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  • Central Michigan clobbers Northwestern 80-67 Dec 17, 2014 11:05 PM
    Before playing at Northwestern on Wednesday night, Central Michigan had done a lot to make people forget last season’s 10-21 record. One thing the Chippewas hadn’t done was win on the road. They have now. Braylon Rayson scored 19 points, and Central Michigan beat Northwestern 80-67. Luke Meyer had 18 and Rayshawn Simmons added 13 for the Chippewas (7-1), who have won two in a row after suffering their lone loss of the season Dec. 2 at Bradley.

  • Rozner: NCAA needs 12-team football playoff Dec 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    The solution to the latest arguments is a 12-team, College Football Playoff, with the top four teams getting a bye in the first round. That removes the concern that expanding the playoff removes incentive in rivalry games and diminishes the importance of every Saturday.

  • No. 23 Butler defeats Northwestern 65-56 Dec 6, 2014 7:13 PM
    Kellen Dunham scored 19 points to lead No. 23 Butler past Northwestern 65-56 on Saturday. Roosevelt Jones added 12 points and six rebounds as the Bulldogs held off a late surge by the Wildcats to earn their seventh win of the season.

  • Imrem: Much smaller goals for Northwestern, Illinois Dec 3, 2014 10:08 PM
    Illinois and Northwestern live in a world that college football left behind. Others shoot for a national championship while the Illini and Wildcats can't even win the state title.

  • Northwestern women upset No. 18 DePaul in 2OT Nov 29, 2014 10:32 PM
    Nia Coffey scored 23 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked four shots to help Northwestern women beat No. 18 DePaul 97-91 in double overtime on Saturday night.

  • Illini bowl eligible with 47-33 win over Cats Nov 29, 2014 5:04 PM
    Reilly O’Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 147 yards, Josh Ferguson had a pair of rushing scores and Illinois took advantage of five Northwestern turnovers for a 47-33 victory over its in-state and Big Ten rival. Illinois (6-6, 3-5 Big Ten) is bowl eligible for the first time since 2011, and the win may end speculation that coach Tim Beckman could lose his job in his third season.

  • NU, DePaul, Illinois women all off to fast starts Nov 29, 2014 5:34 PM
    Some really great things are happening right now with the women’s college basketball teams in Illinois. Northwestern (4-0) travels to No. 18 DePaul (4-1) on Saturday night (7 p.m.) for a crosstown rivalry matchup that features two of the most accomplished coaches in the sport. Another Big Ten contender suddenly could be Illinois, which, on Thanksgiving, pulled off one of the best wins of the college basketball season.

  • Unbeaten Northern Iowa tops Northwestern 61-42 in Cancun Nov 26, 2014 10:59 PM
    CANCUN, Mexico — Seth Tuttle scored 19 points and Northern Iowa beat Northwestern 61-42 to claim the Cancun Challenge championship. Nate Buss added 11 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Panthers (6-0) posted their 11th win all-time against a Big Ten team. Northwestern (5-1) took an 18-14 lead at 10:14 of the first half after a layup and 3-pointer by Alex Olah, but Northern Iowa went on a 17-2 run to close the half, including a pair of 3-pointers by Nate Buss, to lead 31-20 at the break. The Panthers were 14 of 24 (58 percent) from the floor before intermission and 48 percent overall. The Wildcats got it to 10 with 11:05 left, but a pair of free throws and a dunk by Tuttle pushed it back to 16. Bryant McIntosh led Northwestern with 13 points. The Wildcats shot just 30 percent (16 of 53) and were 5 of 21 beyond the arc.

  • Northwestern holds off Miami of Ohio 55-46 Nov 25, 2014 11:30 PM
    Alex Olah and Vic Law scored 13 points apiece as Northwestern held off Miami of Ohio 55-46 on Tuesday, advancing to face Northern Iowa in the Cancun Challenge championship game Wednesday. Northern Iowa knocked off Virginia Tech earlier in the day.

