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Men’s Basketball: Pressure grows as Vic Law, Northwestern prepare for Michigan

Men’s Basketball: Pressure grows as Vic Law, Northwestern prepare for Michigan

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 1
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Vic Law pulled away, reluctantly, from the first drill of practice to speak to the media Tuesday. Before completing his first thought, he stepped away to pick up a loose ball and toss it back to junior guard Bryant McIntosh. With two crucial games left in the regular season an...

Men’s Tennis: No. 16 Northwestern to kick off Big Ten play against No. 23 Illinois

Men’s Tennis: No. 16 Northwestern to kick off Big Ten play against No. 23 Illinois

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
March 1
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis Fifteen games into the 2017 season, the Wildcats have experienced both lofty highs and crushing lows, the latter defining their recent stretch. This weekend, they’ll look to reach another peak. No. 16 Northwestern (11-5) will travel to No. 23 Illinois (6-4, 1-0 Big Ten) on Frida...

Women’s Basketball: Despite ugly February, Wildcats enter Big Ten Tournament with confidence

Women’s Basketball: Despite ugly February, Wildcats enter Big Ten Tournament with confidence

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 28
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northwestern’s February lowlights included a 38-point output against Indiana, a four-game losing streak and a 34-spot drop in the RPI. If the Wildcats (19-10, 8-8 Big Ten) open March that way, their season will be over in a blink. However, with Thursday’s Big Ten Tournament opener against Iowa...

Baseball: Freshmen impress as Northwestern drops 3 in Mule Mix Classic

Baseball: Freshmen impress as Northwestern drops 3 in Mule Mix Classic

Evan Augeri, Reporter
February 28
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern’s struggles continued in its trip to Tennessee for the Mule Mix Classic round-robin tournament. The Wildcats (0-6) lost 11-4 to Middle Tennessee, 6-1 to Belmont and 10-6 to Lipscomb, as solid play from the team’s freshman could not make up for the team’s pitching woes. A ...

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats kick off Big Ten championship Wednesday evening

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats kick off Big Ten championship Wednesday evening

Sophie Mann, Copy Chief
February 28
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving After going winless against conference opponents in the regular season, Northwestern hoped to regain traction at the Big Ten Tournament this weekend at Ohio State. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the cards for the Wildcats (5-8, 0-3), who finished ninth overall in a field of 10. No...

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey named first-team All-Big Ten, Ashley Deary named Defensive Player of the Year

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey named first-team All-Big Ten, Ashley Deary named Defensive Player of the Year

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Senior guard Ashley Deary won her second straight Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award and senior forward Nia Coffey earned All-Big Ten first team honors for the fourth-straight year, the conference announced Monday. Coffey was a unanimous first-team selection by the medi...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern continues struggles, drops pair of weekend matches

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern continues struggles, drops pair of weekend matches

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis With 10-straight wins and a top-10 ranking in early February, Northwestern looked to be on its way to one of the best seasons in program history. Less than three weeks later, that outlook does not appear as promising. The No. 13 Wildcats (11-5) fell in two of their three matches t...

Women’s Basketball: Last-second buzzer-beater dooms Northwestern in loss to Purdue

Women’s Basketball: Last-second buzzer-beater dooms Northwestern in loss to Purdue

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 26
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

One-tenth of a second caused all the heartbreak. Purdue guard Andreona Keys’ putback attempt left her hand with that much time remaining, and it went in to give the Boilermakers (19-11, 10-6 Big Ten) a stirring win over Northwestern (19-10, 8-8) 61-59 in the teams’ regular season finale in West...

Men’s Basketball: On precipice of history, Northwestern finds heartbreak

Men’s Basketball: On precipice of history, Northwestern finds heartbreak

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 26
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — On Saturday, bounces broke Northwestern’s heart. Indiana guard Devonte Green’s halftime heave bounced off the backboard and in. Hoosiers center Thomas Bryant’s game-winning free throw for Indiana bounced all around the rim and in. Bryant McIntosh’...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers gut-wrenching loss to Indiana

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers gut-wrenching loss to Indiana

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 26
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Anyone looking to prove that basketball is a game of runs need look no further than Northwestern’s game at Indiana for proof. In the end, the Wildcats were on the wrong side of the wrong run Saturday. Indiana (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten) scored the final 8 points...

Rapid Recap: Indiana 63, Northwestern 62

Rapid Recap: Indiana 63, Northwestern 62

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 25
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Nothing is coming easy for Northwestern as it attempts to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten) were cruising, up 5 with 38 seconds remaining, when Indiana (16-13, 6-10) guard James Blackmon nailed a 3 to bring the Hoosiers b...

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey shines in final home game

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey shines in final home game

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 24
Filed under Sports

Women's Basketball The game was ugly, complete with passes to no one, extended scoring droughts and multiple shot clock violations. Nia Coffey’s stat line was not. The senior forward transcended the unsightly contest, scoring a game-high 27 points to lead Northwestern (19-9, 8-7 Big Ten) ...