The Daily Northwestern

Scoggin: Cats come up short on national stage

Andrew Scoggin

November 19, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Forget 1970 or 1923. Let's go way back to 1906. That year, the world's first feature film was released, the first radio broadcast was sent out and the Cubs put together the best regular season in baseball history (but still managed to lose the World Series, of course). Also that year came the institu...

One-sided: Illini run over Northwestern

Colin Becht

November 19, 2010


Filed under Football

When a player uses a word like "embarrassing" to describe his team's play, it's usually not a good sign. Behind a complete collapse in run defense and a multifaceted Illinois rushing attack, Northwestern (7-4, 3-4 Big Ten) fell to Illinois (6-5, 4-4) 48-27 at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Illinois running back Mik...

Cross country: Audrey Huth first NU qualifier for national tourney since 2002

Minjae Park

November 19, 2010


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

For the first time in eight years, the NCAA Championships will have a runner bearing "Northwestern" on her uniform. Sophomore Audrey Huth will compete at Indiana State in Terre Haute on Monday as an individual runner, becoming the first NU athlete to step onto the national cross-country stage since the...

Football: Despite 27 points, offense needs work, too

Jonah L. Rosenblum

November 19, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Statistics can be misleading, perhaps none more so than the 27 points Northwestern scored against Illinois in Saturday's loss at Wrigley Field. Reading the box score, the casual observer might assume the Wildcats played well offensively and were simply let down by their defense. That assumption would be ...

Northwestern basketball easily overpowers Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Katherine Driessen

November 18, 2010


Filed under Sports

Northwestern hit the offensive cruise control as it downed Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71-45 in its season home opener on Friday night. After narrowly escaping a resilient Texas-Pan American on Wednesday evening, the Wildcats seized the early 9-2 lead over the Golden Lions and never looked back. Sophomore guard Drew Crawf...

Schecker: GameDay brings big school, team feel to NU

Justin Schecker

November 17, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

I still remember waking up in my Bobb dorm room to the voices of the ESPN "College GameDay" crew on the morning of the Penn State game last year. The JoePa faithful that flocked to Evanston had set up a massive TV screen in the SPAC parking lot. With Northwestern set to play host in college football'...

Gameday: Fields snags game-winning grabs, accolades

Colin Becht

November 17, 2010


Filed under Football

Ask sophomore wide receiver Demetrius Fields about any of his successes, and you'll get a the same response each time. "To God be the glory." After that, don't expect a lot of specifics from him, whether it's about a spectacular grab, a game-winning touchdown or an upcoming game at a certain histor...

Gameday: On-and-off Illini come to Wrigley on cold streak

Colin Becht

November 17, 2010


Filed under Football

Depending on which Illinois team shows up at Wrigley Field on Saturday, Northwestern could be facing one of two very different opponents. The Wildcats could be facing the Fighting Illini team that opened the season 5-3, much to the Big Ten's surprise, a team that handily beat Penn State 33-13 in Happy ...

Gameday: Giving Wrigley’s diamond a gridiron

Jonah L. Rosenblum

November 17, 2010


Filed under Football

There were a couple of hints Wednesday that this wasn't your ordinary week of Northwestern football. For one, NU was holding a closed practice at Ryan Field instead of its usual open session on one of the practice fields nearby. And then there was the gigantic ESPN "College GameDay" bus parked on Ashlan...

Women’s Basketball: Without McKeown, Cats escape with win

Josh Walfish

November 17, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With coach Joe McKeown not making the trip to Bowling Green for personal reasons, Northwestern (3-0) narrowly escaped with the victory over Western Kentucky (0-2), 61-54. Assistant coach Ali Jaques took over the coaching duties for the Wildcats for the night, and the team expects McKeown to return in...

Men’s Basketball: Zone boosts Cats’ defense

Katherine Driessen

November 17, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

If its first two games were any indication, Northwestern could present an even more menacing offensive juggernaut than it did last season. NU's 97-78 win against Northern Illinois last Friday was the highest-scoring performance the Wildcats have put together during coach Bill Carmody's 11 years at ...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern hopes to solve road woes at Texas Pan-American

Katherine Driessen

November 15, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

There is nothing inherently novel about home-court advantage. Sure, a home crowd can inspire a player or turn a game. Conversely, the wear and tear of travel and newness of an arena can spook a team on the road. Like most sports clichés, it's a valid, if not entirely profound, theory. But during Northwest...