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Charlie Goldsmith is a Medill junior who has worked for the Daily for three years. While serving as positions like sports editor and sports social media editor, Charlie has covered men’s and women’s basketball, football, lacrosse and women’s soccer. He can be reached via Twitter and email.



Charlie Goldsmith, Reporter

Dec 01, 2019
Goldsmith: Pat Fitzgerald needs to redesign his coaching staff in a post Mick McCall era (Story)
Dec 01, 2019
Football: Offensive coordinator Mick McCall will not return in 2020 (Story)
Nov 28, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s offense slips down the stretch against Pittsburgh (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
Men’s Basketball: ‘Brothers’ Chris Collins and Jeff Capel to face off Wednesday (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern coasts to semi-finals win over Bradley (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
Football: The end of Evan Hull’s underdog redshirt season (Story)
Nov 24, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern finally finds momentum in win over Norfolk State (Story)
Nov 23, 2019
Football: Andrew Marty’s long road to shining Saturday against Minnesota (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 70, Norfolk State 59 (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Football: 2020 QB Recruit Aidan Atkinson arrested on sexual assault charges (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Northwestern puts up season high scoring total in blowout win (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Football: How Minnesota took Northwestern’s spot at the top of the Big Ten West (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern leaning heavily on its starters so far in 2019 (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Men’s Basketball: How much the non-conference schedule costs the athletic department (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Rapid Recap: Radford 67, Northwestern 56 (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Men’s Basketball: The offensive tweaks behind Northwestern’s resurgent win over Providence (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Pulliam comes up clutch in Northwestern’s win over Marquette (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Football: How Aidan Smith has become the undisputed first string quarterback (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Inspired by her brother, Julia Hogan Laurenson and Seesaw discuss inclusivity in theater (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 72, Providence 63 (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Inside Merrimack’s program-defining, staggering upset over Northwestern (Story)
Nov 09, 2019
Football: NU loses to Purdue because of a penalty ridden two-minute defense (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Why Friday’s basketball game means so much to Merrimack (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Football: Inside Hunter Johnson’s return to the field and his aching right knee (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Goldsmith: This is the year for Northwestern to break into the Big Dance (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Freshman guard Boo Buie is for real and scary (Story)
Nov 02, 2019
Rapid Recap: Indiana 34, Northwestern 3 (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Nance, Kopp play like vets in NU’s exhibition win (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Football: How Indiana’s two quarterback situation compares to Northwestern’s (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Football: Breaking down Aidan Smith’s surprising junior season (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Pete Nance’s quest to be a ‘star-type player’ (Story)
Oct 26, 2019
Football: Northwestern falls flat in shutout loss to Iowa (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Men’s Soccer: How Sean Lynch became more than a sparkplug (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Football: Why Northwestern is missing Clayton Thorson and the winningest class in program history (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Men’s Basketball: How Bryant McIntosh ended up back home at Northwestern (Story)
Oct 20, 2019
Men’s Soccer: NU gets significant Big Ten win against Rutgers (Story)
Oct 20, 2019
Men’s Basketball Notebook: NU brings in a top recruit for 2019 preseason scrimmage (Story)
Oct 19, 2019
Football: Ohio State, Northwestern talent gap shows in ugly loss (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Football: Hunter Johnson and the road less traveled (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Men’s Soccer: Why the Wildcats need Bardia Kimiavi now more than ever (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Football Notebook: NU has a number of connections with Ohio State (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Men’s Soccer: The impact of Northwestern’s rough recent schedule (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Men’s Soccer: How Tim Lenahan left a mark on Loyola coach Neil Jones (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
Goldsmith: I still want to write like the staff that got fired from Sports Illustrated (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Men’s Soccer: The recovery and the emergence of Ugo Achara Jr. (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Men’s Soccer: NU lost again to the eight-time national champions (Story)
Sep 28, 2019
Football: Pat Fitzgerald is an analytics believer, which explains what happened Saturday (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Football: The adversity facing Hunter Johnson (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Men’s Soccer: Clutch Wildcats give coach Tim Lenahan his 300th win (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern loses to rival Illinois (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Matt Nicholson is going to be a Wildcat (Story)
