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Spring Sports Guide: Men’s Tennis-Freshmen fired up to fill in

Sarah Kuta

February 22, 2010


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Arvid Swan is used to relying on underclassmen.Last year then-freshmen Josh Graves, Eric Spector and Tobias Reitz helped the Wildcats earn their first NCAA tournament bid since 2005.This year with four more newcomers, No. 38 Northwestern is looking to build on last season's success and advance past the...

Big Ten Insider: Minnesota maintains hope, Penn State wins first conference contests

Jonah L. Rosenblum

February 22, 2010


Filed under Sports

Two big wins last week helped Minnesota maintain a slim chance of making the NCAA Tournament. But to make the Big Dance, the Golden Gophers will need to make some noise when they host No. 3 Purdue tonight."We've got to focus in on Purdue for the sheer passion of playing basketball," Minnesota coach Tub...

Spring Sports Guide: Lacrosse-The Fix for Six

Brian Chappatta

February 22, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

As the Northwestern lacrosse team seeks its sixth straight national championship, THE DAILY asks students about their familiarity with the sport.No one would blame Northwestern for playing with swagger. The Wildcats are reigning five-time national champions, the top-ranked team in the preseason poll and eas...

How well do you know Northwestern lacrosse?

Dan Hill

February 22, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

As the Northwestern lacrosse team seeks its sixth straight national championship, THE DAILY asks students about their familiarity with the sport....

Spring Sports Guide: Women’s Tennis-Northwestern hopes depth will reverse quarterfinal curse

Katherine Driessen

February 22, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

The Combe Tennis Center is strewn with banners and trophies that attest to the powerhouse No. 1 Northwestern has become over the last decade. Eleven consecutive Big Ten titles, five undefeated conference seasons and two ITA indoor team championships are proof of the team's success.Still, if you ask s...

Spring Sports Guide: Softball-Lauren Delaney eyeing return to form

David Uberti

February 22, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

The story of 2010 will be the story of Lauren Delaney. The Wildcats feature the same powerful, dynamic offense they have had in years past, but much of the team's success will fall on the right arm of their senior ace.After going 37-11 with a 1.74 ERA in her sophomore season, the 2008 Big Ten Pitcher o...

Spring Sports Guide: Baseball-‘Go-go’ gone, coach Paul Stevens still psyched for 2010

Christine Todd

February 22, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

J.A. Happ stood in the batting cage at Trienens Hall, throwing live batting practice to Northwestern's lineup two weeks ago. The former NU ace and current Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher was preparing for Spring Training while the Wildcats were getting ready for their first games of the season. Fo...

Spring Sports Guide: Men’s Golf-Eric Chun and Co. ready for run

Mitch Armentrout

February 22, 2010


Filed under Golf, Sports

Some teams like to ease into the spring season, warming up to their competition along with the rising temperatures outside. Other teams like to spring into action.Northwestern's men's golf team lies in the latter category. Building off their fall season, the Wildcats opened their spring schedule with a ba...

Wrestling: Northwestern wins final match for coach

Ian Kelly

February 21, 2010


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

It has been a season of trials for Northwestern. The Wildcats started the Big Ten season 0-7, forfeited several weight classes in each matchup and routinely started three true freshmen.But NU (6-12-1, 1-7 Big Ten) finished its season on a high note, avoiding the title of Big Ten cellar dweller after ous...

Fencing: Host squad dominates Northwestern Duals

Jonah L. Rosenblum

February 21, 2010


Filed under Sports

No. 3 Northwestern made an uncharacteristically sloppy mistake during the first day of competition at the NU Duals. One of the Wildcats' fencers didn't have enough weapons, and when her first one failed inspection, she had to scramble for a second. When she finally did locate another weapon, that on...

Women’s basketball roundtable: Push for a strong finish

Daily Sports

February 21, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Daily roundtable crew breaks down the past week in NU women's basketball....

Baseball: Wildcats struggle in South Carolina, start season 0-4

Christine Todd

February 21, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Last Wednesday at practice, the Wildcats huddled into a meeting room to talk about the upcoming season. Among other things, coach Paul Stevens stressed the importance of moving on from what he called "trials and tribulations."After dropping four consecutive contests by a combined score of 58-9 at the Bo...