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Women’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for final regular season game against Iowa

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for final regular season game against Iowa

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


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

Women's Basketball With just one game remaining in the regular season, Northwestern will have its hands full as they prepare to face No. 12 Iowa. The Wildcats (16-12, 9-8 Big Ten) come into the game with some momentum after dominating at home with a 20-point trouncing of Indiana. Unfortunately ...

Lacrosse: Northwestern loses heartbreaker to Syracuse

Lacrosse: Northwestern loses heartbreaker to Syracuse

Karim Noorani, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse A week after its comeback win against Duke, No. 5 Northwestern felt the other end of a crushing late-game rally Sunday morning against No. 4 Syracuse. The Wildcats (4-1) trailed for most of the game against the Orange (5-1) before grabbing a two-point lead with seven minutes left to...

Softball: Northwestern looks to keep momentum going at Stanford Invitational

Softball: Northwestern looks to keep momentum going at Stanford Invitational

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball At 11-3, Northwestern is off to its best 14-game start since 2008, the last year the Wildcats won the Big Ten and the last time they appeared in an NCAA Super Regional. This weekend, NU will make its third trip to California on the young season, this time to northern California for ...

Football Notebook: Cats open spring practice with heightened expectations

Football Notebook: Cats open spring practice with heightened expectations

Ella Brockway and Andrew Golden

February 28, 2019


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

Football “Our plan works.” That’s what coach Pat Fitzgerald called his biggest takeaway from the 2018 season, one in which Northwestern went nearly perfect in conference play, advanced to the Big Ten Championship Game and took home its third straight postseason trophy with a 31-20 win ov...

Front and center: Barret Benson’s development is worth watching

Front and center: Barret Benson’s development is worth watching

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019


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

Men's Basketball Nearly four years ago, back when the old Welsh-Ryan Arena was still kicking and before he started growing his signature afro, Barret Benson had to try to coexist. The 6-foot-10 center, ranked No. 79 in his high school class, was invited to an NBA Players Association Top 100 camp....

Baseball: Dunn brothers leading NU to success at plate in 2019

Baseball: Dunn brothers leading NU to success at plate in 2019

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball The season has only been running for three weeks, but it’s already clear that the core of Northwestern’s offensive production will come from two players with the same last name. Senior shortstop Jack Dunn and freshman outfielder David Dunn have held their own in the lineup throu...

Women’s Basketball: Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah stars in victory on Senior Night

Women’s Basketball: Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah stars in victory on Senior Night

Ryan Wangman, Audio Editor

February 27, 2019


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

Women's Basketball For one night and one night only, Welsh-Ryan Arena got a name change: Pallas’s Palace. The moniker, emblazoned on white No. 14 t-shirts that were handed out to fans who attended the game, commemorated senior center Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah’s last regular-season home game fo...

Goldsmith: Where Northwestern stands as it closes 2019 regular season

Goldsmith: Where Northwestern stands as it closes 2019 regular season

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019


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

Women's Basketball It’s been a year and a day since the last home game of the 2017-18 season, and a year and a day since coach Joe McKeown guaranteed his team would become one of the top 20 ranked teams in the country. In 2018-19, that didn’t happen, as such lofty expectations rarely do. ...

New council to aid in hiring Asian American and Latinx studies faculty, though students still push for department status

New council to aid in hiring Asian American and Latinx studies faculty, though  students still push for department status

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences has authorized the formation of an Intercultural American Studies Council, a group that will conduct faculty searches to appoint tenure-track professors for the Latina and Latino Studies and Asian American Studies Programs. The council will search for potential...

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern looks to improve on ninth-place finish at Big Ten Championships

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern looks to improve on ninth-place finish at Big Ten Championships

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern finished ninth at the Big Ten Championships each of the last two years, beating only lowly Michigan State. The Wildcats (3-6, 0-5 Big Ten) will try to move up in the standings at this year’s meet in Iowa City, which will take place from Wednesday to Saturday....

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats honor Kunaiyi-Akpanah on Senior Night during home game against No. 25 Indiana

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats honor Kunaiyi-Akpanah on Senior Night during home game against No. 25 Indiana

Manasa Pagadala, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Since its blowout win again Penn State nearly two weeks ago, Northwestern has hit a rough patch in the days leading up to the Big Ten Tournament. Following disappointing losses against Purdue and Nebraska in the last two games, the stakes have been raised on Senior Night for a game with major implications in the Big Ten standings. The Wildcats (15-12, 8-8 Big Ten) will face Indiana (18-1...

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern finishes the team portion of the season, taking seventh at Big Ten Championships

Women’s Swimming: Northwestern finishes the team portion of the season, taking seventh at Big Ten Championships

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern went back and forth with Purdue throughout the weekend in a battle for sixth place at the Big Ten Championships, but the Boilermakers ultimately held off the Wildcats, who finished seventh for the third consecutive year. NU (5-5, 2-4 Big Ten) sat in seventh a...