Sep 02, 2019
Men’s Soccer: Miskovic records 100th career save to secure NU’s first win of the year (Story)
Aug 31, 2019
Football: TJ Green to require foot surgery (Story)
Aug 31, 2019
Rapid Recap: Stanford 17, Northwestern 7 (Story)
May 22, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Meet Jon Borovich, the new assistant coach who ‘can build relationships with anybody’ (Story)
May 21, 2019
Women’s Golf: Northwestern struggles in third round of NCAA Championships (Story)
May 19, 2019
Lacrosse: Kelly Amonte Hiller has Northwestern back in the Final Four (Story)
May 18, 2019
Rapid Recap: No. 4 Northwestern 18, No. 5 Syracuse 14 (Story)
May 16, 2019
Women’s Golf: Northwestern prepares for NCAA Championships (Story)
May 15, 2019
Q&A: Chicago Sky coach James Wade on former Wildcat Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah (Story)
May 13, 2019
Lacrosse: Izzy Scane’s freshman season has been something to remember (Story)
May 12, 2019
Lacrosse: NU advances to Elite Eight with decisive win over Notre Dame (Story)
May 09, 2019
Women’s Golf: Brooke Riley powers Wildcats to another NCAA Championship appearance (Story)
May 09, 2019
Women’s Basketball: The 8 steps NU takes to recruit the best talent — and how it’s different from everyone else (Story)
May 07, 2019
Baseball: Two pitchers have career best games in series win over Nebraska (Story)
May 06, 2019
Women’s Golf: Northwestern receives recognition before the NCAA Tournament (Story)
May 02, 2019
Lacrosse: Why No. 5 Northwestern isn’t looking beyond the Big Ten Tournament (Story)
May 01, 2019
Lacrosse: Writers ruminate about late-season success, upcoming Big Ten Tournament (Story)
Apr 25, 2019
Lacrosse: No. 5 Northwestern closes regular season with win over Ohio State (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Pardon and Law take first steps of their NBA journeys (Story)
Apr 21, 2019
Women’s Golf: Northwestern finishes fifth in truncated Big Ten Tournament (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Pardon and Law to play in front of an audience of NBA executives (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Baseball: Jack Dunn has been carrying Northwestern’s lineup (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Lacrosse: Two monsoons drop on the Wildcats in loss – one from Mother Nature and one from Maryland (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Women’s Golf: Stephanie Lau shoots a 72, pars iconic ‘Redbud’ at Augusta National (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Women’s Golf: Northwestern wins its first tournament of 2019 (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Women’s Soccer: The Mexican U-20 National Team impresses Northwestern in an international friendly (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
Lacrosse: Northwestern explodes in the second half for a top-20 win (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats finish 2019 as runners-up in the WNIT (Story)
Apr 05, 2019
Women’s Basketball: From “Pull-up Pulliam” to WNIT hero (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
Women’s Basketball: How Joe McKeown led NU to the WNIT Final Four (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
Lacrosse: Northwestern has its first four-game winning streak of 2019 (Story)
Mar 15, 2019
Goldsmith: Northwestern lost the battle for Chicago (Story)
Mar 09, 2019
Rapid Recap: Purdue 70 Northwestern 57 (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Northwestern watches Michigan State run big to end its season (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Joy in Mudville as Northwestern beats Ohio State (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
The Big Ten is hiring its next commissioner. If he wants the job, NU’s Jim Phillips could reshape the next decade of college athletics. (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Two players honored heading into Big Ten Tournament (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern facing a team with NCAA hopes on the line (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
Northwestern President Schapiro to lead search for next Big Ten commissioner (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Front and center: Barret Benson’s development is worth watching (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Baseball: Dunn brothers leading NU to success at plate in 2019 (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Goldsmith: Where Northwestern stands as it closes 2019 regular season (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Northwestern wins its 2019 Big Ten opener (Story)
Feb 24, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern was just a last-second shot away from an upset (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Northwestern falls to its first unranked team this year (Story)
Feb 17, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats swatted back down the Big Ten standings (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Rapid Recap: Rutgers 59, Northwestern 56 (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Goldsmith: What’s the reason for Northwestern’s 2019 slide? (Story)
Feb 03, 2019
Love, pain and post ups: The incredible rise of Dererk Pardon (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Rapid Recap: Maryland 70, Northwestern 52 (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
Women’s tennis: NU advances to Round of 16 with two comeback victories (Story)
Jan 26, 2019
