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Women’s Basketball Sidebar: Howell again unstoppable against NU

Danny Daly

January 9, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-Barring a meeting between Northwestern and Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament, the Wildcats have faced senior guard Jodi Howell for the last time. And they're more than happy to see her go."I might come to her graduation," coach Joe McKeown said. "You never know. I might show up."...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats run out of steam at Purdue

Robbie Levin

January 9, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-In the first half of Sunday's game, the Wildcats shot 27 percent, committed 13 turnovers and scored 15 points. Still, after junior center Amy Jaeschke nailed a short jump shot with 7:47 left in the game, Northwestern found itself within one point of Purdue. Jaeschke's shot capped of...

Wrestling: Wildcats improve ‘tremendously’ at top-tier tournament

Ian Kelly

January 9, 2010


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Northwestern and Missouri faced early trips home from last weekend's NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals after each team lost its first match, pitting them against each other in the consolation bracket.As their bout neared its end, NU sophomore John Schoen defeated 11th-ranked Brent Haynes 4-2 to put the W...

Men’s Basketball Sidebar: One-man wrecking crew needs help to knock off Big Ten foes

Rodger Sherman

January 6, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It wasn't John Shurna's fault his team almost lost to Texas-Pan American.Shurna scored 21 points and brought down a career-high 13 rebounds. But the lack of offensive production from any other position on the floor overshadowed Shurna's success Thursday night."Tonight, you have one guy: Shurna," Carmody sa...

Chappatta: Get real: Cats not winners over Broncs

Brian Chappatta

January 6, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports

They say a win is a win and a loss is a loss.I don't buy that. And neither did the two coaches at Thursday's game.Northwestern may have defeated Texas-Pan American 53-44, but Wildcats coach Bill Carmody was the one sounding downtrodden after the game. Though far from ecstatic, Broncs coach Ryan Marks...

Men’s Basketball: Shurna shines in ugly victory

Danny Daly

January 6, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports

John Shurna wasn't supposed to carry Northwestern on his back again. Other players were expected to step up at home against a 1-15 team with no starter listed taller than 6-foot-7. Instead the Wildcats needed the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week more than they have all year.The sophomore forward answered...

Fencing: Schiller approaches career-wins milestone in trip to Penn Duals

Jonah L. Rosenblum

January 6, 2010


Filed under Sports

Coach Laurie Schiller sits seven triumphs short of one of college sports' ultimate milestones: 1,000 wins.After this weekend, Schiller expects to be one away.If his team's past performances at the Penn Duals is any indication, Schiller will be putting the champaigne on ice. NU has won all of its matches in...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ red-hot shooting disappears in second-half slump

Robbie Levin

January 6, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After Northwestern hammered Minnesota with 20 minutes of spot-on shooting, the Gophers dug themselves out of their 11-point halftime hole and emerged with a 73-65 victory."It was a tale of two halves," coach Joe McKeown said. "We played great in the first half, and Minnesota played great in the second ha...

Women’s Basketball: NU travels to Minnesota looking to regroup defensively at tough venue

Robbie Levin

January 5, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

After getting burned by No. 6 Ohio State and Penn State, a mid-week trip to the Minnesota tundra will come as a relief for Northwestern.When the Wildcats (11-4, 2-2) go up against the Gophers (9-5, 2-1) on Thursday, they will face the worst shooting team in the Big Ten. Through 14 games, Minnesota is shooti...

Wrestling: Cats try to recover from shaky start

Ian Kelly

January 5, 2010


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

In a season defined by the program's fall from dominance, Northwestern will have its best opportunity to notch a signature win when it faces No. 4 Central Michigan and at least one other powerhouse program this weekend at the nation's top wrestling tournament.The unranked Cats (2-3-1), making their fif...

Fencing: Cats depth leads to hot start, but latest outing shows work remains

Jonah L. Rosenblum

January 4, 2010


Filed under Sports

In an otherwise successful season, the Wildcats received mixed results in their last meet. Facing some of the best teams college fencing has to offer, including Temple, Duke, Notre Dame and defending national champion Penn State, Northwestern had 13 top-20 finishers at the Penn State Open but was u...

Big Ten Insider: Nearby schools swap spots in rankings

Jonah L. Rosenblum

January 4, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With No. 4 Purdue basking in the national spotlight, No. 17 Wisconsin is not getting the attention a 12-2 team deserves. Undefeated in Big Ten play, the Badgers have put together an impressive start to the season. They fared well in nonconference play, winning 10 out of 12 games with victories over th...