The Daily Northwestern

Cats top in-state rival, win Lincoln’s hat

Robbie Levin

November 12, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

CHAMPAIGN - Coach Pat Fitzgerald tipped his cap to Ron Zook and the Illini for a hard-fought game, but on a sunny Champaign Saturday it was Fitzgerald and the Wildcats who held onto the hat this year.With a 21-16 victory over Illinois, Northwestern ensured itself a second consecutive bowl appearance and sole ...

Cross Country: NU relies on Edwards for top finish

Bill Carey

November 11, 2009


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

At last season's NCAA Regional Championships, Northwestern put together its second consecutive top-15 finish at the event.For the Wildcats to extend their winning streak to three this weekend, the team's success will have to come from near the back of its pack.Lacking a true front runner, NU has relied on...

Opponent Feature: Benn’s top talent doesn’t show in stats

Brian Chappatta

November 11, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

He was on just about every 2009 preseason first-team All-America list. He made the All-Big Ten First Team in 2008. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2007.But for Arrelious Benn, no number of accolades can replace winning."At the end of the day, we want to win each game," the junior wide rece...

Cover Story: Keeping your enemies close

Robbie Levin

November 11, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

In 1993, something changed in the Big Ten.After meeting head-to-head for 56 years from 1936 to 1992 and developing one of the most storied rivalries in college football, Wisconsin and Iowa did not square off. The two mighty Midwestern powerhouses' streak came to an abrupt end.That same year, the Big Te...

Volleyball: Blockers are odd couple but net success

Katherine Driessen

November 11, 2009


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Naomi Johnson and Sabel Moffett are both junior middle blockers who lead Northwestern in kills and blocks. The similarities end there.Johnson looms over the net with her 6-foot-3 frame and has a tendency to notch sneaky kills. Moffett relies on her speed and powerful two-footed jump at the net."They...

Men’s Basketball: Cats’ Coble hurts foot; Out 4-6 weeks

Rodger Sherman

November 11, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On the verge of what was supposed to be the best season in school history, Northwestern lost its best player. At least for now.Senior forward Kevin Coble injured his left foot in practice Tuesday. The injury is being called a mid-foot sprain, and Coble will miss at least four to six weeks. If Coble ...

Women’s Basketball: NU working to perfect ‘Blizzard’ D

Robbie Levin

November 11, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After Joe McKeown began his Northwestern career with a dominating win in the Wildcats' first exhibition game last year, NU lost seven of its first 10 games.If the Cats want to avoid a similar slide after cruising through this year's exhibition game, they are going to have to start with a strong showing o...

Game Preview: Land of Lincoln on the line in Northwestern’s trip to Illinois

Danny Daly

November 11, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

When in-state rivals Northwestern and Illinois take the field, there's always something more at stake than bragging rights or a trophy. The game between the Wildcats and Illini has been played in November for the last decade, and historically the two teams have faced off late in the season more often th...

Men’s Basketball: Cats win season opener 77-55

Danny Daly

November 11, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Even the absence of leading scorer Kevin Coble couldn't stop Northwestern from starting the new season off on the right foot.Senior guard Jeremy Nash scored 20 points, sophomore center Luka Mirkovic added 12 more down low, and NU came away with a decisive 77-55 home victory over Northern Illinois.The Wi...

NU vs. Illinois Football Live-blog

November 11, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Follow the action live with The Daily's live-blog at Cats' Corner: catscorner.dailynorthwestern.com/ ...

Men’s Soccer: Cats bow out early in Big Ten tournament

Rodger Sherman

November 11, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Despite being the highest-ranked team in the Big Ten for most of the season, the Wildcats took an early exit in the conference tournament for the second straight year.No. 16 Northwestern lost to Michigan State 1-0 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament at Indiana for the second straight season, g...

Football Notebook: Cats look to control big play threats

Robbie Levin

November 10, 2009


Filed under Football

Northwestern's defense has held firm inside the 20, limiting opponents to the third-fewest red zone scores in the Big Ten. But between the 20-yard lines has been a different story.In their last two games alone, the Wildcats have given up three touchdowns of 50 yards or more. While NU faced two highl...