The Daily Northwestern

Football: Concannon moves up depth chart before tilt with Penn State

Danny Daly

October 25, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

As a reward for his strong play in Northwestern's win over Indiana, Scott Concannon vaulted to the top of the running back depth chart this week. The sophomore, who averaged 4.6 yards per carry against the Hoosiers, was the fourth-string tailback before last Saturday."We've been by committee all year ...

Field Hockey: Cats play close with Iowa, fall in OT

Bill Carey

October 25, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

For nearly 78 minutes, No. 19 Northwestern traded missed opportunities with Iowa as the momentum swapped back and forth.When it appeared the momentum may have finally swung back in the Wildcats' direction, the Hawkeyes swooped in to take the victory. Iowa scored a short-handed goal eight minutes into ove...

Forman: No matter the loss, Fuchs key to the future

Matt Forman

October 25, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

It doesn't take a field hockey expert to recognize what's happening here. Coach Tracey Fuchs has Northwestern headed in the right direction. I won't go so far as to say the Wildcats will win a National Championship under Fuchs, but it's hard to ignore the early results.Sure, the 1-0 overtime loss to I...

Men’s soccer: Wildcats down perennial power Indiana by pair

Rodger Sherman

October 25, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Wildcats got tired of tight wins.For the first time since a 3-0 victory against Xavier on Sept. 14, 2008, the Cats took a game by more than one goal.No. 17 Northwestern (9-4-2, 2-1-1 Big Ten) had played 32 games, winning 19 of them, between the Xavier game and Sunday's matchup against No. 25 Indiana (...

Volleyball: NU loses pair of Big Ten road contests, Nobilio makes history

Sarah Kuta and Sarah Kuta

October 25, 2009


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

As far as coach Keylor Chan is concerned, Northwestern never got off the bus Friday night in Iowa City, Iowa. That night, the Wildcats fell to the Hawkeyes in three sets."We were just going through the motions," junior middle blocker Sabel Moffett said.On Saturday, Chan got his team back and thanked i...

In Focus: NU vs. Indiana

October 24, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Football sidebar: ‘Cut-cannon’ crucial in ground game success

Robbie Levin

October 24, 2009


Filed under Football, 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...

Football: Come-from-behind Cats revitalize bowl hopes

Danny Daly

October 24, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Down 28-3 at home against Indiana, Northwestern's postseason aspirations looked bleak at best. Little did the Ryan Field faithful know, the Wildcats were about to celebrate Homecoming by embarking on the biggest comeback in school history.NU scored 26 unanswered points to secure a stunning 29-28 win...

Football notebook: NU continues slow-starting habit, responds with comeback

Robbie Levin

October 24, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern couldn't have asked for a worse start. One-and-a-half quarters into the game, the Wildcats were down by 25 points, their largest deficit of the season, and against Indiana, who was two weeks removed from a disastrous 47-7 loss at Virginia.Senior wide receiver Andrew Brewer explained the feeli...

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...