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Fencing: Northwestern battles top tier teams on Senior Day

Fencing: Northwestern battles top tier teams on Senior Day

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 7
Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports

Fencing Despite a surprise win over an Olympian and an upset win over a top-5 team, Northwestern had an uneven weekend at NU Duals. The Wildcats made South Bend their home as they hosted the event, which served as Senior Day for the No. 9 Wildcats’ 11 seniors. NU went 6-6 against a strong fi... Read more »

Rapid Recap: Illinois 68, Northwestern 61

Rapid Recap: Illinois 68, Northwestern 61

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 7
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Just a week ago, Northwestern found itself ranked for the first time in years, with national buzz building. Now, the Wildcats (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) are mired in a two-game losing streak after muddling to a disappointing 68-61 home defeat against in-state rival Illinois (14-11, 4... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Ashley Deary named finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award

Women’s Basketball: Ashley Deary named finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 6
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Senior guard Ashley Deary has made it onto the list of 10 finalists for the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award, the program announced Monday. The award recognizes the nation’s top point guard. Deary has averaged 11.2 points and 6.7 assists per game while helping to lead Northwestern ... Read more »

Wrestling: Berkowitz takes over in Wildcats loss on Senior Night

Wrestling: Berkowitz takes over in Wildcats loss on Senior Night

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
February 6
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling Jacob Berkowitz fell behind early in the final home match of his Northwestern career Friday, but the senior recovered, pulling off an unlikely reversal to pin his opponent late in the bout. Following the pin, Berkowitz rose to his feet, stared down the Welsh-Ryan crowd and flexed for one last ti... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats enter Illinois matchup looking to avoid losing skid

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats enter Illinois matchup looking to avoid losing skid

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 6
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball There’s consensus among the leaders of Northwestern’s locker room regarding what the team has to do against Illinois on Tuesday: Stop the bleeding. After last Wednesday’s crushing defeat to No. 16 Purdue, the Wildcats don’t need to sound the alarm; they simply have to ... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey impresses as Wildcats fall to Penn State

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey impresses as Wildcats fall to Penn State

Talia Hendel, Reporter
February 5
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Senior forward Nia Coffey’s prolific outing against Penn State was enough to make her stand out Sunday, but not enough to keep the Wildcats afloat in their 74-58 loss at home. Northwestern’s (17-6, 6-4 Big Ten) leading scorer finished with 28 points and 17 rebounds  — despite a 7-for-21 shooting... Read more »

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern ties program record with perfect weekend

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern ties program record with perfect weekend

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
February 5
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

After another undefeated weekend, Northwestern is on the verge of making history. The No. 9 Wildcats (9-0) earned victories over Boise State (1-6), Harvard (5-3) and Duke (3-3) this weekend to tie the program record for most consecutive wins to begin a season. “Every time you win it gives you... Read more »

Lacrosse: Wildcats get long-awaited revenge in upset win against No. 8 Notre Dame

Lacrosse: Wildcats get long-awaited revenge in upset win against No. 8 Notre Dame

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
February 5
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

For Northwestern, it was sweet revenge as the visiting Wildcats edged out Notre Dame in a rematch of last year’s season finale. No. 9 NU (2-0) downed the No. 8 Fighting Irish (0-1) on Sunday, holding on to a 14-13 lead with just a minute left in the game to emerge with the statement victory. Last... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern crumbles in second half, falls to Penn State 74-58

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern crumbles in second half, falls to Penn State 74-58

Max Gelman, Reporter
February 5
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Penn State still has Joe McKeown’s number. Northwestern (17-6, 6-4 Big Ten) fell to the Nittany Lions (15-8, 5-6) 74-58 at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday, dropping McKeown’s career coaching record to 0-21 against Penn State. Sunday’s defeat marks McKeown’s 12th in eight-plus seasons with the Wildcats... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern home attendance on rise

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern home attendance on rise

Tim Balk and Ben Pope
February 3
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Northwestern had sold out three out of its five remaining games as of Thursday, the program announced in a news release. Remaining home contests against Rutgers (Feb. 18), Michigan (March 1) and Purdue (March 4 or 5) have sold out, per the news release, and the No. 25 Wildcats (18... Read more »

Men’s Tennis: Looking to make history, Northwestern preps for weekend homestand

Men’s Tennis: Looking to make history, Northwestern preps for weekend homestand

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
February 2
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Northwestern is already off to one of the best starts in program history. But one more undefeated homestand would guarantee the Wildcats a spot in the record books. No. 9 NU (6-0) will welcome a trio of opponents this weekend as it looks to tie the program record for most consecutive wins — nine... Read more »

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern looks for revenge, signature win against Duke

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern looks for revenge, signature win against Duke

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

After losing a heartbreaker to Duke last weekend, the Wildcats be looking for revenge when the two teams meet back up Sunday. “I’m personally not a big fan of that word (revenge), but in this instance it’s something we have to try to muster,” coach Claire Pollard said. “It’s fantastic... Read more »