The Daily Northwestern

Women’s Basketball: It’s d

Danny Daly

January 13, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Perimeter struggles. Turnover troubles. Double teams in the post. If the calendar didn't say 2010, Northwestern might think it was last season all over again.During the Wildcats' four-game losing streak, junior center Amy Jaeschke has received an increasing amount of attention. Both Minnesota and Purdu...

Wrestling: NU eyes 11th-ranked Oklahoma

Ian Kelly

January 13, 2010


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

After a shaky start to the season, a weekend trip to the Lone Star Duals in Texas might be exactly what Northwestern needs to smooth out its play.The Wildcats (2-5-1), who have dropped three of their last four matches, head to South Grand Prairie, Texas, knowing Saturday's duals will be their last oppo...

Women’s Swimming: Wong up against Jamaica’s 50-meter freestyle record-holder

Minjae Park

January 13, 2010


Filed under Sports

Heading into last weekend's meet against Notre Dame, coach Jimmy Tierney said he would put Emily Wong up against any swimmer in the country. This weekend, she will face Natasha Moodie, who is Jamaica's 50-meter freestyle record-holder and placed 37th in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Neither Moodie nor Wo...

Men’s Swimming: Cats to be in rare form against non-conference teams this weekend

Katherine Driessen

January 13, 2010


Filed under Sports

Alex Tyler holds Northwestern's season record in both the 100- and 200-yard breastroke, but don't expect him to swim his signature event Saturday as the Wildcats take on the Carthage Redmen and the Lewis Flyers.In order to give the team a break from the grueling effects of perfecting the same strokes a...

Men’s Basketball: Painter pays Cats respect

Rodger Sherman

January 13, 2010


Filed under Sports

Purdue may be the sixth-ranked team in the nation, but it has learned the hard way not to look past Northwestern-even if the Wildcats are unranked and 1-3 in conference play."We only play (NU) once this year," Purdue coach Matt Painter said at Big Ten Media Day. "I was hoping (the schedule makers) d...

Men’s Basketball: From one extreme to the other: Hughes gets hot in final minutes

Danny Daly

January 12, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Going into Wednesday's game against a disciplined Northwestern team, Wisconsin knew it needed to be patient. That mindset paid dividends down the stretch-it just wasn't necessarily in the way the Badgers expected.During the media timeout with 7:40 left and Wisconsin trailing 40-37, Trevon Hughes told hims...

Men’s Basketball: Cats can’t close out Badgers

Rodger Sherman

January 12, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For seven minutes, the rims at Welsh-Ryan Arena got a workout.After sophomore forward John Shurna hit a layup to put Northwestern ahead 37-36 with a little less than 15 minutes left in the game, both teams went cold. They combined to miss their next 18 field goals, including 13 straight by Wisconsin...

Chappatta: Next step for Shurna is to score in clutch

Brian Chappatta

January 12, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports

I apologize, Northwestern. I jinxed the game against Wisconsin.With about 10 minutes left in the contest, I commented to my fellow Daily staffers on how amazing it was that the Wildcats were able to hold the Badgers' Trevon Hughes, their leading scorer coming into the game, to only one point.The Wisconsin senior...

Big Ten Insider: Spartans’ 3-0 Big Ten record to face challenges

Jonah L. Rosenblum

January 11, 2010


Filed under Sports

Just a couple of weeks into Big Ten play, only two teams still have perfect conference records: Illinois and Michigan State. While the Fighting Illini (12-5, 4-0 Big Ten) have played three of the bottom five teams in the Big Ten standings, the Spartans (13-3, 3-0) have had a more difficult path to co...

Atkins: McGwire finally comes to grips with the truth

Hunter Atkins

January 11, 2010


Filed under Sports

Mark McGwire sank deeper into his post-baseball grave Tuesday, day two of his media-sweeping mea culpa for using steroids over the course of his Major League Baseball career. Sunday night must have been brutal for McGwire, knowing what the next day would entail. Thinking about phone call confessions he would ...

Men’s Basketball: Crawford cruises in early conference play

Rodger Sherman

January 11, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In about a minute-and-a-half, Drew Crawford showed he can take over a game at the Big Ten level. And it came in only his third conference contest."I've started to develop a comfort zone," the freshman guard said. "I'm beginning to adjust to the strength of the game. I've still got to get a little bi...