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Goldsmith: It’ll be exciting to see if the Wildcats can live up to their own expectations

Goldsmith: It’ll be exciting to see if the Wildcats can live up to their own expectations

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 6, 2018


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

Women's Basketball Two days after Northwestern’s season ended with a 55-45 loss to Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament last March, I ran into Big Ten Network broadcaster Lisa Byington, who had called both of the Wildcats’ conference tournament games. We spent a few minutes discussing where guard L...

Women’s Basketball: Kuniayi-Akpanah looks to build on promising junior campaign

Women’s Basketball: Kuniayi-Akpanah looks to build on promising junior campaign

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball A few weeks ago, coach Joe McKeown was speaking during his first radio show of the season, and one quote about senior forward Pallas Kuniayi-Akpanah got more publicity than any other. "Pallas is going to make the new Welsh-Ryan Arena her palace,” McKeown said. Kuniayi-A...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern qualifies for the NCAA Tournament

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern qualifies for the NCAA Tournament

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 5, 2018


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

Women’s Soccer For the first time under coach Michael Moynihan, there was tension in the room when Northwestern convened to watch the NCAA Tournament selection show. But even after struggling down the stretch of the season, the Wildcats (10-4-4, 4-4-3 Big Ten) snuck into the field of 64. They’re...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern wins exhibition against Lewis, 84-69

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern wins exhibition against Lewis, 84-69

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 4, 2018


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

In Northwestern’s first game in the new-Welsh Ryan arena, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, besting Lewis in a preseason exhibition 84-69. “This is my eleventh year as head coach and I coached a lot of games in the old Welsh-Ryan, so today was special for me and my...

Goldsmith: There’s legitimate pressure on Northwestern basketball this season

Goldsmith: There’s legitimate pressure on Northwestern basketball this season

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 4, 2018


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

Men's Basketball It’s not a stretch to say Northwestern was the only program in the country with three five-star recruits at its exhibition game. But on Friday night against McKendree, Patrick Baldwin Jr., Max Christie and Caleb Furst — all five-star recruits in the Class of 2021 — were ...

Men’s Basketball: Taylor, Turner can be impact transfers for Northwestern

Men’s Basketball: Taylor, Turner can be impact transfers for Northwestern

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 4, 2018


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

Men's Basketball Last year, junior forward A.J. Turner watched his Northwestern teammates play from the sideline. After transferring from Boston College — where the 6-foot-7 wing played for two seasons — Turner had to redshirt the 2017-18 basketball season. That meant no playing time, no road trip...

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 ...