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Game Preview: Badgers face Wildcats in contest with bowl implications

Robbie Levin
November 18, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

A quick glance over the resumé of Northwestern's senior class says a lot. Not only did the Wildcats beat a top-five team for the first time in 50 years, they took down in-state rival Illinois four of the past five years. The group's 33 wins are the most in a five-year span in more than a century. Th...

Opponent Feature: Garrett Graham follows Wisconsin tight end tradition

Robbie Levin
November 18, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

Bret Bielema needs only one play to describe Garrett Graham.It was a second-and-10 early in the second quarter of a battle between Wisconsin and Michigan State. Badgers quarterback Tyler Donovan nailed Graham on an out route, and as Graham turned up field, he rammed into Spartans safety Nehemiah Warric...

Men’s Soccer: Former walk-on Eliason scores big for NU

Rodger Sherman
November 18, 2009
Filed under Soccer, Sports

As the regular season turns to the postseason, all Matt Eliason needs is one goal.When the all-Big Ten striker scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Michigan State in the season finale, the junior entered into a tie for the most career goals in NU history with Jonathan Hall. With No. 9 Northwest...

Women’s Swimming: Cats go for fifth consecutive TYR title

Minjae Park
November 18, 2009
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Senior Kassia Shishkoff will spearhead Northwestern's charge for a fifth consecutive TYR Invitational Title. With seven individual event wins this season, Shiskoff is arguably NU's top performer this season.She said she is "definitely not" in top form yet physically, but she has high expectations for the T...

Men’s Swimming: Young NU team relies on upperclassmen for top finishes

Katherine Driessen
November 18, 2009
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

When Jake Vogel was a freshman, the face of Northwestern swimming looked markedly different - namely older. He was one of three freshman on a squad of 20, but 12 swimmers were either juniors or seniors.The 2006-07 Wildcats were a Big Ten powerhouse, led by senior Matt Grevers, who later competed in the 20...

Volleyball: Cats hope to make championship for seniors

Sarah Kuta
November 18, 2009
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Freshman libero Julie Chin thought she'd have a few months after the season to get used to graduating senior libero Kate Nobilio's absence. But on Saturday night, she got a taste of what next year will be like. Chin's first collegiate start was against none other than the two-time defending national ch...

Women’s Basketball: Jaeschke gets green light to give full effort

Sarah Kuta
November 18, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Assistant coach Ali Jaques gave junior center Amy Jaeschke some advice before last Friday's game against Toledo: Leave it all on the floor."She told me, ‘Do everything you can to exhaust yourself because you have people that can come in and sub for you,'" Jaeschke said. "That gave me a lot of ...

Secondary Feature: Mike Hankwitz faces former coach, squad

Robbie Levin
November 18, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

This weekend will be a reunion of sorts for Mike Hankwitz - one that he is not looking forward to. On Saturday, the Wildcats' defensive coordinator will match wits against the man who fired him two years ago, Badgers boss Brett Bielema.If there are any feelings of revenge involved, Hankwitz is keepin...

Cover Story: A trip down memory lane

Danny Daly
November 18, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

Desmond TaylorWhy NU? "The overall combination of academics, athletics and fraternity - it was just the best package around."Best part of being an O-lineman: "Just being in the trenches and doing your job and knowing the rest of them are succeeding because of you."Camp Kenosha reflections: "What I'll re...

Football Feature: Stewart’s scars a reminder of saving father

David Uberti
November 17, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

Even after being engulfed in flames, Sidney Stewart couldn't tell he was on fire.On Sept. 28, 2001, an unattended pot on the Stewart house's stove ignited. Stewart's mother, Darcel, quickly rushed him and his brother out of the house, seeking safety from the flames. But Stewart's father, Charles, stayed in...

Forman: Carmody should use bad break to prove himself

Matt Forman
November 17, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

This was supposed to be the most exciting season in Northwestern basketball history. In the matter of a week, the hype turned to pessimism. When senior star Kevin Coble suffered a season-ending foot injury in practice last Tuesday and senior backup point guard Jeff Ryan tore his ACL against Northern ...

Sidebar: Cats struggle sans Coble and Ryan

Danny Daly
November 17, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Moving on without seniors Kevin Coble and Jeff Ryan proved to be as difficult as anticipated.The scoring and leadership void left by the Wildcats' top offensive player and a key bench contributor was evident Wednesday in Northwestern's 67-54 loss to No. 10 Butler at Welsh-Ryan Arena. A lack of execut...