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Paxton: Results under McKeown are frustrating, but he deserves his job

Paxton: Results under McKeown are frustrating, but he deserves his job

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball The team accomplishments for the projected top picks in this week’s WNBA Draft are hard to miss: a magical Final Four run for Washington’s Kelsey Plum. A national title for South Carolina’s Allisha Gray. More than 120 career wins for Maryland’s Brionna Jones. ...

Softball: Petersen leads offensive charge in rebound against Maryland

Softball: Petersen leads offensive charge in rebound against Maryland

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 9, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball After alternating between fifth and seventh in the lineup a week ago, senior right fielder Anna Petersen was installed as the clean-up hitter for this weekend’s series against Maryland. She responded as only a true clean-up hitter would. Throughout the series, Petersen slugge...

Baseball: Northwestern secures first conference wins in Iowa series

Baseball: Northwestern secures first conference wins in Iowa series

Talia Hendel, Reporter
April 9, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern’s series against Iowa didn’t get off to an auspicious start. The Wildcats (10-20, 2-4 Big Ten) responded, however, putting Friday’s staggering 14-2 loss behind them to win the next two games and take the series against the Hawkeyes (19-11, 3-3 Big Ten). Wi...

Fitzpatrick finishes 32nd at Masters

Fitzpatrick finishes 32nd at Masters

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
April 9, 2017
Filed under Golf, Sports

Former Northwestern golfer Matthew Fitzpatrick finished 32nd at The Masters, dropping down the leaderboard after shooting a 6-over-par 78 in the second round Friday. He suffered a brutal finish to his Friday round, bogeying each of the last three holes to tie for the the worst second round of any...

Seidman’s heroics against Iowa seal perfect weekend for Northwestern

Seidman’s heroics against Iowa seal perfect weekend for Northwestern

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
April 9, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis It all came down to Jason Seidman. After opening the weekend homestand with a decisive shutout win over Nebraska (4-14, 0-7 Big Ten), the No. 21 Wildcats (17-7, 5-2 Big Ten) found themselves on the brink of a collapse against Iowa (11-11, 1-6) on Sunday. And with the score...

Lacrosse: Stroup, Fredericks put Wildcats back on track after Ohio State trouncing

Lacrosse: Stroup, Fredericks put Wildcats back on track after Ohio State trouncing

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse It only took Northwestern 35 seconds to go on top Thursday, as the Wildcats dominated Ohio State on the road to stay perfect in conference play. No. 16 NU (7-6, 3-0 Big Ten) showed no restraint in Columbus, outplaying the Buckeyes (6-9, 0-4 Big Ten) throughout and never conced...

Softball: Wildcats face last-place Maryland for first time in 8 years

Softball: Wildcats face last-place Maryland for first time in 8 years

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Softball Halfway through its regular season, Northwestern is looking to regain lost ground in the Big Ten standings this weekend as the team welcomes Maryland for a three-game series. After starting the season with one of the country’s toughest non-conference schedules, the Wildcats (13-19,...

Men’s Tennis: After rocky start, Northwestern looks to tap into 2016 success

Men’s Tennis: After rocky start, Northwestern looks to tap into 2016 success

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Men's Tennis Two weekends into its Big Ten slate, Northwestern still hasn’t discovered the consistency that characterized its historic 2016 campaign. Failing to capitalize on their first two-win weekend since early February, the No. 21 Wildcats (15-7, 3-2 Big Ten) finished last weeke...

Baseball: Wildcats seek first conference win in weekend series against Iowa

Baseball: Wildcats seek first conference win in weekend series against Iowa

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball Following a three-game sweep at the hands of Indiana in March, Northwestern is still looking for its first Big Ten win of the season. And with Iowa visiting this weekend, the Wildcats will get a chance to capitalize on the first step to making it back to postseason play for the...

Lau, Wu win Big Ten Golfer of the Week

Lau, Wu win Big Ten Golfer of the Week

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Golf

Sophomore Stephanie Lau and junior Dylan Wu were each named Big Ten Golfers of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. Lau, the 2016 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, earned her award after helping the Wildcats split a doubleheader with Duke on Sunday. She won both of her matches that day, defeating...

Lacrosse: Sophomores find rhythm as Northwestern prepares for Ohio State

Lacrosse: Sophomores find rhythm as Northwestern prepares for Ohio State

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Of the four players to start all 12 games for Northwestern this season, three are sophomores. That’s an impressive statistic sophomore midfielder Nell Copeland was at first shy to brag about. “We all really looked up to the class above us and … (knew) that we had a h...

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats put perfect Big Ten streak on line

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats put perfect Big Ten streak on line

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

The Wildcats have sped through the Big Ten season, and nothing is slowing them down. Northwestern (9-8, 5-0 Big Ten) has won four straight matches and is unblemished in conference play with nearly half of league matches in the books, a red-hot stretch the Cats will look to continue this weekend at...