The Daily Northwestern

Football: Collins, Gillikin lead ferocious Northwestern special teams unit

Football: Collins, Gillikin lead ferocious Northwestern special teams unit

Jonah Dylan, Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football It seems like every time Northwestern punts, No. 43 is the first one down the field. And it’s not one of the gunners. It’s Tyler Gillikin, the long snapper — or, as his coaches call him, Atlanta Flash. The Georgia native, now in his second year as the Wildcats’ long snapper, is a rare...

Women’s Basketball: In change of pace, NU to open with a powerhouse opponent

Women’s Basketball: In change of pace, NU to open with a powerhouse opponent

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Last year, Northwestern played its home-opener against Oakland and won by 18 points. In 2015, the Wildcats battled Howard in its home-opener and won by 40 points. Five autumns prior, Dartmouth visited Evanston for NU’s home-opener and proceeded to lose by 29 to the ...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 82, New Orleans 52

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 82, New Orleans 52

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball In the first regular season game in the new Welsh-Ryan Arena, Northwestern handled New Orleans with an 82-52 victory on Thursday evening. The Wildcats’ veteran leadership took control of the game as senior guard Ryan Taylor scored 20 points and fellow seniors Dererk Pardon an...

Football: Northwestern’s stellar line anchors entire defense

Football: Northwestern’s stellar line anchors entire defense

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Even during Northwestern’s season-changing four-game win streak, the Wildcats were inconsistent. Whether in pass offense (senior Clayton Thorson’s two games with less than 200 passing yards), rush offense (back-to-back under 35-yard performances) or pass defense (allowing more than 300 y...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats ready for season opener against New Orleans

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats ready for season opener against New Orleans

Ella Brockway, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Coach Chris Collins has won all five season openers in his half-decade at Northwestern. In fact, in the 24 seasons he has spent in college basketball — four as a player at Duke, two as an assistant at Seton Hall, thirteen as an assistant at his alma mater and five with the Wil...

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats were desperate, now excited for NCAA chance

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats were desperate, now excited for NCAA chance

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer For the first time since conference play began in September, Northwestern does not have any problems. For a while, the Wildcats had scoring issues followed by an even bigger battle with injuries, and then they failed to qualify for the Big Ten postseason tournament. After a NCAA Tourna...

Wrestling: Wildcats lose season-opener to North Dakota State

Wrestling: Wildcats lose season-opener to North Dakota State

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Wrestling

Wrestling Before No. 17 Northwestern’s matchup with North Dakota State on Sunday, coach Matt Storniolo said the Wildcats were not going to take the meeting with the Bison lightly. Last season, North Dakota State had upset two top-25 opponents and the Bison had done the same the season before. Storniolo said he did not want his team to fall into the same trap. But, NU (0-1) became North Dakota State’s (1-0) latest ranked vict...

Women’s Basketball: Pulliam’s late free throws give NU upset victory over Green Bay

Women’s Basketball: Pulliam’s late free throws give NU upset victory over Green Bay

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Soccer

Women's Basketball With a little over two minutes left, it appeared Northwestern was on its way to a season-opening loss to Green Bay. Down 55-47 on the road to the Phoenix, the Wildcats had scored only two baskets in the previous four minutes. But NU — highlighted by a transition layup by seni...

Men’s Soccer: Northwestern falls after strong Big Ten Tournament showing

Men’s Soccer: Northwestern falls after strong Big Ten Tournament showing

Stephen Council, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Soccer, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men’s Soccer Indiana had been in command against Northwestern all afternoon. With time winding down and his team trailing 1-0, junior midfielder Matt Moderwell cranked an ambitious shot over goalkeeper Trey Muse that hit off the back post. The ball ricocheted into the back of the net, and the Wi...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats to face tough competition early

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats to face tough competition early

Benjamin Rosenberg, Copy Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball While formidable, the Big Ten doesn’t pretend to be the toughest women’s basketball conference in the country. The conference has not been represented in the national championship game since 2005, has only one Final Four appearance since then and only two teams are currently r...

Women’s Basketball: Pulliam looks to expand her range in her sophomore season

Women’s Basketball: Pulliam looks to expand her range in her sophomore season

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball After beating Lewis in an exhibition game on Sunday, sophomore guard Lindsey Pulliam said she had four goals for Northwestern: be a top team in the Big Ten, make the NCAA tournament, play its style of basketball and keep getting better everyday. How the sophomore captain pla...

Volleyball: Wildcats complete season sweep over Ohio State in Columbus

Volleyball: Wildcats complete season sweep over Ohio State in Columbus

Andy Marquardt, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Volleyball

Volleyball Northwestern traveled to Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday — defeating Ohio State in four sets and marking the second win over the Buckeyes for the Wildcats in as many weeks. Sunday’s win marked NU’s second victory on the road against a conference opponent this season and gave the C...