Stories by Tim Hackett
By the time NU added three goals in the final 20 minutes, it was far too little, far too late.
NU came within centimeters of upsetting No. 4 USC, but some bad luck stuck them with an 11-10 overtime loss.
It was a scrappy, entertaining contest between two teams that seemed somewhat evenly matched with an end result to prove it.
Nia Coffey recorded a double-double in under 14 minutes, but the 'Cats still fell.
In a defensive struggle, women's basketball grinded an ugly win out on the road over Rutgers to move to 16-5.
Pardon also scored a season-high 19 points and added three blocks and a steal as NU moved into a tie for second place in the B1G standings.
It was a tough season. But with a new coach and a tough schedule, maybe that was to be expected.
NU was so close to putting away its second signature win on the season, but a lack of execution down the stretch spelled their doom.
Who will step up and provide some support for the Big Three? The answer may lie in some unfamiliar faces: the 2016 freshman class.
Often criticized for its lack of offense, NU erupted for three goals in a first round win.
After back to back tough seasons, NU will look to turn things around next year.
Even though NU is ranked No. 12 nationally, a postseason berth is far from guaranteed, since 14 teams make the NCAA Tournament.
Field hockey closed its regular season with its second consecutive weekend split, but volleyball continued to skid.
Field hockey gets back in the win column at last, and volleyball finds the win column at last.
Field hockey struggled uncharacteristically this week. Volleyball, characteristically, struggled.
Field hockey is on a roll. Volleyball ... well, they're not.
Field hockey had a great week. Volleyball, on the other hand, did not.
If you seek a respite from NU football, look no further than three of these four NU fall sports teams who have winning records.
NU didn't quite go out with a whimper, but skidded to a program record 39 losses.
Despite defeating Notre Dame earlier in the season, the 'Cats were eliminated at the hands of the Irish on Sunday.
NU finished the regular season on a 15-5 tear, and enters the conference tournament in a favorable position.
The only thing standing between NU and a conference title is possibly the best team in the country, Maryland.
Softball has won six of its last seven after taking two of three from Wisconsin over the weekend.
NU clinches a third seed in the B1G Tournament, which it will host starting next week.
As Northwestern's draw specialist, Shelby Fredericks has a simple job that can make or break a game for women's lacrosse.
Women's lacrosse is on the brink of not making the Tournament for the first time since 2003.
Women's lacrosse rebounded from a tough loss on Friday with a big win over a lackluster Rutgers team.
Women's lacrosse is on a roll.
Women's lax came back from a 12-5 hole to force overtime, but was unable to prevent another heartbreaking loss.
Playing a ranked team for the seventh time in ninth game, NU faced a stiff test in College Park.
Dispelling notions of this being a down year, women's lax pulled off a top-10 upset at home.
The 'Cats have lost five straight after starting the season 4-4.
Playing their fourth game in as many days, women's basketball's B1G Tournament run finally came to an end.
NU is the first 12-seed ever to reach the semifinals of the B1G Tournament.
NU is making the wrong kind of history during its brutal non-conference schedule.
Syracuse's smothering defense kept Selena Lasota off the scoresheet and NU out of the win column.
Following a blowout loss at home to Penn State, women's basketball is back in the win column.
Northwestern's women's lacrosse team entered the new season without a goalie. Freshman Mallory Weisse has stepped up to fill the role.
It came down to the wire, but the 'Cats just couldn't put away the Cavs this afternoon.
The 'Cats squandered a seven-point halftime lead en route to their eighth loss in Big Ten play.
No. 4 women's lax gets in the win column in its first game of the season.
Northwestern men's basketball snapped their five-game losing streak in style, routing Minnesota 82-58 at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Women's basketball is tied for second to last in the B1G after dropping a home contest to Iowa.
Men's basketball never got up off the mat in a 32-point loss to the No. 25 Hoosiers.
Purdue celebrated '80s Night at Welsh-Ryan Arena by scoring 85 points against Northwestern, the most points the ‘Cats have allowed ...
The women pick up their first loss of the season.
Women's basketball stays undefeated with its wins in the Lone Star Showcase.
The West Virginia Mountaineers devastated NU's women's soccer team Friday.
Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah looks to shake things up for her first year on NU's basketball team.
Despite a valiant effort, volleyball fell 3-1 to No. 17 Purdue.
It wasn't pretty, but after failing to break away from the Boilermakers throughout most of the game, Northwestern finally pulled away
The Wildcats fall to Minnesota at home.
Despite a loss to Illinois, Caroline Niedospial broke the Northwestern school record for career digs.
NU's field hockey and volleyball team all took on B1G competition this weekend.
NU's soccer teams both took down Big Ten opponents this weekend.
Other NU sports teams took wins and losses in equal measure over the weekend.
In a five-set thriller, the volleyball team knocked off the defending national champions, No. 3 Penn State.
The Minnesota Gophers put an end to NU's five-game winning streak last night.