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Volleyball: Chan collects 150th career W, Cats win Big Ten pair

Katherine Driessen
October 11
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Both of the Wildcats' first two Big Ten wins were five-set nail biters at Welsh-Ryan Arena this weekend. What Northwestern's wins really had in common was a whole lot of Sabel Moffett."Sabel Moffett was really the turning point for us," said coach Keylor Chan of the junior middle blocker. "Everyone really fu...

Men’s soccer: Late handball call yields Buckeye tie

Rodger Sherman
October 11
Filed under Soccer, Sports

When Eamon O'Neill opened the scoring by finding the back of the net in the 85th minute against Penn State on Sunday, he thought he had a game-winner."At that point, it's just pure joy," O'Neill said. "When you score a goal on the road with only five minutes to go, it's a pretty big relief."It looked like No. ...

Levin: Wildcats enjoy sack lunch, take down Dysert eight times

Robbie Levin
October 10
Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern's defense came out hungry on Saturday. The Wildcats satisfied their appetite with a sack lunch that included a big helping of Dysert.After giving up 10 sacks last week to Cincinnati, Miami (OH) entered the game allowing the second most quarterback takedowns in the country, 4.2 per game....

Salute to Schapiro a Snooze

Brian Chappatta
October 8
Filed under Football, Sports

John Legend sang the chorus of his hit song "Ordinary People" on Friday night: "We're just ordinary people, we don't know which way to go, ‘cause we're ordinary people, maybe we should take it slow."He might as well have been talking about Northwestern's football team.NU's game against Miami (O...

RedHawks thwarted by Cats’ ball hawks, NU wins 16-6

Danny Daly
October 8
Filed under Football, Sports

For the second straight week, an opportunistic defense sparked the Wildcats to victory. This time around, it just wasn't the usual suspects making the big plays.Even though senior defensive end Corey Wootton's sprained ankle limited him to a few snaps and senior safety Brendan Smith left Saturday's game earl...

Sidebar: Cats rushing attack grounded

Robbie Levin
October 8
Filed under Football, Sports

Miami (OH) presented Northwestern a perfect opportunity to get its running game back on track. But on Saturday, the Wildcats' rushing attack was still grounded.Coming into the game, Miami's defense was ranked 95th in the country against the run, allowing 172 yards per game. The Cats also had leading r...

Burning Questions

October 7
Filed under Football, Sports

Will Northwestern avoid a potential letdown?In 2007, when Northwestern faced Duke in its third non-conference game of the season, the Blue Devils hadn't notched a victory over a major college team in 27 games. But the Cats couldn't capitalize on the opportunity of playing the perennial ACC bottom feede...

Outside the box

Robbie Levin
October 7
Filed under Football, Sports

Last year, Quentin Davie was second on Northwestern with five quarterback hurries and nine-and-a-half tackles for loss. This year, he ranks first on the team and 11th in the Big Ten with 7.8 tackles per game. On the season, the St. Louis native has racked up 22 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. Th...

Cats look to reverse trend against cradle

Robbie Levin
October 7
Filed under Football, Sports

For a program that has lost 14 of its last 17 games by double digits, Miami (OH) has had a surprisingly large influence on college football generally, and on Northwestern specifically. The RedHawks have 649 wins in their history, 23rd all-time among FBS programs. The so-called cradle of coaches, Miami ha...

Quick picks

October 7
Filed under Football, Sports

Matt FormanNorthwestern 35, Miami (OH) 21The RedHawks have won one game in their last 14 tries. Of those 13 losses, they came within 10 points of their opponent just twice. This isn't going to be a repeat of Duke circa 2007. Mike Kafka is too good, and the defense figured something out last week.Brian Cha...

Different shapes and sizes for supers

Robbie Levin
October 7
Filed under Football, Sports

Erryn Cobb, a tight end and fullback who notched a total of 94 all-purpose yards during his career at Northwestern, changed the Wildcats' offense forever.When offensive line coach Adam Cushing was hired in 2004, his title was tight ends/h-backs coach. That same year, Cobb, who had played linebacker the two p...

Big Ten memories smell like roses

Brian Chappatta
October 7
Filed under Football, Sports

A memory lasts forever. Never does it die.The Big Ten was founded in 1896 and is the oldest Division I conference in the country. It is rich in tradition, rich in loyalty and rich in memories. Look no further than Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who is in his 44th season at that position for the Nitta...