  • Big questions ahead of Illini-Northwestern game Nov 24, 2014 5:47 PM
    Big questions face Illinois as it gets ready for something it hasn’t faced since 2011: a big game to close the regular season with a potential bowl bid on the line. The first: Who starts at quarterback Saturday at Northwestern after backup Reilly O’Toole came off the bench and engineered a win against Penn State? The second: Does coach Tim Beckman have to win to keep his job?

  • Northwestern rolls past Purdue 38-14 Nov 22, 2014 4:02 PM
    On a day when starting quarterback Trevor Siemian was lost in the second quarter with a left knee injury, Northwestern’s defense and special teams compensated, producing a much-needed victory.

  • Northwestern rallies again, edges Elon Nov 22, 2014 8:02 PM
    Tre Demps scored 21 points and hit the game-winning basket for a second straight game, and Northwestern overcame an eight-point deficit less than 4 minutes to play in regulation and a five-point deficit with 2 minutes left in overtime against Elon.

  • Boilermakers out to spoil Northwestern’s bowl hopes Nov 21, 2014 4:41 PM
    For 17 Purdue seniors, there is unfinished business on Saturday when they play Northwestern on senior day at Ross-Ade Stadium. After a 1-11 record in 2013, the Boilermakers (3-7) are eager to win a Big Ten game in the venue coach Darrell Hazell refers to as “the furnace.” “We want to make a statement and help this tradition grow,” senior running back Raheem Mostert said.

  • Northwestern edges North Florida 69-67 Nov 20, 2014 9:39 PM
    Tre Demps scored 15 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 2.5 seconds left, to lead Northwestern to a 69-67 win over North Florida in the first round of the Cancun Challenge on Thursday night.

  • Cobb, Northwestern knock off Brown 69-56 Nov 17, 2014 8:57 PM
    JerShon Cobb and Sanjay Lumpkin combined for 31 points to help Northwestern beat Brown 69-56 on Monday night. Cobb scored 16 point and made 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Lumpkin, who had 15 points, pulled down 12 rebounds. Tre Demps contributed 11 points and Scottie Lindsey added 10.

  • Northwestern rallies to upset No. 15 Irish 43-40 Nov 15, 2014 10:14 PM
    Jack Mitchell kicked a 45-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to force overtime and then kicked a 41-yard field goal to give Northwestern a 43-40 victory over No. 15 Notre Dame on Saturday. The Wildcats closed to 40-37 with 4:10 left on a 6-yard touchdown run by quarterback Trevor Siemian and a two-point conversion on a run by Warren Long after Notre Dame (7-3, No. 18 CFP) was called for pass interference.

  • DePaul soccer continues its historic run Nov 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Basketball season is here, but alas, there are still fall sports to play and the DePaul soccer team and the Illinois volleyball team are representing Illinois well.

  • Northwestern rallies, downs Houston Baptist 65-58 Nov 15, 2014 12:12 AM
    It took some prodding by his coaches, but after Northwestern was bullied by Houston Baptist in the first half on Friday night, the biggest man in Welsh-Ryan Arena did something about it. Seven-foot, 270-pound center Alex Olah scored 18 of his 21 points after the break, and the Wildcats got off the mat to take a hard-earned 65-58 decision against the stubborn Huskies in the season opener for both teams.

  • Irish seeks better defensive play vs. Northwestern Nov 14, 2014 5:29 PM
    The best thing Notre Dame’s defense might have going for it this week is that it faces Northwestern. Then again, the best thing the Wildcats might have going for them on offense is that they face the Fighting Irish.

  • Northwestern to memorialize slain journalist Nov 14, 2014 10:57 AM
    Northwestern University is planning a memorial service for U.S. journalist James Foley, who was slain by Islamic State militants. The university announced Thursday the public service will be held next Thursday at Alice Millar Chapel in Evanston.

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