Goldsmith: Vic Law is at a crossroads (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern sings to a different tune in win over Indiana (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats show separation from bottom of the league with win over Wisconsin (Story)
Jan 18, 2019
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 65, Rutgers 57 (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Women’s Tennis: Clarissa Hand first NU freshman since 2015 to win Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Football: Kurt Anderson promoted to lead Northwestern’s offensive line (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Michigan routs Northwestern the second time around (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
Women’s Soccer: Three Northwestern women’s soccer players drafted (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
Rapid Recap: Iowa 73, Northwestern 63 (Story)
Jan 06, 2019
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern beats Illinois in a rivalry game with significant stakes (Story)
Jan 04, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah closes out upset over No. 15 Spartans (Story)
Jan 03, 2019
Wrestling: Sebastian Rivera wins first career Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors (Story)
Jan 01, 2019
Women’s Basketball: Northwestern blows past rival Illinois (Story)
Dec 31, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Vic Law leads NU out of a slow start in 75-54 win (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Football: Seniors Nate Hall and Jordan Thompson out for Holiday Bowl (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Northwestern finishes second in Duel in the Desert (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Aaron Falzon’s return kept NU’s win over Chicago State interesting (Story)
Dec 08, 2018
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 75, DePaul 68 (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Men’s Basketball: How Northwestern’s new defense and Romeo Langford match up (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern unsure of where it stands after 67-61 win (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
The “big jigsaw puzzle” of the NCAA’s Thanksgiving tournaments and NU’s place in it (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
Men’s Basketball: How the freshmen fit into the game-plan in win over Binghamton (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Former assistant reflects on Northwestern after 87-44 loss (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Volleyball: Northwestern swept by No. 4 Illinois (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Dererk Pardon adjusting to new offensive system (Story)
Nov 11, 2018
Volleyball: Northwestern loses to Penn State, beats Rutgers in first games at reopened Welsh-Ryan (Story)
Nov 11, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern season ends in a way no one expected (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Now in a starring role, Law helps Northwestern open season with a win (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Seesaw Theatre puts on Third Annual Inclusive Theatre Festival (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats were desperate, now excited for NCAA chance (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Goldsmith: It’ll be exciting to see if the Wildcats can live up to their own expectations (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern qualifies for the NCAA Tournament (Story)
Nov 04, 2018
Goldsmith: There’s legitimate pressure on Northwestern basketball this season (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Men’s Basketball: NU opens new Welsh-Ryan with emphatic exhibition victory (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Rapid Recap: Northwestern 83, McKendree 44 (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats hopeful to qualify for the NCAA Tournament (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Chris Collins remembers Tex Winter, contemplates his own identity as a coach (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern ends regular season with devastating 1-1 tie (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Field Hockey: Puck Pentenga nets two goals in 6-1 win (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Men’s Golf: David Nyfjäll wins first career Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor (Story)
Oct 14, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern feeling the pressure after tie against Purdue (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Men’s Basketball: At Big Ten Media Day, Chris Collins knows how different his team will look (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern toggling through its frontline options (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern upset again, loses 2-1 against Maryland (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern falls again in overtime (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Two defensive powerhouses to face off (Story)
Sep 30, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern surprises with four goals (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Freshman Mackenzie Wood is ahead of the curve (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Results, performance don’t match for NU this weekend (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Two penalty kicks tell the story of Northwestern’s 2-0 loss (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Lovera’s two goal game leads NU to another win (Story)
Aug 16, 2018
Women’s Soccer: Same as always, NU’s back line at center of team’s success (Story)
May 16, 2018
Baseball: NU’s pitching staff tries to carry the team into the future (Story)
May 10, 2018
Baseball: Entering final homestand, Northwestern still searching for last season’s magic (Story)
