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Fencing: Northwestern wins second straight Midwest Fencing Conference championship

Fencing: Northwestern wins second straight Midwest Fencing Conference championship

Stephen Council, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Fencing Northwestern had one of its best regular seasons ever: a 39-5 record, a No. 2 national ranking and a brand-new home facility in Ryan Fieldhouse. This weekend, the Wildcats made a little more history. NU cruised to its second straight Midwest Fencing Conference championship, the school...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern wins its 2019 Big Ten opener

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern wins its 2019 Big Ten opener

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


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

Women's Tennis On Friday, No. 10 Northwestern played up to its ranking, sweeping Iowa in its Big Ten opener, but two days later the Wildcats fell to No. 20 Pepperdine. Against the Hawkeyes (7-2, 0-1 Big Ten), NU (6-5, 1-0) won all seven completed matches in the first conference match as the tea...

Football: Cameron Green retires due to family history of concussions, head injuries

Football: Cameron Green retires due to family history of concussions, head injuries

Andrew Golden and Peter Warren

February 25, 2019


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

“Unfortunately, due to concussion and head injuries within my family, I have chosen to step away from the game,” Green said in a tweet from his account. “Though the love of the game will be everlasting in me, the love for family and health overpowers all.”

Men’s Basketball: Pardon and Law spark NU offense in loss to Wisconsin

Men’s Basketball: Pardon and Law spark NU offense in loss to Wisconsin

Ella Brockway, Copy Chief

February 24, 2019


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

On paper, Northwestern’s 69-64 loss to No. 22 Wisconsin was more of the same: the Wildcats lost their fifth Big Ten game by five or fewer points, and their losing streak extended to eight games. But on the floor, there were improvements worth noting, coach Chris Collins said in the postgame news...

Baseball: Northwestern salvages final game of three-game series against No. 20 Duke

Baseball: Northwestern salvages final game of three-game series against No. 20 Duke

Eric Rynston-Lobel, Reporter

February 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball In a series that began a day later than scheduled due to rain, Northwestern experienced a heartbreaking walk-off loss in game one, a debilitating blowout in game two and a resounding win in game three. The Wildcats’ (3-4) resiliency was on display in the third game on Sunday, as the ...

Wrestling: Northwestern dominates SIUE, wins for first time at the new Ryan Fieldhouse

Wrestling: Northwestern dominates SIUE, wins for first time at the new Ryan Fieldhouse

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

February 24, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling In the last regular season matchup ever for Northwestern’s Conan Jennings, the senior dominated Southern Illinois Edwardsville’s Jake McKiernan to the tune of an 11-0 major decision, one of seven Cats to earn bonus point wins against the Cougars. And the Wildcats (5-10, 2-7 Big Ten) ...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern was just a last-second shot away from an upset

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern was just a last-second shot away from an upset

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

February 24, 2019


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

Men's Basketball Northwestern had run this play before, but the other time the Wildcats had used it has been buried in a forgettable season. Maybe NU drew it up in the second half sometime against Ohio State, a game the Cats lost by 14. Or maybe it was hidden somewhere in losses to Penn Stat...

Softball: Williams leads Northwestern to 4-1 mark at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Softball: Williams leads Northwestern to 4-1 mark at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Benjamin Rosenberg, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball The nickname “Cardiac Cats” was originally given to the Northwestern football team, but this season, the moniker has applied to softball as well. With Danielle Williams in the circle, though, the Wildcats (11-3) have to like their chances. The freshman pitcher led NU to a 4-1 fin...

Rapid Recap: Wisconsin 69, Northwestern 64

Rapid Recap: Wisconsin 69, Northwestern 64

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2019


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

Men's Basketball Inside Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday, Northwestern (12-15, 3-12) played behind one of the loudest crowds it has seen since the opening of the Arena. The Wildcats battled Wisconsin (19-8, 11-5) for most of the game, but couldn’t hit the game-winning shot to tie the game, falling...

Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah shatters 1,000-rebound record despite Wildcats’ loss to Cornhuskers

Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah shatters 1,000-rebound record despite Wildcats’ loss to Cornhuskers

Manasa Pagadala, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Northwestern had its first game in the final stretch of conference play on Thursday, with only two games left in the regular conference until the Big Ten Tournament starts on March 6. But it wasn’t a good start. The Wildcats trailed by as many as 20 points in the third q...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s late game near-comeback masks poor defensive performance

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s late game near-comeback masks poor defensive performance

Ryan Wangman, Audio Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Make no mistake: Though the box score will show Northwestern making a miracle fourth-quarter comeback that brought the game to within three points, the Wildcats had absolutely no business being in the game to begin with. NU (15-12, 8-8 Big Ten) struggled defensively ...

Baseball: Wildcats facing one of the best pitchers in the country this weekend

Baseball: Wildcats facing one of the best pitchers in the country this weekend

Peter Warren, Web Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball After starting the season with a 2-2 weekend in Arizona, Northwestern travels to Durham, North Carolina, to play interconference rival Duke in a three-game set. Coach Spencer Allen said the Blue Devils and the Wildcats are the most comparable schools in the country due to their academic ...