The Daily Northwestern

Forman: Wootton’s speech at half U-Turn

Matt Forman

October 24, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

There are very few situations when Pat Fitzgerald or his players overstate the importance of one game. Most times, they say every game is as important as the next - they're just trying to go 1-0 that week. So when junior linebacker Quentin Davie said the following at practice on Wednesday, you know ho...

Chappatta: Craziness captured in press box conversations

Brian Chappatta

October 24, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Twenty seconds into its game against Indiana, Northwestern was losing. Twenty seconds left in the game, and the Wildcats were winning for the first time. In the middle was craziness, as NU battled back from 25 points down to win the game, 29-28. From Darius Willis' 70-yard run on the Hoosiers' first pla...

In Focus: NU vs. Indiana

October 24, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

NU beats Indiana after comeback, 29-28

Danny Daly

October 22, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Down 28-3 at home against Indiana, Northwestern's postseason aspirations looked bleak at best. The Wildcats had been outscored by 42 points in their last 50 minutes of play dating back to the second half of the Michigan State loss, and another defeat would have dropped their record to 4-4 with only on...

Sidebar: Concannon carries Cats improved rushing attack

Robbie Levin

October 22, 2009


Filed under Sports

It's no secret Northwestern's running game has struggled this season. Before Saturday, the Wildcats were averaging 123 yards per game on the ground, putting them at 89th in the nation. NU hadn't topped 100 yards in a Big Ten game this season, and quarterback Mike Kafka led the team in rushing its pa...

Forman: Wootton’s halftime speech turning point in game

Matt Forman

October 22, 2009


Filed under Sports

There are very few situations when Pat Fitzgerald or his players overstate the importance of one game. Most times, they say every game is as important as the next - they're just trying to go 1-0 that week. So when junior linebacker Quentin Davie said the following at practice on Wednesday, you know ho...

Field hockey: NU’s ‘Bulldog’ an offensive powerhouse as midfielder

Bill Carey

October 21, 2009


Filed under Sports

During No. 19 Northwestern's victory over Yale in September, the team found an unlikely hero.Sophomore Kaylee Pohlmeyer scored the first goal of her career to clinch the win for the Wildcats in the sudden-death overtime period, to sink the Bulldogs.Throughout the season, Pohlmeyer has proven that the ...

Alumni Q&A: Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach, Homecoming Marshal

Andrew Scoggin

October 21, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived), Football, Sports

Nick Roach, the starting linebacker for the Chicago Bears and former Northwestern football player, Weinberg '07, will be grand marshal at Friday's Homecoming parade. Roach started 32 games during his NU football career and was the recipient of the Northwestern Gridiron Network Defensive Newcomer of the...

Volleyball: Nobilio digs her way to success

Sarah Kuta

October 21, 2009


Filed under Sports

Senior libero Kate Nobilio is the Big Ten's active leader in digs. She is Northwestern's all-time dig leader and a four-year starter. She is a three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.Her coaches respect her. Her teammates admire her. Other teams shy away from her. She is fierce.Kate Nobilio is also ...

Men’s soccer: Bellizzi wowed in worldly endeavors

Rodger Sherman

October 21, 2009


Filed under Sports

Piero Bellizzi is easily noticeable at Lakeside Field. While every other player on the pitch is bundled up, Bellizzi's sleeves are taped up and his socks are rolled down, leaving as much skin as possible exposed to the Evanston air."I was always kind of a baby with the cold," Bellizzi said. "But now ...

Football: Defense buckling down in the red zone

Robbie Levin

October 20, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Last week against Michigan State, Northwestern's defense allowed four scores, only one of which came when the Spartans were in the red zone. In fact, Michigan State made its way inside the 20-yard line three times but only came away with three points."The guys have risen to the occasion and made some...

Football: Sherrick making name as PickManis

Brian Chappatta

October 20, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Looking to cut into a 16-0 fourth-quarter deficit, Miami (OH) quarterback Zac Dysert scanned the field and threw a pass from his own 18-yard line. Dysert hoped to take advantage of Dustin Woods' one-on-one matchup with NU senior cornerback Sherrick McManis, tossing the ball 42 yards down field.But that's wh...