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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 ...

Volleyball: Northwestern looks to go 2-0 during weekend matches against Ohio State and Maryland

Volleyball: Northwestern looks to go 2-0 during weekend matches against Ohio State and Maryland

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball Before playing its first game in the new Welsh-Ryan Arena next week, Northwestern will head on the road to face Maryland and Ohio State. The Cats, who played their final game in Beardsley Gym on Sunday, enter this weekend having won three of their last four games. The Terrapins, o...

Men’s Tennis: Wildcats look for successful weekend at Minnesota Mock Duals

Men’s Tennis: Wildcats look for successful weekend at Minnesota Mock Duals

Troy Closson, Digital Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


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

Men's Tennis Coming off a fruitful showing at the Big Ten Championships, Northwestern will look to continue its success this weekend at the Gopher Invitational. At last weekend’s Big Tens, the Wildcats brought home their third consecutive Big Ten Singles Championship following junior Domin...

This weekend is one of the biggest in NU sports history

This weekend is one of the biggest in NU sports history

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


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

The past seven years have all been leading up to this weekend. It started when Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips and Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick announced in April 2011 that the two football programs would renew their rivalry — dormant since 1995 — with two games, one...

Fencing: Northwestern to begin college competition with Penn State Open

Fencing: Northwestern to begin college competition with Penn State Open

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

After two preseason individual, non-collegiate tournaments, Northwestern opens up the collegiate schedule with the Penn State Open in State College, Pennsylvania. However, unlike most meets the Wildcats will attend this winter, the Penn State Open is not a dual meet — it is an individual meet. That...

Football: With nothing to lose, Cats prepare for challenge in No. 4 Notre Dame

Football: With nothing to lose, Cats prepare for challenge in No. 4 Notre Dame

Ella Brockway, Reporter

November 1, 2018


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

Football When Northwestern’s 2018 schedule was announced over a year ago, few could have predicted where the Wildcats sit now: Preparing to welcome No. 4 Notre Dame for a primetime game, riding a four-game win streak and sitting atop the Big Ten West. The fate of NU’s season isn’t conting...

Men’s Soccer: Northwestern preps for Big Ten Tournament

Men’s Soccer: Northwestern preps for Big Ten Tournament

Stephen Council, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Soccer, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men’s Soccer Indiana beat Northwestern, 2-1, earlier this year on what the Wildcats felt was an officiating mistake. NU wants another shot, and it can earn a chance this weekend. The No. 8 Cats (5-8-5, 0-5-3 Big Ten) head to Bloomington, Indiana for the Big Ten Tournament, where they will f...