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Football: After shaky start, Northwestern’s offensive line rounds into form

Football: After shaky start, Northwestern’s offensive line rounds into form

Cole Paxton, Copy Chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football After a rocky early-October stretch, in which Northwestern conceded eight sacks to Wisconsin and didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter against Penn State, the Wildcats’ offensive line didn’t get a pep talk or take a “magic pill,” junior guard Tommy Doles said. Instead, i...

Football: Sack machine Gaziano cements starting role, completes Cats’ D-line

Football: Sack machine Gaziano cements starting role, completes Cats’ D-line

Ben Pope, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Football With a team-leading six sacks to his name already this season, sophomore defensive end Joe Gaziano is well on his way to becoming a household name on Northwestern’s defense. But Gaziano’s teammates prefer some alternatives. “People have been giving me a hard time, saying tha...

Football: Northwestern coaching staff maintains continuity, for better or worse

Football: Northwestern coaching staff maintains continuity, for better or worse

Max Schuman, Gameday Editor

November 10, 2017


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

A sour mood enveloped Ryan Field in the aftermath of Northwestern’s ugly homecoming loss to Penn State last month, the kind of game which the hosts could have played for days without matching the Nittany Lions’ 31 points. At the postgame news conference, coach Pat Fitzgerald apologized for the...

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern hosts Wisconsin in Big Ten opener

Men’s Swimming: Northwestern hosts Wisconsin in Big Ten opener

Benjamin Rosenberg, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Swimming and Diving Northwestern has picked up three wins in the last two weeks against weaker opponents, but has struggled against stronger teams from power conferences. The Wildcats (3-5) have an opportunity to change that Saturday in their Big Ten opener against Wisconsin. The Badgers (1-6) have alr...

Women’s Soccer: Clem leads Wildcats into NCAA Tournament matchup with Butler

Women’s Soccer: Clem leads Wildcats into NCAA Tournament matchup with Butler

Charlie Goldsmith, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer After four consecutive positive results at the beginning of Big Ten play, Northwestern was hitting its stride. The Wildcats couldn’t have expected the disappointing stretch that followed: two consecutive losses to Purdue and Illinois, now the No. 221 team in the RPI. With t...

Volleyball: Wildcats prepare for weekend road trip to Michigan

Volleyball: Wildcats prepare for weekend road trip to Michigan

Cassidy Jackson, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball With Northwestern’s season winding down, the clock is ticking and the window for the NCAA Tournament is closing. The Wildcats (13-13, 3-11 Big Ten) will first stop in Ann Arbor to face off against Michigan (16-10, 6-8) on Friday night. NU will then head to East Lansing for a rem...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats to open program’s next era against lowly Chicago State

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats to open program’s next era against lowly Chicago State

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball It’s not exactly breaking news, but someone’s going to have to step up for Northwestern. The Wildcats lost four senior starters, including former star forward Nia Coffey, who was taken fifth in the 2017 WNBA Draft. Coach Joe McKeown will get his first look at what a Coffey-les...

Fencing: Northwestern strives for perfect weekend at Vassar Invitational

Fencing: Northwestern strives for perfect weekend at Vassar Invitational

Peter Warren, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Fencing, Sports

Fencing Northwestern enters Saturday’s Vassar Invitational in Poughkeepsie, New York, as the favorite in all eight of its matches. As a result, the Wildcats have very high expectations for the upcoming stretch. “We should go undefeated,” coach Zach Moss said. “We should be able ...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for season opener against Loyola

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for season opener against Loyola

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Northwestern has never been here before. The No. 19 Wildcats will open their season Friday as a ranked team for the first time when they take on Loyola Maryland at Allstate Arena. It will be NU’s first game since it lost to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...

Cross Country: Northwestern enters regional meet eyeing NCAA Championships bid

Cross Country: Northwestern enters regional meet eyeing NCAA Championships bid

Alison Albelda, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country When Northwestern takes on familiar foes at Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regionals in Ames, Iowa, the team will have an opportunity to qualify for next week’s NCAA Championships. The Wildcats will race on Iowa State’s home course against a field that includes the No. 14 Cyclones,...

Football Roundtable: Writers talk Wildcats, Big Ten as season’s end approaches

Football Roundtable: Writers talk Wildcats, Big Ten as season’s end approaches

Tim Balk, Max Gelman, and Cole Paxton

November 7, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football Northwestern has made it through three quarters of its season, and what a season it has been. After stumbling out of the gate — losing in a stunning rout at Duke and dropping conference games to Wisconsin and Penn State — the team has hit its stride, rolling up four straight wins. The ...