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Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s seniors find success in sendoff

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s seniors find success in sendoff

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 19
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball After hearing their lengthy accomplishments read over the arena public address system in a pregame ceremony, Northwestern’s seniors decided to add a few more Sunday. The Wildcats’ five seniors combined for 53 points — including 48 from their three captains — as NU (18-9, ...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern comfortably handles Illinois on Senior Day to halt four-game skid

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern comfortably handles Illinois on Senior Day to halt four-game skid

Max Gelman, Reporter
February 19
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Over its past four games, Northwestern seemed like it had forgotten how to win, but that wasn’t the case Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. In front of a relatively large home crowd, the Wildcats (18-9, 7-7 Big Ten) hardly had trouble with bottom-feeding Illinois (8-19, 3-11), cruisi...

Men’s Basketball: In uneven win over lowly Rutgers, Welsh-Ryan Arena still electric

Men’s Basketball: In uneven win over lowly Rutgers, Welsh-Ryan Arena still electric

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 19
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Welsh-Ryan was rocking again on Saturday. In spite of a sleepy performance in which the Wildcats got crushed on the boards, experienced lengthy stretches of offensive futility and failed to score a fastbreak point, a sold-out crowd electrified the arena late in Northwestern’s battle with Rutgers. When junior forward Gavin Skelly hit a 3-...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern rallies late to beat Rutgers at home

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern rallies late to beat Rutgers at home

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 19
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball Struggling with turnovers and unable to stop a flood of second-chance points, Northwestern went into the huddle down 6 to last-place Rutgers with under eight minutes left. Coach Chris Collins, often an emotional leader, was calm. His message was simple: “Let’s find a wa...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 69, Rutgers 65

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 69, Rutgers 65

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 18
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Coach Chris Collins’ hair might have gone gray in the process, but Northwestern survived a scare from Rutgers to secure a 69-65 win at home Saturday. After trailing for much of the second half, junior guard Bryant McIntosh nailed a clutch 3 to lift the Wildcats (20-7, 9-5 Big...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats lose rebounding battle in 19-point loss to Hawkeyes

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats lose rebounding battle in 19-point loss to Hawkeyes

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 17
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Midway through the third quarter, Northwestern looked capable of making a push. Iowa’s early offensive rhythm had stalled, and senior forward Nia Coffey was piloting a surge from the Wildcats who, after trailing by double figures for a long stretch, had cut the deficit to as few as 6 points. But...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats drop below .500 in Big Ten play after loss to Iowa

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats drop below .500 in Big Ten play after loss to Iowa

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 16
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Northwestern’s grueling three-game road trip — with competitive contests in three different states in six days — was never going to be easy. Still, it’s hard to imagine it going any worse. The weary Wildcats (17-9, 6-7 Big Ten) were no match for Iowa (16-10, 7-6) on...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern preps for star-studded national event

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern preps for star-studded national event

Aidan Markey, Assistant Sports Editor
February 16
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Just a week removed from a record-setting win, Northwestern is entering uncharted territory.   The No. 7 Wildcats (10-0) will compete in their first-ever National Team Indoor Championships this weekend as part of a 16-team field for the 2017 version of the competition. NU, the event’s No. 6 ...

Men’s Basketball: Melo Trimble shreds Northwestern’s defense to the tune of 32 points

Men’s Basketball: Melo Trimble shreds Northwestern’s defense to the tune of 32 points

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 16
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Maryland guard Melo Trimble hadn’t played well his last three games. So he got a haircut. With the weight off his head, Trimble sliced through the Northwestern (19-7, 8-5 Big Ten) defense all game long Wednesday night, racking up 32 points — including 19 in the second half ...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern can’t keep pace with No. 23 Maryland

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern can’t keep pace with No. 23 Maryland

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 16
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball A sizzling Melo Trimble and a Maryland squad firing on all cylinders asked a lot of questions of Northwestern in Wednesday’s matchup, and the Wildcats didn’t have enough answers. With the No. 23 Terrapins (22-4, 10-3 Big Ten) rolling and their star guard putting up a career-high 32 po...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats looking to snap three-game losing streak Thursday at Iowa

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats looking to snap three-game losing streak Thursday at Iowa

Max Gelman, Reporter
February 15
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball February has not been kind to Northwestern thus far. After easily defeating last-place Wisconsin on Feb. 1, the Wildcats (17-8, 6-6 Big Ten) will enter Thursday’s contest at Iowa (15-10, 6-6) trying to snap a three-game skid, their longest of the year. During the streak, NU has ...

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats look to bounce back with weekend homestand

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats look to bounce back with weekend homestand

Joe Wilkinson, Reporter
February 15
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Last time it took the court, Northwestern suffered a narrow defeat to then-No. 10 Duke, a third straight loss after dropping a match at then-No. 9 Vanderbilt earlier that weekend. Now, the Wildcats are looking to turn things around. Losses on the road against two of the top 15 te...