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Football: Why Northwestern has struggled so much in nonconference games during recent years

Football: Why Northwestern has struggled so much in nonconference games during recent years

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

September 20, 2018


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

Football This past Saturday, Northwestern fell flat as 21-point favorites and imploded in the second half en route to a 39-34 loss to Akron, the program’s most embarrassing loss in a long time. Wait — scratch that. More like the program’s most embarrassing loss since … just two years ago, when FCS-level Illinois State came into Ryan Field and won 9-7. This latest debacle drops the Wildcats’ record against nonconference opposition over t...

City’s budget deficit projected at $7.5 million, result of general fund shortfall and expenditure

City’s budget deficit projected at $7.5 million, result of general fund shortfall and expenditure

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The gap between Evanston's revenue and spending for the upcoming fiscal year has risen to $7.5 million, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said in a budget meeting last week. Bobkiewicz, who spoke on Sept. 13 alongside Chief Financial Officer Hitesh Desai, assistant city manager Erika Storlie and Police...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon to return to Northwestern’s campus this fall following suspension

Sigma Alpha Epsilon to return to Northwestern’s campus this fall following suspension

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will return to campus this fall after completing a one-year suspension. The fraternity was suspended by the University in April 2017 for violating a probation that had been in place in fall 2016. Though they remain on probation, 17 of SAE’s roughly 40 members will return to the chapter. In winter 2017, the ...

Football: Dysfunctional Northwestern collapses in second half of chaotic 39-34 loss to Akron

Football: Dysfunctional Northwestern collapses in second half of chaotic 39-34 loss to Akron

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Football The metaphorical curtains pulled across Ryan Field at halftime — intermission, if you will — of a predictable but pleasant musical, one with a few missed notes but plenty of Wildcat smiles and enough feel-good moments to justify the price of admission. Those curtains pulled back ...

Loved ones remember Shane Colombo as passionate, ‘epitome of a good person’

Loved ones remember Shane Colombo as passionate, ‘epitome of a good person’

Troy Closson, Print Managing Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

For his last birthday, Vincent Perez visited New York to see Shane Colombo, who had planned to take him around the city. As the day progressed, things “kept going wrong”: someone spilled coffee on his clothes, he and Colombo wanted to go ice-skating but the wait was hours-long and most stores were...

Residential services offers early move-in for some students ahead of Hurricane Florence

Residential services offers early move-in for some students ahead of Hurricane Florence

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern residential services is offering some students an early move-in ahead of a catastrophic storm expected to bring hurricane-force winds, power outages and torrential rainfall. More than 100 students expected to live on campus in the fall were offered accommodations on Wednesday after three...

Football: RPOs continue to dominate discussion ahead of Akron game

Football: RPOs continue to dominate discussion ahead of Akron game

Ben Pope, Gameday Editor

September 13, 2018


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

Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald went viral on Tuesday by calling run-pass options schemes “communist” in his weekly news conference, mostly in reference to the fact that blocking linemen frequently stray more than the allowed three yards downfield without a flag being thrown during such RPO plays. ...

Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton dies

Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton dies

The Daily Northwestern

September 9, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Lorraine Morton, Evanston's first black mayor, died Saturday at age 99. Morton was also the city's longest serving mayor, current Mayor Steve Hagerty said in a statement on his Facebook page announcing Morton's death. "Her life was a life worthwhile and our community is so fortunate to have had...

Chicago police release photos of shooting suspects in killing of Shane Colombo

Chicago police release photos of shooting suspects in killing of Shane Colombo

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

After an incoming Northwestern doctoral student was fatally caught in crossfire Sunday night, the Chicago Police Department released photos of suspects they believe took part in the gunfight, according to the Chicago Tribune. The surveillance photos from a Bank of America branch about a half block ...

Football: Offensive line woes lead to Northwestern’s first loss in 11 months

Football: Offensive line woes lead to Northwestern’s first loss in 11 months

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

September 8, 2018


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

Football Northwestern’s two-quarterback system may get all the attention, but it was the Duke defensive line that dominated in the Blue Devils’ 21-7 victory Saturday at Ryan Field. Both senior Clayton Thorson and junior T.J. Green struggled all afternoon to find time to throw, as Duke pi...

Incoming Northwestern doctoral student killed Sunday in Rogers Park

Incoming Northwestern doctoral student killed Sunday in Rogers Park

The Daily Northwestern

September 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

An incoming Northwestern doctoral student was shot and killed Sunday night after being caught in crossfire in Rogers Park. Shane Colombo, 25, was walking on the 7500 block of North Clark Street at about 8:24 p.m. when he was caught between two males shooting at each other, according to Chicago Police....

Football: Northwestern opens 2018 with 31-27 escape at Purdue

Football: Northwestern opens 2018 with 31-27 escape at Purdue

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Coach Pat Fitzgerald said the world would know his starting quarterback at 8:06 p.m. on Thursday. But as Northwestern started on defense, the suspense dragged on a longer — until exactly 8:12, when senior Clayton Thorson stepped under center and proceeded to lead a touchdown...