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Northwestern lacrosse a No. 2 seed in NCAA tournament, faces Notre Dame in 1st round


Following their loss to Florida in the ALC championship game, the Northwestern Wildcats were given the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, where they will host Notre Dame in the first round on...

Northwestern lacrosse: Wildcats fall to Florida Gators in ALC championship, 14-7


In the sweltering heat of Gainesville, No. 3 Florida thoroughly outclassed No. 1 Northwestern in Saturday's American Lacrosse Conference championship game, beating the Wildcats on offense, on...

Northwestern Lacrosse: ALC tournament preview


[UPDATE 2: And it's Northwestern vs. Florida in the ALC championship game for the second year in a row. Game time is at 11;30 a.m. CT Saturday. In the semifinals, NU beat Johns Hopkins, 13-9,...

Wrestler Jake Herbert qualifies for London Olympics


NU alum Jake Herbert qualified for the 2012 Olympics this weekend, winning the 185-pound freestyle title at the US Olympic trials. Herbert, who won two NCAA titles while at NU before graduating in...

Lacrosse: ALC showdown against No. 5 Florida preview


Another weekend, another tough matchup for our No. 1-ranked Wildcats, who face No. 5 Florida on Saturday in a showdown of the American Lacrosse Conference's top two teams that will determine...

Some women's hoops news: 'Cats add a player, lose a coach


Perhaps helping to ease the sting of losing highly touted freshman Morgan Jones a few weeks ago, the Wildcats picked up a heralded recruit in the spring signing period, Devon Brookshire. She is a...

Lacrosse still undefeated, with big game against UNC ahead


It's been more of the same from NU's lacrosse team. The Wildcats are still undefeated. They're still ranked No. 1. (One thing that is different are the new locker rooms, which you can check...

Catching up with lacrosse


The last time we checked in with NU's top-ranked women's lacrosse team in February, they were 3-0 on the season after dispatching then-No. 9 Syracuse in OT on the road. In the four weeks since,...

Winter wrap: Two top-10 finishes and a bunch of All-Americans


So, basketball season is over. Not that you were emotionally invested in that, or anything. Spring football practice has started up again, and we'll also be diving into coverage of NU's other...

John Shurna named honorable mention All-American


Way back in November, Rodger polled the writers for this site on what highest accolade John Shurna would win this year. Well, today, my faith and optimism in the Baby Faced Assassin, the Donnybrook...

Stuff about Bill Carmody and Northwestern basketball


So, I wasn't able to get on the conference call with Jim Phillips and Bill Carmody. But from what I'm seeing being reported by various media outlets and on Twitterverse, here are some nuggets. P...

Bill Carmody to remain head coach at Northwestern


AD Jim Phillips and Bill Carmody will have a joint teleconference at 10 a.m. CT to announce that Carmody will remain as head coach of the men's basketball team. Here are the statements from...

Document diving: Northwestern's athletic finances


The discussion about Duke assistant coach Chris Collins and the coaching vs. resources debate inspired me to do a little digging for documents today. You know, just the kind of thing I enjoy doing...

Five somewhat burning questions about NU spring football practice


We're T-three days until our first-round matchup against Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament, and we're all nervously watching the NCAA tourney bubble landscape and trying to divine the latest...

Women's lacrosse 101


With the Wildcats hosting their home opener on Saturday against Oregon, I thought it was a good time to dust off this old post from last year (see after the jump), explaining the rules of women's...

Women's basketball: One and done, NU loses to Nebraska, 88-56, in B1G Tourney


The Wildcats’ stay in the Big Ten tournament was a short one, as they were completely outclassed in the first round by No. 24 Nebraska, 88-56, ending Northwestern’s season. The game wasn’t even...

Winter sports wrap-up: 2/27/12


We'll catch up with the spring sports after all this basketball tournament insanity/anxiety is over, but until their seasons end, these wrap-up posts will focus on the winter sports. They're all...

Women's basketball: Another top recruit commits to Northwestern


On the court, the losses keep coming, but off the court, head coach Joe McKeown is racking up some impressive wins on the recruiting trail. Today, we learned that Class of 2013 four-star wing...

Stroll down memory anguish lane: Northwestern's NCAA Tournament hopes 10 years ago


They say that in order to understand the present, you must explore the past. With that in mind, it's time to take a trip in the Wayback Time Machine to the last time NU was *thisclose* to the NCAA...

Northwestern Opponent Watch, aka NCAA Tournament Resume Padding


Loretta8 or Rodger did a rundown of our non-conference opponents earlier in the season, but since we're in full NCAA Tournament (!) anticipation mode, I thought it'd be a good time to review how...

Lacrosse: Northwestern 13, Duke 5


Anybody wondering whether Northwestern's lacrosse program might be suffering from a championship hangover had those doubts erased by the top-ranked Wildcats' first two games, both of them on the...

Women's basketball: Wildcats upset No. 16 Nebraska, 63-51


You're a Northwestern fan, so you know what it means to hope against the odds. Well, tonight, the NU women's basketball team showed that their hopes of making the NCAA tournament, long as they...

Winter/Spring Sports: Weekend Wrap


It wasn't all ejections and subpar rebounding this weekend. Besides men's basketball, nine (9!) other NU teams were in action this weekend. Lacrosse started its season with a bang, women's...

Spring sports: Lacrosse


NU begins its 2012 season by taking on No. 6 Stanford tonight in Palo Alto, a tough opening match-up. Game time is at 9 p.m. CT, and there isn't any broadcast that I could find. Stanford will...

Women's basketball: MSU 72, Northwestern 58


Before we get all caught up in the euphoria of the men's basketball game against Iowa, a little downer news. The women's team just lost its fifth out its last six games, 72-58, against NCAA bubble...

Lacrosse: Interview with Shannon Smith


The Northwestern women's lacrosse team -- defending national champs, in case you hadn't heard -- kicks off its season tomorrow at Stanford. Our Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll...

Women's hoops: NU drops another, 79-68, against Michigan


And so it goes. The Wildcats lost another hard-fought game, 79-68, at Michigan last night, dropping them to 13-10 overall, 3-7 in the Big Ten. Their fourth loss in their past five games now has...

The "other" sports: Weekend roundup


I fell behind on these updates after our winter teams went on their holiday breaks, but now that the spring sports are swinging into action, it's time to get back on track. wcgrad already...

Women's hoops: NU beats Indiana, 68-61


Northwestern held off a pesky Indiana squad that was looking for its first Big Ten win, 68-61, on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. NU held a 12-point lead with 13:55 left in the game, but the Hoosiers...

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