May 03, 2018
Baseball: Wildcats trying to keep momentum in weekend series at Purdue (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Baseball: Relievers look to make an impact in Northwestern’s midweek games (Story)
Apr 22, 2018
Baseball: NU falls narrowly to Michigan State, fails to avoid series sweep (Story)
Apr 21, 2018
Baseball: NU’s offense tries to find spark in loss to Michigan State (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
NU’s Lavelle continues to show potential in loss to Michigan State (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
Baseball: NU looks to turn around season, learn from 2016 campaign (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Baseball: NU’s pitching continues to improve heading into game at Notre Dame (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Wildcats add impact graduate transfer Ryan Taylor (Story)
Apr 07, 2018
Baseball: Wildcats’ offense shut out in doubleheader losses to Michigan (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Inexperienced Wildcats play with composure in tournament win (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Young Wildcats overcome adversity, beat Rutgers (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats have unique preparation for trip to No. 14 Ohio State (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats beat Illinois, show their potential (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Kunaiyi-Akpanah continues to improve but Wildcats fall again (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats lose to Iowa, extend losing streak to seven games (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats continue to build identity heading into Michigan matchup (Story)
Feb 04, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats make 16-point comeback before falling in overtime to Indiana (Story)
Jan 28, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ offense falls short against No. 16 Michigan (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Northwestern just falls short against No. 14 Maryland (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Women’s Basketball: With a different look, Wildcats prepared to face No. 14 Maryland (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Fourth quarter comeback too little for Wildcats in loss to Purdue (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Men’s Basketball: Pressure defense spurs comeback that falls just short (Story)
Jan 12, 2018
Women’s Basketball: Strong down the stretch, Northwestern beats Wisconsin for second conference win (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
Women’s Basketball: More intense, focused Northwestern looks to step up in Big Ten play (Story)
Dec 28, 2017
Women’s Basketball: Short-handed Northwestern falls to hot-shooting Minnesota (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ turn 18-point lead into 29-point loss against DePaul (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats fall in dramatic overtime defeat to No. 2 UCLA (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats aim to reach second consecutive Sweet 16 at UCLA (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ freshman guards find early success (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats survive dramatically in penalty kicks, advance in NCAA Tournament (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Women’s Basketball: Wildcats cruise past Chicago State in season opener (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Clem leads Wildcats into NCAA Tournament matchup with Butler (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Women’s Basketball: Breakout candidate Amber Jamison is ready for her shot (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern falls 2-1 in rainy Big Ten Championship barnburner (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats look to make history in Big Ten Tournament Championship Weekend (Story)
Oct 29, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern advances to Big Ten Semifinals with win over Purdue (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern beats Michigan State, secures home field advantage in Big Ten Tournament (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern looks for fourth-consecutive win against Michigan State (Story)
Oct 22, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern beats Nebraska, moves to third in Big Ten (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats bolster tournament resume with shutout win against Wisconsin (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats face Minnesota with chance to turn around Big Ten season (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats look to bounce back in Big Ten (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats take first place in Big Ten with comeback over Indiana (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats aim to score more against Indiana (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Writers ruminate on rest of Northwestern’s season (Story)
Sep 24, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern ties No. 12 Rutgers, beats Maryland over weekend (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern faces Rutgers, Maryland this weekend (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern beats Ohio State, snaps two-game losing streak (Story)
Sep 16, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern falls to Penn State to open Big Ten play (Story)
Sep 04, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Wildcats continue slow start, fall to Cincinnati (Story)
Aug 24, 2017
Construction continues on new facilities, signifying NU athletics’ evolution (Story)
Aug 19, 2017
Women’s Soccer: Northwestern opens Big Ten title defense with shutout win (Story)