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Football: Pinstripe Bowl propels Northwestern to unprecedented recruiting surge

Football: Pinstripe Bowl propels Northwestern to unprecedented recruiting surge

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Northwestern junior superback Garrett Dickerson had a highlight-reel performance in the 2016 Pinstripe Bowl, catching five passes for a career-high 46 yards and a critical fourth-quarter touchdown under the New York City lights. Eight hundred miles away in Dunlap, Illinois, Charlie Mangie...

Softball: Northwestern swept by Nebraska in Big Ten matchup

Softball: Northwestern swept by Nebraska in Big Ten matchup

Ronald Kim, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Coming off a blowout loss to Notre Dame, Northwestern stormed into Lincoln needing a series win. But despite keeping each game close and mustering several comeback efforts, the Wildcats (20-27, 6-12 Big Ten) were swept by Nebraska (24-25, 13-7 Big Ten) in the three-game set. The f...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern falls to Wisconsin in second round of Big Ten Tournament

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern falls to Wisconsin in second round of Big Ten Tournament

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Tennis The Wildcats’ Big Ten Tournament ended earlier than they would have liked. After sweeping past Michigan State (11-18, 0-11 Big Ten) 4-0 Thursday, No. 23 Northwestern (21-10, 7-4) lost to Wisconsin (17-7, 7-4) on Friday, 4-2, for the second time this season. “We fought hard, b...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern starts slow, finishes second at Big Ten Championships

Men’s Golf: Northwestern starts slow, finishes second at Big Ten Championships

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Golf Once again, one poor round cost Northwestern significantly. If only the final two rounds of the Big Ten Championships counted, the Wildcats would have beaten No. 8 Illinois and won the tournament. But the Fighting Illini outshot NU by 17 strokes in the first round, essentially putting away...

Baseball: Wildcats drop crucial series to Michigan State in blowout fashion

Baseball: Wildcats drop crucial series to Michigan State in blowout fashion

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball The weather and quality of play were inconsistent all weekend as Northwestern dropped two of three to Michigan State in a showdown between mediocre Big Ten teams. After dropping the first game of a doubleheader 8-1 on Friday, the Wildcats battled back and took a tightly contested second ga...

Football: Walker, Odenigbo hear names called on final day of NFL Draft

Football: Walker, Odenigbo hear names called on final day of NFL Draft

Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football It took until the final few hours of the three-day NFL Draft, but a pair of former Northwestern players came off the board and learned where they would begin professional careers. Linebacker Anthony Walker and defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo were chosen Saturday by two midwestern NFL ...

Lacrosse: Northwestern hammered by Maryland in regular season finale

Lacrosse: Northwestern hammered by Maryland in regular season finale

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Northwestern’s plan to neutralize top-ranked Maryland worked for 15 minutes. Then it didn’t. The No. 1 Terrapins (17-0, 6-0 Big Ten) quickly recovered from a slow start to put the game essentially away by halftime, rolling to an 18-9 win over the No. 14 Wildcats (9-8, 4-2 Big ...

Baseball: Northwestern takes on Michigan State with Big Ten seeding critical

Baseball: Northwestern takes on Michigan State with Big Ten seeding critical

Talia Hendel, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball Every late-season series is important. But for Northwestern, this weekend could be the key to the Big Ten Tournament as the Wildcats take on an opponent ranked just above them in conference standings: Michigan State. “The Big Ten comes down to oftentimes the tiebreaker … so you want to...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern looks to upset Illinois at Big Ten Championships

Men’s Golf: Northwestern looks to upset Illinois at Big Ten Championships

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Golf, Sports

Men's Golf Even though Northwestern and Illinois are often considered rivals, the two schools don’t often have meaningful battles in the Big Ten. But the Big Ten Championships could be an exception. The Wildcats will look to pull the upset on the No. 8 Fighting Illini this weekend at Balti...

Men’s Tennis: Underclassmen lead Northwestern to easy win in Big Ten Tournament opener

Men’s Tennis: Underclassmen lead Northwestern to easy win in Big Ten Tournament opener

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis Northwestern advanced to the second round of the Big Ten Tournament thanks to commanding wins by its younger players. The No. 23 Wildcats (21-9, 7-4 Big Ten), the No. 5 seed in the tournament, shut out No. 12 seed Michigan State (11-18, 0-11) 4-0 on Thursday at Purdue’s tennis center. NU wi...

Cats Chat Podcast: Episode 3

Cats Chat Podcast: Episode 3

The Daily Northwestern Staff
April 27, 2017
Filed under Audio, Cats Chat, Multimedia, Sports, Top Sports Stories

On the latest episode of Cats Chat, beat writer Evan Augeri joins Sports Editor Cole Paxton to discuss the state of Northwestern softball. The pair talk about the rise of senior outfielder Anna Petersen, the status of NU's pitching staff and the uphill battle the Cats face towards making the NCAA Tournament....

Women’s Tennis: No. 3 seeded NU heads to Big Ten Tournament, set to play Spartans again

Women’s Tennis: No. 3 seeded NU heads to Big Ten Tournament, set to play Spartans again

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After a win on Senior Day following two consecutive losses, Northwestern heads to Urbana to compete in the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Thursday. The Wildcats (13-10, 9-2 Big Ten) will open their slate Friday against Michigan State (17-7, 7-4) in a rematch of a contest jus...