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Whitehouse: A Photographer’s View of Saturday’s game

Ray Whitehouse
November 7, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Like football, photography is a game of inches. Being in the right place is the difference between getting the "money shot" of Corey Wootton's end zone sack and a full frame of the referee's backside. In this game, I was pretty lucky. For most of the critical plays, I was in the ri...

Women’s Soccer: Dagley’s dagger, Edwards’ defense lead NU to victory

Jonah L. Rosenblum
November 7, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

It took Northwestern more than 46 minutes to put up its first shot against Illinois on Senior Night. When the Wildcats finally did get an opportunity, they made it count.NU broke a scoreless tie in the 47th minute when sophomore midfielder Jill Dunn took a pass from senior forward Jessica Palo. Dunn play...

Men’s Soccer: Eliason sparked by senior superlatives

Rodger Sherman
November 7, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

Senior Day symbolism paid off for the Wildcats.Coach Tim Lenahan started Kevin Valenta less out of strategy than out of sentimentality for the seniors' final regular season home game. After all, the reserve forward had notched only three starts and one goal in his four years at NU.Only five minutes int...

Football: Biggest upsets in NU history

Danny Daly
November 7, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

Under coach Ara Parseghian in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Northwestern was one of the premier football programs in the country, beating nine top-10 teams. The magical 1959 season was the height of Parseghian's success in Evanston - NU won its first six games, including victories over No. 2 Oklahoma an...

Volleyball: NU splits weekend with duo of Great Lakes State schools

Sarah Kuta
November 7, 2009
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Coach Keylor Chan is perfectly fine with a little bullying, especially if it means a Big Ten win.Northwestern lost the opening set to Michigan State 20-25, but managed to push around the Spartans in the last three sets (25-23, 25-18, 25-22) for a four-set victory. The win marked the Cats' third straight ...

Field Hockey: Cats’ season comes to close with loss to Indiana

Bill Carey
November 7, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

A successful season under first-year coach Tracey Fuchs came to a screeching halt Thursday as the Wildcats saw their NCAA tournament hopes disappear.Northwestern needed a deep run into the Big Ten tournament to have a shot at an at-large bid, but the Cats were eliminated in the first round.NU's season ended wit...

Notebook: Kafka, Persa rotate at quarterback in victory

Robbie Levin
November 6, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Some say a team with two quarterbacks has no quarterback. That wasn't the case for the Wildcats on Saturday.After starter Mike Kafka left the Penn State game in the second quarter with a tweaked hamstring, there was speculation on the senior gunslinger's status. Kafka was not liste...

Todd: Quarterback injury d

Christine Todd
November 6, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - One part of Halloween still haunts me: senior quarterback Mike Kafka's slow-motion fall to the Ryan Field turf.Kafka's injury did what we all hoped it wouldn't. It completely zapped the energy from the stadium on Central Street. Northwestern fans deflated after holding their breaths f...

Sidebar: Wootton’s return helps NU ruin Iowa’s run for perfection

Robbie Levin
November 5, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Players could sense it this week at practice. On Saturday, Northwestern fans saw it firsthand.Corey Wootton is back.On a second-and-10 from Iowa's 6-yard line early in the second quarter, Wootton rushed practically untouched into the Hawkeyes' backfield. That's where the senior defen...

NU shocks No. 4 Iowa on the road 17-10

Danny Daly
November 5, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Shortly before Saturday's kickoff, Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips said he had a good feeling about the Wildcats' chances and predicted a "fun afternoon." Just more than three hours later, a jubilant Phillips was outside the tunnel to NU's locker room, bear-hugging coach Pa...

Forman: Iowa City more like Paradise City after signature win

Matt Forman
November 5, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­- Pat Fitzgerald knew his team could compete with any opponent in the country if it played solid, three-phase football for 60 minutes. That was evident against Penn State last week, at least for three quarters.Still, no one believed Northwestern could do the unthinkable and knock...

Atkins: Colorful A-Rod still leaves shades of gray

Hunter Atkins
November 4, 2009
Filed under Sports

From the Goodyear Blimp overhead, the New York Yankees looked like a cluster of shooting stars Wednesday night, darting from all corners of the field to converge in a burst of pinstripes at the pitcher's mound. But for Alex Rodriguez it was more like a jailbreak. The Yankees' World Series win was a lib...