The Daily Northwestern

Wrestling: Wildcats struggle in early tests with young squad

Ian Kelly

November 16, 2009


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Northwestern had high hopes coming into its first duals meet of the season, despite not having its top four wrestlers from last season. Following Saturday's matches, its expectations were brought back down to earth. NU (1-2 overall) was beaten soundly 27-6 by Stanford and overwhelmed 33-7 by Purdue...

Women’s Swimming: Wildcats come back in final events to buck Badgers

Minjae Park

November 16, 2009


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

After trailing Wisconsin for most of the night, Northwestern came from behind to narrowly win the meet 157-143 on Friday at the Norris Aquatics Center.Wisconsin (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) led NU (2-2, 1-2 Big Ten) 125-120 going into the final quarter of events. But a Meghan Cavanaugh-led charge on the 100-y...

Football: Young coaches share Big Ten bond

Robbie Levin

November 16, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Youth will be on display this Senior Day at Ryan Field. While Northwestern's seniors battle for the last time at Ryan Field, two of the youngest coaches in college football will be prowling the sidelines. Coach Pat Fitzgerald, the second-youngest coach in the country, and Bret Bielema, the fifth-youngest co...

Men’s Swimming: Late comeback falls short for inexperienced team

Katherine Driessen

November 16, 2009


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

If sheer heroics had been the deciding factor in the meet against Wisconsin, Northwestern might have slipped away with a win.Trailing the Badgers for more than half the meet, the Wildcats fought their way back to a final relay showdown - first, a 400-yard IM relay and then a 400-yard freestyle relay. In...

Cross Country: Cats finish season on high note

Bill Carey

November 15, 2009


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After not appearing in the Midwest Region's rankings all season, Northwestern knew the odds were stacked against it heading into its NCAA Regional on Saturday. Coming off a last-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, the Wildcats needed to bounce back to end their season on a positive note, and the t...

Sidebar: Nash notches career-high 20 points in first start since 2008

Brian Chappatta

November 15, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Without senior forward Kevin Coble, people were left wondering where Northwestern would get its points.Jeremy Nash answered the call, stepping up in a big way.The senior guard had a previous career high of 12 points in Feb. 2008, but eclipsed that total with a 20-point outburst in the Wildcats' 77-55 ...

Women’s Soccer: NU fails to make NCAA tournament

Jonah Rosenblum

November 15, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

For the first time since 2005, Northwestern did not play in the Big Ten Tournament, but it's not the players' fault. Instead, the Wildcats have fallen victim to a decision made by Big Ten coaches to cancel the tournament.The conference tournament had been held since 1994, with the top eight teams in ...

Forman: Schapiro sings for Wildcats

Matt Forman

November 15, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On Friday afternoon, University President Morton O. Schapiro told The Daily he knew the importance of the nonconference season. With or without senior star forward Kevin Coble, Schapiro stressed the importance of the early going."If we don't have a really good non-Big Ten record, it's really difficult...

Women’s Basketball: Cats beat top MAC foe, give McKeown first road win

Sarah Kuta

November 15, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Though it was an unseasonably warm 60 degree November day, Northwestern had only one forecast in mind: a season-opening win.The Wildcats' "Blizzard" defense seemed a touch out of place in Toledo, Ohio, but they toppled the Rockets 73-64 for the first road win of second-year coach Joe McKeown's tenure. J...

Men’s Basketball: Cats win season opener without Coble

Danny Daly

November 15, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Even the absence of leading scorer Kevin Coble couldn't stop Northwestern from starting the new season off on the right foot.Senior guard Jeremy Nash scored 20 points, sophomore center Luka Mirkovic added 12 down low and NU came away with a decisive 77-55 home victory over Northern Illinois."It was a really goo...

Men’s Basketball: Coble, Ryan knocked out for season

Danny Daly and Danny Daly

November 14, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Updated Nov. 16, 11:55 p.m.Monday morning's meeting with a second foot specialist made it official: Star senior Kevin Coble will not suit up for Northwestern this season, the athletic department said. That came on the heels of the announcement that wing Jeff Ryan will miss his senior year with a tor...

Men’s Basketball: Nash suffers from heart ailment

Danny Daly

November 14, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Just when it seemed like things couldn't get worse for the Wildcats, they got hit with even more bad news.Senior guard Jeremy Nash, who led Northwestern with 20 points in the season opener against Northern Illinois, has been having recurring breathing problems and was sidelined for almost all of Monday's pr...