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Football: Walker leads Northwestern contingent into NFL Draft

Football: Walker leads Northwestern contingent into NFL Draft

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football After a 2015 season in which he garnered All-American recognition, Anthony Walker likely could’ve gone in the second or third round of the NFL Draft. But he decided to come back for his junior season, and his stock has fallen. Walker is expected to go anywhere from the fourth to sev...

Lacrosse: Cats seek share of Big Ten title against top-ranked Maryland

Lacrosse: Cats seek share of Big Ten title against top-ranked Maryland

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller won two national titles and was named ACC Female Athlete of the Year during her playing days at Maryland, but the former star attacker is long removed from her playing days — and from her last win over her alma mater. The No. 14 Wildcats (9-7, 4-1 Big Ten) ha...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern heads into Big Ten Tournament hopeful for strong play

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern heads into Big Ten Tournament hopeful for strong play

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

Men's Tennis If Northwestern’s star seniors want a Big Ten title before they graduate, they’ll have to do it now. The No. 23 Wildcats (20-9, 7-4 Big Ten) will kick off the conference tournament Thursday in West Lafayette, Indiana as the No. 5 seed, taking on 12th-seeded Michigan State (11-17, 0-...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern falls to Mexican U-20 national team in spring exhibition

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern falls to Mexican U-20 national team in spring exhibition

Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer For Northwestern, accustomed to the comforts of Big Ten soccer, Tuesday’s matchup against Mexico’s under-20 national team was something new. “They were a great team — very fast, very quick and very creative on the ball,” rising junior midfielder Marisa Viggiano said. ...

Baseball: Northwestern looks for another win against Chicago State

Baseball: Northwestern looks for another win against Chicago State

Talia Hendel, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball Northwestern is on a hot streak, having won seven of its last 10 games — a complete turnaround from a 2-10 start to the season — but can’t afford to let up. The Wildcats are currently in 10th place in the Big Ten standings and the end of the conference season — and opportunities ...

Fitzgerald, Collins sign lengthy contract extensions

Fitzgerald, Collins sign lengthy contract extensions

Cole Paxton and Ben Pope
April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

CHICAGO — Northwestern announced contract extensions for football coach Pat Fitzgerald and men’s basketball coach Chris Collins at a news conference Tuesday at the Under Armour Brand House. Fitzgerald will be under contract through 2026, while Collins’ extension runs through the 2024-25 season,...

Softball: Wildcats overpowered by Notre Dame in ugly loss

Softball: Wildcats overpowered by Notre Dame in ugly loss

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Northwestern struggled Tuesday afternoon in its final non-conference game of the season, a 10-2 run-rule loss to Notre Dame that ended after 5 innings. The Wildcats (20-24, 6-9 Big Ten) gave up a three-run home run in the first inning, and a costly two-out error in the second allowed a...

Football: With extension, Fitzgerald remains driver of Northwestern football’s rise

Football: With extension, Fitzgerald remains driver of Northwestern football’s rise

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football CHICAGO — When Pat Fitzgerald arrived at Northwestern in 1993, he entered an environment where, he said Tuesday, athletes were not properly supported. When his 10-year contract extension to remain the Wildcats’ football coach was officially announced Tuesday — alongside a ...

Men’s Basketball: Lengthy Collins extension secures Northwestern’s ‘destination’ status

Men’s Basketball: Lengthy Collins extension secures Northwestern’s ‘destination’ status

Cole Paxton, Sports Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball CHICAGO — Before last season began, Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips wanted to extend basketball coach Chris Collins’ contract. “We hadn’t done anything. He’d been here for four years, signed an original seven-year contract, and it was time for us to do th...

Softball: Northwestern looks to build on momentum against Notre Dame

Softball: Northwestern looks to build on momentum against Notre Dame

Evan Augeri, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports

Softball Riding a four-game winning streak, Northwestern will face another strong non-conference opponent Tuesday afternoon when it meets Notre Dame. With a three-game sweep of Purdue over the weekend, the Wildcats (20-23, 6-9 Big Ten) inched ahead in the Big Ten standings and came the closest to...

Seidel, O’Brien set school records at Virginia Challenge

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports

Cross Country Junior Isabel Seidel raced to a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday, the latest in a string of successful outings for the Wildcats on the track. Seidel lowered her previous personal best by 26 seconds, running a 10:33.30 and finishing 12th o...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern loses to Michigan, beats Michigan State on Senior Day

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern loses to Michigan, beats Michigan State on Senior Day

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis On a beautiful Senior Day in Evanston, Northwestern redeemed its loss from Friday by closing its regular season with a victory to close the weekend. The Wildcats (13-10, 9-2 Big Ten) secured their second consecutive split weekend. After being swept by No. 5 Ohio State last Sunday, ...