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Softball: Northwestern finishes regular season strong with Iowa series win

Softball: Northwestern finishes regular season strong with Iowa series win

Ronald Kim, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Fresh off a doubleheader sweep of local Big Ten rival Illinois, Northwestern hoped to continue its newfound momentum over the weekend in its final series of the regular season against Iowa. Sophomore pitcher Kaley Winegarner and the so-called “Conehead Line” of junior outfielder Sabrin...

Baseball: Wildcats snag 2 big conference wins at Purdue to move up in Big Ten standings

Baseball: Wildcats snag 2 big conference wins at Purdue to move up in Big Ten standings

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 7, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Northwestern picked up two massive conference wins against Purdue in an entertaining back-and-forth series spotlighted by two intense games this weekend that came down to the wire. The Wildcats (19-27, 8-10 Big Ten) are now tied for the eighth and final spot in the Big Ten Tournament, though...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats look for second-straight regional title en route to National Championship

Women’s Golf: Wildcats look for second-straight regional title en route to National Championship

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 7, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf Last year, Northwestern traveled south for its NCAA Regional, then won the tournament and finished 18 strokes ahead of the No. 1 team in the country. This year, the No. 11 Wildcats will look for another dominant regional performance in the South. Though Alabama is no longer the No. 1 t...

Lacrosse: Wildcats fall to Maryland in Big Ten Tournament final

Lacrosse: Wildcats fall to Maryland in Big Ten Tournament final

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse Just 36 hours after freshman midfielder Megan Kinna intercepted a Penn State clear, drove to the cage and slotted home a game-winning goal to punch Northwestern’s ticket to the Big Ten Tournament finals, the Wildcats had been thoroughly defeated. No. 1 seed and tournament host Marylan...

Baseball: Northwestern heads to Purdue in search of conference wins

Baseball: Northwestern heads to Purdue in search of conference wins

Talia Hendel, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball After four losses in its last five games, Northwestern has found itself in desperate need for wins if it hopes to make an appearance in the Big Ten Tournament. The next opportunity for the Wildcats (17-26, 6-9 Big Ten) to better both their overall and conference records comes in a th...

Softball: As season winds down, Wildcats head west for weekend series

Softball: As season winds down, Wildcats head west for weekend series

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball After sweeping a midweek doubleheader with Illinois, Northwestern will travel to Iowa this weekend for its final series of the regular season. The Wildcats (22-27, 8-12 Big Ten) overcame early deficits in both games against the Fighting Illini by relying on strong defense from their in...

Lacrosse: Northwestern seeks revenge against Penn State in Big Ten Tournament

Lacrosse: Northwestern seeks revenge against Penn State in Big Ten Tournament

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse Long after Tuesday’s practice ended, junior attacker Shelby Fredericks and sophomore midfielder Kim Harker were still working with coach Kelly Amonte Hiller, practicing draw controls as their teammates gathered their gear and headed home. If No. 14 Northwestern (9-8, 4-2 Big Ten) is t...

Softball: Wildcats sweep doubleheader with Illinois, climb up conference standings

Softball: Wildcats sweep doubleheader with Illinois, climb up conference standings

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Despite being all but eliminated from NCAA Tournament contention with three losses to Nebraska over the weekend, Northwestern won two hard-fought games in a doubleheader against in-state rival Illinois on Tuesday. The Wildcats (22-27, 8-12 Big Ten) upset the Fighting Illini (35-15, 13-...

Men’s Basketball: Will Northwestern win more games next season?

Men’s Basketball: Will Northwestern win more games next season?

May 3, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

After a record-setting 24 wins and first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance last season, expectations are high for the Wildcats. Sports writers Garrett Jochnau and Max Schuman offer their takes on what 2017-18 has in store for NU.

Cats Chat Podcast: Episode 4

Cats Chat Podcast: Episode 4

The Daily Northwestern Staff
May 3, 2017
Filed under Audio, Cats Chat, Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Multimedia, Sports

On the latest edition of The Daily's sports podcast, reporter Benjy Apelbaum joins Sports Editor Cole Paxton to discuss all things NU men's tennis. The pair discuss the underwhelming season to date, the significance of Sam Shropshire's injury and Strong Kirchheimer's impressive play. Finally, Apelbaum...

Baseball: Northwestern falls 3-2 to Notre Dame in low-scoring affair

Baseball: Northwestern falls 3-2 to Notre Dame in low-scoring affair

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball A Jack Mitchell field goal couldn’t save Northwestern this time, as the Wildcats’ trip to South Bend, Indiana, ended in a narrow, 1-run loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday. NU (17-26, 6-9 Big Ten) couldn’t contain the Fighting Irish’s (23-23) powerful middle of the lineup, which carried the hosts to a 3-2 victory. The Cats have now dropped three o...

Softball: Northwestern prepares for final home games of season against Illinois

Softball: Northwestern prepares for final home games of season against Illinois

Ronald Kim, Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Northwestern will look to close out its home schedule in winning fashion Wednesday, when the team hosts Big Ten rival Illinois in a doubleheader. The Wildcats (20-27, 7-12 Big Ten) enter the series with the Fighting Illini (35-13, 13-4 Big Ten) having been swept in a three-game series...