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Jochnau: The time is now, Northwestern

Jochnau: The time is now, Northwestern

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball On Feb. 18, Northwestern nearly lost to Rutgers. Against the Big Ten’s punching bag, the Wildcats came within a minute of imploding, offering a hopeless offensive performance and a laughable effort on the boards. Yet, they didn’t implode, and despite all signs indicating oth...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Rutgers in final home game of season

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Rutgers in final home game of season

Max Gelman, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Well, somebody had to win. In a game filled with careless turnovers, technical fouls between free throws and forgetting how much time was left on the shot clock, Northwestern (19-9, 8-7 Big Ten) managed to hold off Rutgers (6-22, 3-12) for a 60-38 win Thursday night at Welsh-R...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern looks for late run to solidify Big Ten standing

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern looks for late run to solidify Big Ten standing

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The first 14 games of the conference season have done little to settle Northwestern’s place in the Big Ten. That makes the last two contests particularly important. With the Big Ten Tournament only a week away, the Wildcats (18-9, 7-7 Big Ten) sit among a jumble of six teams jockeying for a high...

Baseball: Northwestern gets swept by Arizona State in opening series of season

Baseball: Northwestern gets swept by Arizona State in opening series of season

Evan Augeri, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Baseball, Sports

A lack of plate discipline cost Northwestern in its opening series of the season, as the Wildcats lost all three of their games to Arizona State over the weekend. NU (0-3) tallied only 10 hits in 27 innings, and scored 6 total runs as the Sun Devils (3-1) racked up 13. Second-year coach Spencer Allen...

Men’s Tennis: After first losses of season, Northwestern prepares for difficult weekend

Men’s Tennis: After first losses of season, Northwestern prepares for difficult weekend

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
February 22
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

After going undefeated through its first 10 games, Northwestern suffered its first setback of the season last weekend, losing three close matches in as many days. But the road does not get any easier for the No. 13 Wildcats, (10-3) who have an away match with Notre Dame (7-3) on Friday and a home...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s offense bottoms out in loss to Illinois

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s offense bottoms out in loss to Illinois

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 22
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball With little more than a minute to go in Tuesday’s game at Illinois, senior forward Nathan Taphorn took two dribbles off a screen from the top of the key and hit a pull-up 3. The play itself had no bearing on the final outcome — Northwestern (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) trailed by 14 ...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern falls to Illinois for second time in 2017

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern falls to Illinois for second time in 2017

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 22
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball There was plenty of motivation for Northwestern on Tuesday. Facing in-state rival Illinois, the Wildcats stood on the brink of history with a chance to avenge an earlier defeat and bolster their tournament resume with March rapidly approaching. Instead, NU (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) fell co...

Softball: Wildcats fall to ranked opponents at Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Softball: Wildcats fall to ranked opponents at Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Fathma Rahman, Web Editor
February 22
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball The Wildcats dropped four games this weekend in Tallahassee, Florida, where they faced two ranked opponents in No. 1 Florida State and No. 20 Pittsburgh at the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Despite eventually going winless, Northwestern (1-8) opened its weekend slate with a strong early-game sh...

Rapid Recap: Illinois 66, Northwestern 50

Rapid Recap: Illinois 66, Northwestern 50

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 21
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball For the second-straight game, Northwestern came out flat against a team it was expected to beat. But after a sold-out Welsh-Ryan Arena crowd lifted the Wildcats to a win against Rutgers over the weekend, NU found no such spark on the road Tuesday against Illinois. Instead, t...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern splits weekend contests, opens conference play with win

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern splits weekend contests, opens conference play with win

Zach Koons, Reporter
February 21
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Following a brief respite from match play, Northwestern returned home this weekend looking to halt a three-match skid. But the No. 23 Wildcats (5-4) got off to a slow start and were overwhelmed 5-2 on Friday by a previously undefeated Baylor (6-1) team, before bouncing back Sunday t...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern falls short at National Indoor Championships

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern falls short at National Indoor Championships

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
February 21
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis Coming into the weekend, Northwestern appeared poised to make a run at a championship against some of the nation’s best programs. Three losses later, the team knows it still has room for improvement. The No. 7 Wildcats (10-3) dropped their trio of matches at the ITA National Ind...

Men’s Basketball: With Lindsey back in lineup, Cats seek revenge against Illinois

Men’s Basketball: With Lindsey back in lineup, Cats seek revenge against Illinois

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 21
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball For two weeks, Northwestern’s leading scorer, Scottie Lindsey, watched the Wildcats play and watched other college and NBA teams play. But while suffering from mononucleosis, the junior guard couldn’t play himself. “Bored, frustrated — I went through everything,” Linds...