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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

Jackson Freeman argues with an umpire in the middle of a baseball field.
Captured: Baseball: Northwestern gets clobbered by Purdue’s offense in a series sweep
Amelia Stone, Reporter • April 28, 2024

This year’s ‘Cats Classic at Wrigley Field ended in a series sweep to Purdue. Northwestern couldn’t keep up with the Boilermakers’ (29-15, 11-4 Big Ten) offense, with 30 runs conceded in the three-game...

Junior infielder Ayana Lindsey high-fives teammates before a game.
Softball: Two-out hitting powers Northwestern to series sweep over Nebraska
April 28, 2024
Sophomore infielder Owen McElfatrick hits a home run in Northwestern’s Friday loss to Purdue at Wrigley Field.
Baseball: Northwestern drops series sweep to Purdue
April 28, 2024
Northwestern players celebrate on the bench after a big play earlier this season.
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern acquires Stony Brook center Keenan Fitzmorris
April 28, 2024
Senior Maria Shusharina prepares to return a point during a match earlier this season. She clinched the victory for Northwestern in the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(10) victory.
Women’s Tennis: Northwestern beats Nebraska, falls to Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament semifinals
April 28, 2024
Pat Fitzgerald. The former coach is suing the University for defamation and breach of contract.
Former NU football players win motion to consolidate Pat Fitzgerald lawsuit
April 24, 2024
Brendan Sullivan drops back to pass against Maryland last season. Sullivan announced his entrance into the transfer portal on Tuesday.
Football: Quarterback Brendan Sullivan enters transfer portal
April 23, 2024
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
A group of female runners line up before the start of a race on an indoor track.
Northwestern excels in unseeded races, Ava Earl crushes personal record at Valentine Invitational
February 11, 2024
Four tennis players shake hands over the net. Two of them wear black, and the other two wear white and green.
Women’s Tennis: Northwestern swept by Texas A&M but edges out Rice in ITA Kickoff Weekend
January 28, 2024
Northwestern volleyball players celebrate winning a point. Grand Canyon Universitys Tim Nollan has been named the Wildcats next head coach.
Volleyball: Northwestern taps Tim Nollan as next head coach
February 6, 2024
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 huddles ahead of a nonconference game against Green Bay last fall. The Wildcats landed a pair of graduate transfers in the portal to bolster their midfield and defensive units in 2024.
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern lands Suchecki, LeBel in transfer portal
April 3, 2024
Soccer coach in black polo yells to his players.
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern’s Russell Payne signs multi-year extension
January 25, 2024
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
Senior Saiprakash Goli celebrates after clinching the match for Northwestern. He defeated his opponent 6-1, 6-4.
Men’s Tennis: Northwestern defeats undermanned Wisconsin, advances to Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals
Charlie Spungin, Data Visualizations Editor • April 25, 2024

Hosting the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2012, No. 7-seed Northwestern took on No. 10-seed Wisconsin at Vandy Christie Tennis Center Thursday. The Wildcats (10-17,...

Coach Ben Greenspan talks with players during a game against Illinois State Tuesday.
Baseball: Frieman: Greenspan is the man to right the ship
Henry Frieman, Assistant Sports Editor • April 25, 2024

Ten wins, 40 losses. A 12-game losing streak to start the year and just one series win. Northwestern’s 2023 campaign may have been the worst in program history, as the Wildcats...

Northwestern huddles during a game against Ohio State last year.
Women’s Basketball: Michigan forward Taylor Williams transfers to Northwestern
Henry Frieman, Assistant Sports Editor • April 25, 2024

Michigan forward Taylor Williams will don Northwestern’s purple and white ahead of the 2024-25 season as a graduate transfer, she announced on Instagram Thursday. As a graduate...

Senior Jieni Li swings her club. Li tied for 23rd at this year’s Big Ten Championships with a 3-over 219.
Women’s Golf: Northwestern places third at Big Ten Tournament, named No. 2 seed at NCAA East Lansing Regional
Lucas Kim, Sports Editor • April 24, 2024

Heading into last weekend’s Big Ten Championship, Northwestern looked to earn its first conference title since 2016. And as the only Big Ten team ranked within the top 30 nationally,...

