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Men’s Tennis: Season ends with loss to Iowa at Big Ten Championships

Men’s Tennis: Season ends with loss to Iowa at Big Ten Championships

Alison Albelda, Reporter

April 30, 2018


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

Men's Tennis This past Thursday, Northwestern suffered a tough defeat against Iowa at the Big Ten Championships to conclude the season. In Iowa City at their first and final postseason match of the year, the Wildcats (9-17, 4-7 Big Ten) lost 4-2 to the Hawkeyes (16-15, 4-7). NU lost to Io...

Men’s Golf: Wildcats disappointed by 5th-place finish at Big Ten Championships

Men’s Golf: Wildcats disappointed by 5th-place finish at Big Ten Championships

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

April 29, 2018


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

Men's Golf Chilly weather and winds up to 32 miles per hour in Baltimore plagued the entire field at the Big Ten Championships during Sunday’s third and final round — only two golfers in the whole tournament turned in an under-par round. But it was during Saturday’s sunny paradise that coa...

Baseball: Northwestern uses late rallies, timely hitting to sweep Penn State

Baseball: Northwestern uses late rallies, timely hitting to sweep Penn State

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

April 29, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern might need some help finding its brooms after the team completed its first series sweep of a conference opponent since May 2017 over the weekend. The Wildcats (13-24, 4-14 Big Ten) went into State College, Pennsylvania, and won their first conference series of the season in re...

Football: Jackson selected by Chargers, but other Wildcats passed over in NFL Draft

Football: Jackson selected by Chargers, but other Wildcats passed over in NFL Draft

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

April 29, 2018


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

Football After a long wait, Northwestern’s Justin Jackson was selected with the sixth-to-last pick in the NFL Draft on Saturday. The Los Angeles Chargers took Jackson with the 251st pick, making him the only Wildcats draftee in the seven-round draft. Jackson is the all-time leading rusher at NU...

Softball: Northwestern wins on Senior Day, takes series from Iowa

Softball: Northwestern wins on Senior Day, takes series from Iowa

Andrew Golden, Reporter

April 29, 2018


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

Softball On Sunday’s Senior Day, Northwestern honored its seven graduating players before beating Iowa, 6-2. After splitting the first two games of the series with a 4-1 win Friday and 3-0 loss Saturday, the Wildcats (32-14, 13-6 Big Ten) relied on 13 hits and a stellar pitching performance...

Lacrosse: Slow start, controversial call curse Northwestern in loss to Maryland

Lacrosse: Slow start, controversial call curse Northwestern in loss to Maryland

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

April 26, 2018


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

Lacrosse Northwestern, throughout recent years a punching bag for the Maryland powerhouse, was finally playing like a team that could compete with — and potentially beat — the three-time reigning Big Ten champions. The No. 7 Wildcats had worked through the nerves that put them in a disastrou...

Baseball: Northwestern must overcome travel, Penn State to earn first conference series win

Baseball: Northwestern must overcome travel, Penn State to earn first conference series win

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

April 26, 2018


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

Before Northwestern plays fellow Big Ten bottom feeder Penn State this weekend in its best opportunity all season to capture its first conference series win, the team faces a simpler but no less arduous challenge: getting to State College, Pennsylvania. The roughly 600-mile journey is the longest...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern heads to Baltimore for Big Ten Championships

Men’s Golf: Northwestern heads to Baltimore for Big Ten Championships

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

April 26, 2018


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

Men's Golf Northwestern is looking for revenge. Last season, the Wildcats came into Big Ten Championships hoping to upset Illinois. But a rough first round ended those plans prematurely, and NU had to settle for second. This time, the Cats will need a strong first round to stay in contentio...

Softball: Northwestern carries momentum into Senior Weekend against Iowa

Softball: Northwestern carries momentum into Senior Weekend against Iowa

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

April 26, 2018


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

Softball Northwestern will carry an eight-game winning streak into its final home series of the season this weekend, when the Wildcats host Iowa for three games. NU (30-13, 11-5 Big Ten) is playing its best softball of the year right now, having won 21 of its last 26 games. The Cats’ offense ...

Softball: Newport’s gem leads Northwestern over Loyola

Softball: Newport’s gem leads Northwestern over Loyola

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

April 25, 2018


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

Softball It was no secret that Morgan Newport had been struggling. Since the start of Big Ten play, the sophomore pitcher had seen her ERA rise from 2.25 to 3.96 entering Wednesday’s nonconference matchup with Loyola. Freshman Kenna Wilkey has carried Northwestern’s pitching staff lately, so t...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern heads into Big Ten tourney with title hopes

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern heads into Big Ten tourney with title hopes

Calvin Alexander, Reporter

April 25, 2018


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

Women's Tennis Northwestern will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to compete in the Big Ten Tournament this weekend. The No. 12 Wildcats (19-4, 11-0 Big Ten) head into the postseason on the back of a successful regular season. They have won 16 of their last 17 matches, including an undefeated ...

Football: Igwebuike, Jackson likely to be selected at NFL Draft

Football: Igwebuike, Jackson likely to be selected at NFL Draft

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

April 25, 2018


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

Football Students often called Justin Jackson the “Ball Carrier” during his time at Northwestern, but it’s Jackson’s pass-catching ability that has him on the radar of NFL teams ahead of the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. The shifty running back was the heartbeat of the Wildcats’ offense for the pas...