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Football: Confident Skowronek emerges as Thorson’s favorite receiving target

Football: Confident Skowronek emerges as Thorson’s favorite receiving target

Ben Pope, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football Asked at Big Ten Media Days in July about his relationship with receiver Ben Skowronek, Clayton Thorson said they’d “gotten close.” Thorson wasn’t kidding. Not only had the duo grown close on the field, working together four to five days a week this spring and summer, but jus...

Men’s Basketball: Creighton edges Northwestern despite Law’s career day

Men’s Basketball: Creighton edges Northwestern despite Law’s career day

Ben Pope, Reporter

November 16, 2017


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

Men's Basketball ROSEMONT — Vic Law dropped a career-high 30 points, Bryant McIntosh discovered his midseason form and Northwestern staged an epic mid-game comeback from 15 points down. For the first time this season, there was exciting basketball being played in the cavernous confines of Allstat...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats’ defensive shortcomings evident in loss to Creighton

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats’ defensive shortcomings evident in loss to Creighton

Aidan Markey, Digital Managing Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball ROSEMONT — A year after its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament, No. 20 Northwestern is learning nothing will be guaranteed for its 2017-18 campaign. In a 92-88 loss, the Wildcats (2-1) exhibited a porous defense that was carved up at will by an aggressive Creighton (3-0) off...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s bench falters in shootout loss to Creighton

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s bench falters in shootout loss to Creighton

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


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

Men's Basketball ROSEMONT — Sophomore center Barret Benson went 3 for 6 from the free throw line in Wednesday’s 92-88 loss to Creighton. A 50 percent clip from the line isn’t usually something to write home about, but those 3 points represented 75 percent of Northwestern’s bench points on ...

Football: In breakout seasons, pair of Northwestern linebackers take play to new heights

Football: In breakout seasons, pair of Northwestern linebackers take play to new heights

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories

Northwestern faced an uphill test Oct. 28 against Michigan State. The Spartans had won four straight games entering the contest in Evanston and stood at No. 16 in the country. The Wildcats’ two previous games against ranked teams had ended in ugly fashion. Then, a pair of Cats linebackers had career...

Rapid Recap: Creighton 92, Northwestern 88

Rapid Recap: Creighton 92, Northwestern 88

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball ROSEMONT — College basketball games usually involve teams playing defense, but nobody told Northwestern and Creighton that. The Bluejays (3-0) eventually bested the Wildcats (2-1) 92-88 in a game that at times felt like it would come down to whoever had the ball last. Neither defens...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ freshman guards find early success

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ freshman guards find early success

Charlie Goldsmith, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Jordan Hamilton knew she would have to learn to “take a hit” in her first collegiate game, but handled the new environment calmly Friday, leading Northwestern with seven assists. The freshman guard said playing in her debut game felt a little jarring even though the Wildc...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats face crucial nonconference test against Creighton

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats face crucial nonconference test against Creighton

Joseph Wilkinson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


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

Men's Basketball Pace, space and a ton of threes. Those are the hallmarks of the NBA now, but they’re also the defining characteristics of Northwestern’s next opponent. Last season, Creighton (2-0) finished top-20 in 3-point percentage, took 22 threes per game and finished top-50 in adju...

Cross Country: Aubrey Roberts clinches NCAA Championships bid

Cross Country: Aubrey Roberts clinches NCAA Championships bid

Alison Albelda, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country Aubrey Roberts was the silver lining in Northwestern’s disappointing season finish at the NCAA Midwest Regionals in Ames, Iowa, this weekend. At the race, hosted by Iowa State, the sophomore extended her impressive second season for the Wildcats and clinched a bid to the NCAA Cha...

Fencing: Northwestern finishes undefeated at Vassar Invitational

Fencing: Northwestern finishes undefeated at Vassar Invitational

Peter Warren, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Fencing, Sports

Fencing Northwestern went into the Vassar Invitational with a clear goal: an 8-0 weekend sweep. With only one bout coming down to the final few points, the Wildcats (13-3) achieved that goal. “The team fought hard, ground out win after win after win, which isn’t easy,” coach Zac...

Men’s Basketball: Despite win, Cats still plagued by early-season sloppy play

Men’s Basketball: Despite win, Cats still plagued by early-season sloppy play

Ben Pope, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Basketball ROSEMONT — Northwestern’s record in the young 2017-18 season is a flawless 2-0, but its play on the floor has been anything but. The Wildcats turned the ball over 15 times in last Friday’s nerve-racking victory over Loyola Maryland, then one-upped — or, rather, two-upped...

Volleyball: Wildcats split weekend series in Michigan

Volleyball: Wildcats split weekend series in Michigan

Cassidy Jackson, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball Northwestern left the state of Michigan with mixed emotions. The Wildcats (14-14, 4-12 Big Ten) kicked off their road trip on a high note with a five-set win over Michigan (17-11, 7-9) on Friday night, but failed to keep the ball rolling Saturday against No. 8 Michigan State (19-6, ...