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Women’s Tennis: 14th-seeded Northwestern to face 3rd-seeded Duke in Sweet 16

Women’s Tennis: 14th-seeded Northwestern to face 3rd-seeded Duke in Sweet 16

Calvin Alexander, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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

Women's Tennis Northwestern will look to build off its back-to-back wins to start the NCAA Tournament as the team enters the Sweet 16. The 14th-seeded Wildcats (23-5, 11-0 Big Ten) have a daunting task awaiting them in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Third-seeded Duke (25-3, 13-1 ACC) will squar...

Jim Phillips ranked 2nd-highest paid athletic director in nation

Jim Phillips ranked 2nd-highest paid athletic director in nation

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips received the second-highest total compensation of all Football Bowl Subdivision athletic directors this year, according to a database released Monday by national law firm Spencer Fane LLP on AthleticDirectorU.com and created in partnership with USA Today. At...

Softball: Writers ruminate about regular season, NCAA Tournament chances

Softball: Writers ruminate about regular season, NCAA Tournament chances

Andrew Golden and Benjamin Rosenberg

May 15, 2018


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

Softball After a strong regular season and run to the championship game of last weekend’s Big Ten Tournament, Northwestern (36-17, 14-8 Big Ten) already has its most wins in a single season since 2008. With a trip to Georgia for the NCAA Tournament ahead, The Daily’s softball writers convened to reca...

Cross Country: O’Brien wins heat, sets school record at last meet of regular season

Cross Country: O’Brien wins heat, sets school record at last meet of regular season

Sophie Mann, Digital Managing Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Cross Country On a beautiful day in Los Angeles, Northwestern finished its regular season with several season-bests and a Wildcat record at the Oxy Invitational hosted by Occidental College. This weekend, sophomore Kelly O’Brien won her heat, placed eighth overall and set a school record in...

Baseball: Northwestern looks ahead to Notre Dame, future

Baseball: Northwestern looks ahead to Notre Dame, future

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

May 14, 2018


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

Baseball Before this season, the last time Northwestern had beaten Notre Dame on the diamond was in 2009, in a game played at U.S. Cellular Field, in a season where the Wildcats’ mark of 15 total wins was its lowest since 1975 and at a time when the Chicago White Sox’s home park still had its o...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern hopes familiarity, proximity pay off at NCAA Regionals

Men’s Golf: Northwestern hopes familiarity, proximity pay off at NCAA Regionals

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Golf Despite a disappointing fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships in late April, Northwestern knew it would still be bound for the NCAA Regionals. But it didn’t know where. When the Wildcats discovered they’d been selected for the Ohio State-hosted Columbus, Ohio, regional — to be played on what coach David Inglis called the “famil...

Swimming: Jeremy Kipp hired by Northwestern, combining men’s and women’s program leadership

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern has selected Jeremy Kipp to serve as the director of Swimming and Diving, the athletic department announced in a release Friday. Kipp arrives in Evanston after three seasons as the head coach of the women’s swimming and diving program at Boise State. He was named ...

Baseball: Walk-off heroics, dominant pitching highlight series win over Iowa

Baseball: Walk-off heroics, dominant pitching highlight series win over Iowa

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2018


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

Baseball Heading into this weekend’s series at Miller Park, Iowa and Northwestern were trending in two different directions. The Hawkeyes (29-18, 10-9 Big Ten) were coming off a resume-boosting series win over Big 12 leader No. 22 Oklahoma State, while the Wildcats (16-29, 6-18) had dropped thre...

Softball: Northwestern makes run to Big Ten Tournament title game

Softball: Northwestern makes run to Big Ten Tournament title game

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

May 13, 2018


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

Softball With the weather forcing Northwestern into playing three games in two days at the Big Ten Tournament this weekend, the Wildcats nearly pulled off a title. As it was, NU (36-17, 14-8 Big Ten) made an inspiring run in Madison, Wisconsin, beating Iowa (21-32, 6-16) and Michigan State (26-26...

Lacrosse: Wildcats advance to NCAA quarterfinals with historic weekend wins

Lacrosse: Wildcats advance to NCAA quarterfinals with historic weekend wins

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Instagram Posts, Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Lacrosse With under 25 minutes to play in Northwestern’s second-round NCAA Tournament matchup against No. 7 Towson, senior attacker Shelby Fredericks held her stick out and signaled a message to her team: Settle down. The Wildcats (15-5, 5-1 Big Ten) had just gone up 11-10 on the Tiger...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern advances through NCAA Regional bracket

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern advances through NCAA Regional bracket

Brett Haensel, Reporter

May 13, 2018


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

Women's Tennis Northwestern punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 thanks to dominating wins over Buffalo and Kansas State in the regional round it hosted this weekend. The 14th-seeded Wildcats (23-5, 11-0 Big Ten) trounced both the Bulls (17-4, 8-0 Mid-American) and Kansas Stat...

Northwestern’s ultimate frisbee team knows success but not the score

Northwestern’s ultimate frisbee team knows success but not the score

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


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

Many an athlete stresses the cliche of taking each week, or each game, or each possession, one at a time — but few take the mentality as seriously as Northwestern’s club ultimate frisbee team. So when the team, which goes by the abbreviation NUT, made a defensive stop and quick transition goal...