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phew
Scoring 14 of his game-high 18 points in the second half, Bryant McIntosh ignited a furious NU run late in the game.
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by the thinnest of margins
NU came within centimeters of upsetting No. 4 USC, but some bad luck stuck them with an 11-10 overtime loss.
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give them a break already
On Thursday night, the NU women's basketball team played its third road game in the span of six days, and, well, it showed.
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max difficulty
With nine more games against ranked opponents this season, the No. 9 ‘Cats face a tough road ahead of them.
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we'll always have wisconsin
Another cold shooting night from Northwestern at home resulted in a 74-64 home loss to Maryland.
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oof that hurts
Nia Coffey casually put up a 33-10 double double, but the rest of her team couldn't get much going in a loss to Minnesota.
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it was the altitude
It was a scrappy, entertaining contest between two teams that seemed somewhat evenly matched with an end result to prove it.
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oh ok then
In danger of dropping their third straight with Scottie Lindsey sidelined, NU picked up one of the biggest wins in program history.
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not like this
It was NU's patented late self-destruction, which this team thought it had shook.
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oof that hurts
Nia Coffey recorded a double-double in under 14 minutes, but the 'Cats still fell.
lots o' legalese within
On Jan. 31, NU and the NCAA finally responded, both filing separate motions to dismiss Johnnie Vassar's complaint. Here's what that means.
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#crootin
In September, a new group of NU football players will be ready to make their mark. Let's meet them!
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yikes
Purdue blitzed NU from the jump, winning by 21 in a game that was never really that close.
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another day another w
NU continued to dominate defensively, and picked up another B1G win in the process.
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always tweet
Students first, athletes second, tweeters third. Here are some of the ... best tweets out there from NU basketball players.

On The Blogs

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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?
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NU's vaunted defense struggled mightily on Saturday. Our new sports blog seeks to offer some explanation and/or reassurance.