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Football: Tough-running, soft-spoken Justin Jackson approaches program rushing record

Football: Tough-running, soft-spoken Justin Jackson approaches program rushing record

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

October 6, 2017


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

Justin Jackson has heard enough about it by now. He said he’s been hearing about it since last December, when he tore up 224 yards of Yankee Stadium turf in the Wildcats’ upset of Pittsburgh. The chatter continued through the offseason and September. The good news for Jackson: He shouldn’t hear...

Football: Struggling Northwestern offensive line to be challenged by Penn State

Football: Struggling Northwestern offensive line to be challenged by Penn State

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Football Asked this week what position has made the least progress so far this season, Pat Fitzgerald didn’t answer directly. “I really thought we would be better running the football at this point,” the coach said. “That’s not on one group. That’s collectively as an offense.” But Nor...

Pope: Championship-caliber Nittany Lions out of Wildcats’ stratosphere

Pope: Championship-caliber Nittany Lions out of Wildcats’ stratosphere

Ben Pope, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Football This weekend’s homecoming festivities might as well signify not only the return of thousands of alumni to Evanston but also the return of Penn State to the elite tier of college football. The Nittany Lions’ last, and only, time playing at Northwestern’s homecoming came in 2011...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern hopes to rebound in lone home tournament

Men’s Golf: Northwestern hopes to rebound in lone home tournament

Benjy Apelbaum, Assistant Sports Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

Men's Golf After a rough start to the season, Northwestern hopes the advantages of playing at a home tournament will help it get on track. The Wildcats will host the Windon Memorial Classic starting Sunday at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie. In golf, home-course advantage takes on a different mea...

Volleyball: Wildcats host Big Ten foes in crucial weekend matchups

Volleyball: Wildcats host Big Ten foes in crucial weekend matchups

Cassidy Jackson, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball Back-to-back tough contests. As Northwestern (11-5, 1-3 Big Ten) looks to Indiana and Purdue this weekend, the Wildcats are seeking to rebound with crucial home victories after losing four of their last five matches. In its second home match of the season, NU will face the Hoosiers (...

Dylan: Northwestern is running out of excuses

Dylan: Northwestern is running out of excuses

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

While we focused our attention on Madison this weekend, something important happened elsewhere. On the pitch in West Lafayette, Purdue beat Northwestern’s women’s soccer team 2-0, effectively ending the Wildcats’ chances to repeat as Big Ten champions. In a brutal weekend for NU sports, a field ho...

Women’s Golf: Northwestern falters in home tournament

Women’s Golf: Northwestern falters in home tournament

Sophie Mann, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf Despite an underwhelming team finish, Northwestern’s sophomores compiled strong performances at the Windy City College Classic, which ended Tuesday. The Wildcats finished ninth in a field of 15, which wasn’t what coach Emily Fletcher hoped for in their highly-anticipated home eve...

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats look to bounce back in Big Ten

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats look to bounce back in Big Ten

Charlie Goldsmith, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Northwestern's five losses have all frustrated coach Michael Moynihan, who traces each defeat to a miscommunication or a missed opportunity. Last Sunday, though, Moynihan said the Wildcats needed to make intangible improvements after their 2-0 loss to Purdue. After NU's (6-5-...

Men’s Soccer: Wildcats drop overtime thriller to No. 9 Notre Dame

Men’s Soccer: Wildcats drop overtime thriller to No. 9 Notre Dame

Ella Brockway, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Men’s Soccer With four overtime matchups in the past five seasons, Northwestern’s contests against Notre Dame have consistently lived up to the hype. Tuesday night’s meeting in South Bend, Indiana, was no different. The Wildcats (2-9-0, 0-5-0 Big Ten) scored their first goal midway through the fi...

Football: Looking back at ‘Thanks for the INT’ as homecoming approaches

Football: Looking back at ‘Thanks for the INT’ as homecoming approaches

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

October 4, 2017


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

Northwestern’s 2016 season was an unpredictable roller coaster. The same Wildcats that managed just 7 points against FCS foe Illinois State dropped 54 on Michigan State. The same squad that had Ohio State on the ropes in October got bulldozed by Minnesota in November. https://twitter.com/nuf...