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Cross Country: Wildcats head to Louisville for Pre-Nationals

Cross Country: Wildcats head to Louisville for Pre-Nationals

Alison Albelda, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country Just 17 miles from Churchill Downs, Northwestern will take the track this weekend at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. The Wildcats will travel to Louisville’s home course Saturday for NCAA Pre-Nationals, where they will face 43 other teams, including Big Ten foes Ohio State and No...

Men’s Swimming: With new freshman class, Wildcats look to improve in 2017-18

Men’s Swimming: With new freshman class, Wildcats look to improve in 2017-18

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Winless in conference dual meets since January 2014, Northwestern will turn to a strong freshmen class as it looks to improve its fortunes this year. The Wildcats finished ninth at last season’s Big Ten Championships, but with eight freshmen set to join the roster, some swi...

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats face Minnesota with chance to turn around Big Ten season

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats face Minnesota with chance to turn around Big Ten season

Charlie Goldsmith, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Northwestern opened its season hoping to repeat as Big Ten champions, but the Wildcats are now closer to last place than first in the conference standings. NU (6-6-2, 3-3-1 Big Ten) sits seventh in the Big Ten, and enters its pivotal Thursday match against No. 23 Minnesota (9-2-...

Pope: Northwestern football’s real season begins this weekend

Pope: Northwestern football’s real season begins this weekend

Ben Pope, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Football Five games into the season, Northwestern is basically where everyone thought they’d be. Yet fans are panicking. It’s a classic case of recency bias. After three weeks without a win — a bye, then losses to two of the top seven teams in the country — it feels like the roof is caving ...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern upset by Illinois in Champaign

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern upset by Illinois in Champaign

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer For the most part, Northwestern and Illinois’ rivalry is more of a story than a real thing. But nobody told the Fighting Illini that. Illinois (5-10-0, 2-5-0 Big Ten) scored on Kara Marbury’s header in the 69th minute to beat the Wildcats (6-6-2, 3-3-1) on Saturday night...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern ties for first at home tournament

Men’s Golf: Northwestern ties for first at home tournament

Benjy Apelbaum, Assistant Sports Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

Men's Golf SKOKIE — Northwestern has the opportunity to play at home just once a year and the Wildcats made the most of it this year, surging into a tie for the win on the back of a superb final-round performance. After three rounds over two days and 835 strokes apiece, NU and Penn State cou...

Men’s Soccer: After Notre Dame loss, Wildcats look to bounce back at home

Men’s Soccer: After Notre Dame loss, Wildcats look to bounce back at home

Ella Brockway, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Men’s Soccer Soccer, coach Tim Lenahan said, is a lot like calculus. The coach –– in his 17th year at the helm of the Northwestern program –– jokes with his team that in calculus, “you have to know the next chapter’s based on the previous chapter,” and that the same applies to socc...

Volleyball: Northwestern still looking for consistency after weekend split

Volleyball: Northwestern still looking for consistency after weekend split

Andrew Hodgson, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball Throughout the season, Northwestern has struggled to hold early leads. So it wasn’t surprising when the Wildcats blew multiple first-set advantages this weekend. That inability was apparent in their most recent homestand, when they had to settle for split results after blowing ear...

Football: Homecoming loss leaves Northwestern’s offense seeking answers

Football: Homecoming loss leaves Northwestern’s offense seeking answers

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

October 7, 2017


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

Football Northwestern’s offense has been here before. In an echo of the September struggles of 2016, when the unit hit its nadir in a 9-7 loss to FCS program Illinois State, the Wildcats’ scoring attack floundered in a 31-7 homecoming loss to No. 4 Penn State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) on Saturday...

Football: Northwestern sputters in 31-7 homecoming loss to No. 4 Penn State

Football: Northwestern sputters in 31-7 homecoming loss to No. 4 Penn State

Max Schuman, Gameday Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football It would have taken a perfect storm for Northwestern to pull an upset of No. 4 Penn State in Evanston. The visitors boasted an explosive offense and a fearsome defense and had steamrolled most of their opposition to date. To lose to the Nittany Lions (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) is no shame. It was...

Rapid Recap: No. 4 Penn State 31, Northwestern 7

Rapid Recap: No. 4 Penn State 31, Northwestern 7

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

October 7, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Football Northwestern didn’t exactly put on a Homecoming show. The Wildcats (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) never found their rhythm offensively Saturday, allowing No. 4 Penn State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) to roll to a 31-7 win in Evanston. The Nittany Lions methodically built up their advantage, extending a 10-0 half...