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Women’s Golf: Wildcats qualify for National Championship with 2nd-place regional finish

Women’s Golf: Wildcats qualify for National Championship with 2nd-place regional finish

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf While Northwestern’s men’s basketball team just made its first NCAA Tournament, the women’s golf squad is back in its fifth straight National Championship tournament after finishing second in the NCAA Athens Regional. After struggling in Tuesday’s second round, the Wildcats put up the lowest score of the day on Wednesday, finishing 5-under-par to move up three spots and ensure...

Softball: Three athletes named All-Big Ten before Big Ten Tournament’s first round

Softball: Three athletes named All-Big Ten before Big Ten Tournament’s first round

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Wednesday was a special day for three of Northwestern’s student athletes, just in advance of the team’s Thursday matchup against Purdue in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. For the 16th straight season, at least three members of the Wildcats (24-28, 10-13 Big Ten) received All...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern to play in Hall of Fame Tournament in November

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Four games of Northwestern’s 2017-18 non-conference schedule are now set in stone. The Wildcats will play in a two-game tournament Nov. 18 and 19 hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, as announced in a Wednesday...

Curtain Call: Desire to improve propels Northwestern’s seniors to greatness

Curtain Call: Desire to improve propels Northwestern’s seniors to greatness

Garrett Jochnau and Benjy Apelbaum
May 9, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Coach Arvid Swan knew he was welcoming a talented recruiting class in 2013. Ranked No. 8 in the nation, featuring blue chip prospects Sam Shropshire, Konrad Zieba and Strong Kirchheimer, the class promised to elevate Northwestern to new heights. But Swan said he never could have guessed how high the...

Cats Chat Sports Podcast: Episode 5

Cats Chat Sports Podcast: Episode 5

May 8, 2017
Filed under Audio, Cats Chat, Golf, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Sports, Top Sports Stories

On this week's edition of The Daily's sports podcast, men's golf reporter Jonah Dylan joins sports editor Cole Paxton to discuss the state of the NU golf program. They discuss the impressive play of junior Dylan Wu, the Cats' propensity to have inconsistent events and NU's second-place finish at the...

Cross Country: O’Brien leads Northwestern in California

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports

Cross Country Freshman Kelly O’Brien led the Wildcats at yet another meet, running the 1,500 meters in 4:27.90 at the Occidental Invitational to nearly re-break her own school record. Her time Saturday was slightly slower than the 4:26.56 she posted in April to set Northwestern’s all-time bes...

Lacrosse Roundtable: Writers ruminate on Northwestern, NCAA Tournament

Lacrosse Roundtable: Writers ruminate on Northwestern, NCAA Tournament

Ben Pope and Dan Waldman
May 8, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse After an up-and-down season, the Wildcats (10-9, 4-2 Big Ten) have reached the postseason. Faced with a tough schedule and injury issues, Northwestern struggled to find signature wins against top-10 teams. An upset victory against then-No. 5 Penn State on Friday in the Big Ten Tournament s...

Softball: Northwestern finishes regular season strong with Iowa series win

Softball: Northwestern finishes regular season strong with Iowa series win

Ronald Kim, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Fresh off a doubleheader sweep of local Big Ten rival Illinois, Northwestern hoped to continue its newfound momentum over the weekend in its final series of the regular season against Iowa. Sophomore pitcher Kaley Winegarner and the so-called “Conehead Line” of junior outfielder Sabrin...

Baseball: Wildcats snag 2 big conference wins at Purdue to move up in Big Ten standings

Baseball: Wildcats snag 2 big conference wins at Purdue to move up in Big Ten standings

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 7, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Northwestern picked up two massive conference wins against Purdue in an entertaining back-and-forth series spotlighted by two intense games this weekend that came down to the wire. The Wildcats (19-27, 8-10 Big Ten) are now tied for the eighth and final spot in the Big Ten Tournament, though...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats look for second-straight regional title en route to National Championship

Women’s Golf: Wildcats look for second-straight regional title en route to National Championship

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 7, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf Last year, Northwestern traveled south for its NCAA Regional, then won the tournament and finished 18 strokes ahead of the No. 1 team in the country. This year, the No. 11 Wildcats will look for another dominant regional performance in the South. Though Alabama is no longer the No. 1 t...

Lacrosse: Wildcats fall to Maryland in Big Ten Tournament final

Lacrosse: Wildcats fall to Maryland in Big Ten Tournament final

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse Just 36 hours after freshman midfielder Megan Kinna intercepted a Penn State clear, drove to the cage and slotted home a game-winning goal to punch Northwestern’s ticket to the Big Ten Tournament finals, the Wildcats had been thoroughly defeated. No. 1 seed and tournament host Marylan...

Baseball: Northwestern heads to Purdue in search of conference wins

Baseball: Northwestern heads to Purdue in search of conference wins

Talia Hendel, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball After four losses in its last five games, Northwestern has found itself in desperate need for wins if it hopes to make an appearance in the Big Ten Tournament. The next opportunity for the Wildcats (17-26, 6-9 Big Ten) to better both their overall and conference records comes in a th...