they’d “gotten close.” Thorson wasn’t kidding. Not only had the duo grown close on the field, working together four to five days a week this spring and summer, but jus...

Men’s Basketball: Creighton edges Northwestern despite Law’s career day

Men’s Basketball: Creighton edges Northwestern despite Law’s career day

Ben Pope, Reporter

November 16, 2017


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

Men's Basketball ROSEMONT — Vic Law dropped a career-high 30 points, Bryant McIntosh discovered his midseason form and Northwestern staged an epic mid-game comeback from 15 points down. For the first time this season, there was exciting basketball being played in the cavernous confines of Allstat...