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Football: Northwestern roars back thanks to massive third quarter, defeats Utah 31-20 in wild, historic Holiday Bowl

Football: Northwestern roars back thanks to massive third quarter, defeats Utah 31-20 in wild, historic Holiday Bowl

Cole Paxton, Gameday Editor

January 1, 2019


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

Football SAN DIEGO — This coastal, tropical city seemed an unlikely locale for a driving deluge on New Year’s Eve. Northwestern’s depleted defense seemed an unlikely unit to suddenly scoop up takeaways like it made tackles. The Wildcats’ offense, all but left for dead in the first half, showed fe...

Holiday Bowl Rapid Recap: No. 22 Northwestern 31, No. 17 Utah 20

Holiday Bowl Rapid Recap: No. 22 Northwestern 31, No. 17 Utah 20

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter

December 31, 2018


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

Football SAN DIEGO — In Northwestern’s stunning 39-34 loss to Akron in September, the Wildcats led 21-3 at halftime before collapsing in the second half with three game-changing turnovers that directly led to Akron points. Against No. 17 Utah in the Holiday Bowl on Monday, it was No. 22 NU (9-...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s comeback falls short against Rutgers

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s comeback falls short against Rutgers

Peter Warren, Web Editor

December 29, 2018


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

Women's Basketball PISCATAWAY, N.J. — As sophomore guard Jordan Hamilton’s layup went through the basket to give Northwestern a one-point lead with a little over a minute to go, it looked like the Wildcats had finally made a breakthrough to swing the advantage away from Rutgers. And as t...

Associated Student Government President Sky Patterson resigns

Associated Student Government President Sky Patterson resigns

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

December 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Sky Patterson has resigned from her position as the Associated Student Government president. ASG announced Patterson’s resignation on Thursday. In a resignation letter dated Dec. 16, the Weinberg senior said she resigned to focus on her health and academics. “I am resigning today to take care...

Northwestern signals opposition to stricter visa rules on unlawful presence

Northwestern signals opposition to stricter visa rules on unlawful presence

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

December 27, 2018


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

Northwestern signed an amicus brief along with 65 schools last week opposing changes to visa policies that make it easier to bar international students and scholars from reentering the country. The amicus brief supports Guilford College in its lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen...

Illinois Attorney General finds over 500 unreported abuse accusations against priests

Illinois Attorney General finds over 500 unreported abuse accusations against priests

James Pollard, Reporter

December 24, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Catholic Church in Illinois failed to investigate or disclose abuse accusations against over 500 priests and clergy, according to a new preliminary report from the state’s attorney general. The report released last week criticized the state’s six dioceses for underreporting the accusations....

Football: Seniors Nate Hall and Jordan Thompson out for Holiday Bowl

Football: Seniors Nate Hall and Jordan Thompson out for Holiday Bowl

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Football The last time Utah quarterback Jason Shelley took the field, he was held without a touchdown and to just 137 yards in the Pac 12 Championship Game by Washington’s defense. Against Northwestern in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 31, the field might open up a little more for the No. 17 Utes ag...

Former EPD detective accused of joining DEA to protect drug smugglers

Former EPD detective accused of joining DEA to protect drug smugglers

Kristina Karisch, Digital Projects Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police, Top Stories

A former detective with the Evanston Police has been accused of joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration so he could protect a Puerto Rico-based drug organization responsible for numerous killings and other violence. Fernando Gomez, 41, was arrested December 11 at the DEA’s Chicago field...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern finishes second in Duel in the Desert

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern finishes second in Duel in the Desert

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

December 21, 2018


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

Women's Basketball When the buzzer sounded at the end of Northwestern’s 66-57 loss against Kansas in Las Vegas, the Wildcats’ nonconference slate ended with a runner-up finish in the Duel in the Desert. And the book closed on a portion of the season that featured some of the most encouraging w...

Early Decision acceptance rate falls as applications rise

Early Decision acceptance rate falls as applications rise

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s Early Decision acceptance rate dropped to about 25 percent as applications during the early admission cycle continue to rise. The total number of applications rose about 9 percent to 4,399 this year, associate provost for University enrollment Michael Mills said in an email. Last...

Men’s Basketball: NU alum Reggie Hearn finishes standout 2018 with USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year recognition

Men’s Basketball: NU alum Reggie Hearn finishes standout 2018 with USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year recognition

Peter Warren, Web Editor

December 20, 2018


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

When USA Basketball announced its 2018 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year on Nov. 28, the award-winner did not fit the typical profile. He was not an NBA All-Star or an elite high school talent or former Conference Player of the Year in college. Instead, he was a college walk-on who has played...

Men’s Basketball: Aaron Falzon’s return kept NU’s win over Chicago State interesting

Men’s Basketball: Aaron Falzon’s return kept NU’s win over Chicago State interesting

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Social Media Editor

December 18, 2018


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

Men's Basketball Aaron Falzon checked into a basketball game for the first time all season Monday with Northwestern up 30 points and fewer than seven minutes left. The junior forward’s presence meant that for the first time since last season, the Wildcats could rest their five most utilized p...