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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

DIVISION I ATHLETICS
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Football: ‘It’s so much fun to watch them:’ What Northwestern football is learning from field hockey’s success and swagger
Skye Swann, Assistant Gameday Editor • September 21, 2022

The Wildcats’ football and field hockey teams ran their practices in adjacent fields last fall, but the results were polar opposites. While the football squad tumbled to the bottom of the Big Ten West...

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Fall Sports Roundup: Northwestern women’s sports off to remarkable season
September 21, 2022
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Football: Varnes: Last non-conference matchup carries massive implications for Northwestern football
September 21, 2022
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Lacrosse: Scane returns for a fifth year, two graduate transfers join the Cats
September 21, 2022
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Football: What to Watch For: Northwestern searching for stabilizing victory Saturday against Miami (Ohio)
September 21, 2022
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Baseball: Northwestern taps Army West Point’s Jim Foster as coach
June 28, 2022
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Baseball: Northwestern wins two out of three against Minnesota, narrowly misses Big Ten Tournament
May 25, 2022
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Men’s Basketball: Collins finalizes 2022-23 coaching staff
August 3, 2022
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Men’s Basketball: Pete Nance is transferring to UNC
June 18, 2022
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Veronica Burton grows Texas-sized Wings
May 15, 2022
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Women’s Basketball: Northwestern hires Maggie Lyon as assistant coach
May 4, 2022
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Field Hockey: No. 1 Northwestern maintains perfect record against No. 9 Virginia, No. 11 Liberty
September 11, 2022
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Field Hockey: Annabel Skubisz and Lauren Wadas represent U.S. in Under-21 5-Nations Tournament
August 8, 2022
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Captured: New wildcats dash across field before game against Southern Illinois
September 20, 2022
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Football: Price: After an unacceptable loss to Southern Illinois, Northwestern has a lot of soul searching to do
September 18, 2022
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Lacrosse: No. 4 Northwestern collapses against No. 1 North Carolina, loses third straight NCAA semifinal
May 29, 2022
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Rapid Recap: Northwestern 14, North Carolina 15
May 27, 2022
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Football: Northwestern upset at home in stunning loss to Southern Illinois
Charlotte Varnes, Sports Editor • September 17, 2022

Saturday’s matchup should have brought life back to Ryan Field. The first years dashed down the sideline, a sea of purple and white, before packing the stands. The ‘Go U’s’...

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Rapid Recap: Southern Illinois 31, Northwestern 24
John Riker, Gameday Editor • September 17, 2022

For Northwestern fans that didn't think an outcome could be more crushing than last week's 31-23 loss to Duke that ended with a goal-line fumble, the Wildcats' follow-up performance...

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Football: Northwestern seeks to bounce back in matchup against Southern Illinois
Skye Swann, Assistant Gameday Editor • September 14, 2022

Following a tough home opener loss to Duke, Northwestern seeks to recover and return to the winning column. Despite trailing by 21 in the second quarter, the Wildcats fought their...

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Football: Inside running back Evan Hull’s emergence as Northwestern’s unstoppable receiving threat
John Riker, Gameday Editor • September 14, 2022

September might just be junior running back Evan Hull’s month. As a sophomore in 2021, he recorded two games with two touchdowns and more than 100 yards on the ground.  But in...

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Football: Northwestern offense looks to establish balance in upcoming contest against Southern Illinois
Lawrence Price, Audio Editor • September 14, 2022

Boasting both talent and continuity, the Northwestern running back room entered the 2022 season as a clear strength for the team. The Cats’ (1-1, 1-0 Big Ten) rushing group boasts...

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Football: Jaheem Joseph and Garnett Hollis Jr. step up in first career starts amidst injured secondary
Charlotte Varnes, Sports Editor • September 14, 2022

Poised and patient, Northwestern junior defensive back Garnett Hollis Jr. waited in the end zone. When the ball slipped out of Duke wide receiver Eli Pancol’s hands, Hollis sprung...

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Football: Price: Death, Taxes, and NU Miscues — the reasons behind Northwestern’s crushing defeat
Lawrence Price, Audio Editor • September 10, 2022

When people say football is ‘a game of inches,’ they aren’t joking. After a record-breaking day for Northwestern (1-1, 1-0 Big Ten) senior running back Evan Hull, his goal-line...

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Football: Prolific performance, game-ending fumble headline Hull’s historic day
Charlotte Varnes, Sports Editor • September 10, 2022

For the second time in the third quarter, Northwestern found itself at fourth-and-one.  Running back Evan Hull came to the rescue, breaking through the sea of white uniforms to...

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Football: Northwestern’s early defensive lapses doom Cats in upset loss to Duke
John Riker, Gameday Editor • September 10, 2022

Coach Pat Fitzgerald called the 16-minute sequence that opened Northwestern’s home debut in Ryan Field a “perfect storm,” and the description seems apt: three Duke drives, three...

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Rapid Recap: Duke 31, Northwestern 23
Alex Cervantes, Daily Senior Staffer • September 10, 2022

Duke played spoiler to Northwestern’s true home opener Saturday, earning its fourth consecutive win over the Wildcats by a tally of 31-23. After NU’s Jekyll-and-Hyde performance...

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Football: From separated shoulders to contested catches, Gordon and Navarro bring physicality to passing game
John Riker, Gameday Editor • September 7, 2022

Junior tight end Thomas Gordon waited for years to get his shot to contribute to Northwestern’s offense, so when that opportunity finally arrived in the Wildcats’ season opener...

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Football: From blue to purple, NU’s Jeremiah Lewis ready to face his former team, Duke, on Saturday
Alex Cervantes, Senior Staff Writer • September 7, 2022

Turn on the tape of Northwestern and Duke’s chaotic 2021 matchup and you’ll see a lot of action: a 27-0 first half lead for the Blue Devils, a roller coaster display under center...

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Football: Ready for redemption: Northwestern’s offense looks to show its improvement against 2021 opponent Duke
Lawrence Price, Audio Editor • September 7, 2022

With less than a minute and a half to go in the fourth quarter, junior linebacker Xander Mueller’s sliding interception near midfield meant two things: excitement and a Week Zero...

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Football: Northwestern seeks to maintain momentum in home opener against Duke
Charlotte Varnes, Sports Editor • September 7, 2022

Two weeks after a comeback win against Nebraska, Northwestern looks to continue its winning ways stateside.  The pieces seemed to fall into place for the Cats against the Huskers:...

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Football: Emotions abound with Northwestern victory in Ireland
Charlotte Varnes, Managing Editor • August 28, 2022

Content warning: this story contains mentions of suicide DUBLIN — One of the most important steps of Northwestern’s journey toward the Aer Lingus College Football Classic came...

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