Graduate student defender Jane Hansen accelerates through the midfield in an early March matchup against Denver. Hansen tallied 26 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers in 15 regular season games.
Lacrosse: No. 1 Northwestern’s Jane Hansen helps fortify stout defensive unit ahead of postseason play
Jake Epstein, Print Managing Editor • April 24, 2024

With No. 1 Northwestern clinging to a one-goal lead in the closing minutes of Sunday’s regular season finale at then-No. 4 Michigan, Wolverine midfielder Annabelle Burke darted toward...

Sophomore attacker Madison Taylor gears up for No. 1 Northwestern’s late-March game against Rutgers. Seven Wildcats earned spots on All-Big Ten teams Wednesday.
Lacrosse: No. 1 Northwestern earns seven All-Big Ten honors
Jake Epstein, Print Managing Editor • April 24, 2024

Three days after securing its third regular season Big Ten title in four seasons, coach Kelly Amonte Hiller’s squad was especially well represented in Wednesday’s all-conference...

Graduate student outfielder Griffin Arnone celebrates after hitting a home run against Illinois State. Arnone went 2-4 with four RBIs and a home run Tuesday.
Baseball: Arnone’s ‘micro changes’ lead to big game against Illinois State
Henry Frieman, Assistant Sports Editor • April 23, 2024

Last week, he was the 9-hole hitter, rounding out the order as an outfielder used primarily for his fielding. This week, his bat came alive. Graduate student outfielder Griffin...

Junior catcher Bennett Markinson celebrates scoring the winning run against Illinois State. Northwestern won the midweek game 7-6.
Baseball: Northwestern beats Illinois State for the second time this season
Anna Watson, Reporter • April 23, 2024

Coming off of an 0-3 weekend against Illinois, Northwestern faced another in-state foe — Illinois State — Tuesday. In a 10-inning thriller at Rocky and Berenice Miller Park,...

Sophomore shortstop Bridget Donahey prepares to field a ball.
Softball: Fueled by family, Bridget Donahey makes mark at Northwestern
Audrey Pachuta, Assistant Sports Editor • April 23, 2024

Under the relentless Phoenix sun, where the dry heat dances over the desert landscape and MLB Cactus League stadiums hum with excitement, the Donahey family has forged an unparalleled...

Assistant coach Talor Battle relays information to players during a game earlier this season.
Men’s Basketball: What transfer guard Jalen Leach will bring to Northwestern
Charlie Spungin, Data Visualizations Editor • April 23, 2024

Fairfield guard Jalen Leach announced his commitment to Northwestern Monday afternoon. The Nyack, New York, native had a breakout senior campaign in 2023-24, where he averaged 16.2...

Junior Preston Knott steps up to the plate Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats will be playing in Wrigley Field on Friday night.
All about Northwestern’s seven Wrigley Field trips
Charlie Spungin, Data Visualizations Editor • April 23, 2024

On Friday, Northwestern baseball is set to make its third-ever Wrigley Field appearance. This will be NU’s seventh appearance within the walls of the Friendly Confines. Previously,...

Coach Ben Greenspan surveys the field.
Big Ten Baseball Recap: Northwestern drops series sweep to Illinois
Jacob Hare, Reporter • April 22, 2024

It was a hectic week in the Big Ten, featuring a plethora of storylines. Among these was a three-game series between Northwestern and Illinois. While the trio of games against the...

Junior linebacker Braydon Brus looks to make a play during Saturday’s final spring practice. Brus forced two fumbles on kickoff coverage last season.
Football: Northwestern’s Braydon Brus looks to jump into Mike linebacker spot
Jake Epstein, Print Managing Editor • April 22, 2024

Donning black and white practice jerseys on a chilly Saturday morning in Martin Stadium, Northwestern provided a plethora of potential precursors at its sole open spring practice. Coach...

Coach Chris Collins lands Fairfield guard Jalen Leach in his first big offseason move. Leach averaged 16.2 points per game last season
Men’s Basketball: Northwestern acquires Fairfield guard Jalen Leach
Audrey Pachuta, Assistant Sports Editor • April 22, 2024

After engineering a second consecutive NCAA Tournament run, coach Chris Collins has made his first major offseason move. Fairfield guard Jalen Leach announced his commitment to Northwestern...

Senior Maria Shusharina and graduate student Britany Lau celebrate after winning a point. The duo went 2-0 this weekend and is 15-1 on the year.
Women’s Tennis: Northwestern goes 1-1 in final weekend of regular season
Charlie Spungin, Data Visualizations Editor • April 21, 2024

Northwestern’s final weekend of the regular season led the team to road matchups against Ohio State and Penn State, where coach Claire Pollard’s group split the results. Entering...

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