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Curtain Call: Erin Larner, Maddie Lipp prove hard work pays off

Curtain Call: Erin Larner, Maddie Lipp prove hard work pays off

Brett Haensel and Calvin Alexander

June 1, 2018


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

The dominant doubles duo of Erin Larner and Maddie Lipp that entered the NCAA Doubles Championships as the fourth-best pair in the country almost never existed. Coming into being after coach Claire Pollard paired the two together during their senior years, Lipp and Larner’s partnership was possible...

Curtain Call: Dylan Wu’s competitive fire sparked success for Cats

Curtain Call: Dylan Wu’s competitive fire sparked success for Cats

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Dylan Wu was fuming. He was only a freshman playing in his fourth-ever collegiate tournament, but Wu was leading the competitive Gifford Collegiate heading into the 15th hole of the final round. Then Wu hit an approach shot into the top of a bunker and double bogeyed the hole, dropping him from a...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern lands commitment, reclassification from 3-star recruit

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Days after reports emerged that Northwestern revoked the admission of four-star point guard recruit Jordan Lathon, the Wildcats added three-star guard Ryan Greer to their 2018 recruiting class. In a Wednesday announcement posted on Twitter, Greer said he will graduate from high school early and reclassify into the class of 2018 to join the NU program this summer. Greer is ranked as the sixth-best recruit in the class of 2019 ...

NU alum throws first pitch in son’s memory, presents senior award

NU alum throws first pitch in son’s memory, presents senior award

Alison Albelda, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Ask any Northwestern baseball fan about John Trautwein and they will say he’s thrown a lot of important pitches in his life. Trautwein (Weinberg ’84) started 49 games in his Wildcat career, the fourth most in history for Cats pitchers. He pitched 282.1 innings in his career and secu...

The Sideline: Career stability achieved, Spencer Allen seeks new identity for Northwestern baseball

The Sideline: Career stability achieved, Spencer Allen seeks new identity for Northwestern baseball

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Spencer Allen’s office at Miller Park is fairly nondescript, save for the television mounted on the wall. Early on a Wednesday afternoon, it is tuned to the SEC baseball tournament, in which Texas A&M is on its way to upsetting No. 8 Georgia. Allen is in that office, watching the game, but he...

Baseball: Eight Wildcats to spend vacation playing summer baseball

Baseball: Eight Wildcats to spend vacation playing summer baseball

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball While Northwestern’s season ended 10 days ago, some Wildcats are not finished playing baseball for the summer. Eight Wildcats will play collegiate summer baseball with seven different teams across four different leagues. All of these NU players competing in summer leagues are position ...

Curtain Call: Shelby Fredericks shines on the field and the stage

Curtain Call: Shelby Fredericks shines on the field and the stage

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 28, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Top Sports Stories

Shelby Fredericks was a star on two stages. Most days, she shined on the lacrosse field, lining up as one of the top draw specialists and attackers in the country. On a Saturday in April, she finished with nine assists and nine draw controls against Rutgers, on her way to setting the all-time Northwestern rec...

Curtain Call: Sheila Nesselbush takes unconventional path from unrecruited to the record books

Curtain Call: Sheila Nesselbush takes unconventional path from unrecruited to the record books

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 28, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Although a year separates Northwestern lacrosse’s two Nesselbush sisters in age, Shannon Nesselbush said she and her older sister Sheila Nesselbush have always been close. They shared a room growing up in Penfield, New York. They won a state sectional title for Penfield together in 2013, Sheila’s...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern narrowly eliminated before final day of team competition at NCAA Championships

Men’s Golf: Northwestern narrowly eliminated before final day of team competition at NCAA Championships

Sophie Mann, Digital Managing Editor

May 28, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

Men's Golf During its first NCAA Championships appearance since 2011, Northwestern narrowly missed the final day of team competition, while senior Sam Triplett went on to compete with others from non-advancing teams in the final round of stroke play Monday. The Wildcats started their Stillwater, Oklaho...

Men’s Basketball: Star recruit Jordan Lathon’s admission to Northwestern revoked

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 25, 2018


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

Men's Basketball Jordan Lathon, a heavily recruited member of Northwestern’s incoming freshman class who committed to the school a year ago, will not be coming to NU in the fall, according to a University spokesman. “Northwestern University has revoked its offers of admission and an athletic...

Baseball: Six decades ago, Northwestern made it to college baseball’s biggest stage

Baseball: Six decades ago, Northwestern made it to college baseball’s biggest stage

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

The history of Northwestern baseball features more lows than highs. Since the 1898 inaugural season of Big Ten baseball, the Wildcats have finished top three in the conference only 13 times. But there have been highs, and there has been no season with more success than the remarkable 1957 campaign. In...

Golden: Northwestern football players should be actively encouraged to participate in anthem protests

Andrew Golden, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

On Sept. 30, Northwestern football players locked arms as a form of protest before their game against Wisconsin. While I was happy to see that the Wildcats were using their platforms to speak out for what they believe in, I felt the gesture was inadequate. Individuals who felt strongly about the topic s...