The Daily Northwestern

Burning Questions

October 7, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Will Northwestern avoid a potential letdown?In 2007, when Northwestern faced Duke in its third non-conference game of the season, the Blue Devils hadn't notched a victory over a major college team in 27 games. But the Cats couldn't capitalize on the opportunity of playing the perennial ACC bottom feede...

Outside the box

Robbie Levin

October 7, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Last year, Quentin Davie was second on Northwestern with five quarterback hurries and nine-and-a-half tackles for loss. This year, he ranks first on the team and 11th in the Big Ten with 7.8 tackles per game. On the season, the St. Louis native has racked up 22 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. Th...

Cats look to reverse trend against cradle

Robbie Levin

October 7, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

For a program that has lost 14 of its last 17 games by double digits, Miami (OH) has had a surprisingly large influence on college football generally, and on Northwestern specifically. The RedHawks have 649 wins in their history, 23rd all-time among FBS programs. The so-called cradle of coaches, Miami ha...

Quick picks

October 7, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Matt FormanNorthwestern 35, Miami (OH) 21The RedHawks have won one game in their last 14 tries. Of those 13 losses, they came within 10 points of their opponent just twice. This isn't going to be a repeat of Duke circa 2007. Mike Kafka is too good, and the defense figured something out last week.Brian Cha...

Different shapes and sizes for supers

Robbie Levin

October 7, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Erryn Cobb, a tight end and fullback who notched a total of 94 all-purpose yards during his career at Northwestern, changed the Wildcats' offense forever.When offensive line coach Adam Cushing was hired in 2004, his title was tight ends/h-backs coach. That same year, Cobb, who had played linebacker the two p...

Field Hockey: Uchida runs middle, sets team’s tempo

Bill Carey

October 7, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Senior midfielder and defender Stacy Uchida's name rarely shows up in the box score. She has not recorded a goal or an assist in her four years with Northwestern.Senior midfielder and defender Stacy Uchida's name rarely shows up in the box score. She has not recorded a goal or an assist in her four ...

Big Ten memories smell like roses

Brian Chappatta

October 7, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

A memory lasts forever. Never does it die.The Big Ten was founded in 1896 and is the oldest Division I conference in the country. It is rich in tradition, rich in loyalty and rich in memories. Look no further than Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who is in his 44th season at that position for the Nitta...

Golf: NU shows improvement, sets sights high for season

Danny Daly

October 7, 2009


Filed under Golf, Sports

Just after making the turn during the final round of the Windon Memorial Classic on Monday, the Wildcats found themselves tied for the lead. Northwestern was putting together the best round of the day, shooting 6-under until that point to make up eight strokes on second-round leader Illinois.The Illini we...

Volleyball: Cats look for first Big Ten season win

Katherine Driessen

October 7, 2009


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Despite losing its first four conference games and sitting in last place in the Big Ten, Northwestern is not quite ready to be labeled as the underdog."A lot of teams think of us as underdogs because we haven't won a lot," senior libero Kate Nobilio said. "But I think a lot of other teams look at us as ...

Women’s soccer: Cats ready to rely on confident offensive attack

Jonah L. Rosenblum

October 7, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In just five minutes against Michigan on Sunday, Northwestern scored two goals. It put up 17 shots that game, including eight on goal, both season-highs for a team that is last in the Big Ten in goals and second-to-last in shots. The Wildcats hope to keep their offensive momentum going this weekend as...

Bryant adjusts from paint to gridiron

Danny Daly

October 7, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

When someone explains a decision by saying "all my friends were doing it," it's usually a sign of trouble. Corbin Bryant is an exception.Without peer pressure, Bryant would not have gotten an athletic scholarship. All of his friends at Morgan Park High School in Chicago played football, while he was on...

Eliason nets ninth score in Cats’ victory

Sarah Kuta

October 6, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

On the bus back from DeKalb to Evanston, Northwestern voted unanimously: It was all Eli.Junior forward Matt Eliason began to describe the efforts of his teammates against Northern Illinois, but the Wildcats wouldn't let him finish. To them, the answer was simple - Eli turned in the team's best performan...