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Men’s Basketball: Gaines’ football background, unique skill set make him Northwestern’s 2019 wild card

Men’s Basketball: Gaines’ football background, unique skill set make him Northwestern’s 2019 wild card

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

November 4, 2018


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

On a 2018-19 Northwestern team predominantly flush with one specific type of player — lanky, pass-first, perimeter wings, straddling the dividing line between guard and forward — sophomore Anthony Gaines’ uniqueness is a breath of fresh air. Gaines is a defensive specialist, modeling himself...

Men’s Basketball: Law leads Northwestern into new era

Men’s Basketball: Law leads Northwestern into new era

Jonah Dylan, Managing Editor

November 4, 2018


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

Men's Basketball In 2014, before Vic Law played a second of college basketball, his coach already had high praise for the 6-foot-7 forward. “The thing I love about Vic is really his all-around skill set,” coach Chris Collins said in October 2014. “Vic’s one of those guys that’s goin...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s newest freshmen class prepares to live up to billing

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s newest freshmen class prepares to live up to billing

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 4, 2018


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

Men's Basketball There are a lot of new aspects to Northwestern in the 2018-2019 season. A new-look arena. A-new look offense. But, arguably, the most exciting part about this basketball season is the new-look freshman class. The four-man class of 2022 is the highest-ranked recruiting class ...

Captured: Welsh-Ryan Reopening and First Exhibition Game

Captured: Welsh-Ryan Reopening and First Exhibition Game

Daily Photo Staff

November 4, 2018


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. Northwestern reopened Welsh-Ryan Arena with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and men's basketball exhibit...

Wildcats’ defense falters as Book shines in second half of Notre Dame victory

Wildcats’ defense falters as Book shines in second half of Notre Dame victory

Ella Brockway, Reporter

November 3, 2018


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

Football For 30 minutes, the Northwestern defense appeared to contain Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book. After all, Book is one of the nation’s top signal callers, and he had entered the game with the country’s best overall completion rate at 76.5 percent. Then came the third quarter. Boo...

Football: Wildcats’ fourth-quarter comeback attempt thwarted by Notre Dame

Football: Wildcats’ fourth-quarter comeback attempt thwarted by Notre Dame

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football All of a sudden, Northwestern had returned from the dead. A long touchdown drive turned a 17-point deficit into a 10-point margin. A blocked punt led to a short scoring drive a moment later, and Notre Dame’s lead was cut to a measly 3 points. Then, the No. 4 Fighting Irish (9-0) rolled ...

Football: Despite valiant effort and late comeback, Northwestern falls 31-21 to No. 4 Notre Dame

Football: Despite valiant effort and late comeback, Northwestern falls 31-21 to No. 4 Notre Dame

Jonah Dylan, Managing Editor

November 3, 2018


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

Football Were Saturday’s game between Northwestern and Notre Dame a boxing match, the Wildcats would at least get credit for their heart. The No. 4 Fighting Irish (9-0) simply proved to be too much for NU (5-4, 5-1 Big Ten) in a 31-21 win, but the Cats fought valiantly in front of 47,330 fans in ...

Rapid Recap: No. 4 Notre Dame 31, Northwestern 21

Rapid Recap: No. 4 Notre Dame 31, Northwestern 21

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

November 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football Notre Dame’s path to the College Football Playoff continues unabated after the No. 4 Fighting Irish pulled out a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday evening at Ryan Field. Quarterback Ian Book and the Notre Dame (9-0) passing attack were just too much for the Wildcats (5-4, 5-...

Men’s Basketball: NU opens new Welsh-Ryan with emphatic exhibition victory

Men’s Basketball: NU opens new Welsh-Ryan with emphatic exhibition victory

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports

The first time Northwestern scored in the new arena was a post-up play designed for senior center Dererk Pardon, and he finished an and-one layup. The first time the Wildcats made the crowd explode was a do-it-yourself slam dunk by freshman forward Pete Nance, who stole the ball at the top of the...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 83, McKendree 44

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 83, McKendree 44

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports

For a day that has been almost 18 months in the making, there was not much drama. Friday may have been a monumental moment in the history of Northwestern athletics with the reopening of Welsh-Ryan Arena, but the marquee event of the day — the men’s basketball exhibition game against McKendree...

Welsh-Ryan Arena opens Friday with game, pregame ribbon-cutting

Welsh-Ryan Arena opens Friday with game, pregame ribbon-cutting

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Sports

Welsh-Ryan Arena officially opened Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and men’s basketball exhibition. Following a delay of almost an hour, University president Morton Schapiro, Athletic Director Jim Phillips, arena namesakes Pat and Shirley Ryan and others officially cut a purple ribbon to open...

Football: Hall’s return from latest injury strengthens Northwestern defense

Football: Hall’s return from latest injury strengthens Northwestern defense

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Gameday Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports

Football Northwestern was practicing for last December’s Music City Bowl when Nate Hall felt something pop in his knee. “Just when it happens, you immediately understand the challenge that it’s gonna present, and so that wave of emotion comes over you,” Hall said this week. “And then you ...