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Baseball: Wildcats swept by Purdue, eliminated from Big Ten Tournament contention

Baseball: Wildcats swept by Purdue, eliminated from Big Ten Tournament contention

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball This weekend last year, Northwestern took two-of-three games from Purdue and vaulted itself into a tie for the eighth spot in the Big Ten standings. Exactly 365 days later, the results and circumstances of a weekend series in West Lafayette, Indiana, were much different. The Bo...

Lacrosse: Starting goalkeeper unclear as Northwestern heads to Big Ten Tournament

Lacrosse: Starting goalkeeper unclear as Northwestern heads to Big Ten Tournament

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse Early in the second half of last week’s game at Maryland, Northwestern was in a bind. The No. 7 Wildcats trailed the No. 3 Terrapins by 8 goals. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Julie Krupnick had been tagged for 15 goals on 20 shots, resulting in her worst single-game save percentage...

Softball: Northwestern travels to Wisconsin looking for top-4 finish

Softball: Northwestern travels to Wisconsin looking for top-4 finish

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball With three games remaining in the regular season, Northwestern has already achieved its highest win total since 2014. When the Wildcats travel to Madison, Wisconsin, this weekend to take on the Badgers, they will look to secure a first-round bye in next weekend’s Big Ten Tournament....

Baseball: Wildcats trying to keep momentum in weekend series at Purdue

Baseball: Wildcats trying to keep momentum in weekend series at Purdue

Charlie Goldsmith, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Northwestern is 4-14 in the Big Ten this year, so 14 times Leo Kaplan noticed something missing. The ease in which big hits came in the later innings last season hadn’t translated, the sophomore outfielder said. But sophomore second baseman Alex Erro said the Wildcats (14-25) are now ...

Softball: After lightning delay, Northwestern rallies past DePaul

Softball: After lightning delay, Northwestern rallies past DePaul

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball CHICAGO — Northwestern had not won at DePaul since 2006, so waiting another hour seemed like nothing. Wednesday’s game was delayed by lightning in the middle of the third inning. After spotting the Blue Demons 2 runs immediately after the game’s resumption, the Wildcats (33-14, 13-6 Big ...

Baseball: Northwestern splits back-to-back midweek games

Baseball: Northwestern splits back-to-back midweek games

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

May 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Over the past few days, the weather in Evanston and Northwestern baseball have had something in common: a string of bright performances broken up emphatically with a boom. On Wednesday, the Wildcats’ five-game winning streak was washed away in a downpour of Western Michigan scoring. ...

Men’s Basketball: Ryan Taylor discusses choosing Northwestern, play style, expected role

Men’s Basketball: Ryan Taylor discusses choosing Northwestern, play style, expected role

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Ryan Taylor has not followed a typical path through college basketball. The graduate transfer guard — who will join Northwestern next season for his final year of NCAA eligibility — started at Ohio, then moved to Evansville, then decided to change schools again after Aces...

Pope: If Thorson misses time, expect Andrew Marty to be Wildcats’ quarterback

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Andrew Marty said he first met the man he may replace this fall over the cheesy aromas of a Lou Malnati’s pizza. Marty, now a redshirt freshman quarterback, was then a junior in high school. Clayton Thorson, now a rising senior, was coming off a shaky but victory-laden first season as Nor...

Lacrosse: Writers ruminate about successful regular season, postseason hopes

Lacrosse: Writers ruminate about successful regular season, postseason hopes

Ella Brockway and Ben Pope

May 1, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse Northwestern (13-4, 5-1 Big Ten) rolled to its best regular season since 2015, but it ended with yet another disappointing loss against powerhouse Maryland. With a rematch against the Terrapins likely in this coming weekend’s conference tournament and the possibility of hosting an NCAA ...

Softball: Northwestern hopes to change fortunes at DePaul

Softball: Northwestern hopes to change fortunes at DePaul

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Coming off a weekend in which Northwestern honored its seven seniors and won two of three against Iowa, the Wildcats will look to stake their claim as the dominant team in the Chicago area when they travel to DePaul on Wednesday. The last time the road team won in this matchup was 2006, when a Cats team that advanced all the way to the f...

Baseball: Cats prepare for two midweek games against Chicago State, Western Michigan

Baseball: Cats prepare for two midweek games against Chicago State, Western Michigan

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball For the first time all season, Northwestern is coming out of a weekend series on a winning streak. The Wildcats (13-24, 4-14 Big Ten) have won four straight — one over local rival Illinois-Chicago and three over Penn State — and have a chance to extend that winning streak to six with...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern loses nail-biter in final of Big Ten Tournament

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern loses nail-biter in final of Big Ten Tournament

Calvin Alexander, Reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis With a chance to add a tournament championship to its regular season title earned a week ago, Northwestern advanced all the way to the final match of the Big Ten Tournament. The No. 12 Wildcats (21-5, 11-0 Big Ten) had the top seed in the tournament and started the weekend by making quick ...