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Lacrosse: Wildcats prepare for quarterfinal rematch with North Carolina

Lacrosse: Wildcats prepare for quarterfinal rematch with North Carolina

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse Northwestern’s 2018 season can be split into B.N.C. and A.N.C.: Before North Carolina, and After North Carolina. The Wildcats’ 18-13 loss to the Tar Heels on March 17 — in which NU (15-5, 5-1 Big Ten) held a one-goal lead at halftime but then allowed North Carolina (16-3, 6-1 ACC)...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats head to Oklahoma in search of first national title

Women’s Golf: Wildcats head to Oklahoma in search of first national title

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

May 17, 2018


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

Women's Golf In the past three years, Northwestern has consistently improved upon its finishes at the National Championships, racking up the three best finishes in program history. If they pull it off again, the Wildcats will be the 2018 National Champions. “It was a lot to live up to this year w...

Baseball: NU’s pitching staff tries to carry the team into the future

Baseball: NU’s pitching staff tries to carry the team into the future

Charlie Goldsmith, Assistant Sports Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Two weeks ago, head coach Spencer Allen was forced to manage a difficult set of circumstances. Freshman Jack Pagliarini, who leads starters with 54 strikeouts and a 3.99 ERA, could have started and given Northwestern a better chance at staving off elimination from Big Ten Tournament contention. ...

Softball: Northwestern looks for revenge in NCAA Tournament this weekend

Softball: Northwestern looks for revenge in NCAA Tournament this weekend

Andrew Golden, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Two years after losing in the Athens Regional of the NCAA Tournament, Northwestern will travel back to Georgia for revenge this weekend. The Wildcats (36-17, 14-8 Big Ten) will face the California Golden Bears (34-19, 7-16 Pac-12) in their first game of the double-elimination tournam...

Men’s Golf: Cats advance to NCAA Championships for the first time since 2011

Men’s Golf: Cats advance to NCAA Championships for the first time since 2011

Sophie Mann, Digital Managing Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Golf After three days of intense play at NCAA Regionals, Northwestern will advance to the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the first time since 2011. The Wildcats pushed past No. 25 Wake Forest, as well as a slew of unranked teams, to join four other teams from the Regional ...

Baseball: Notre Dame defeats Wildcats in final midweek game of the season

Baseball: Notre Dame defeats Wildcats in final midweek game of the season

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball When Northwestern and Notre Dame met last month in South Bend, Indiana, the Wildcats pitching staff allowed only five hits and shut out the Fighting Irish offense in a 2-0 victory. Tuesday’s game at Miller Park looked, for a while, like another low-scoring contest. After five innings...

Women’s Tennis: 14th-seeded Northwestern to face 3rd-seeded Duke in Sweet 16

Women’s Tennis: 14th-seeded Northwestern to face 3rd-seeded Duke in Sweet 16

Calvin Alexander, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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

Women's Tennis Northwestern will look to build off its back-to-back wins to start the NCAA Tournament as the team enters the Sweet 16. The 14th-seeded Wildcats (23-5, 11-0 Big Ten) have a daunting task awaiting them in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Third-seeded Duke (25-3, 13-1 ACC) will squar...

Jim Phillips ranked 2nd-highest paid athletic director in nation

Jim Phillips ranked 2nd-highest paid athletic director in nation

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips received the second-highest total compensation of all Football Bowl Subdivision athletic directors this year, according to a database released Monday by national law firm Spencer Fane LLP on AthleticDirectorU.com and created in partnership with USA Today. At...

Softball: Writers ruminate about regular season, NCAA Tournament chances

Softball: Writers ruminate about regular season, NCAA Tournament chances

Andrew Golden and Benjamin Rosenberg

May 15, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball After a strong regular season and run to the championship game of last weekend’s Big Ten Tournament, Northwestern (36-17, 14-8 Big Ten) already has its most wins in a single season since 2008. With a trip to Georgia for the NCAA Tournament ahead, The Daily’s softball writers convened to reca...

Cross Country: O’Brien wins heat, sets school record at last meet of regular season

Cross Country: O’Brien wins heat, sets school record at last meet of regular season

Sophie Mann, Digital Managing Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Cross Country On a beautiful day in Los Angeles, Northwestern finished its regular season with several season-bests and a Wildcat record at the Oxy Invitational hosted by Occidental College. This weekend, sophomore Kelly O’Brien won her heat, placed eighth overall and set a school record in...

Baseball: Northwestern looks ahead to Notre Dame, future

Baseball: Northwestern looks ahead to Notre Dame, future

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Before this season, the last time Northwestern had beaten Notre Dame on the diamond was in 2009, in a game played at U.S. Cellular Field, in a season where the Wildcats’ mark of 15 total wins was its lowest since 1975 and at a time when the Chicago White Sox’s home park still had its o...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern hopes familiarity, proximity pay off at NCAA Regionals

Men’s Golf: Northwestern hopes familiarity, proximity pay off at NCAA Regionals

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Golf Despite a disappointing fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships in late April, Northwestern knew it would still be bound for the NCAA Regionals. But it didn’t know where. When the Wildcats discovered they’d been selected for the Ohio State-hosted Columbus, Ohio, regional — to be played on what coach David Inglis called the “famil...