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Morning Roundup: April 28, 2016

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Morning Roundup: April 28, 2016
(Daily file photo by Daniel Tian)

Despite being below .500, Northwestern’s softball team has a great shot at an at-large bid into the 64-team NCAA Tournament thanks to a tough schedule that has them No. 47 in the RPI rankings. But wins don’t hurt either, and with Wednesday’s victory over Loyola, the Wildcats sit just three games back of .500 at 20-23. Cole Paxton recapped the win in NU’s final home game of the season.

In other news…

  • Softball’s win over Loyola also marked a big milestone for longtime coach Kate Drohan.
  • The Big Ten Tournaments in tennis are rapidly approaching, and the Cats are poised to take shots at the conference title in both the men’s and the women’s tournaments. Garrett Jochnau gets you ready for men’s tennis’ Big Tens run after a historic regular season, while Mike Marut previews women’s tennis’ quest to reclaim the conference title after coming on strong in Big Ten play.

And a look at Thursday’s back page:

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Morning Roundup: April 27, 2016

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Morning Roundup: April 27, 2016
(Daily file photo by Zack Laurence)

It’s been an quite the year for Joey Calistri. The men’s soccer star finished his career as a Wildcat in the fall as the second-leading scorer in school history, then signed a homegrown contract with the Chicago Fire of MLS, beginning his professional career. In the first installment of our Curtain Call series, taking one final look at Northwestern’s senior stars like Calistri, Ben Pope profiles a player making the leap and trying to find his way at the next level.

In other news…

  • The NFL Draft takes place in Chicago beginning this Thursday, and several Cats seem poised to hear their names called. Bobby Pillote and Max Schuman convened a roundtable to preview the weekend’s events.
  • Marty Johnson checks in with the softball team as they prepare for the home stretch of the season, beginning with today’s game against Loyola University Chicago.
  • The Big Ten announced its golf honors yesterday, with NU’s women’s golf sweeping individual awards and men’s golfer Dylan Wu being recognized as well.
  • Max Schuman took a look at the Cats’ chances of sending a runner to the outdoor track NCAA Regionals this season, and didn’t like what he saw.

And a look at Wednesday’s back page:

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Morning Roundup: April 26, 2016

by Max Gelman 0 Comments

Not much news to report with every team off Monday, but we continued with our recaps from over the weekend. What you need to know…

And here is Tuesday’s back page:

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Morning Roundup: April 25, 2016

by Max Gelman 0 Comments
Morning Roundup: April 25, 2016
(Source: NU Athletics)

This past weekend was one of extreme highs and lows for Northwestern. The women’s golf team won its second-straight Big Ten Championship, men’s tennis set a new program record with 24 wins and softball earned a much-needed sweep. On the flipside, the lacrosse team dropped an important match to Penn State, putting a potential NCAA Tournament berth at risk, and baseball continued its Big Ten woes at home. What you need to know…

  • Joe Wilkinson recaps what might be Northwestern’s next dynasty in the women’s golf team.
  • Garrett Jochnau discusses a mixed bag of emotions for men’s tennis despite setting a new program record.
  • Claire Hansen writes about the lacrosse team’s danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003.
  • Mike Marut illustrates an emotional weekend for women’s tennis.
  • Max Schuman explores the upcoming men’s basketball season, specifically regarding NU’s non-conference schedule.
  • Bites from the weekend: Letourneau joins “Roof Club”, Football players sing national anthem.

Here’s a look at Monday’s front page, featuring the women’s golf team, and back page:

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Morning Roundup: April 22, 2016

by Max Gelman 0 Comments
Morning Roundup: April 22, 2016
(Daily file photo by Daniel Tian)

It’s been a season to remember thus far for Northwestern’s men’s tennis squad. With a 23-2 record, tied for their winningest season ever, the Wildcats are poised to make history with a win this weekend over either Ohio State or Penn State. Additionally, with every spring sport playing, this weekend is full of action.  Below is a roundup of what you need to know…

  • In case you missed it, Maggie Lyon signed with Chicago’s WNBA team last night.
  • Benjy Apelbaum previews a potentially historic weekend for men’s tennis.
  • Dan Waldman writes about lacrosse’s quest for vengeance.
  • Max Gelman discusses how pitching will be extra-important for the baseball team.
  • Cole Paxton describes a softball team that’s feeling a bit of pressure.
  • Khadrice Rollins opined about why it’s important to appreciate Northwestern sports.
  • More weekend previews: Women’s Tennis, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, Cross Country

And here’s a look at Friday’s back page:

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