The Daily Northwestern

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 ...

Wrestling: Wildcats preparing for trio of opponents in season-opening duals

Ian Kelly

November 10, 2009


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Northwestern will have a much different dynamic than in years past. The Wildcats will be without Jake Herbert, a two-time defending NCAA National Champion."It's been difficult not having him," redshirt sophomore Robert Kellogg said. "This year we're meshing more as a team and looking more toward multiple ...

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...

Football: Former LB shines professionally in UFL

Danny Daly

November 10, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

The United Football League was founded to give young players spurned by the National Football League a way to prove they can compete at the highest level.Former Northwestern linebacker Prince Kwateng is one of those players trying to stand out in football's new minor league.Kwateng was a senior on last...

Football: D-line ‘cavalry’ finally healthy for NU

David Uberti

November 10, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

In the offseason, coach Pat Fitzgerald asked his defensive linemen to do something they've always tried to take away from quarterbacks."I just told them to be patient," he said.Junior defensive tackle Corbin Bryant suffered a season-ending ACL injury against Michigan last year. Senior defensive end Co...

Men’s Basketball Cover Story: Wildcats shooting for first chance to dance

Danny Daly

November 9, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When Kevin Coble committed to Northwestern four years ago, he knew what he was getting into. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native had been reminded of the Wildcats' lack of basketball prestige - they had only finished in the top half of the Big Ten once in the past 35 years and hadn't put together consecutive wi...

The Daily Breaks Down the Big Ten

Brian Chappatta and Danny Daly

November 9, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men's1. Purdue - This team made the Sweet 16 last year and returns three key members of that group: center JaJuan Johnson, forward Robbie Hummel and guard E'Twaun Moore. The Boilermakers showed glimpses of brilliance last season and will be more consistent this year.2. Michigan State - The national run...

Men’s Basketball Feature: Sharp shooter Moore gone, 4 starters return

Rodger Sherman

November 9, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Who will replace Craig Moore?Apparently, everybody will."I don't think you can replace him," coach Bill Carmody said. "It's going to have to come in a lot of different ways."Northwestern is lucky enough to return four of their five starters from the team that made the National Invitation Tournament l...

Football: Injuries not serious for Cats’ QBs

Danny Daly

November 9, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi's high ankle sprain made headlines after Northwestern's 17-10 upset victory at Kinnick Stadium. It was given as an excuse for the Hawkeyes' loss, while the injuries to Wildcats quarterbacks Mike Kafka (hamstring) and Dan Persa (hand) flew under the radar.Fortunately for NU, b...

Women’s Basketball Cover Story: Program rebuilds, one player at a time

Robbie Levin

November 9, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Joe McKeown is no stranger to the rebuilding process.Taking over a George Washington team that finished 9-19 the year before his arrival, McKeown led the Colonials to a 14-14 record in his first season at the helm. George Washington improved to 23-7 during McKeown's sophomore campaign, making its first...