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Rapid Recap: No. 6 Ohio State 45, No. 21 Northwestern 24

Rapid Recap: No. 6 Ohio State 45, No. 21 Northwestern 24

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories

INDIANAPOLIS — The Wildcats entered Saturday 60 minutes against Ohio State from the Rose Bowl. They would get no closer than that. Despite a valiant third-quarter barrage, No. 21 Northwestern failed to keep up with the No. 6 Buckeyes and lost 45-24 in the Big Ten Championship Game here, leaving...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern comes up just short in conference opener at Indiana

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern comes up just short in conference opener at Indiana

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

December 1, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In a game more reminiscent of 2017’s wire-to-wire battle than last season’s no-show, Northwestern fell narrowly to Indiana, 68-66, at Assembly Hall on Saturday. Dererk Pardon’s 24 points were not enough to overcome the onslaught of buckets from the Hoos...

Rapid Recap: Indiana 68, Northwestern 66

Rapid Recap: Indiana 68, Northwestern 66

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

December 1, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — With all eyes on the Big Ten Championship game just an hour’s drive north in Indianapolis, Northwestern’s wild back-and-forth 68-66 loss to Indiana at Assembly Hall did its best to take center stage Saturday. The Wildcats (6-2, 0-1 Big Ten), who scored only 46 points in Bloomington...

What students can expect for tomorrow’s Big Ten Championship game

What students can expect for tomorrow’s Big Ten Championship game

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Soon, over 3,000 Northwestern students will make the 3.5 hour trip to Indianapolis to witness history in action. Northwestern’s rise to The Big Ten Championship has shone a spotlight on the football program, and set the stage for greater fame in the years to come. Thanks to a generous donor, many students will get free tickets and transportation to tomorrow’s g...

Football: Northwestern mentally ready to face Ohio State in Big Ten title game

Football: Northwestern mentally ready to face Ohio State in Big Ten title game

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

November 30, 2018


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

Football INDIANAPOLIS — As Pat Fitzgerald stepped off the bus at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday afternoon, it didn’t take long for him to realize that the spotlight here is brighter. “When I walked in a few minutes ago here ... saw the Big Ten folks getting ready to probably have their big ...

Athletic Director Jim Phillips talks about rebuilding teams and analytics

Athletic Director Jim Phillips talks about rebuilding teams and analytics

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

With only a few weeks left in the year, The Daily’s sports desk sat down with athletic director Jim Phillips ahead of the Big Ten Championship Game, where No. 21 Northwestern will playNo. 6 Ohio State with a potential birth in the Rose Bowl on the line. With the game wrapping up a big year for the...

Wilkinson: Seeing college athletes in a different light

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

I walked into Bobb Hall unsure of what to expect. It was move-in day my freshman year, and I was just another kid in a sea of freshmen. As I made my way through my freshman hall, I saw a name I recognized two doors down from mine: “Clayton Thorson.” I admittedly didn’t know anything about Northwestern...

Pope: Why I love inspiring stories, despicable hall-mates and college sports

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

It’s a tradition here at The Daily’s sports desk that graduating seniors, in their final story for this publication, write a senior column. Lately, they’ve been pretty depressing. Bobby Pilotte discussed his complicated coming to terms with the “dark side of college athletics.” Max Schuman addressed his concern...

Paxton: Enjoy the recent highs, Northwestern fans. They’re special.

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

When I first got into Northwestern sports, the Wildcats were pretty putrid. It was winter 2015, and I, a second-semester high school senior recently admitted to Northwestern, wanted a taste of Cats sports and something to do. So I watched a lot of basketball. I liked it. I relaxed and learned about...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats suffer from shooting woes, injuries in bizarre loss to Pitt

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats suffer from shooting woes, injuries in bizarre loss to Pitt

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Northwestern suffered its first loss of the season in brutal fashion Thursday, losing 52-49 to Pittsburgh in a game that spent three quarters making a mockery of the concept of offense. The Panthers (5-4) picked up their first road win since Feb. 1 while the Wildcats (5-1)...

Men’s Basketball: How Northwestern’s new defense and Romeo Langford match up

Men’s Basketball: How Northwestern’s new defense and Romeo Langford match up

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball The last time Northwestern faced a player as talented as Indiana guard Romeo Langford, the Wildcats were on the receiving end of Trae Young’s menace and 30-footers. NU entered Norman, Okla. on Dec. 22, 2017, and the eventual fifth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft stumped the...

Football: Five moments that powered the Wildcats to the Big Ten title game

Football: Five moments that powered the Wildcats to the Big Ten title game

Gameday Staff

November 30, 2018


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

Football THE RETURN By Joseph Wilkinson Clayton Thorson stood in the backfield awaiting a snap. It was his 40th straight game as Northwestern’s starting quarterback. But it was only the second game in his career in which there was any doubt that he would be there. Only nine months earl...