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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

Senior offensive lineman Ben Wrather, and wide receivers senior Bryce Kirtz and sixth-year Cam Johnson celebrate against Purdue. The ‘Cats will be taking their talents out west on December 23rd to face Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Football: Northwestern clinches Las Vegas Bowl, will face Utah on December 23rd
Lawrence Price, Gameday Editor • December 3, 2023

After an impressive 7-5 season and second-place Big Ten West finish, Northwestern football’s hot streak is headed to an atmosphere that thrives off just that. On Sunday afternoon, it was announced...

Sophomore guard Caroline Lau. Lau notched 11 points and five assists in Northwesterns 82-58 loss to Georgetown Sunday.
Rapid Recap: Georgetown 82, Northwestern 58
December 3, 2023
Graduate student guard Boo Buie drives to the rim. In NU’s win over Purdue, Buie recorded a team-high 31 points.
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 92, No. 1 Purdue 88
December 1, 2023
An athlete in a white jersey puts his arm around a coach in a green hat.
Football: Epstein: Northwestern’s resurgence, home-field success a promising sign for a program and coach on the rise
November 29, 2023
A basketball player in a white jersey shoots the basketball.
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern prepares for Big Ten slate, early test against No. 1 Purdue
November 29, 2023
Senior wide receivers A.J. Henning and Bryce Kirtz, and junior wideout Calvin Johnson II celebrate after Henning’s touchdown against Maryland. Henning and Kirtz were named All-Big Ten offense honorees on Wednesday.
Football: Three Wildcats earn 2023 All-Big Ten offense honorees
November 29, 2023
Senior linebackers Bryce Gallagher and Xander Mueller celebrate during Northwestern’s game against Nebraska. The pair of Wildcat linebackers were named to the All-Big Ten defensive teams Tuesday.
Football: Five ‘Cats tabbed 2023 All-Big Ten defense honorees
November 28, 2023
Senior goalkeeper Annabel Skubisz. The Texan made four saves, including three in overtime, in No. 2 Northwestern’s national championship loss to No. 1 UNC Sunday.
Field Hockey: Skubisz’s late-game heroics not enough, No. 2 Northwestern falls in national championship to No. 1 UNC
November 19, 2023
Freshman back Ilse Tromp.
Rapid Recap: No. 1 UNC 1 (3), No. 2 Northwestern 1 (2)
November 19, 2023
Junior Ava Earl qualifies for nationals, leading the Cats’ to a third place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regionals.
Cross Country: Northwestern places third at Midwest regionals, Earl qualifies for NCAA Championships
November 12, 2023
Juniors Ava Earl and Anna Hightower run in a race.
Cross Country: Northwestern begins postseason slate, places sixth at Big Ten Championships
October 29, 2023
Sophomore outside hitter Averie Hernandez hits the ball. Hernandez tallied 20 total kills in this weekends matches against Rutgers and Penn State.
Volleyball: Northwestern defeats Rutgers, falls to No. 14 Penn State
November 19, 2023
Northwestern celebrates winning a point. The ‘Cats defeated Iowa in three sets Sunday.
Volleyball: Northwestern earns its first sweep in Big Ten play against Iowa
November 12, 2023
Northwestern prepares for a throw-in. The Wildcats season came to a close in a 1-0 Friday loss to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament.
Men’s Soccer: Upperclassmen lead Northwestern’s resurgence, come up short in Big Ten Tournament defeat
November 6, 2023
Graduate student forward Ugo Achara Jr. attacks the goal. Achara scored four goals and tallied an assist this season.
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern’s season ends with Big Ten Tournament loss to Michigan
November 5, 2023
Senior midfielder Josie Aulicino dribbles the ball. Aulicino tallied Northwesterns lone goal in its 2-1 defeat to Rutgers on Sunday.
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern surrenders late winner, falls to Rutgers 2-1
October 22, 2023
Junior defender Emma Phillips heads the ball toward goal. Phillips now has seven goals on the season, the second-most on the team.
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern dominates in 3-0 victory over Minnesota
October 19, 2023
Graduate student guard Boo Buie dribbles baseline against Northern Illinois guard David Coit. Buie notched a team-high 23 points in Northwestern’s 89-67 win over the Huskies Monday.
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 89, Northern Illinois 67
Alex Cervantes, Sports Editor • November 27, 2023

Eight days removed from a nine-point defeat to Mississippi State in the title game of the 2023 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament, Northwestern hosted Northern Illinois in an...

Sixth-year wide receiver Cam Johnson celebrates following a score. In Saturday’s 45-43 victory over Illinois, Johnson had a career-high 124 receiving yards and increased his touchdown streak to four games.
Football: Wide receiver Cam Johnson’s career-game leads Northwestern to reclaim Land of Lincoln Trophy
Aayushya Agarwal, Senior Staffer • November 26, 2023

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — All that was left for Northwestern to cap off a jubilant 2023 regular season was retaking the Hat. In an offensive dogfight, the Wildcats (7-5, 5-4 Big Ten) outlasted...

Sixth-year wideout Cam Johnson gets hype after a play. The wide receiver finished with a career-high in yards with 124 in the 45-43 win over Illinois on Saturday.
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 45, Illinois 43
Lawrence Price, Gameday Editor • November 25, 2023

College football’s well-renowned rivalry week leads to down-to-the-wire battles, games that thrive off amped-up fan bases and unimaginable upsets. Northwestern’s trip to face...

