Big Ten Media Days kicks off with Fitzgerald, Harbuagh & more

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By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Big Ten conference head football coaches stepped up to the microphone to face the media and talk about their upcoming seasons. The Medill Reports sports team was at the 2018 Big Ten Media Days as well. [vimeo 281462945 w=640 h=480]

Northwestern football keeps eye on the future at signing day

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By Eric Burgher As Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sat down to greet the media Wednesday at the team’s national signing day event, he knew he’d be introducing one of the best classes of his tenure. The Wildcats’ 2017 class is ranked No. 46 in the country and No. 10 in the Big Ten, according […]

Surging Northwestern breaks into AP Top 25

By Eric Burgher Northwestern is in uncharted territory. The Wildcats placed 25th in the Associated Press rankings Monday, the first time they have ever been ranked this late in the season. The Wildcats have only been ranked four other times in the school’s history and have not been in the AP poll this late in […]

With strong tournament showing, Wildcats ‘bring some life’ back to team

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Text by Michelle R. Martinelli Video by Hannah Gebresilassie The Northwestern women’s basketball team’s performance  in the Big Ten tournament left an obvious question: Where has that team been all season? Despite a disappointing 4-14 finish in the Big Ten regular season, the Wildcats (18-15) played like they had finally found their chemistry and became the lowest-seeded […]

Freshman guard returns home for Big Ten tournament

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By Michelle R. Martinelli Video By Hannah Gebresilassie INDIANAPOLIS — As a 9-year-old girl standing on an empty court at the Big Ten Tournament, Jordan Hankins was in awe of how huge it looked. Although she wasn’t intimidated and took advantage of being able to shoot around before the teams and their fans showed up, […]

Parents’ epic road trip following star Wildcat nears last stop

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By Michelle R. Martinelli Bruce and Mary Alice Lyon enjoyed their holidays in an unconventional way. They spent Thanksgiving at a basketball tournament in Texas and New Year’s Eve on a nine-hour drive home to Wilmette from Penn State. It’s all been part of a four-year journey following the Northwestern women’s basketball team. The parents […]

Wildcats foul up against Michigan in home finale

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By Michelle R. Martinelli The Northwestern women’s basketball team didn’t need to do anything crazy to beat Michigan. It didn’t need a buzzer-beater or a miraculous run in the last two minutes. It just needed to hit its free throws scattered throughout the game. Instead, the Wildcats made 9-of-15 at the line, and those six […]