The Daily Northwestern

Men’s Basketball: Sophomores score big inside paint

Danny Daly

November 3, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Last year, Northwestern had to lean heavily on its freshmen to provide a strong post presence. The Wildcats brought five new players into the program, four of whom were 6-foot-8 or taller, to aid a team in desperate need of height.Now sophomores, they are demonstrating the vast effect of that first yea...

Men’s Basketball: Slam-dunk exhibition opener for NU

Rodger Sherman

November 3, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Northwestern didn't forget they lost to an NAIA opponent in last year's exhibition opener.After falling 69-62 to the Eagles in last year's exhibition game, the Cats pulled away from Robert Morris early and never let them back in, winning 78-49."The difference was us," senior forward Kevin Coble said...

Men’s Golf: Chun makes splash in overseas tournament

Sarah Kuta

November 2, 2009


Filed under Golf, Sports

Chang Keun Chun enjoyed being his son Eric's caddy in the Asian Amateur Championship. But after a 2-over 74 in round one, he decided to just be Dad. As Eric's coach before college, Chang Keun couldn't help correcting and teaching his 19-year-old son. Once he stepped away from caddying, it was much easi...

Men’s Soccer: Senior goalie keeps Cats winning

Rodger Sherman

November 2, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

It takes a special mentality to be a goalie."You have to know that your mistakes are always amplified," goalkeeper Misha Rosenthal said. "A goal comes from your mistake. That drives me. It makes me work harder. I like that about being a goalkeeper."Luckily for Northwestern, Rosenthal has been showing...

Football: NU hopes Kafka’s injury not as serious as 2006’s

Robbie Levin

November 2, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

In a year full of injuries, the one source of stability for Northwestern was quarterback Mike Kafka. The senior gunslinger had played almost every meaningful snap of every game, accounting for more than 70 percent of the team's total offense.Last weekend that all changed.On a quarterback draw in the midd...

Women’s Basketball: No sign of sophomore slump for Orban

Sarah Kuta

November 1, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coach Joe McKeown is worried about another team recruiting one of his best forwards.But it's not another basketball team stealing sophomore Brittany Orban that he's concerned about - it's coach Pat Fitzgerald.Orban led Northwestern with 25 points and seven rebounds on Sunday in a 119-66 victory over Rob...

Women’s Basketball: Bigger lineup helps Cats win big in exhibition

Robbie Levin

November 1, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For coach Joe McKeown and the Wildcats, bigger is better in 2009-2010.On Saturday Northwestern boasted a starting lineup with all but one player taller than 5'10". On the other hand, Robert Morris started only one player taller than 5'9".The Wildcats used their new size to dominate the Eagles 119-66 in...

Women’s Soccer: Last-second goals plague Wildcats

Jonah L. Rosenblum

November 1, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

With barely a minute to go, Wisconsin midfielder Lindsey Johnson took the throw-in. She accelerated, flipped over and then with all her resulting momentum flung the ball toward the goalie's box. Northwestern tried to clear it, but Wisconsin's Erin Jacobsen took control of the ball outside the box an...

Notebook: Wind wreaks havoc on Demos’ punts, kickoff returns

Danny Daly

October 31, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Before Saturday's game, winds of 15 mph were swirling around Ryan Field, with gusts of up to 25 mph. Northwestern's special teams unit felt the effects early and often.In the middle of the second quarter, the Wildcats faced fourth-and-three and sent out the punting unit. But punter Stefan Demos could not...

Sidebar: Big plays bombard Cats in fourth quarter

Danny Daly

October 31, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Even though starting quarterback Mike Kafka left the game with an apparent hamstring injury in the middle of the second quarter, Northwestern had a chance to win with 15 minutes to go. The score was tied at 13, and the Wildcats' defense was playing about as well as it has all season against one of th...

Regan: Muffed kick returns take wind out of NU’s sails

Brian Regan

October 31, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Apparently the only way Northwestern knows how to play is either to grab an early lead and watch it disappear or to get in a deep hole in the first half and rally for the win. Scratch up another one for the former result.This time, a 10-3 advantage against the No. 12 team in the country vanished thanks to...

Treat start turns trick without Kafka

Robbie Levin

October 31, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern gave No. 12 Penn State a scare for 45 minutes on Saturday, but Daryll Clark and the Nittany Lions' offense rose from the dead in the fourth quarter to doom the Wildcats. NU surrendered 21 fourth-quarter points on three consecutive plays, and Penn State ran away with a 34-13 win."We lost our ...