Offensive linemen junior Caleb Tiernan and senior Josh Priebe fist bump before getting set at the line of scrimmage.
Football: What To Watch For: Northwestern heads to Illinois in hopes of taking back the Land of Lincoln Trophy
Lawrence Price , Gameday Editor • November 24, 2023

With momentum, energy and hopes at its highest since the 2020 season, Northwestern has one more task on the agenda before preparing for postseason play: a trip south to face its in-state...

Senior defensive lineman P.J. Spencer makes a tackle. In NU’s victory over Purdue, Spencer was pivotal towards the defense’s ability to make two red zone stops.
Football: ‘Bend, don’t break’: Northwestern’s red zone stands instrumental for 23-15 victory over Purdue
Aayushya Agarwal, Senior Staffer • November 19, 2023

When coach David Braun was introduced as Northwestern’s permanent head coach Thursday, he praised his team’s perseverance and its ability to fight back – regardless of the circumstances.  And...

Junior forward Caileigh Walsh shoots the ball. Walsh poured in a career-high 27 points and 14 rebounds in Northwestern’s eight-point win over Southeast Missouri State.
Women’s Basketball: Turnovers, defensive struggles overshadowed by Walsh career-high double-double
Raj Ghanekar, Reporter • November 19, 2023

Four days after scoring three points in a 58-point thumping at the hands of Notre Dame, junior forward Caileigh Walsh made a huge swing, scoring 27 points as Northwestern secured a...

Northwesterns mens and womens swimming and diving squads finished first and second, respectively, at the Purdue Invitational over the weekend.
Swimming and Diving: Northwestern earns first- and second-place finish at the Purdue Invitational
Anna Watson, Reporter • November 19, 2023

Northwestern’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads participated in the Purdue Invitational from Thursday to Saturday, finishing first and second, respectively. The Wildcats...

Junior forward Caileigh Walsh fights to get to the basket in a game earlier this season. Walsh scored a career-high 27 points in Northwestern’s win against Southeast Missouri State on Sunday.
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 76, Southeast Missouri State 68
Henry Frieman, Reporter • November 19, 2023

After an unattractive first half, Northwestern managed to grind out a 76-68 win on Sunday against Southeast Missouri State in a game filled with turnovers and missed shots. Junior...

Senior guard Ty Berry dribbles the basketball.
Rapid Recap: Mississippi State 66, Northwestern 57
Aayushya Agarwal, Senior Staffer • November 19, 2023

After knocking off Rhode Island in its Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament opener Saturday, Northwestern looked to keep its undefeated start alive against another unblemished...

Senior running back Cam Porter takes a carry against Purdue. Porter amassed 95 rushing yards on 17 carries versus the Boilermakers on Saturday.
Football: Northwestern’s veterans reach likely-end to old-Ryan Field era, secure bowl eligibility in 23-15 victory over Purdue
Jake Epstein, Development and Recruitment Editor • November 19, 2023

About an hour and a half after senior linebacker Xander Mueller’s game-clinching interception that prompted a purple pandemonium and left the Ryan Field goalposts in danger of a dip...

Sophomore forward Nick Martinelli and junior guard Brooks Barnhizer. Barnhizer led Northwestern with a team-high 18 points in its 72-61 win over Rhode Island Saturday.
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 72, Rhode Island 61
Alex Cervantes, Sports Editor • November 18, 2023

Coming off a tightly contested victory over Western Michigan last Tuesday, Northwestern traveled to Uncasville, Connecticut, for the 2023 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.  In...

Northwestern defensive players tackle a Purdue rusher. NUs defense forced two turnovers in the Saturday win.
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 23, Purdue 15
Lawrence Price, Gameday Editor • November 18, 2023

After an eventful past seven days for Northwestern’s football program that celebrated the removal of coach David Braun’s interim tag and its first away win since August 2022, the...

Freshman forward Olivia Bent-Cole dribbles the ball. Bent-Cole assisted the game-winning goal in Northwesterns 2-1 NCAA Tournament semifinals victory over Duke Friday.
Rapid Recap: No. 2 Northwestern 2, No. 3 Duke 1
Alex Cervantes, Sports Editor • November 17, 2023

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Seeking a 21st consecutive victory and a berth in its third consecutive national championship appearance, No. 2 Northwestern traveled south to the Tar Heel State...

Graduate student defensive lineman Jaylen Pate tries to get past a Wisconsin defender. Pate was named to Pro Football Focus’ College Football Team of the Week after the loss to Iowa.
Football: Double repping and rotational system: How Northwestern’s surprise success started in the trenches
Lawrence Price , Gameday Editor • November 16, 2023

Northwestern’s defensive line was paper thin during spring ball. With only four defensive tackles and four defensive ends available, getting a breather between reps seemed like...

Illustration by Shveta Shah.
In Focus: A trail of athletics scandals follows NU President Michael Schill
Avani Kalra, Editor in Chief • November 16, 2023

Content warning: This article contains discussion of abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders and racism.  After Northwestern University President Michael Schill reviewed testimony...

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