| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:09 PM
There was more than one area Thursday in which the Duke women's lacrosse team outplayed Northwestern.
But in a sport without a shot clock, making possession more than nine-tenths of the law, nothing was more critical to the Blue Devils' 15-9 victory...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:26 AM
This has been a long time coming.
For the first time since 1997, the Northwestern women's basketball team will have a winning record in the Big Ten.
Wednesday's 59-51 triumph over No. 21 Nebraska at Welsh-Ryan Arena gave the Wildcats a 10-5 conference...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:16 PM
When these teams met in East Lansing, Mich., a month ago, 40 minutes were not enough to decide the outcome.
Tuesday night's game at Welsh-Ryan was in the books by halftime. By then, Michigan State had reeled off an absurd 22 consecutive points. The...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:15 PM
It began with a clinic Danielle Spencer gave in Vancouver during the summer of 2012, which led to the email tip from a Canadian coach who had attended the clinic, which is how the Northwestern assistant coach found herself a couple of months later...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:12 PM
Lloyd Yates' favorite quarterback is Tom Brady.
"I just like the way he carries himself," Yates said. "He has a swagger. The wife, the house … he has it all, on and off the field."
Plus there's this: Barely anyone thought Brady could flourish...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:28 PM
It's a convenient storyline: The manically competitive Jim Harbaugh, a man who once reportedly picked on a 10-year-old kid to beat friends at laser tag, is tearing through the Big Ten, flipping recruits to Michigan in his first five weeks on the job....
| Nov 29, 2014
| 3:43 PM
The Northwestern players exited Ryan Field quickly, ceding their turf to the victorious men in orange and white. As is custom, every Wildcat tapped a sign that says TRUST YOURSELF on their way out.
Truth is, the motto for this Northwestern offseason...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner.
For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Offensive lineman Brandon Vitabile reacted to a question about whether he had glanced at any bowl projections by adopting a poker face. Apparently that's a no-no for Northwestern players.
Finally Vitabile cracked and asked: "They do those?"
| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:05 PM
It only took one acrobatic follow shot the other night at Xfinity Center to change the conversation surrounding Mark Turgeon's surprising — and very exciting — Maryland men's basketball team.
If the Terps had lost at home to a pesky...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:03 PM
One year ago Wednesday, college athletes had no say in their future. Free meals were scrutinized. They had to cough up cash for laundry and gas. Response to a concussion was uneven. And at most schools, they could lose their scholarships if they started...