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Softball: Wildcats cruise past Purdue in Big Ten Tournament’s first round

Softball: Wildcats cruise past Purdue in Big Ten Tournament’s first round

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Softball It’s not often that one inning of a softball game wholly determines its outcome. But on Thursday morning in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, No. 8 seed Northwestern scored all six of its own runs in an explosive first inning, leading to a 6-1 defeat of No. 9 seed Purdue....

Men’s Tennis: Seniors look to close careers on high note at NCAAs

Men’s Tennis: Seniors look to close careers on high note at NCAAs

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis, Top Sports Stories

Men's Tennis In 2016, Northwestern fell just one set short of a trip to the NCAA Tournament’s main site. Against Stanford in the second round, then-junior Konrad Zieba lost a third-set thriller, giving the Cardinal a 4-3 win and capping a historic, albeit unfulfilling, season. With one final ...

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats take on Mississippi State to open NCAA Tournament play

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats take on Mississippi State to open NCAA Tournament play

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After sneaking into the NCAA Tournament, Northwestern will take on No. 18 Mississippi State in Atlanta in its 19th-straight tournament appearance. The Wildcats (14-11, 9-2 Big Ten) enter the final stretch of the season after a challenging campaign. In a rough non-conference slate...

Lacrosse: Northwestern prepares return to New York for NCAA Tournament

Lacrosse: Northwestern prepares return to New York for NCAA Tournament

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse In early March, Northwestern traveled to Long Island for a two-game weekend, its first after the ultimately regular season-ending injury of star attacker Selena Lasota. This weekend, the No. 11 Wildcats (10-9, 4-2 Big Ten) will be back on the island for another Friday game against Albany ...

Baseball: Northwestern seeks tournament spot in contest against second-seeded Maryland

Baseball: Northwestern seeks tournament spot in contest against second-seeded Maryland

Talia Hendel, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Another Northwestern team is living up to the phrase “Cardiac Cats,” as NU has tied with Michigan State for the eighth spot in conference standings with only two series remaining. To qualify for the Big Ten Tournament, the Wildcats will have to officially surpass the Spartans. The...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats qualify for National Championship with 2nd-place regional finish

Women’s Golf: Wildcats qualify for National Championship with 2nd-place regional finish

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf While Northwestern’s men’s basketball team just made its first NCAA Tournament, the women’s golf squad is back in its fifth straight National Championship tournament after finishing second in the NCAA Athens Regional. After struggling in Tuesday’s second round, the Wildcats put up the lowest score of the day on Wednesday, finishing 5-under-par to move up three spots and ensure...

Softball: Three athletes named All-Big Ten before Big Ten Tournament’s first round

Softball: Three athletes named All-Big Ten before Big Ten Tournament’s first round

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Wednesday was a special day for three of Northwestern’s student athletes, just in advance of the team’s Thursday matchup against Purdue in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. For the 16th straight season, at least three members of the Wildcats (24-28, 10-13 Big Ten) received All...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern to play in Hall of Fame Tournament in November

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Four games of Northwestern’s 2017-18 non-conference schedule are now set in stone. The Wildcats will play in a two-game tournament Nov. 18 and 19 hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, as announced in a Wednesday...

Curtain Call: Desire to improve propels Northwestern’s seniors to greatness

Curtain Call: Desire to improve propels Northwestern’s seniors to greatness

Garrett Jochnau and Benjy Apelbaum
May 9, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Coach Arvid Swan knew he was welcoming a talented recruiting class in 2013. Ranked No. 8 in the nation, featuring blue chip prospects Sam Shropshire, Konrad Zieba and Strong Kirchheimer, the class promised to elevate Northwestern to new heights. But Swan said he never could have guessed how high the...

Cats Chat Sports Podcast: Episode 5

Cats Chat Sports Podcast: Episode 5

May 8, 2017
Filed under Audio, Cats Chat, Golf, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Sports, Top Sports Stories

On this week's edition of The Daily's sports podcast, men's golf reporter Jonah Dylan joins sports editor Cole Paxton to discuss the state of the NU golf program. They discuss the impressive play of junior Dylan Wu, the Cats' propensity to have inconsistent events and NU's second-place finish at the...

Cross Country: O’Brien leads Northwestern in California

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports

Cross Country Freshman Kelly O’Brien led the Wildcats at yet another meet, running the 1,500 meters in 4:27.90 at the Occidental Invitational to nearly re-break her own school record. Her time Saturday was slightly slower than the 4:26.56 she posted in April to set Northwestern’s all-time bes...

Lacrosse Roundtable: Writers ruminate on Northwestern, NCAA Tournament

Lacrosse Roundtable: Writers ruminate on Northwestern, NCAA Tournament

Ben Pope and Dan Waldman
May 8, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse After an up-and-down season, the Wildcats (10-9, 4-2 Big Ten) have reached the postseason. Faced with a tough schedule and injury issues, Northwestern struggled to find signature wins against top-10 teams. An upset victory against then-No. 5 Penn State on Friday in the Big Ten Tournament s...