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sometimes you just tip your cap
NU will likely finish the season as the No. 3 seed while the Terps clinched the regular season B1G championship.
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chump change
Both are big news, but Collins’s extension and subsequent raise sends a much louder message that NU is here to stay.
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not just luck
The Wildcats’ bats were silenced Tuesday night against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, losing 10-2 in five innings.
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all I do is win
Northwestern baseball is threatening to hit .500 – and for Northwestern baseball, that’s saying something.
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yas, werq!
NU played three games against Purdue over the weekend, and the Wildcats won ‘em all, outscoring the Boilermakers 24-7.
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oh?
As of now, NU has the eighth best 2018 class according to 247 Sports, better than the likes of Big Ten rivals Wisconsin, Michigan, and Nebraska.
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back in the saddle
NU bounced back from a series loss to Illinois to take a midweek tilt from the Panthers of UWM.
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#gains
Northwestern baseball has played nearly .500 ball since starting the season 0-7. Here's a look at the guys who have helped the 'Cats turn things around.
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how clutch is that?
With the win, the Wildcats bounced back from a Thursday thriller against Penn State and improved their record to 8-7.
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oh so close
It was a close loss to one of the conference and nation’s top teams.
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incredible
Nia Coffey became the first NU women's basketball player to be taken in the first round of the WNBA draft on Thursday.
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we're going streaking!
The 'Cats have now won three straight, their longest winning streak of the season.
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bouncing back
After three rough games in Ann Arbor last weekend, the Wildcats came out on top against Maryland and won the weekend series, 2-1.
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um....that happened
For the first time in seven years, NU baseball won series in back-to-back weekends. Yes, seven years.
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burn!
The Buckeyes were burned by Danita Stroup and the No. 16 Northwestern Wildcats, 15-8.

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Halfway to Saturday
“This year he just has so much more control of the game, personally, that it’s starting to spread throughout the entire offense and everyone else is calming down.”
Halfway to Saturday
Marcus McShepard stepped up and made an impact on Saturday, and his journey this season is characteristic of his whole team's.
Halfway to Saturday
The Wildcats' star power can overshadow the reason why NU is scoring more points - the drastic improvement of the offensive line.
Halfway to Saturday
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Halfway to Saturday
Off to their worst start since 2004, the 'Cats will have to improve on the fly this season. Could that mean shaking things up at kicker?
Halfway to Saturday
With opponents stuffing the box against NU's stout running game, the 'Cats will need to find answers through the air to have success in B1G play.
Halfway to Saturday
NU football is seemingly at rock bottom just two games removed from a 10-win season. But could a successful 2015 have masked some debilitating flaws within the program?
Halfway to Saturday
NU's vaunted defense struggled mightily on Saturday. Our new sports blog seeks to offer some explanation and/or reassurance.