The Daily Northwestern

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Women’s soccer: Both sides of ball gaining momentum

Jonah L. Rosenblum

October 20, 2009


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Northwestern broke a couple of bad streaks Sunday versus Michigan State. The Wildcats ended their scoring drought with their first goal in two weeks, but more importantly, they recorded their first win since September 25th. Now, they head on the road to face Iowa, hoping to win consecutive games for th...

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: D-line battles back from injuries

Danny Daly and Danny Daly

October 19, 2009


Filed under Sports

Everyone expected it to take time for Northwestern senior defensive end Corey Wootton to recover from his offseason knee surgery. With more than half of the season gone, it's getting harder to wait.Wootton hasn't shown a glimpse of the player who earned a spot on the All-Big Ten First Team last year...

Men’s basketball: Offense is Carmody’s main focus

Danny Daly and Danny Daly

October 19, 2009


Filed under Sports

Though there is still plenty of football left to be played, the start of basketball season is just around the corner.Exhibition games against Robert Morris are two weeks away for both Northwestern teams - Nov. 4 for the men, and Nov. 1 for the women. On Monday, men's coach Bill Carmody and women's c...