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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...

Cross Country: NU misses goal at Bradley Classic

Bill Carey

October 18, 2009


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Racing at the Bradley Classic on Friday, Northwestern looked to see where it stood against some of its regional competition.The race's results may have left the Wildcats with more questions than answers.Several NU runners ran season- or career-best times, but the team finished in fifth place, behind fo...

Women’s Soccer: Scoreless drought through, penalty kick propels NU

Jonah L. Rosenblum

October 18, 2009


Filed under Sports

After more than 260 minutes of scoreless soccer, Northwestern finally caught an offensive break versus Michigan State, when sophomore forward Emily Langston was fouled in the penalty box."She just got shoved from behind," coach Stephanie Erickson said. "Those are total judgment calls, but when you have ...

Women’s Volleyball: Cats dig deep, fall to top-10 foe Minnesota

Katherine Driessen

October 18, 2009


Filed under Sports

In the first set against No. 6 Minnesota, unranked Northwestern rained down kills and put up blocks like top-10 stalwarts. It looked as though the Wildcats would deliver an upset."A lot of teams come in and look at us like we're the stepchild of the Big Ten," junior middle blocker Sabel Moffett said. "Bu...

Men’s Soccer: Late call plagues NU, again

Rodger Sherman

October 17, 2009


Filed under Sports

For the second time in a week, a referee's late-game call forced Northwestern's Misha Rosenthal to defend a decision-altering penalty kick.After 95 minutes of hard play at Lakeside Field on Saturday, it looked like NU (7-2-4, 1-1-1 Big Ten) was headed toward a 1-1 draw with Wisconsin, (4-6-2, 2-2) but ...

Chappatta: Northwestern’s dink-and-dunk offense a dud

Brian Chappatta

October 17, 2009


Filed under Sports

EAST LANSING, MICH. - Pat Fitzgerald often uses the metaphor "fighting with two fists" to describe his football team, meaning two facets of the team must work in tandem to be successful.Northwestern played out of its mind in the first half. This was particularly true for the defense, which stopped M...

Markshausen, White set tone in NU loss

Danny Daly

October 17, 2009


Filed under Sports

EAST LANSING, MICH. - Saturday's game at Spartan Stadium featured two wide receivers giving career-best performances. Northwestern's Zeke Markshausen and Michigan State's Blair White, both seniors and former walk-ons, set or matched their highest reception, yardage and touchdown totals for a single ga...

Field Hockey: Similar on stat sheet, different in final result

Bill Carey

October 17, 2009


Filed under Sports

No. 16 Northwestern discovered on Saturday the game of field hockey can be decided by the smallest of details."It comes down to a game of inches," junior defender Zoe Almquist said. "Just a few inches here and there, and two teams fighting the whole time. It was about not letting them get goals, and finis...

Football: Michigan State beats NU, 24-14

Robbie Levin

October 15, 2009


Filed under Football, Sports

It was a tale of two halves in East Lansing, Mich. After a dominating first half performance in which the Northwestern defense limited the high-powered Michigan State offense to just 130 yards of total offense, the Wildcats couldn't stop the Spartans in the second. Michigan State scored 24 points in 10:23 ...

Notebook: NU stands strong in short yardage situations

Danny Daly

October 15, 2009


Filed under Sports

EAST LANSING, MICH. - The first two minutes of Saturday's game could not have gone much better for Michigan State. The Spartans won the opening coin toss, chose to receive, ran the kick back into Wildcats territory and needed just four plays to advance to Northwestern's 4-yard line.That's where NU's defe...

Forman: Physicality helps early, hurts late

Matt Forman

October 15, 2009


Filed under Sports

EAST LANSING, MICH. - In two years of covering Northwestern football, I haven't seen a practice as physical as last Wednesday's. Most teams only hit on Tuesday. Not the Wildcats. Coach Pat Fitzgerald opted to let his team tackle twice this week.His message was simple: Last year against the Spartans,...

Liveblog: Michigan State beats NU, 24-14

October 15, 2009


Filed under Sports

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