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Herman

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NU alum living in Washington, D.C. Day job is energy reporter. Follow me on Twitter at HermsTheWord.

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Women's hoops: NU falls to No. 13 Purdue, 80-70

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The Wildcats managed to keep it close for most of Thursday night's game against the No. 13 Purdue Boilermakers with a really scrappy defense, but ultimately fell short, losing 80-70. The loss...

Women's Hoops: Outlook Not So Good

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So the women's team played some games while I was out of the country last week. Let's get to the highlights. There was the, uh, 59-58 squeaker the Wildcats pulled out over a 6-12 Illinois team...

Women's hoops: NU falls to No. 11 OSU, 82-72

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Quick update from the airport lounge at JFK. NU hung tough against the No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, but fell 82-72, despite a career-high 23 points from Dannielle Diamant. The Wildcats...

Women's hoops: By the numbers

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NU beat Indiana on Sunday, 69-61, for a much needed win, as next up for our Wildcats is a huge road test against No. 11 Ohio State. With the win, NU improved to 11-5, 1-2 in the Big Ten....

Women's basketball: Interview with Joe McKeown

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Well our Wildcats are on a slump, going 1-4 in the past three weeks after a very promising 9-1 start that had them earning votes in the AP poll. Their RPI, once in the top 10, now sits at 46 and...

Women's hoops: Wildcats drop another one, 68-60, to Minnesota

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An early bye in the conference season didn't help NU stop its slump, as the Wildcats dropped their third straight game and fourth in the last five on Thursday, 68-60, at home against Minnesota. ...

Women's hoops: NU dominated by Iowa in B1G opener, 86-55

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Uh oh. NU's Big Ten opener against Iowa was supposed to be a bellwether match, a good test against a team the Wildcats will likely be battling for positioning in the conference's middle tier. Given...

Lacrosse Magazine gives NU preseason No. 1 ranking

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What, basketball's got you down? You know, lacrosse season begins in just six weeks. Defending national champ Northwestern was named the preseason No. 1 by Lacrosse Magazine, and senior attacker Shannon Smith, who led the NCAA Division 1 in goals and points per game, was named preseason player of the year. Defense of the national title begins Feb. 10 at Stanford.

Women's hoops: Wildcats schooled by Toledo, 75-56, Diamant injured

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Well so much for going into the Big Ten season with momentum. Northwestern (10-3) dropped a bad one Tuesday night to Toledo, 75-56, to close out the nonconference portion of the schedule. NU has...

Women's hoops: Northwestern wins easily over North Dakota State, 68-55

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Coming off their disappointing loss to Kansas State, the Wildcats took care of business in their third game in three days, wrapping up the BTI Invitational with a 68-55 win over North Dakota State....

Women's hoops: Northwestern loses big to Kansas State, 64-45

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Buzzkill. Epic fail. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Our high-flying Wildcats were riding a five-game winning streak, looking to make a statement against Kansas State, their toughest opponent...

Women's hoops: NU dominates UNLV, big test next against KSU

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In a warm-up before a big game against Kansas State tomorrow, NU thoroughly dismantled UNLV, hosts of the BTI Invitational, 79-49. The Wildcats, now 9-1, put on a clinic, shooting 51.1% overall,...

Women's hoops: NU beats Morgan State; Will voters start noticing the 'Cats?

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Northwestern notched an easy 87-74 win over Morgan State in a Wednesday matinee, improving the Wildcats to 8-1. Morgan State made a few runs in the first half to keep things somewhat close, but NU...

Women's basketball: Northwestern 72, Loyola 67

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UPDATE (12/12/11): NU received three votes in this week's AP poll, up from two the week before. All three votes courtesy, again, of the Daily Herald's Patricia Babcock McGraw, who moved the 'Cats u...

Women's basketball: Quarter-Season Review

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With the women's basketball team off this week for finals and the season roughly one-fourth of the way through, I figured this was a good time to take a look at where the team stands. Our Wildcats...

Women's basketball: Northwestern 74, Missouri 70

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In a scrappy, physical game in which they trailed most of the time, the Wildcats went into Missouri's gym Saturday afternoon and came away with a 74-70 win. The Wildcats, playing their fourth...

Women's basketball: 'Cats win over NC State, 76-59

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First the bad news from Wednesday's win, which improved the Wildcats to 5-1. NU lost leading scorer Brittany Orban to what looked like an awful knee injury with 5:15 left in the first half. ...

Women's basketball: 'Cats fall to No. 20 DePaul, 88-72

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  [UPDATE: Morgan Jones got named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for her performances against LSU and DePaul. Against LSU, Jones nearly got a double double, with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Two of...

Upset Special: Women's basketball beats No. 23 LSU, 44-43

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No. 23 LSU was all like, yo Wildcats, we saw you at our game last year, and we know you stole our win. And NU was all like, I don't know what you're talking about, we've always won against you. And...

Women's soccer coach fired

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NU announced Monday that women's soccer coach Stephanie Foster will not have her contract renewed, after a 2-16-1 season, the lowlights of which included a 6-0 loss to Stanford and a 6-1 loss to...

Fall/Winter Sports: Weekend Wrap, 11/21

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While our football and men's basketball teams were busy making this a November to remember that nobody probably will remember in a year, our other sports teams were doing some winning and losing of...

Men's soccer loses, women's basketball wins

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The dream died tonight for the men's soccer team, like a candle blowing in the bone-chilling gusts at Akron's Cub Cadet Field, as the Wildcats lost in the first round of the NCAA tourney, 3-1,...

Men's soccer NCAA first round: Northwestern @ Akron

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Lotsa stuff happening on this here blog today. The first-round NCAA tournament matchup between No. 16 NU and No. 10 Akron appears to be a game between two opposite programs.  Akron (13-3-4) is...

Women's basketball: Northwestern 71, Western Kentucky 57

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It wasn't pretty, but the Northwestern women's basketball team won its home opener, 71-57, over an undersized Western Kentucky, to improve its record to 2-0. NU got off to hot starts at the...

NU men's soccer to play Akron in NCAA first round

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The NU men’s soccer team will hit the road to play defending national champion Akron on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The winner will advance to play at No. 6 seed SMU. The...

Fall/Winter Sports: Weekend Wrap, 11/14

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While our football and men's basketball teams spent the weekend putting up pedestrian wins over pedestrian non-conference opponents from Texas, we won a Big Ten title and clinched an NCAA bid! ...

Tickets for the Minnesota and MSU games available

Sippin on Purplites, I will be unable to use my tickets for the Minnesota and MSU games, so if anybody is interested in them, drop me a line. I have two seats in section 130, right on the 40 yard...

Women's basketball: An interview with Joe McKeown

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The Big Ten looks pretty wide open this year, which bodes well for NU's chances of making some noise in the conference, though most prognosticators have the Wildcats a step or two behind five...

Women's basketball: An interview with Allison Mocchi

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While it wasn't the total can of whoopass that the men's team opened up over Robert Morris yesterday, the women's basketball team also cruised to victory in its exhibition Sunday, 83-61 over...

Fall sports: Weekend wrap, 11/7

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We got a Big Ten championship! While our football team was busy tackling Rex Burkhead in the backfield again and again, our other fall sports were doing some winning and losing of their own. Our...

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