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Gameday live blog: Northwestern vs. Mississippi State

Josh Walfish and Rohan Nadkarni

January 1, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Top Stories, Wildcat Extra

Follow along as The Daily Sports desk offers real-time analysis of today's Gator Bowl between Northwestern and Mississippi State. Gator Bowl: Northwestern vs. Mississippi State — Josh Walfish and Rohan Nadkarni ...

Football: Making our cases for Northwestern’s MVP

Football: Making our cases for Northwestern’s MVP

Dan Ryan and Josh Walfish

December 27, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Road to Jacksonville, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Dan Ryan: The Case for Venric Mark With the lull in college football action as we all eagerly anticipate the bowl season, I've had to get my pigskin fix exclusively from the NFL for the past few weeks. Admittedly, watching Tom Brady, Robert Griffin III and Peyton Manning torch hapless secondarie...

Football: Mississippi State poses big challenge for Northwestern in Gator Bowl

Football: Mississippi State poses big challenge for Northwestern in Gator Bowl

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

December 22, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Road to Jacksonville, Sports, Top Stories

As Northwestern gets set to battle Mississippi State on Jan. 1 in the Gator Bowl, the process of creating a gameplan for a previously unknown opponent is in full swing. Coach Pat Fitzgerald has gone from knowing nothing about the Bulldogs (8-4) on Dec. 2, when the Wildcats (9-3) accepted the bowl...

Updated: Capitol One Bowl CEO calls rumors of Big Ten meddling ‘blatantly false’

Updated: Capitol One Bowl CEO calls rumors of Big Ten meddling ‘blatantly false’

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

December 16, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Top Stories, Wildcat Extra

The Capital One Bowl has put on a full-court press to deny rumors that the Big Ten intervened in the bowl's team selection this season. Capital One Bowl CEO Steve Hogan told The Daily on Saturday that the Big Ten did not express any opinion to the bowl selection committee about which conference team ...

Evanston remembers ‘always smiling’ Justin Murray at slain teen’s funeral

Evanston remembers ‘always smiling’ Justin Murray at slain teen’s funeral

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

December 8, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Justin Murray, Local, Top Stories

They were supposed to see each other's weddings. And yet, Tyrone Gibbs Jr. peered down as he waited for the appropriate words to describe Justin Murray, the Evanston teenager who was gunned down last month in front of his grandmother's house. Gibbs had half-expected Murray to marry his younger...

Evanston Police officer accused of racial profiling has clean, commended history, records show

Evanston Police officer accused of racial profiling has clean, commended history, records show

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

December 6, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

The Evanston cop accused of racially profiling an Evanston teen during a burglary investigation has racked up more compliments than complaints in recent years, according to documents obtained by The Daily. Officer Mark Buell handcuffed 13-year-old Diwani Greenwell in August because the teen seemed...

Affirmative action panel discusses potential impact of Fisher v. University of Texas on Northwestern

Affirmative action panel discusses potential impact of Fisher v. University of Texas on Northwestern

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

December 5, 2012


Filed under Academic, Campus, Student Entertainment, Student Groups, Top Stories

An expert panel on Wednesday discussed the Supreme Court’s most recent review of affirmative action and its potential impact on the Northwestern community. About 100 people attended the event at Harris Hall, where authorities on sociology, law, enrollment and industry weighed in on Fisher v. ...

‘Work doesn’t stop’ as Evanston mourns slain teenager Justin Murray

‘Work doesn’t stop’ as Evanston mourns slain teenager Justin Murray

Jia You, Reporter

December 4, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Justin Murray, Local, Top Stories

Evanston is once again rallying to curb gun violence after its second fatal teen shooting  in three months. On Saturday morning, more than 40 residents gathered in front of Evanston Township High School for a peace rally that lasted four hours. Community activists Jacob and Justin Blake organized...

Football: Northwestern headed to Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day

Football: Northwestern headed to Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

December 2, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

After mounting speculation throughout the past week, No. 20 Northwestern officially accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the 2013 Gator Bowl. The Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) will face Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC) in the New Year's Day game in Jacksonville, Fla., with kickoff scheduled for...

Vigil commemorates laughter, life of Alyssa Weaver

Vigil commemorates laughter, life of Alyssa Weaver

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Campus, Photo Gallery, Top Stories

Amid the tears and grief, candles shone upon the smiles of hundreds of students touched by Alyssa Weaver. The Northwestern community gathered at The Rock on Thursday evening to commemorate the life of the Weinberg junior who took her life while abroad in London last week. The vigil was hosted by Chi...

Evanston Police consider accidental death in Harsha Maddula investigation

Evanston Police consider accidental death in Harsha Maddula investigation

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Campus, Harsha Maddula, Top Stories

After more than two months of interviewing witnesses, Evanston Police believe Harsha Maddula's death was the result of an accident and are waiting on toxicology results that could reveal whether alcohol was involved in the McCormick sophomore's disappearance. "At this time, Maddula's death appears...