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Football: Northwestern secondary facing massive test against Ohio State, Dwayne Haskins

Football: Northwestern secondary facing massive test against Ohio State, Dwayne Haskins

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

Football Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ 2018 season is the best of any Big Ten signal-caller ever — and now he’s set to face Northwestern. Haskins, named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year this week, has thrown for more yards and more touchdowns in a single season than any quarter...

Football: In a season of ups and downs, close games remain the constant for ‘Cardiac Cats’

Football: In a season of ups and downs, close games remain the constant for ‘Cardiac Cats’

Jonah Dylan, Managing Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football After a 31-17 win over Wisconsin that solidified Northwestern as Big Ten West frontrunners, Clayton Thorson alluded to an old nickname for the Wildcats’ program. “Around here, a lot of times we’re called the Cardiac Cats,” the senior quarterback said. “I don’t know how muc...

Football: Big Ten Championship appearance a major boost for Northwestern’s brand, recruiting appeal

Football: Big Ten Championship appearance a major boost for Northwestern’s brand, recruiting appeal

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football When coach Pat Fitzgerald met Jared McGee on a recruiting visit in Fall 2013, he wasn’t exactly a celebrity at the now-senior safety’s suburban Dallas high school. “I didn’t really know a whole lot about Northwestern until they came to my school and spoke with me,” McGee s...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern jumps out to huge lead, holds off Georgia Tech

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern jumps out to huge lead, holds off Georgia Tech

Benjamin Rosenberg, Copy Chief

November 29, 2018


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

For 24 minutes Wednesday night, Northwestern played its best basketball of the season. For the next 16 minutes, the Wildcats played some of their worst. But the good outweighed the bad. Graduate guard Ryan Taylor scored 20 points, senior forward Vic Law added 14 and NU (6-1) withstood a furious...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern unsure of where it stands after 67-61 win

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern unsure of where it stands after 67-61 win

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

November 29, 2018


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

Men's Basketball After watching his team get overwhelmed in a road Big Ten environment, Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner made a statement that reverberated louder than anything Northwestern did in the last 40 minutes. Unprompted, Pastner called the Wildcats a likely NCAA tournament team. Then ...

Athletic Director Jim Phillips talks about new Welsh-Ryan Arena and construction

Athletic Director Jim Phillips talks about new Welsh-Ryan Arena and construction

The Daily Sports Desk

November 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories

With only a few weeks left in the year, The Daily’s sports desk sat down with athletic director Jim Phillips ahead of the Big Ten Championship Game, where No. 21 Northwestern will play the No. 6 Ohio State with a potential birth in the Rose Bowl on the line. With the Game wrapping up a big year for...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 67, Georgia Tech 61

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 67, Georgia Tech 61

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


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

Men's Basketball After losing in heartbreaking fashion on this same date to Georgia Tech, Northwestern entered Wednesday’s contest looking to avenge its loss. The Wildcats did that, and some, running past the Yellow Jackets, 67-61. In front of the biggest crowd at the reopened Welsh-Ryan, NU ...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern to take on Pitt in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern to take on Pitt in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


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

Women's Basketball Before the season, Northwestern’s non-conference schedule looked daunting. The Wildcats had plenty of tough matchups awaiting them and coach Joe McKeown said it was going to be important to use the time to get them ready for Big Ten opponents and get better. So far, NU (5...

Wrestling: After marquee win against Virginia Tech, Northwestern set for Las Vegas tournament play

Wrestling: After marquee win against Virginia Tech, Northwestern set for Las Vegas tournament play

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Wrestling

Wrestling After a shocking loss to unranked North Dakota State the week before, No. 23 Northwestern, (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten) tried something different in the lead up to its last game against then-No. 10 Virginia Tech. Upperclassmen led the team on an impromptu prayer circle, emphasizing unity and stre...

Roundtable: Writers recap 2018 Northwestern volleyball season

Roundtable: Writers recap 2018 Northwestern volleyball season

Manasa Pagadala and Andy Marquardt

November 27, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball Despite an up-and-down season, Northwestern (16-16, 6-14 Big Ten) finished the year with the team’s best record since 2014. The Wildcats also won six conference games, the most in a single year during coach Shane Davis’ tenure. With NU’s concluding this past weekend, The Daily’s...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern looks for vengeance against Georgia Tech in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern looks for vengeance against Georgia Tech in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


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

Men's Basketball After losing on a buzzer beater to Georgia Tech last November, Northwestern will look for vengeance in this year’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday. After winning two games at the Wooden Legacy Tournament this past weekend, the Wildcats (5-1) are preparing for their first hi...

Athletic director Jim Phillips talks about budget deficit and the athletic department

Athletic director Jim Phillips talks about budget deficit and the athletic department

Daily Sports Staff

November 27, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

With only a few weeks left in the year, The Daily’s sports desk sat down with athletic director Jim Phillips ahead of the Big Ten Championship Game, where No. 21 Northwestern will play the No. 6 Ohio State with a potential berth in the Rose Bowl on the line. With the Game wrapping up a year that als...