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NU vs. Illinois Football Live-blog

November 11, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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Men’s Soccer: Cats bow out early in Big Ten tournament

Rodger Sherman

November 11, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Despite being the highest-ranked team in the Big Ten for most of the season, the Wildcats took an early exit in the conference tournament for the second straight year.No. 16 Northwestern lost to Michigan State 1-0 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament at Indiana for the second straight season, g...

Cross Country: NU relies on Edwards for top finish

Bill Carey

November 11, 2009


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

At last season's NCAA Regional Championships, Northwestern put together its second consecutive top-15 finish at the event.For the Wildcats to extend their winning streak to three this weekend, the team's success will have to come from near the back of its pack.Lacking a true front runner, NU has relied on...

Opponent Feature: Benn’s top talent doesn’t show in stats

Brian Chappatta

November 11, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

He was on just about every 2009 preseason first-team All-America list. He made the All-Big Ten First Team in 2008. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2007.But for Arrelious Benn, no number of accolades can replace winning."At the end of the day, we want to win each game," the junior wide rece...

Cover Story: Keeping your enemies close

Robbie Levin

November 11, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

In 1993, something changed in the Big Ten.After meeting head-to-head for 56 years from 1936 to 1992 and developing one of the most storied rivalries in college football, Wisconsin and Iowa did not square off. The two mighty Midwestern powerhouses' streak came to an abrupt end.That same year, the Big Te...

Volleyball: Blockers are odd couple but net success

Katherine Driessen

November 11, 2009


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Naomi Johnson and Sabel Moffett are both junior middle blockers who lead Northwestern in kills and blocks. The similarities end there.Johnson looms over the net with her 6-foot-3 frame and has a tendency to notch sneaky kills. Moffett relies on her speed and powerful two-footed jump at the net."They...

Football: D-line ‘cavalry’ finally healthy for NU

David Uberti

November 10, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

In the offseason, coach Pat Fitzgerald asked his defensive linemen to do something they've always tried to take away from quarterbacks."I just told them to be patient," he said.Junior defensive tackle Corbin Bryant suffered a season-ending ACL injury against Michigan last year. Senior defensive end Co...

Wrestling: Wildcats preparing for trio of opponents in season-opening duals

Ian Kelly

November 10, 2009


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Northwestern will have a much different dynamic than in years past. The Wildcats will be without Jake Herbert, a two-time defending NCAA National Champion."It's been difficult not having him," redshirt sophomore Robert Kellogg said. "This year we're meshing more as a team and looking more toward multiple ...

Football Notebook: Cats look to control big play threats

Robbie Levin

November 10, 2009


Filed under Football

Northwestern's defense has held firm inside the 20, limiting opponents to the third-fewest red zone scores in the Big Ten. But between the 20-yard lines has been a different story.In their last two games alone, the Wildcats have given up three touchdowns of 50 yards or more. While NU faced two highl...

Football: Former LB shines professionally in UFL

Danny Daly

November 10, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

The United Football League was founded to give young players spurned by the National Football League a way to prove they can compete at the highest level.Former Northwestern linebacker Prince Kwateng is one of those players trying to stand out in football's new minor league.Kwateng was a senior on last...

Men’s Basketball Cover Story: Wildcats shooting for first chance to dance

Danny Daly

November 9, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When Kevin Coble committed to Northwestern four years ago, he knew what he was getting into. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native had been reminded of the Wildcats' lack of basketball prestige - they had only finished in the top half of the Big Ten once in the past 35 years and hadn't put together consecutive wi...

The Daily Breaks Down the Big Ten

Brian Chappatta and Danny Daly

November 9, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men's1. Purdue - This team made the Sweet 16 last year and returns three key members of that group: center JaJuan Johnson, forward Robbie Hummel and guard E'Twaun Moore. The Boilermakers showed glimpses of brilliance last season and will be more consistent this year.2. Michigan State - The national run...