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Wrestling: In final home match of career, Berkowitz looks to lead Wildcats to victory

Wrestling: In final home match of career, Berkowitz looks to lead Wildcats to victory

Evan Augeri, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Last weekend was a tough one for Northwestern (6-6, 1-5 Big Ten), which suffered a pair of losses to Big Ten rival Indiana and defending NCAA champion Penn State. But the Wildcats will have an opportunity to bounce back Friday on Senior Day against Illinois (6-2, 3-2). NU’s two senior starters,... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Without Scottie Lindsey, Northwestern’s offense flounders at Purdue

Men’s Basketball: Without Scottie Lindsey, Northwestern’s offense flounders at Purdue

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 2
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Facing one of the nation’s most formidable offensive squads Wednesday night, No. 25 Northwestern needed to put the ball in the bucket. Instead, the Wildcats struggled to manufacture offense as the No. 23 Boilermakers poured in point after point against NU’s... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s winning streak crushed in loss to Purdue

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s winning streak crushed in loss to Purdue

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In only its second foray into the AP Top 25 in the last 48 years, No. 25 Northwestern received a harsh baptism at the hands of No. 23 Purdue on Wednesday. The Wildcats’ (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) six-game winning streak hit a brick wall named Caleb Swanigan... Read more »

NLRB lawyer circulates memo asserting that football players at private universities are employees

NLRB lawyer circulates memo asserting that football players at private universities are employees

Max Gelman, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

The National Labor Relations Board general counsel made public Tuesday an advice memorandum expressing his position that college football players at private universities can legally seek compensation and improved working conditions. The memorandum referenced the case in which some members of Northwestern’s... Read more »

Rapid Recap: No. 23 Purdue 80, No. 25 Northwestern 59

Rapid Recap: No. 23 Purdue 80, No. 25 Northwestern 59

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball After six-straight Big Ten wins, Northwestern found itself ranked for the first time since 2009. But the 2016-17 Wildcats followed the example set eight years ago and failed to capitalize on the momentum. The No. 25 Wildcats (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) fell to No. 23 Purdue (18-5, 7-... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern routs Wisconsin at home

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern routs Wisconsin at home

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Northwestern didn’t so much exert its dominance. It was more Wisconsin displaying its ineptitude. Either way, the Wildcats got the victory. Senior forward Nia Coffey scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds, senior guard Christen Inman scored 14 points of her own and NU took advantage of... Read more »

Football: Fitzgerald lauds Big Ten Network, Ryan Fieldhouse in signing day press conference

Football: Fitzgerald lauds Big Ten Network, Ryan Fieldhouse in signing day press conference

Bobby Pillote, Reporter
February 1
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

For scouting reports on NU’s 19 scholarship commitments, explore The Daily’s interactive graphic here. Coach Pat Fitzgerald welcomed 26 new players to Northwestern’s football program Wednesday, pointing to a widening national footprint and improving facilities as reasons for the Wildcats’ success on the recruiting trail. “I think we filled all of our needs,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re always trying to add speed and solidify the line of scrimmage, and... Read more »

Northwestern files motion to dismiss lawsuit from former men’s basketball player Johnnie Vassar

Northwestern files motion to dismiss lawsuit from former men’s basketball player Johnnie Vassar

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northwestern filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss former men’s basketball player Johnnie Vassar’s lawsuit against the university, according to court documents. In November, Vassar filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA and NU, claiming the University breached its contract with Vassar when it revoked his athletic scholarship in May 2016. The University’... Read more »

Football: A look at Northwestern’s 2017 recruiting class

Daily Sports Staff
February 1
Filed under Football, Sports

Football Wednesday is National Signing Day, and Northwestern will be receiving letters of intent from 17 recruits. Two recruits had already signed on as early enrollees, bringing the total class up to 19. Explore the map for profiles of the newest Wildcats. Note: All recruiting ratings and ran... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern readies to play struggling Wisconsin

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern readies to play struggling Wisconsin

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
January 31
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Jonathan Tsipis’ first season coaching Wisconsin has seen a laundry list of disappointments: an eight-game losing streak, a 35-point output at home against Idaho State and a winless conference record as the calendar turns to February. Joe McKeown can relate. The Northwe... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: No. 25 Northwestern set for showdown at No. 23 Purdue

Men’s Basketball: No. 25 Northwestern set for showdown at No. 23 Purdue

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
January 31
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball On the heels of six-consecutive wins, including a 68-55 victory against Indiana at home Sunday, No. 25 Northwestern is rolling. And if the AP Poll’s recognition is any indication, the country is taking notice. But the Wildcats know success can disappear as quickly as i... Read more »

Lacrosse: Wildcats look to bounce back from disappointing 2016 campaign

Lacrosse: Wildcats look to bounce back from disappointing 2016 campaign

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
January 31
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Northwestern hasn’t won a national title in four seasons. That streak may seem trifling, but for a team that won seven out of eight NCAA Tournaments between the 2005-2012 seasons, it’s cause for concern. A year ago, the Wildcats found themselves on the brink of not qualifying for the... Read more »