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Softball: Wildcats sweep doubleheader with Illinois, climb up conference standings

Softball: Wildcats sweep doubleheader with Illinois, climb up conference standings

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Despite being all but eliminated from NCAA Tournament contention with three losses to Nebraska over the weekend, Northwestern won two hard-fought games in a doubleheader against in-state rival Illinois on Tuesday. The Wildcats (22-27, 8-12 Big Ten) upset the Fighting Illini (35-15, 13-...

Men’s Basketball: Will Northwestern win more games next season?

Men’s Basketball: Will Northwestern win more games next season?

May 3, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

After a record-setting 24 wins and first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance last season, expectations are high for the Wildcats. Sports writers Garrett Jochnau and Max Schuman offer their takes on what 2017-18 has in store for NU.

Cats Chat Podcast: Episode 4

Cats Chat Podcast: Episode 4

The Daily Northwestern Staff
May 3, 2017
Filed under Audio, Cats Chat, Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Multimedia, Sports

On the latest edition of The Daily's sports podcast, reporter Benjy Apelbaum joins Sports Editor Cole Paxton to discuss all things NU men's tennis. The pair discuss the underwhelming season to date, the significance of Sam Shropshire's injury and Strong Kirchheimer's impressive play. Finally, Apelbaum...

Baseball: Northwestern falls 3-2 to Notre Dame in low-scoring affair

Baseball: Northwestern falls 3-2 to Notre Dame in low-scoring affair

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball A Jack Mitchell field goal couldn’t save Northwestern this time, as the Wildcats’ trip to South Bend, Indiana, ended in a narrow, 1-run loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday. NU (17-26, 6-9 Big Ten) couldn’t contain the Fighting Irish’s (23-23) powerful middle of the lineup, which carried the hosts to a 3-2 victory. The Cats have now dropped three o...

Softball: Northwestern prepares for final home games of season against Illinois

Softball: Northwestern prepares for final home games of season against Illinois

Ronald Kim, Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Northwestern will look to close out its home schedule in winning fashion Wednesday, when the team hosts Big Ten rival Illinois in a doubleheader. The Wildcats (20-27, 7-12 Big Ten) enter the series with the Fighting Illini (35-13, 13-4 Big Ten) having been swept in a three-game series...

Football: Pinstripe Bowl propels Northwestern to unprecedented recruiting surge

Football: Pinstripe Bowl propels Northwestern to unprecedented recruiting surge

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Northwestern junior superback Garrett Dickerson had a highlight-reel performance in the 2016 Pinstripe Bowl, catching five passes for a career-high 46 yards and a critical fourth-quarter touchdown under the New York City lights. Eight hundred miles away in Dunlap, Illinois, Charlie Mangie...

Softball: Northwestern swept by Nebraska in Big Ten matchup

Softball: Northwestern swept by Nebraska in Big Ten matchup

Ronald Kim, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Coming off a blowout loss to Notre Dame, Northwestern stormed into Lincoln needing a series win. But despite keeping each game close and mustering several comeback efforts, the Wildcats (20-27, 6-12 Big Ten) were swept by Nebraska (24-25, 13-7 Big Ten) in the three-game set. The f...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern falls to Wisconsin in second round of Big Ten Tournament

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern falls to Wisconsin in second round of Big Ten Tournament

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Tennis The Wildcats’ Big Ten Tournament ended earlier than they would have liked. After sweeping past Michigan State (11-18, 0-11 Big Ten) 4-0 Thursday, No. 23 Northwestern (21-10, 7-4) lost to Wisconsin (17-7, 7-4) on Friday, 4-2, for the second time this season. “We fought hard, b...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern starts slow, finishes second at Big Ten Championships

Men’s Golf: Northwestern starts slow, finishes second at Big Ten Championships

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Golf Once again, one poor round cost Northwestern significantly. If only the final two rounds of the Big Ten Championships counted, the Wildcats would have beaten No. 8 Illinois and won the tournament. But the Fighting Illini outshot NU by 17 strokes in the first round, essentially putting away...

Baseball: Wildcats drop crucial series to Michigan State in blowout fashion

Baseball: Wildcats drop crucial series to Michigan State in blowout fashion

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball The weather and quality of play were inconsistent all weekend as Northwestern dropped two of three to Michigan State in a showdown between mediocre Big Ten teams. After dropping the first game of a doubleheader 8-1 on Friday, the Wildcats battled back and took a tightly contested second ga...

Football: Walker, Odenigbo hear names called on final day of NFL Draft

Football: Walker, Odenigbo hear names called on final day of NFL Draft

Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Football It took until the final few hours of the three-day NFL Draft, but a pair of former Northwestern players came off the board and learned where they would begin professional careers. Linebacker Anthony Walker and defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo were chosen Saturday by two midwestern NFL ...

Lacrosse: Northwestern hammered by Maryland in regular season finale

Lacrosse: Northwestern hammered by Maryland in regular season finale

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Northwestern’s plan to neutralize top-ranked Maryland worked for 15 minutes. Then it didn’t. The No. 1 Terrapins (17-0, 6-0 Big Ten) quickly recovered from a slow start to put the game essentially away by halftime, rolling to an 18-9 win over the No. 14 Wildcats (9-8, 4-2 Big ...