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Frustration
Another night, another collapse. Northwestern dropped its seventh match in a row, losing 63-49 to Ohio State in Columbus following ...
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Fitz's minions
Northwestern men’s basketball has us all feeling down. In moments like these, you have to think about what makes you happy: Maybe it’s ice cream, Christmas or Oprah. Here at NBN Sports, we naturally turn to Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern football.
Upset City
Chakonis’s pin gave the Wildcats key momentum in their 25-12 win over the Illini Friday evening
Going to your head
Michigan, Wisconsin, and Purdue: Some of the top teams from a top conference will be threats beyond that fateful week, going deep into late March
Dominant Yet Again
In their third consecutive weekend doubleheader, the Widlcats crushed Ball State and UIC without dropping a single match.
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All they do is win
Northwestern was lucky to come away with a 21-20 win, as this game proved to be much more of a challenge for the Wildcats than expected.
North by Northwestern
eye on the ball
Wildcat softball closed out the weekend with a W after games against Louisville and North Carolina.
Back to Back
No Lasota, no problem for the Wildcats.
We'll get there one day
The matchup between the Scarlet Knights and Wildcats kept the fans on their toes, but ultimately, offensive droughts from Northwestern allowed Rutgers’ their second conference win on the road.
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Heartbreaker
With the loss – their fourth in a row – Northwestern falls to 12th in the Big Ten, behind Rutgers (sigh)
Bring Out the Brooms
The ‘Cats have now won six of seven as they look to wrap up non-conference play with a few more momentum-building wins before the Big Ten season fully begins.
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Make your free throws
Both teams played aggressively and physically, resulting in many trips to the charity stripe.
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Midterm szn
Some teams have some...room to improve, if you will.
Take me out
Northwestern opened up the eight-team Classic with two dominant victories on Friday, but experienced tense games the rest of the way through.
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Starting strong
It was not a pleasant night to be outside, but the temperature was comfortable for the Wildcats (1-0), who easily took care of Louisville.

On The Blogs

Halfway to Saturday
Yes, it was Bowling Green. But the strategy of sharing the ball in the backfield clearly paid off and should be considered in the future.
Halfway to Saturday
NU's win over Nevada leaves us with cause for concern. The play in the trenches, on both the offensive and defensive side, left much to be desired.
Halfway to Saturday
“This year he just has so much more control of the game, personally, that it’s starting to spread throughout the entire offense and everyone else is calming down.”
Halfway to Saturday
Marcus McShepard stepped up and made an impact on Saturday, and his journey this season is characteristic of his whole team's.
Halfway to Saturday
The Wildcats' star power can overshadow the reason why NU is scoring more points - the drastic improvement of the offensive line.
Halfway to Saturday
Northwestern is the most unpredictable team in college football. We explore the possible reasons why.
Halfway to Saturday
Off to their worst start since 2004, the 'Cats will have to improve on the fly this season. Could that mean shaking things up at kicker?
Halfway to Saturday
With opponents stuffing the box against NU's stout running game, the 'Cats will need to find answers through the air to have success in B1G play.